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Dr. McFrugal
Finance, Minimalism, Frugality, Budgeting, Happiness, Health, Fitness, Clean living, Vegan, Travel, Travel hacking
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San Diego, California, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Starting today, my wife is leaving the office and will no longer be working as an attorney. At least for the next fourteen months, that is. She is now preparing for her new job as a mother to a newborn baby girl.  Our life as parents will include a good dose of restless nights and […] The post She’s A Hustler Baby, And I Want You To Know (That She’s Leaving ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 4:04 AM
If you recall, I joined a few fellow bloggers in a challenge to buy nothing new this year. January was a relatively frugal month. Other than a semi-expensive, organic non-toxic mattress and bed, we didn’t spend much on anything. And then February came along. So how did we do in February' Short answer is: definitely […] The post Buy Nothing Update: A Frugal February Fail! (Spoiler Alert… I Bought A Tesla) ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 4:46 AM
My wife and I spend a lot of quality time with each other as it has helped us build a loving relationship. Right before bed, we often engage in conversation about different things that are going on in our lives. Sometimes we talk about an interesting event that happened at work. Other times we just […] The post I’ve Had A Small Glimpse Of The Future… It Looks Bright And Promising ...
Posted: Mar 03 2018 @ 2:03 AM
Valentine’s Day… Yes, I know it passed and it was more than a week ago. But a day dedicated to showing your significant other that you love them should be every day, right' I find holidays interesting. I love the aspect of spending quality time with the people you love for the purpose of celebrating […] The post Love Is All You Need appeared first on Dr. McFrugal. ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 2:03 AM
Wow. January flew by really fast. If you recall from a previous post, my wife and I accepted the challenge to buy nothing for a year.  In addition to a few exemptions for things we were already going to buy, we had planned to be mindful of our purchases through conscious consumerism. So, how did […] The post Buy Nothing Update: January Edition appeared first on Dr. McFrugal. ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 10:15 AM
Last week, I posted about how my wife and I are challenging ourselves to buy nothing for one year (with exceptions, of course). Upon hearing this, a few of my coworkers were understandably skeptical. They tell me “You make a decent amount of money. Why challenge yourself to buy nothing'” I respond with a simple “I […] The post Conscious Consumerism: How a Frugal Minimalist Justifies Buying Things appeared first on Dr. ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 10:37 PM
The Challenge Yup, you read correctly. The challenge is to buy NOTHING for a year. While it might sound ridiculous, I think it’s a great way to practice mindfulness, frugality, and minimalism. The originator of this “experiment” was The Happy Philosopher, who then inspired others to join in on this challenge, including EJ from Dads, Dollars, Debts. […] The post Challenge Accepted: Buy Nothing for 1 Year appeared first on Dr. McFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 19 2018 @ 2:04 AM
Background In addition to paying your taxes online, purchasing gift cards is another easy way to manufacture credit card spending for racking up a lot of rewards points. This especially makes sense if you have a credit card that maximizes spending bonuses and you have an immediate use for the gift cards. For instance, if I […] The post Making Easy Money and Manufacturing Points appeared first on Dr. McFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 3:05 AM
Tax time… Some time last quarter, I became a partner of our anesthesia group (hooray!). All of a sudden, I was no longer a W-2 employee who had taxes withheld by my employer. So now as a partner (and not an employee), I have to pay my own estimated taxes every quarter through Form 1040-ES. […] The post Make an Easy Profit by Paying your Taxes appeared first on Dr. McFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 12 2018 @ 2:00 AM
…You tell everybody about the Travel Hacking club by posting your best picture of yourself on instagram with the hashtag #takemeback so that everybody and their mom can see how cool you are :).   In all seriousness, it is a cool and sexy club. And despite the terminology, it’s not illegal and it doesn’t involve […] The post The First Rule of Travel Hacking Club is… appeared first on Dr. McFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2018 @ 7:23 AM


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