If early retirement is your goal, it’s awfully easy to get caught up in the journey and the anticipation of escaping a dreaded day job. Still, with an eye on both present and future, there's nothing wrong with daydreaming about your first day of retirement.Before setting an early retirement goal for myself, I hadn’t put much thought into what I’d do with my freedom at the … [Read more...] about First Day of Retirement: How Will I Keep Busy?
So how do you keep a marriage strong while weathering the ups and downs of parenthood? I'm no expert, but I can tell you what we've learned over the last few years of raising our little tykes. The importance of date nights cannot be understated.Why? For one thing, finding the time to have healthy conversations with your spouse to bond and to simply “check-in”, is not … [Read more...] about The Importance of Date Nights for Frugal Parents
Back in the late fall of 2012, we learned we would become parents of boy/girl twins. Exhilarating days for us. Magical. We were far from thinking about the advantages of downsizing back then. We wanted to upsize! Soon we would come to appreciate why small houses are better, even for a growing family...Ever hectic days and weeks of preparing to double-size our family … [Read more...] about Small House vs Big House: Why Smaller Houses Win Every Time
Are you curious about how to achieve a zero hour work week? Those of us aspiring to retire early are sometimes characterized as "cheap", "tightwads", and even flat-out crazy. If you're familiar with the Four-hour Work Week, what would you say to a ZERO hour work week instead? Abandoned Cubicle readers, buckle up!Read on to learn about my plan to escape the rat race before … [Read more...] about How to Achieve a Zero Hour Work Week