While there are quite a few things we’re willing to spend extra money on, cell phone service plans are most certainly not on that list. We spend a whopping $4/mo per phone, which includes hours of talking, dozens of texts daily, and mobile data. Here’s how.
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”
You know that T-shirt from college that is literally falling apart at the seams? The one with the stain of unknown origin? Perfectly good rag material.
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?”
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.”
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)”
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”