Nothing New Year: Month 3 Update

We kicked off this year with a goal to buy nothing new. We’re now through our third month. It’s accountability time and this month is going to be interesting. We spent a ton and made a big strategy shift in our quest to become debt-free.


Guest Post: Dealing with Unsolicited Advice

The last thing you need when you’re trying to maintain a frugal lifestyle is some know-it-all telling you that your lifestyle is crazy. If you’ve ever run into this - or anyone who’s given you unsolicited advice about anything - I’ve got a treat for you this week. Today’s post is from the one and only Mrs. Picky Pincher and she’s got some nuggets on how to manage unsolicited “help”.



Learning to Spend Without Fear

I spent $3,200 today. That’s not a typo - it was a spendy day. For a relatively thrifty guy, you’d think dropping this kind of money would cause heartburn or stress. Not now. Years ago, though? That’s a different story altogether.


Nothing New Year: Month 2 Update

We kicked off this year with a goal to buy nothing new. We’re now through our second month and it’s accountability time. Here’s a look at our finances for the month, our progress on the nothing new year goal, and how we’re doing on paying off our mortgage by 2020.