Are we saving money, or just getting better at justifying spending?

In the past few months, we've had many successes to report.  But recently, we've also had some expenditures that feel out of line with our new goals.  And yet... it's surprisingly hard to tell. I used be on the e-mail lists of a few of my favorite clothing stores so I could get notified of … Continue reading Are we saving money, or just getting better at justifying spending?

GOAAALS!

If you've been following along at home, you know I've set forth some guiding principles in my quest towards financial independence:  spend less, spend thoughtfully, live happier, stop working for the man.  I've decided not to cut every conceivable cost in doing this, but instead, to cut costs that are not bringing me joy while … Continue reading GOAAALS!

Returning to a simpler time

Funny how philosophical all this budget talk has become around the Greener Pasture$ household.  I recently wrote about the little things adding up to big spending reductions.  By focusing on these little things, all the ways in which we've unwittingly come to take modern luxuries for granted and, in some ways, become the blind, impulse-driven consumers … Continue reading Returning to a simpler time