Oct 10

The Best Things in Life are Free

Yes, I know it sounds cliche.  It’s not meant to be.

I spent the afternoon with my daughter yesterday.  It was a beautiful afternoon.  We walked to the park and took a seat at a bench beside the lake.   The sun was warm and bright.  I gently took her into my arms and held her close to my chest.  There was a gentle breeze.  We just sat there enjoying Continue reading ...

Sep 25

Consumed By Our Consumption

We sure buy a lot of stuff in this country.  People always seem to be rushing around buying stuff.  I actually met someone once who owned over fifty pairs of shoes.  Millions of people routinely drop $3 –  $5 daily for a single cup of morning coffee.  Malls are packed seven days a week and seem to be almost always short of parking space.  Consumer debt continues to grow as Continue reading ...

Aug 29

Frugal Fun – Part One

Some people still confuse frugal living with stingy living and/or miserly living. I am not sure how this came about, but I hope that frugalists start taking some action towards changing these perceptions. Stingy and miserly people often go without basic human necessities because they hate to part with their money. Frugal people love things like soft toilet paper and delicious food; they just think about how they can get Continue reading ...

Aug 28

Bald is Beautiful (and frugal)

Have you ever wondered why men without a lot of hair are always smiling and looking so great and that they always seem to have lots of money?   It is for the same reason that Yul Brynner (especially in The Magnificent Seven and also Westworld) looked so so darn cool; the answer, my friend, is baldness! Continue reading ...

Aug 27

Loose Change

My first child is due any day now.  I am a Daddy-To-Be!  I am very excited and a bit nervous, as I guess most people normally are when something (or someone) new is on the horizon.  There are so many new things about this experience: a new person coming into the world, a new person to laugh and play with, a new person living in the home, new sleeping (or Continue reading ...