Archive for the ‘frugality’ Category

Just back from out of town

Monday, February 25th, 2008

I am behind on my typical posting schedule, but I am sure that all of you found a worthwhile way to spend the time that you usually spend at Rocket Finance. I don't have a long or profound post for today (do I ever?) except to make the following statement: There ...

Control the behavior, don’t just limit your options

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

A debate over credit cards has been swirling between Ana of Debt-FREE Revolution and Madison of My Dollar Plan. I really hate to get on the bad side of Ana - she has a serious antipathy toward plastic - but I must come down on the side of Madison. You see, ...

Now that I primarily use credit cards:

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I am a big believer in the wise use of rewards credit cards. That said, I was rereading I Paid for this Twice Already's post about snowflaking. Snowflaking, in PaidTwice understanding, is a neat way to put away a little extra cash on a tight budget. While I considered the concept, I realized that I ...

Airtravel is not cheap

Monday, December 17th, 2007

My family recently took a trip to visit family. We have three children, ages 5, 3, and 9 months. The trip required 4.5 hours of actual time in the air and a lay over of approximately 2 hours both ways. I originally intended to keep careful track of our expenses and ...

My wife did an incredibly frugal thing

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

. . . the other day. She is very low maintenance. My wife wears little make-up, does not require manicures, pedicures or tanning and she can go for a long time without a haircut. She waits for a long time to go to the hair salon because she can't bear spending that ...