Money Mentoring Question: What is your “Ideal Day”?

I wanted to create a new series to help you DIY your own money mentoring process with these Mentoring Tools. It all starts with good questions. Most great mentors are great because 1. They “show up” in a meaningful way (focused on your goals, your situation, to help encourage you to make progress). And 2. […]

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Summer Reading Party: The Ultimate Cheapskates’s Road Map to True Riches

a practical (and fun) guide to enjoying life more by spending less

If a person was able to adopt uncles, I would adopt Jeff Yeager as mine. And I would be the perfect niece. Laughing at all his jokes, admiring his over the top frugality, and proudly displaying post cards from his latest bike trip on my fridge. I’m almost positive I’m richer for reading his books. […]

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Buying a Lifestyle

I’ve been trying to unplug more this week at the beach. So instead of curling up in bed and watching Netflix for an hour before bed, I headed out for a walk down the beach. On the Washington coast the dense forest pushes right up against the ocean. There was nice path through the towering […]

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Paying Cash for Our House is Only Half the Story

Growing up, I loved listening to Paul Harvey’s, The Rest of the Story. He has an amazing gift for taking a great story, then finding the bigger story behind the headline. We paid cash for our first home. But this is the rest of the story. Because after 10 years of pinching pennies it was one […]

How to pay cash for your first home

May Spending: manure, growing food, and hitting the gym

early retirement budget with big family

Farmers Market and Manure Planting our garden might be my very favorite weekend of the year! And buying plants from the farmers market is ABSOLUTLY my favorite way to spend money. I generally dislike shopping, and see it as a dull chore. But not for flowers, veggies and herbs! (Or books, who am I kidding!) […]