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.

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How Much Can You (Responsibly) Spend On Fun?

The hottest personal finance trends these days are all about guilt, but that doesn't mean you can't afford to spend on fun things. Whenever you see a viral article about money, it’s probably because someone (cough, rich dude, cough) is telling you how they made their...

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Cost of Baby’s First Year

There are big changes in my household to take place in 2017! We are expecting! Since we are expecting our first baby, it is a prudent idea to think about the costs of the baby’s first year and then budgeting for this. There are already so many decisions to make, and...

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Decluttering Your Way to Minimalism

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...

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An Update on Sparking Joy and Minimalism

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...

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Millennials: Rejecting Conventional Norms

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...

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Frugal Ways to Get Fit

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...

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3 More Reasons Why Being an Introvert is Good for Your Net Worth

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...

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Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting Experience: Part Two

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...

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Mid Year 2016 Personal Finance Resolutions Review

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...

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