Browsing Category : Frugality

From Renting to ‘Rents and Back (Part 2)


In my last post I set the stage for how Mr.Wow and I decided to move back in with my parents. Today I’m going to hash out how it went and what the take-aways were.  I think it is also time for a change from Mr. Wow’s dense and lengthy informative small business series to something (hopefully) a little more amusing. …

Rethinking the Thought That Counts


The holidays are upon us.  There are decorations in the stores, holiday music on the radio and ads popping up around every corner telling you what you need in order to have a memorable holiday. The further I get down the rabbit hole of financial independence and frugality, the further away I get from materialism and consumer goods. And if…

Mother’s Day Special: Helping My Mom Save Money


Let’s be honest, if you are reading this, you’ve probably come across some great ways to cut back on spending and save some serious cash.  I’m sure you’ve already implemented many things within your daily life to accomplish this.  There are many major ways to get your finances in order that take time and knowledge in order to complete.  However, there…

Why Early Retirement Makes You an A**hole


It’s really amazing the vitriol that the FIRE community generates when they are exposed to the main population. That’s impossible, You can’t do that! You’re a bum! Must be nice to be a filthy rich spoiled brat! All of us in this community tend to reply: Hey, it’s not that hard, you just have to want it and make it…

The iPhone and My Ignorance


There’s a certain amount of trepidation that comes with experiencing the unknown.  Whether it’s walking into a party and not knowing anyone, or trying out a new skill, everyone has self-doubt. Enter The Interns Mrs. Wow has a profession where she mentors a lot of interns.  She loves teaching them the ropes of the profession and giving them sage financial advice.…

How We Cut Our Phone Bill in Half


One way that the Mr and I have saved money on our path to financial independence is by changing our phone plan. Side note: this is based on US phone company plans.  Who here has a phone? My guess is most of you just raised your hand. Ok, maybe not literally, but you get what I am saying.  According to a recent…