This past Sunday I let my guard down. I told the family to saddle up. We were going shopping. Time for a little retail therapy. Why does shopping feel so good? Let's explore how a frugal minimalist rationalizes THIS one... My spark was lit by the realization that we didn't have enough Christmas decorations. Bizarre. Here I am, a supposed minimalist and the first thing that … [Read more...] about Why Does Shopping Feel So Good?
Life Purpose and Lifestyle
Your lifestyle and life purpose are the crucial variables that often get lost in the figures and spreadsheets of personal finance. Topics range from relationships to avoiding regrets and limiting social media consumption.
I'm spotting a bit of a trend. I might be way off my rocker with this, but it seems the idea of millennials as parents is a plague to this generation. Is this cohort foregoing having kids to retire early? Why not get your financial act together first? Before adding the burden of childcare and limiting your ability to travel, eliminate that debt! The scarier side of this: … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t We Seeing More Millennials as Parents?
Zap! Perfect vision. That's what I'd thought would happen. Instead, I'm biding my time in recovery for 11 weeks since my PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) laser eye surgery. Among the annals of several PRK recovery stories, here lies my tale of a long and somewhat grueling ordeal... Up until college I had "okay" vision. Then, all of a sudden, I couldn't read the overheads. … [Read more...] about PRK Recovery Stories: One Blogger’s Journey to 20-20 Vision
I've got a special surprise for you today, readers. The following post on Millennials and Instant Gratification comes to us from the Mastermind himself, Erik, of The Mastermind Within. Erik is practically a neighbor of mine (you know, the epicenter of FIRE bloggers, thanks to the highly motivational winters...) At any rate, I'm excited to pass the mic to a highly talented … [Read more...] about Millennials and Instant Gratification: Life is NOT a Clickable Link
Have you had enough of personal finance bloggers coming at you with their physical fitness makeovers? No? Awesome. Because I'm about to fire up a few paragraphs on how to do more pull-ups! After all, they are the end-all and be-all of strength exercises. And as a bonus, yours truly is going to be pulling another stunt (i.e., experiment) over the next several months. Let's … [Read more...] about How to Do More Pull-Ups (No Gym Membership Required!)