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August 2017 – Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown (+92K Net Worth Hop)

August 2017 – Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown (+92K Net Worth Hop)

I was initially going to smoosh the blog report into this family income report but I think we’ll just separate it. Somehow this post is already past 1,600 words and it’s just a simple family income update! FAMILY INCOME REPORT RECAP Welcome back to another […]

Tips for Battling High-Interest Debt and Other Debt that Won’t Go Away

Tips for Battling High-Interest Debt and Other Debt that Won’t Go Away

Debt is a bad baby. Stubborn, high-interest debt is probably one of the worst demons to fight. I’ve spoken about how to overcome credit card addiction but Josh, our guest writer today will be hallmarking the main ways for people to constructively deal with stubborn debt. The nuts […]

One Perpetual Frugal Fail – I Hate My Clothes & What I’m Going To Do About It

One Perpetual Frugal Fail – I Hate My Clothes & What I’m Going To Do About It

I Hate My Clothes I hate my clothes. My wardrobe is full of 70% blehs. There is plenty of stuff to wear but at the same time there is absolutely nothing to wear. Since I spoke so much of my awesome frugal wins last time, […]

7 Frugal Wins (But No Fails Yet Because I Am Awesome) – August 2017

7 Frugal Wins (But No Fails Yet Because I Am Awesome) – August 2017

A’hoy gentle readers! We’re doing our first ever frugal wins post today (idea robbed from Frugal Asian Finance). This is disguised as a general life update as well. I would have squished this into my family income reports but our August income report is going […]

The Dying Middle Class – “Two American Families” (PBS Frontline) – Film For The Weekend

The Dying Middle Class – “Two American Families” (PBS Frontline) – Film For The Weekend

The YouTube Auto-Play Pit… Hiya guys! Come watch a movie with me! I started climbing down the YouTube auto-play pit when Duke of Dollar recommended a Warren Buffet documentary. I believe it was around midnight, I had insomnia, and way too many tabs open…this is […]

At What Age Does Being Broke Stop Being Cute?

At What Age Does Being Broke Stop Being Cute?

When I left college, I was so depressed. I was depressed that I was working two jobs (teaching multi-media and bar hosting) and I was still barely getting anywhere thanks to San Francisco’s astronomical cost of living. I told Mr. Executive one night: “My 22nd birthday […]

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

What is the Zero Day Challenge? Zero Day Challenge (ZDC) is essentially what happens when no-spend day challenges and a money diary were to have a baby and that baby happens to be frugal. The downside with a general no-spend challenge is that people who take […]

3 Profound Things I Wish I Knew Before Adulthood

3 Profound Things I Wish I Knew Before Adulthood

The world is this big scary mega congregation of random events, unpredictable messes, and catastrophic meaningless nothings. I fear earthquakes, bed bugs, car accidents, identity theft, and under-cooked chicken. All in all, I am a chicken. I have to stop summarizing the things I’m afraid […]