New Orleans Jazzfest

Adam My Life 2 Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts and interaction over the weekend and yesterday. Caitlin and I took a very fun (and frugal) 3 day vacation to New Orleans. It’s driving distance from Houston (6 hours) and we have family there, so a free place to stay (and a free tour guide). We went down for Jazzfest. I love festivals, good …

It’s about living well, not being cheap

Adam Garden, My Life, Personal Finance 12 Comments

I’ve been thinking about Mr. Money Mustache’s recent conversation with Andrew Horowitz and the misconceptions he had about what it means to live frugally. Being frugal doesn’t mean cheap. It doesn’t mean deprivation. It’s not about eliminating everything fun in your life that you enjoy. As MMM says,  This is not about being cheap, minimalist, or extreme. It’s about using …

2014 In Review

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We didn’t have any of the major changes this year that we had in 2013. We kept on working on the house, built of the garden, took a nice long vacation to Rio, and enjoyed time with friends. Our savings, which are largely on auto-pilot, kept building. What we got right: Automatic savings –Everything below happens each month without me …

Merry Christmas

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I haven’t put much out in the past week. We’ve spent a whole lot of time on the road traveling between Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma and visiting our multitude of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. We’re thankful to have some time to see so many people we care about but I’m looking forward to getting home and getting …