Five ways to save money right now (that don’t include living in a tiny house)

Ever since I started writing about frugal living, I’ve gotten more & more direct messages asking for advice or tips on finances and savings, and on topics ranging from eliminating debt to investing in low-cost index funds to questions on how to stretch a dollar. I am not a finance person, nor do I claim […]

Financial independence isn’t actually easy to achieve. We should stop saying it is.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the Financial Independence/Retiring Early (FIRE) movement, and some of the problems I see in the messaging around it. Todd and I are working toward FI and would like to retire early as well to pursue other endeavors and to free up our time for more travel and eventually, […]