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Relearning frugality

September 23rd, 2020 at 04:56 pm

I have to admit, while we have been hitting our financial goals, I have definitely moved away from many of my old frugal ways- some I had forgotten about. I am rereading my older blog posts and getting some GREAT ideas how to stretch our resources even further and it is reigniting my desire to do better.

I am so thankful to have this blog, going back FOURTEEN YEARS, to help remind me what has worked historically. The hits and misses, and most of all- how good it felt when we hit those milestones!

I will certainly be pulling from the past to help make better financial choices going forward!

Does anyone else do the same with their older blog posts? (Oh, and I also revisit others older posts as well, as there is a WEALTH of Knowledge in them!!)

4 Responses to “Relearning frugality”

  1. GoodLiving Says:

    14 years is a really long time...I wonder how long it's been that I've been reading/lurking here probably at least 10 years.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    It is awesome to hit those milestones. I love the feeling of freedom when I pay off a debt, pay a bill way ahead of its due date. It makes me know I am doing the right things and going the right direction towards true self sufficiency. One of my milestones was the first year we had to pay escrow shortage on our house. I had the funds necessary to pay it up front in checking, but I realized wisely that the amount may not always be so small. So, I started a separate sinking fund for escrow and it has served me well ever since. I also have 7 other sinking funds and it makes me happy to fill them up, because I know that I will need them some day. Congrats on your success and the ability to look back and reminisce.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I use this site as a diary as well as for financial accountability. I can't tell you how often I try to remember when something happened, and the answer is found in this blog. And yes, I sometimes go back and read the old stuff. So interesting to compare the old struggles with the new.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I believe i have been on as long as you! And OMG things have changed. I was young and without kids when I started. It's crazy how things turned out. I didn't expect to be a SAH mostly. I thought we'd both work and earn "reasonable" salaries. I thought we'd have 2-3 kids (ended up with 2). I didn't expect where we live. I didn't expect to be doing what we are doing or the life we'd be leading. I didn't think DH would leave his career and neither wouldI but life is funny

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