Frugality

Frugal Tips from The Great Depression

You’ve seen the headlines. We are now seeing the highest levels of unemployment and market crashes since The Great Depression.  One thing that gives me comfort is that, one way or another, society made it out of The Great Depression. No, the world wasn’t the same when it was over and it certainly won’t be… Continue reading Frugal Tips from The Great Depression

Frugality · Insurance

Reduce Your Insurance Coverage and Make Thousands

After dwelling on last week’s roof leak for a few more days, I realized there’s more I want to say about reducing insurance coverage. There were also more reductions I could make! In general, I am mostly of the opinion that our insurance premiums exist to create jobs for actuaries and to keep insurance companies… Continue reading Reduce Your Insurance Coverage and Make Thousands

Frugality · Health · Investing · Sabbatical

When Disaster Strikes During Your FIRE Journey

Well. It happened. The bear market that we’ve been saying was at our doorstep for years is finally here. The pandemic that scientists warned could cripple our society has come. While writing this I am on my fifth day of quarantine and the world outside is starting to feel a bit like a post apocalyptic… Continue reading When Disaster Strikes During Your FIRE Journey

Consumerism · Frugality

How We Save Thousands on Transportation Every Year 

Back in 2014,  Mr. Hippie and I made the bold choice to ditch one of our fully paid off vehicles so that we would only have only one car between us. We did this because we thought we would save a ton of money on transportation every year. One vehicle. In the United States. In… Continue reading How We Save Thousands on Transportation Every Year