Spend Now, Save Later

Spending MoneyThere are lots of reasons that being frugal is awesome. We’ve talked about six of them in this blog post. Among those six reasons is the ability to (hopefully someday) retire. It’s easy, though, to get caught up in the “no spending on anything I don’t need for my literal survival” and forget that there are some things that are important, though maybe not literally necessary for your survival.  Still, sometimes you’ve got to spend now in order to (hopefully) save tomorrow.  Here are a few: [Read more…]

Tornadoes, Self-Doubt, and Cheap Stupidity

storm 4On Sunday, we had one hell of a storm roll through.  And it was really weird, I thought, since it’s November.  I mean, are we supposed to get tornadoes in November?  I guess we are in Indiana, after all, since in my state it seems that any kind of weather phenomenon can take place.  Anyhoo, we had a huge storm roll in and I was instantly mesmerized by it.  Since we’re out in the country right now, I could step outside and watch all of the mayhem unfold.  And, I did.  [Read more…]

Making a House a Home

Transforming a house into a warm and cozy home is not just about the right wall colour or a perfectly symmetrical furniture. It involves a lot more.  The right décor, lighting, and flooring can really make a house feel like a home. However, each of these things needs to be coordinated well. Here are a few simple ways through which you can turn your house into a warm and inviting place where you truly feel at home. [Read more…]