Archive for January, 2010
Posted on 30. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
Just a quick fun post for today… After a hard week at work the weekend is often the best time for us to let our hair down and sadly this often means hitting the bars or restaurants and spending all our hard earned money! For this reason you may be considering staying at home every [...]
Posted on 29. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
The main reason that people adopt a frugal lifestyle is to save money but if done right your health can also be helped quite drastically by the changes you make. Here is a list of 5 reasons why cutting back and saving cash could also save your health. 1. Frugal living often has the side [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
When times are tough and money is tight, the last thing you might want to think about is building up a cash reserve. Sure, you have that change jar in the bedroom, the $50 government bond from your seventh birthday, and a couple bucks stashed in your underwear drawer, but other than that, you’re out of luck when it comes to financial emergency preparedness. Still, it’s hard to deny that thinking of having 3-6 months of your salary stashed away, just in case, wouldn’t give you a little piece of mind.
Posted on 22. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
I must admit I heard about Haiti but here in Egypt I didn’t see a whole lot of news about it. Last night a friend reminded me over dinner that thousands and thousands of people had died, the UN also said 80-90% of buildings have been destroyed….. I was overcome with the feeling that I [...]
Posted on 20. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
Like many frugalists I am in debt…. It kind of throws the idea of being thrifty on it’s head and in many ways may make my frugal website seem less trustworthy…. However admitting my debt to you guys and girls will hopefully give you a glimpse into what drives me to keep living modestly and [...]
Posted on 18. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
I have been Vegetarian now for around 9 years. I don’t remember the exact date or year but it’s been long enough for the idea of eating meat to be quite foreign to me now. I don’t miss it, I don’t get lulls of tiredness from not getting enough food and I generally feel very [...]
Posted on 17. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
This isn’t a post about directly saving you some cash but along with being Frugal I think it’s our moral duty to care about the environment and saving in all areas. Helping the environment is an important thing to me personally and I recently heard about a way to donate cash to environmental causes every [...]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
Credit cards often get a bad rap, but they shouldn’t always be looked upon so harshly. It isn’t their fault that their owners use them unwisely, don’t understand the terms to which they are agreeing, or don’t pay them off each month. That isn’t to say that the companies that offer these cards aren’t often greedy, unethical, dream weavers, who dangle carrots in front of unwitting consumers and don’t expect them to bite.
Posted on 12. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
Here is my p90x story and some more about this awesome affordable home work out program. After a summer of excess last year my belly was growing into quite a specimen. I had been exercising, regularly running 4-8 miles but I was drinking a lot and eating pretty much anything and everything I wanted. My [...]
Posted on 09. Jan, 2010 by Forest.
If your job is portable or you work in an industry that is nationwide, or even better you are retired (see my post: Cheapest Places To Retire In USA) then it may be a simple act of looking for the cities with the lowest cost of living to give you the best life and best [...]