15 Holiday Gift Ideas for Frugal Friends & Family

Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe Christmas is just 2 short weeks away?  By now, you have hopefully made a gift giving budget and bought your holiday gifts while sticking to the budget.  Personally, we have overspent on Christmas again this year.

If you haven’t gone out and made your purchases yet and are looking for a little inspiration on … Read More

Lifestyle Inflation is a Disease – Here are 5 Symptoms

Lifestyle Inflation Hit Us Hard

If I had been more conscious of the symptoms of lifestyle inflation in my early and mid 20s, this blog might be called Millionaires by 2025.  Instead, I was stricken by the disease of lifestyle inflation and I didn’t even realize it.

Lifestyle Inflation, lifestyle creep

Lifestyle inflation (sometimes referred to as lifestyle creep) is the process in which … Read More

Personal Value – How Much Is Your Time Worth

Every now and then when I travel, I have to decide on if I want to book a flight out of the local airport or drive to the larger airport 100 miles away.  Invariably the local airport will be more expensive.  But what is the break point for when the increased cost is “too much”?  How much personal value do … Read More

Confessions of an Imperfect Saver #3 – The Jaw-Dropping Amount We Spend at Amazon

Our Amazon Spending Is Out of Control

In the last 12 years, we have spent $24,760.67 just on Amazon, most of those purchases occur outside of our budget.

Maybe you caught my post about monthly subscriptions where I casually mentioned I had ordered 754 items off Amazon since I have been a Prime Subscriber.  For the last 140 months we … Read More