• Frugality

    The True Cost of Stuff

    My daughter Katie finally saved up the money to purchase her very first cell phone. She will be paying for the service out of her own pocket since she now has a part-time job. When she told me how much the phone cost, I was struck by how much of her life she had to spend working in order to…

  • Housing

    A New Home

    I went to look at another place today.  A mobile home.  Apparently the lady who owns it needs to get it off of her hands and is offering it to me at a price too good to pass up.  The whole deal is screaming at me to “TAKE IT, stupid!” Should I move there, I will reduce my housing expenses…