The Frugal Life – Save Money Now, Live Large Later
Living La Frugal Vida
We have to admit right up front, clipping coupons and cutting our expenses to the minimum is not our strong suit. There are other folks out there that can tell you how to reuse your Ziploc sandwich bags and coffee beans. We’re not those folks.
That said, we’d rather invest in big companies than buy stuff we don’t need from them.
If you are all about discipline and an advocate for a purely minimalist lifestyle, all the power to you. We’re more big picture guys. You want to save money when buying a home, we got that. You want some quick and easy ways to save money when shopping over the internet? You’re in the right spot. If you came here to find out ways to stack coupons… uh… we’ll get back to you.
A couple areas we really shine in are saving money on banking fees and getting delicious eats at a price that won’t break your credit card. Scroll down to find out how to save on those items.
We pride ourselves on being pound-wise, if sometimes penny-foolish (you gotta live sometime right)? *Fighting urge to quote obnoxious high school-inspired acronyms that sound like yogurt brands* Consequently, you’ll find some great stuff on Young and Thrifty about how spending 15 minutes on a boring phone call can lead to you negotiating much lower prices on everyday expenses such as your phone bill, Sirius subscription, or cable deal.
I love the idea and the look of minimalism. It's clean, sleek, and shows that you value experiences over things. And I would like to think that I am somewhat minimalistic because: I don't have cable (but do have Neflix) I don't shop very often (I only try to buy...read more
I haven't even read the New York Times Best Seller book by Marie Kondo "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" but I have friends who did and are raving about the book and sharing their decluttering stories. Instead, I...read more
There's lots of talk about millennials lately. In fact, a few weeks ago CBC shared an article on How a 30-something Couple Got Rich and Retired by not Joining the Home Ownership Cult. It featured a young couple (in their 30's of course) who were computer engineers...read more
I have been incorporating regular exercise into my weekly routine since I was in my late 20's. Before that, I wasn't fit at all and told myself that I didn't have time to exercise. I now realize that you make time for what you value. Thankfully my metabolism in my...read more
I find the comparison and analysis between extroverts and introverts endlessly fascinating. As such, I am an introvert and feel that being an introvert is good for your net worth. My friends and colleagues and acquaintances are usually surprised to learn that I am...read more
In Part Two of one of the most memorable weekends of my life, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting, I explore and share my creeping and stalking tendencies and also review Gorat's Steakhouse. Don't forget to read Part One! Reading The Snowball: Warren...read more
It has always been a bucket list item of mine to attend Berkshire Hathaway's Annual General Meeting, also known as the Woodstock for capitalists. I was hoping to go last year for the 50th Anniversary but we weren't able to get ourselves organized in time and of...read more
I can't believe that is is already the middle of 2016. So much has happened this year, 2016 is flying by. So much has happened this year already, I got engaged, got a joint account, am planning a wedding, and will be a "Mrs" by the end of this year. I can't believe...read more
I'm not one to shy away from purchases online (I blame it on the introvert in me whereby I like to avoid crowds and hence malls and would rather buy things online). Purchases online from another continent however, is a different story. Light in the Box is an online...read more
Use your spare room to fund your travel addiction! That’s certainly a catchy proposal – but is it really doable? Not only is it doable, it’s pretty easy – as long as you live in Toronto or Vancouver that is. Airbnb has become so well-used that instead of only...read more