Millennials are likely to blame for cutting the cable cords back around 2008. Ahhh good old 2008! 2008 was the height of the Great Recession and around that same time Roku started to gain popularity. Anyone else find the timing a bit comical? Boomers killed our economy (maybe not all Boomers) with the deregulation of … Continue reading What’s the Point of Cutting Cable?
Mr. BMM dropped an idea a couple weeks ago about his truck. See his truck was the last vehicle we owned that had a loan. Two months ago he paid off his motorcycle. However, seeing that the truck loan was close to $26,000 made the loan seem like a giant mountain rather than a little … Continue reading How We Ditched the Last Vehicle Loan
Last week I wrote about my frustrations with the whole recycling process. Things that I thought were recyclable are not in my town. My town has two different lists of what is recyclable. One online and one at the recycling drop off center. Next, I’m tired of companies’ greenwashing marketing scams. They are placing the plastic … Continue reading Week 3 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Well That Just Happened
Yesterday I eavesdropped on my coworkers talking about a virtual Tupperware party going on. Honestly I thought Tupperware was from my childhood and it wasn’t a thing anymore. It was all of that burnt orange, yellow, and green from maybe a 1970s Tupperware party that I grew up using. Anyone else remember these? My Mammy … Continue reading Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me
Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?
It’s been a while since I wrote a financial update after switching from saving to paying off debt. Pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s catch up. What Happened with My Tax Bill? The first weekend in February I did our taxes and found out that I personally owed $2,462 by April 15. I … Continue reading No Spend April 2021 Update
After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
Earlier this month I announced that I would be going sugar free for April 2021 after being inspired by Eve O. Schaub’s Year of No Sugar book to give it up. Eve inspired me to kick up my already barely there sugar habit after revealing that the body thinks that cane sugar, honey, and maple … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Sugar for April Challenge
There was a run on toilet paper. Why? Anyone else still wondering how that all started and why that became a thing? Maybe I wasn’t too concerned because I always keep a brand new package as back up. I’m never without that full brand new package. Maybe I handle toilet paper like I handle my … Continue reading What A Year It Has Been!!!