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In the wheat
country life, financial independence, frugal living
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Palouse, Washington, United States
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Four seasons on the Palouse In Eastern Washington we have all four seasons with a real winter. Yet the Pacific Ocean still has a moderating effect, and it is milder than East of the Rockies. Each season has it’s activities. In early Spring it’s time to rototill the garden and get the tomatoes and other … Continue reading "Getting ready for winter on the homestead" The post Getting ready for winter ...
Posted: Oct 14 2017 @ 11:27 AM
My top four purchases for 2017 Oral-B Black Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Powered by Braun. I paid $39.97 and this item has been well worth it. My dental hygienist has noticed the difference during cleanings. The refill brush heads are a bit expensive, so I have used Generic Oral B Compatible Toothbrush Replacement … Continue reading "Best purchases for 2017" The post Best purchases for 2017 appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 07 2017 @ 11:06 AM
  How close is your current lifestyle to your idealized lifestyle? Exhibit A: Current Wake up at 7am to an alarm, shower, eat a quick breakfast and jump in the car. Fight traffic for 45 minutes. Arrive at work, slog it out for 9 hours in the cubicle. Buy a cheeseburger at the cafeteria for … Continue reading "Lifestyle design on the path to FI" The post Lifestyle design on the ...
Posted: Sep 30 2017 @ 1:48 PM
Why bake your own bread? 1) eliminate preservatives 2) tastes great 3) can make it anytime and eliminate a run to the store 4) It’s satisfying to make something yourself 5) It’s cheap and can speed your path to getting FI   With a bread machine it doesn’t take much effort, but it does take … Continue reading "Easy whole wheat bread" The post Easy whole wheat bread appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 23 2017 @ 4:43 PM
What goes into choosing a shirt in the morning? I own about 50 shirts but I only regularly wear about 20 of them. So 30 just sit in my closet. They are all in good shape, close to new condition. But they all have something not quite right with them. So I wear my favorite … Continue reading "Buy quality clothing to get FI" The post Buy quality clothing to get ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Why even buy a house? On the path to financial independence buying a house can have a huge impact, both positive and negative. There are major advantages to renting, and some bloggers advocate renting forever. But renting has its downsides. Being in a rental means you may not be able to modify your property to … Continue reading "Ten tips for buying a house in the country" The post Ten tips ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 12:32 PM
Podcasts on the homestead There are a lot of chores where I don’t need to concentrate; tilling the garden, mowing, spraying, snowblowing, building raised beds. Podcasts are great for that, I can educate myself and get stuff done at the same time. Earbuds work well for some chores, but for noisier ones I use earbuds … Continue reading "Podcasts I like" The post Podcasts I like appeared first on In the ...
Posted: Sep 02 2017 @ 12:46 PM
Overview This is a 5 night trip trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We used credit card points to cover ½ the flights (Spokane to Albuquerque), the rental car, and the Inn. Santa Fe has great hiking trails, eateries, art, and beer. It also has interesting Pueblo ruins nearby. We went in late August arriving … Continue reading "Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico" The post Trip to Santa Fe, New ...
Posted: Aug 26 2017 @ 6:50 PM
It’s never too late to get started towards FI In the Get FI article I outline the reasons to get FI, and 5 major steps to get there. Here I outline getting started on financial independence. Evaluate recurring expenses and cut them mercilessly Do you know all your recurring monthly expenses? Are they all necessary? … Continue reading "Getting started on the path to Financial Independence (FI)" The post Getting started ...
Posted: Aug 19 2017 @ 5:08 PM
On the path to FI, keeping fit is a good investment Everyone wants to keep in good shape but it’s a challenge to find workouts that can keep us motivated and interested. Today I am going to share how I keep in shape while staying frugal towards getting FI. Mountain biking has major advantages If … Continue reading "Staying fit on a budget; mountain biking, hiking and working out at ...
Posted: Aug 12 2017 @ 10:46 AM


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