If you've been following along at home, you know I've set forth some guiding principles in my quest towards financial independence: spend less, spend thoughtfully, live happier, stop working for the man. I've decided not to cut every conceivable cost in doing this, but instead, to cut costs that are not bringing me joy while … Continue reading GOAAALS!
We’ve reached the end of our first full month of combined budgeting with my new and improved budgeting spreadsheet! Time to check in and see how we did. Some reminders: our focus has been on reducing spending. You’ll recall my shock and awe upon learning that in 2016 we appear to have spent $110,000. That … Continue reading Progress Report!
Funny how philosophical all this budget talk has become around the Greener Pasture$ household. I recently wrote about the little things adding up to big spending reductions. By focusing on these little things, all the ways in which we've unwittingly come to take modern luxuries for granted and, in some ways, become the blind, impulse-driven consumers … Continue reading Returning to a simpler time
Let's just put it out there. I LOVE to eat. I love to cook, I love going out to eat, I love thinking about, talking about, and reading about food. And yet, when it comes to getting thrifty, I identified food early on as an area where we have lots of room for improvement. But … Continue reading Food, glorious food.