Lazy Grocery Shopping at $300/mo

We do not take extensive inventory of the fridge or the cupboards before heading out, and we certainly do not go in with shopping lists. We practice lazy, but frugal, grocery shopping. On a typical month, we spend right around $300/mo on groceries, and when we used to really cut back, we spent slightly overContinue reading “Lazy Grocery Shopping at $300/mo”

Travel Hacking – Does it Work?

And more importantly, how much time and effort does it take? Fergus and I try to have a balanced view of financial planning – we’re not about to spend all our evenings and weekends working just to reach retirement a little sooner. At the same time, we’re not going to spend hard earned money onContinue reading “Travel Hacking – Does it Work?”

We Just Spent (and Consumed) $84 on Chocolate. Here’s Why That’s Frugal.

Fergus and I went to Cafe Fleuri at The Langham in Boston, where we spent $42 per person to eat at the “Chocolate Bar.” Plus tax and tip, the entire trip was over $100. It was a really interesting experience that we don’t regret (even though we probably won’t do that ever again). This postContinue reading “We Just Spent (and Consumed) $84 on Chocolate. Here’s Why That’s Frugal.”

Lil Fixes (Mini Frugal Tip)

I drink a lot of loose leaf tea. It’s cheap and yummy. However, my tea strainer/tea infuser/mesh tea ball/whatever you want to call it started to develop what others called an “overbite.” I was definitely contemplating buying a new, probably novelty tea strainer when it hit me: “Umm, you are an engineer. Why don’t you, IContinue reading “Lil Fixes (Mini Frugal Tip)”

WASTE NOTHING – Watermelon Edition

This isn’t a financial matter for us, it’s…hard to describe. In some ways we live very wasteful lives – we drive to work (albeit carpooling) when we could be biking, we eat one lavish meal out a month (last time out was $94 with tip and tax), we spend hundreds a month (on average) traveling,Continue reading “WASTE NOTHING – Watermelon Edition”