Frugal Fun With “Not A Box” – And Other Fun Objects

When people think about kids, they'll usually think about toys and other such fun "stuff". But kids, especially small kids, love playing with things you might not expect. Have you ever heard a parent complaining that they got their kid a brand new toy for Christmas, only to have them be more interested in playing … Continue reading Frugal Fun With “Not A Box” – And Other Fun Objects

Investment Wisdom in Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders

Perhaps, like me, you're an avid index fund investor. Even so, I love reading Warren Buffett's annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway corporation. They're full of wisdom - not only┬áin how his company is currently operating (in plain language), but also in a variety of other topics. Why yes, since you ask, I … Continue reading Investment Wisdom in Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders

Why Your Savings Rate is Meaningless

Many personal finance (PF) bloggers talk a lot about their savings rate. There's a lot of debate within the community on how to calculate it, and some bragging about whose is larger. If you're just starting out saving and investing, it can be intimidating to read about all these people saving 50, 60, or 70% … Continue reading Why Your Savings Rate is Meaningless

The Four Hour Workweek – Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Last week when I went to the library, I posted a picture of the books I was planning to take out on Twitter, asking what I should read first. The resounding response from multiple followers (including The White Coat Investor-one of my top ten favorite big bloggers!) was that I needed to start with The … Continue reading The Four Hour Workweek – Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Stop Spending to “Save” Money – Active Versus Passive Frugality

In order to master your financial life, you need to spend less than you make - right? Interestingly, there are two ways to do that, and one might lead to higher spending than the other. When people talk about saving money, what are they usually referring to? Saving money on a vacation Using coupons to … Continue reading Stop Spending to “Save” Money – Active Versus Passive Frugality