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CAN A PERSON BECOME TOO FRUGAL?

too frugal

By nature, I’m a pretty frugal guy.  However, since launching Mystery Money Man just over 6 months ago, I’ve taken things to the next level.  My no-spend January, our family’s 16-day, uber-frugal summer road trip, and my growing aversion to a vast majority of spending are evidence of this. My increasing focus on frugal living has caused a significant shift of mindset,  and I’ve …

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JANUARY NO-SPEND UPDATE & A LOOK AHEAD TO FEBRUARY

Arizona

Hey everyone!  Todays post is an update on my no-spend January, which wraps up in a few days.  I also look at the month ahead, and explain the activities I’ll be focusing on in February.  Thanks for reading! 🙂  In case you hadn’t read about it previously, I decided to kick off 2017 by placing a month long freeze on all of …

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Conquering Your Financial FOSO (Fear of Starting Out)

conquering

Hey everyone!  This guest post from my friend Amanda at the Frugal PhD Blog is about conquering your financial FOSO, or Fear of Starting Out. Many of us struggle to start out or make progress on our financial goals because we feel like we’re already behind, or do not trust that we will be able to make the progress we need to accomplish our …

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IS THERE A PLACE FOR IMPULSE IN A FRUGAL LIFE?

impulse in a frugal life

I was asked for advice in a situation this week that left me asking the question, is there a place for impulse in a frugal life?  After all, impulsive behaviour, or living ‘spontaneously’ can carry a pretty negative connotation in the personal finance community.  The very thought runs counter to the meticulous calculation and micro management that’s required to create …