The $10 Million Dollar Question

Last week I was shaking my metaphorical fist at judgy relatives, and expressing my frustration about the consumerist culture here in the States.  It’s hard for people to believe that we actually choose frugality, rather than having it forced on us.  Despite our financial independence and growing portfolio we see little need to increase our spending.

Not everybody believes us though…

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Holidays And Relatives

Happy Holidays!  It’s a big holiday weekend in the United States, and the biggest shopping weekend of the year.  If you’re the sort of person who reads financial independence blogs (instead of shopping), you’re probably hanging-out at home with family.

The holidays are the time of year when families gets together.  Mostly to do a lot of eating, and plenty of talking.  Our family is no exception.  We eat.  We talk.  We play a few board games. We eat some more…

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