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The Frugal Humanist

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Name:
The Frugal Humanist
Category:
Frugality
Tags:
Humanism, Travel, RV, FIRE, Early Retirement
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
Arizona, United States
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Unspecified
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Gender:
Female
Life stage:
RETIRED
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Latest Blog Posts

Today TDA and I visited Mount Rushmore National Memorial. It has been on my places-I-want-to-visit-list for a very long time. We leisurely strolled along the trail that took us to the artist studio via various viewing platforms and made it back to the visitor centre just in time when a major hailstorm came in. We usually enjoy looking at exhibits thoroughly and learning about the history […] The post Finding financial advice ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 12:37 AM
Last year in October we spent a few days in Slab City. I  have been wanting to see it in person ever since I read about it many years ago. It has also been featured in “Into the Wild” and a bunch of other stories, so yes, I was curious and it was on my bucket list. But I wanted to stay there for a longer […] The post Slab City, the ...
Posted: Apr 19 2017 @ 1:36 PM
Let’s face it, at 7 miles per gallon Harry, our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, is not exactly a fuel saving miracle. With his 75 gallon gas tank he always seems to be thirsty. This is something you have to come to terms with, driving an RV. The guy who sold us Harry, claimed he was getting 12 miles a gallon. Yeah, wishful thinking. Not even downhill […] The post How to save ...
Posted: Apr 12 2017 @ 10:59 AM
When we started out on our nomad life, I was a bit worried I’d miss my friends while on the road. I don’t make new connections that easily and when you are nomadic, it’s even harder to do. Most of my close friends I have known for a long time and even though we are spread over different parts of the world and don’t see […] The post Socializing in the ...
Posted: Apr 07 2017 @ 12:56 AM
My cats and I have recently downsized from a 4 bedroom house into an RV with my DH (who actually upgraded from a much smaller 19ft RV into our new-to-us joint 32 ft home). My biggest concern was not the downsizing itself, but how my cats would adapt to the change. Before moving, I did some research on the topic. There are a lot of people out […] The post RV travelling with ...
Posted: Jan 16 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Frugality is not about skimping on everything, it is about aligning your spending with your values. Beyond covering the necessities like food and shelter, I spend money on what makes me happy. Supporting causes that are near and dear to me makes me happy and has always been a priority of mine. Much more than acquiring more stuff. So even with a high savings rate […] The post How to give ...
Posted: Jan 09 2017 @ 10:42 AM
Yeah, I know, if I were a great blogger or more organized (or both), that would say “In 5 easy steps, and I’ll teach you how!” and it would be a short and sweet post. But who I am kidding, downsizing is WORK! Especially when you downsize into less than 1/10th of the space without keeping another place where you can store stuff. That 4/3 […] The post How I downsized ...
Posted: Jan 03 2017 @ 11:36 AM
As I previously mentioned, I used to be a enthusiastic coupon shopper. I would get great deals even on fruits and veggies through strategic shopping, although most people think coupons are mostly for processed stuff. Since the recent changes in store policies (many stores stopped doubling coupons or accepting competitor coupons) plus my recent changes in lifestyle (RV living = reduced space, no more fixed address […] The post Saving money on ...
Posted: Dec 28 2016 @ 2:05 AM
Last year I hit another important milestone on my journey to FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early). Not a financial one though: I became a US citizen. This was a big deal for me, as I have never felt as much at home as I do in my beloved Phoenix, so I did not want to risk being denied reentry after longer periods of absence, […] The post Becoming a US ...
Posted: Dec 22 2016 @ 8:03 PM
Achooo! And Achoooooooooo! Boy is it dusty in here! Time to whip out the virtual feather duster and oil the rusty keyboard! So much has happened since my last post and I have a boatload of drafts for posts started on various subjects, but never really got around to getting anything published! This is probably the fate that a lot of blogs face, started in […] The post Achoooooooooo!!!! appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 26 2016 @ 8:16 PM

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