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In the wheat
country life, financial independence, frugal living
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Getting value for your entertainment dollar As the number of internet content providers expand, the choices for how to spend money on entertainment have gotten dizzying; Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Amazon. On the path to FI it’s critically important to minimize recurring costs, so just signing up for all the subscriptions is not an option. We … Continue reading "Frugal Entertainment: Thanksgiving 2017" The post Frugal Entertainment: Thanksgiving 2017 appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 26 2017 @ 12:29 PM
  Overview This is a 2 night trip midweek trip where we drove to Seattle, WA in June 2017. We used Hyatt credit card rewards to cover two nights at the Olive Hyatt 8. Seattle has great eateries, art and coffee. Because we used to live in Seattle, we did not do many of the … Continue reading "Trip to Seattle" The post Trip to Seattle appeared first on In the ...
Posted: Nov 18 2017 @ 2:38 PM
Choosing sneakers Ever wondered why so many sneakers are white' It’s a strange choice for something that will be in close contact with dirt. Unless you are selling them. I stopped buying white shoes a long time ago, and now buy only ‘earth’ colors. Recently I have been buying Merrell ‘stretch’ shoes that allow you … Continue reading "Frugal Living; Refurbish your sneakers to save $3,991" The post Frugal Living; Refurbish ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 10:08 AM
Lessons from 2016 Garlic, zucchini squash, potatoes, and basil were big winners in 2016. The big losers were tomatoes and cucumbers. The tomatoes just dropped dead in front of my eyes due to mice/pocket gophers eating the roots. I did not plant enough cucumber seeds to account for losses. Green beans and snap peas were … Continue reading "2017 garden review" The post 2017 garden review appeared first on In the ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 10:49 AM
The secret: pay attention to investing costs That’s it. That’s how you can save $57,000. Where many people go wrong When signing up for a retirement plan at work and faced with a 1% expense ratio (ER) versus a 0.1% ER, many people think who cares? A difference of 0.9%, big deal. For every $1, … Continue reading "Save $57,000 on the path to Financial Independence" The post Save $57,000 on ...
Posted: Oct 28 2017 @ 3:55 PM
Method 1. CamelCamelCamel The camelcamelcamel website tracks the price of an item on Amazon and when it goes down the website will email you. Then you buy it quickly before the price goes back up. I use this approach for larger ticket items and several non-perishable repeat purchase items on our homestead like vehicle oil … Continue reading "Two ways to save money on Amazon" The post Two ways to save ...
Posted: Oct 21 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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


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