frugality

Apparently there is a show on TLC called Extreme Cheapskates. I hate it. Full disclosure: I’ve never actually watched an episode since Girl Ninja and I didn’t sign up for cable until a week before I left for Europe. But what I have done is watched a few clips from the show on the TLC […]

It’s no secret I’m quite frugal. I rarely pass up a good deal. Take for example the time my grandma passed away and I paid off the $1,700 loan she had on her van. I took possession of the vehicle and rocked a minivan my entire junior year of college. Best part is, I sold […]

Girl Ninja was recently eligible for an upgrade from her iPhone 4. We made a deal that if we could sell her phone on Craigslist she could upgrade to the iPhone 5. I posted it last week and got zero bites. I was a little discouraged since I had a friend tell me he posted […]

We’re pregnant! Okay, that was mean. We aren’t pregnant at all. I really need to stop doing that, otherwise you probably won’t believe me when the time comes for a real baby announcement. While there aren’t any babies in our immediate future, our life is about to get a heck of a lot more expensive. […]

One of the more common characteristics amongst fiscally responsible individuals is frugality, the innate desire to be thrifty. While some take this to an extreme (I’m talking to you, extreme couponers), I like to consider myself moderately frugal. There are some things I will always spend a little more money on; electronics, deodorant, and cereal […]

I got bumped

May 6, 2012 · 21 comments

So I was in San Diego this weekend for Girl Ninja’s little sister’s college graduation ceremony. Yesterday, on our flight back to Seattle, the Alaska Airlines representative mentioned during check-in they oversold our flight by one seat. I LOVE OVERSOLD FLIGHTS! Without hesitation, I asked if I could be put on the “bump” list in […]

DIY or PSTDIFY?

March 23, 2012 · 29 comments

Girl Ninja and I like to think of ourselves as “down to earth” individuals. As our income has grown over the years we have tried really hard to remain grounded and not let lifestyle¬†inflation¬†consume us. While it would be nice to take all our laundry to the cleaners, pay someone to tidy up our house, […]