How Do You Help Your Significant Other See the light?

How Do You Help Your Significant Other See the light?

If you are one of those guys or gals who already bought into the FIRE concept and enjoys reading Early Retirement, Financial Independence, Personal Finance, Minimalism and Mustachian blogs you already know the significance of being on the same page with your significant other. But what if you are not on the same page?  Read more about How Do You Help Your Significant Other See the light?

Minimalist Fashion in my Future

Minimalist Fashion in my Future

It wasn’t easy but I finally managed to tackle my closet. The weather has been so whacky here lately. When it cooled off for a few days last week I felt inspired to go through my fall & winter wardrobe. I immediately pulled out a lot of things and took them to a local consignment shop where I will earn 40% of what they sell it for. I honestly think I make more money consigning then trying to sell them outright on my own. Read more about Minimalist Fashion in my Future

Weekend Reads: Minimalism, Simple Clutter-free life and beyond

Weekend Reads: Minimalism, Simple Clutter-free life and beyond

The weekend is upon us fellow early retirement dreamers and planners! I hope that everyone is enjoying their time off from their daily grind. Welcome to the second installment of our weekend reads.

The last several weeks we have been trying to declutter our house and lives. Even though we made good progress in both ends we still have a long way to go. What we would like to accomplish by easing into this lifestyle is to throw out what we don’t need in order to focus on what we really do need. Read more about Weekend Reads: Minimalism, Simple Clutter-free life and beyond

Mrs’ take on frugality and socializing with friends

Mrs’ take on frugality and socializing with friends

I really can’t believe that I am blogging about frugality.  I am the one that is going to struggle the most with this lifestyle.  My problem is that I can not figure out how to balance frugality and socializing with friends.  The very same day Mr DailyGrindFree was blogging about frugality and not eating out I had committed us to meet friends at a local restaurant for dinner.  We talked last weekend about all the areas in our life that we can reduce spending and we both agreed eating out is one of the areas that we can take out of our lives with little impact on us.  He’s not a foodie and could care less; I am a foodie and love food.  But I try to eat healthy so eating at home is a double bonus…  Costs less and is healthier… Winning, right???

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Frugality, Friends, Socializing and Dining Out

Frugality, Friends, Socializing and Dining Out

I have never been known as a frugal person. Up until our decision to explore the possibility of early retirement, my wife always said that I spent too much when we go out or when we were on family vacations. Moving the frugality gage upwards is not going to be a cake walk. I am well aware of it and I know it will have to be a slow and steady change for our family. Read more about Frugality, Friends, Socializing and Dining Out