What makes me Happy? What brings me Joy?

As many of our readers know, Steve and I are planning our futures to get us out of our daily work grind and into a life of more freedom and joy. My mantra, “I want to live the life I want.” Not the life I’ve fallen into, or that’s been chosen by others, or that society dictates.

Obviously this plan involves a process of becoming financially free and deciding what it is we want to do. For me the financially free part is easy. We have our budget and we’re sticking to it. Math and numbers follow the rules. I know that if we stick to budget we’ll meet our financial goals by the end of 2018, so I have no worries on that front. Continue reading “What makes me Happy? What brings me Joy?”

10 Things You Can Do Today (or any workday) to Save Money Now!

If you are anything like me, you are constantly on the lookout for ways to save money that will make a difference, but also aren’t hard. Now that we’ve whittled our budget categories down to where we think they should be (at least until our next budget checkpoint in a few months), I’ve been looking for little things that can help our savings grow.

My goal is to spend nothing, 0, zipola on weekdays when I’m stressed and more likely to buy things I shouldn’t. We do our shopping deliberately on weekends with lists to prevent bad spending (intermittent spending, anyone?).

Here is a list of things I came up with that you can try to save money on any typical workday. Can you think of any others? Continue reading “10 Things You Can Do Today (or any workday) to Save Money Now!”