Category: Frugal Living


Our Adventures in Solar Power

We had to get our old place cleaned up and had no time, so we hired removals Bournemouth & Poole and let go of that load. Shortly after moving to Montreal City, it became fairly obvious that we’d need to...

A Home Phone Without the Landline 2

A Home Phone Without the Landline

We’ve had some kind of phone beyond our cell phones since, well, forever. At the time, it was a good way to keep from burning through precious and limited cell minutes. Now we’re at a point where cell minutes are...

A one-car family? 6

A one-car family?

I feel sorry for our sedan. See, it’s been sitting unused for almost a month now. Aside from moving it from the driveway to the street for our garage sale, then back into the driveway, it hasn’t moved. No, nothing...

Doing With Less 2

Doing With Less

When you take a moment to actually assess which of the things you own you actually use, you’ll find that you don’t use a surprising amount of it. Often, you won’t be able to remember the last time you did...

Roll Your Own Baby Food 2

Roll Your Own Baby Food

We’ve been kind of lazy parents. When it came time to get Liam started on solids, we reached for the Gerber instead of the Vitamix. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the convenience, but homemade baby food isn’t...

Gardening 2009: The Planting 0

Gardening 2009: The Planting

I’ve spent all week doing really extensive work on our little garden. Last year, we grew about 9 quarts of strawberries and more tomatoes than we knew what to do with. (Who am I kidding? I ate ’em with a...

Protected: The Best Laid Plans Laid to Waste 2

Protected: The Best Laid Plans Laid to Waste

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Debt-Free FTW! 5

Debt-Free FTW!

Today marks an important personal milestone for my wife and me. As of this afternoon, all of our credit cards are carrying a zero balance. The only debts we have now are our mortgage and a bedroom set from RC...

Seeing Red on the Bailout 3

Seeing Red on the Bailout

There have been precious few times where a political issue has had me absolutely infuriated with white hot rage. Among these are the deployment of troops to Iraq in 2003 and the unnecessary tax increases in Nevada during that same...

What We've Been Up To (or, Why We're Social Hermits These Days) 6

What We've Been Up To (or, Why We're Social Hermits These Days)

We’ve been terrible at socializing over the last couple of months. We missed parties, we don’t call or e-mail and we even skipped our normal New Year’s Eve gala this year. You can probably guess some of the more obvious...