The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky.

I am changing things up a bit!

Most of you will probably notice that I haven’t been publishing many Friday Feasts as of late. That’s because curation takes a LOT of time. As a result, I’ve been letting these posts die. But, I need to get out of that habit. Instead, I am going to switch up how I do these.

Traditionally, I included 10 posts in each Feast and highlighted one as my favorite. Instead of this structured approach, I am going to keep these posts much more informal, including as many posts as I feel for that week – which could be less than 10 or more than 10. Some weeks, it might just be a single post. Other times, the Feast might just be an update on whatever we happen to be doing. Stream of consciousness shit. Basically, the Feasts are becoming a free-for-all.

You know, the good stuff. Or…something like that. Let’s try it and see how it goes, beginning with this week.

The Friday Feast ~ the 11th of August

I’ve been binge reading Budget And The Beach this week. I love Tonya’s style, and she’s also a video producer like I pretend to be on YouTube. Don’t miss her video tour of her frugal LA apartment.

Also, did you know that Fruclassity sold their blog?

Would I ever sell Think Save Retire? Maybe. If I stopped enjoying the art of blogging about personal finance, I might. Or, if the price was just too good to pass up, again, I might. I may have been contacted to sell this blog in the past. I also may have declined. 🙂

Oh, and Carl – the dude behind 1500 Days, now writes a Wednesday blog post for J$ over at Budgets Are Sexy. Here’s his latest.

Check out this post about stupid financial habits that keep people poor – posted back in 2015 by a blogger in…Kenya.

A big congrats goes out to Our Next Life for hitting the 1 million pageview mark…for the year!

Lastly, my wife and I purchased our tickets for FinCon17. If you’re going too, we’ll see you there!

Where are we now?

If you didn’t already know, my wife and I full-time travel in our 30′ Airstream. Currently, we’re somewhere in the mountains of Idaho escaping the brutal heat wave that captured the Pacific northwest over the past week. Think Sun Valley area. Beautiful little resort town.

Our front yard in Idaho