Category Archives: Frugal Living

Why An Increasing Lifestyle Can Actually Reduce Your Happiness

We read a fair bit in this community about the concept of Hedonic Adaptation.  It is usually invoked in discussing whether we should allow our lifestyle to “move up” as we increase our income.  We have probably all fallen victim … Continue reading

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Wholesale Shopping Clubs May Be Costing You More Money Than You Think

I live in a fairly rural area of the country.  I remember when we got a Wal-Mart; it was very exciting.  But when Sam’s Club opened a store in our area, you’d have thought we’d died and gone to heaven.  … Continue reading

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FI and Frugality: What it Means to Me (and What it Doesn’t)

  If you have done any reading within the FIRE community, you hear the word “Frugal” bandied about a good bit.  Unless you’ve won the lottery, are related to one of Google’s original employees, or sold your internet company for … Continue reading

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