July 10, 2018.Reading time 17 minutes.
A friend recently asked for some advice regarding a sentimental piece of furniture. It’s been in her family for years, but she’s moving soon and it doesn’t fit into her new, smaller, much cheaper (YEAH, BABY) apartment. She knows if she were to get rid of it, her family would be upset with her, but […]
May 24, 2018.Reading time 12 minutes.
You betcha. Once upon a time, before we were married, Greg and I quit our jobs and took a round-the-world trip. Now as frugal as we like to consider ourselves, we both love to gamble. We will happily skimp in other areas, like toilet paper and soap, before we cut back on our gambling […]
April 25, 2018.Reading time 15 minutes.
Spoiler alert! Our investment strategy is super boring, and anything I know about investing I’ve taught myself through numerous books, blogs, and podcasts. And you can too! Since getting married in 2013, thanks to quitting a job I detested, traveling, and travel nursing, I’ve worked a total of 39 months. That averages out to […]
February 13, 2018.Reading time 14 minutes.
I am a huge believer in having a life plan, and I love helping others live up to theirs. But I think the idea is off-putting to a lot of people, because they think creating their own life plan is going to involve someone else telling them what to do. Far from it. Coming […]
January 24, 2018.Reading time 12 minutes.
2017 was the year we Warckens got super serious about investing. I wrote about the motivation for that in my New Life Resolutions post, but the abridged version is that I witnessed my stepfather dying of pancreatic cancer and to quote myself: “… nothing, and I mean nothing will inspire you to get your […]
May 8, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Ebates is one of our favorite ways to save money. Between our separate accounts, Greg and I have earned nearly $1000.00, just by shopping online at our favorite stores. If you’re not an Ebates member already, now is a great time to join as they’re offering a free $10 bonus, just for signing up! […]