The pursuit of early retirement due to stress is a topic near and dear to me. Stress is a constant companion that even "happy" people suffer from. It can emerge from a variety of sources, including relationships or even bad … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Due to Stress?
A big chunk of our hard-earned money ends up in the greasy, grimy hands of plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, etc. Owning a house comes with maintenance costs that can amount to $4,000 or more … [Read more...] about Plumbing 101: How to Save BIG Money with DIY Skills
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 … [Read more...] about What to Do on Your First Day of Retirement
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 … [Read more...] about Why Date Nights Are Important 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 … [Read more...] about Why Small Houses Are Better Than Big Houses