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Frugal Mermaid
Early Retirement
Money, Frugality
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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For our sixth anniversary back in March, we decided to take a trip to Puerto Rico.  I didn’t know a lot about Puerto Rico, but assumed it was more developed and Americanized than Central and South America.  I wasn’t wrong, but I also wasn’t right… My husband and I joked about how Puerto Rico had […] The post A Trip Around Puerto Rico appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Oct 26 2018 @ 5:58 PM
*Disclaimer* Some links on this page are affiliate links, which means that I may get a commission (at no extra cost to you!) if you decide to purchase anything from one of these links. Be aware that I only recommend products and systems that I use and love. Hello, dear readers! I’m going to bet […] The post How to Start a Blog with Bluehost appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 7:47 PM
We are a society of storage units. Homes with extra bedrooms and walk-in closets. Sheds and 3+ car garages. Guys. We are spending MORE money on extra space so we can store our THINGS. Let’s take a stroll back in time to the Middle Ages. People had one-room wattle and daub huts that acted as […] The post I’m Not a Minimalist, But I Don’t Need Things appeared first on The ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 8:16 PM
Guys. It’s been soooo long since I’ve written a proper post.  I had a few minutes to spare and I just want to write!  Naturally, the first thing I thought to write about was…me :). I disappeared from the internet (well that sounds pretty losery, doesn’t it'  Let me remind you that the alternative is “blogosphere”.  You’re […] The post A Frugal Merfamily Update appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 5:34 AM
August Well, it’s October 1st, so I figured I’d finally post my August budget' You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting regularly for the last couple of months.  That’s because *drumroll*…I finally found gainful employment! I’m still struggling to balance my life so I can still have fun with this blog and do all […] The post August 2017 Budget appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 4:12 AM
July July was not a crazy month like June, and yet we went over budget by more than $300!!! Click the link below to see the details! Frugal Mermaid July Budget Here’s a quick breakdown: -I guess there’s one benefit to being unemployed…I only filled the gas tank once last month!  Gas came in $64 […] The post July 2017 Budget appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 3:11 AM
Everyone wants that coveted title of “millionaire”, right' I’m going to show you how easy it is for a 2018 high school graduate to become a millionaire by age 60. First, let me introduce this very real high school student.  We’ll call him P.  P is a 17-year-old high school senior who just got a […] The post How a High School Student Can Become a Millionaire appeared first on The ...
Posted: Aug 19 2017 @ 4:47 AM
This post is a little different from most of my other posts because it’s not specifically personal finance related.  It’s more of a quality of life post. So, for those of you not interested, I’ll catch you again next week.  But for those who would love to kick stress to the curb, read on. I […] The post Lower Your Stress by “Getting Things Done” appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Aug 06 2017 @ 2:01 AM
Dinnertime can be a super stressful time of day, especially for those with hectic work and home lives.  But meal planning can help with that! Meal planning is just what it sounds like: planning meals ahead of time. How does this help make my life less chaotic'  Let’s look at some of the benefits of […] The post How Meal Planning Can Save You Money, Time, and Stress appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 30 2017 @ 12:40 AM
Are you ready to start investing but don’t know how to start' Let me tell ya, I’ve been there. One year ago, as a complete investing beginner, I had no idea what I was looking at when I ventured onto Vanguard’s site.  I found myself getting lost very quickly, which in turn made me frustrated. […] The post How to Set Up a Vanguard IRA appeared first on The Frugal Mermaid. ...
Posted: Jul 22 2017 @ 6:16 AM


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