Tag: frugality
Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

Camp Mustache 4 Encore (And A Free Book!)

    We spent another Memorial Day weekend at the Rainbow Lodge in the bustling megalopolis of North Bend, WA. (Snarkasm! It's a lovely little town.) This was my second Camp Mustache, and they just keep getting better. Unlike last year's chilly rainy mosh pit, this year's Seattle-area weather was ...

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How Do You Justify Your Spending?

How Do You Justify Your Spending?

. Ohana Nords just finished a three-week family vacation in Bangkok. As spending goes, it was the most frivolous blowout we've enjoyed in decades. When we roamed the city we saw vignettes of incredible luxury, scrappy entrepreneurialism, and abject poverty. It was a very interesting mirror that reflected our own ...

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Old-school frugal

Old-school frugal

Frugality is hot again. I'll start this post at the end of the story: during the Great Recession, Americans rediscovered frugality. Only this time, the information had already been archived on the Web and a core of tech-savvy people had dedicated themselves to the lifestyle. Frugality and simple living had never gone ...

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A complete waste of money

A complete waste of money

Let's do more on the theme of "America Saves" week. Kate Kashman had a wonderful post last month on "Ten Things I've Bought That Were A Complete Waste of Money". That sparked a great discussion in our house on where we've wasted our money over the years. Our own list was surprisingly difficult to put together. One ...

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Retiring without a military pension

Retiring without a military pension

By now you've noticed a trend in the chapters from the "simplest" type of military early retirement (staying on active duty for at least 20 years) to the most difficult (separating as soon as your obligation ends). Financially, the best early retirement choice is staying on active duty until eligible to retire. ...

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