Browsing tag: Restaurant spending

Okay, I admit it – the title of this article was pure, unabashed click bait.  The truth is there is nothing magical or strategic about our looming dinner on Saturday night.  The company that I work for rewards certain employees every year who put in X number of billable hours with an additional bonus and a […]
Throughout these pages, I painstakingly chronicle (preach?) the things that my wife and I have done to minimize our lifestyle, think happy thoughts and focus on true financial independence and happiness – with a little bit of retirement thrown in.  I have improved a hell of a lot over the past couple of years, but […]

How to save money when eating out

Published November 18, 2014   Posted in How to Save

If you are anything like me, you love eating out.  Since I was a kid, I always enjoyed going to a restaurant and trying new things (or, in the case of a mexican place in northern Virginia, the same damn chicken quesadilla for YEARS).  For me, it was more than just good food, or not having […]

Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?

Published November 16, 2014   Posted in How to Retire

During my [now old] commute into work every morning, I rode by a Starbucks coffee shop whose drive-through line would not only wrap around the building itself, but out into the main road.  Every morning, drivers line up outside of Starbucks anxiously awaiting that $5 to $6 cup of coffee only to commute to an […]