Hi folks! The Tako family is busy traveling today — which means my regular posting schedule is being interrupted byRead more
A couple weeks ago I posted a picture of my favorite homemade tacos. It was part of a post called “A Financially Independent Life Is A Good Life”. In the comments, I briefly mentioned that if there was enough demand, I would post the recipe.
Well, the internet ended-up going absolutely wild over this suggestion…Read more
One of the great many chains that tie people to working 9-to-5 jobs for decades, is convenience food. Yes, convenience food! Many individuals eat lunch outside their workplace every single day — either at a restaurant or picking up take-out from a nearby restaurant.
At $5 – $20 for every lunch, this is an extremely expensive way to attain calories for your mid-day meal. Over time, those yuppie food coupons really add up…Read more
It’s no secret that the Tako family loves a good meal. We routinely post pictures of our meals on this site — because I firmly believe you don’t have to sacrifice good living to reach financial independence! Our grocery spending usually amounts to a mere $500 per month.
For us, eating well is just part of living a good life. Over the past few years our diet has changed considerably…Read more
Hey folks, I’ve teased and hinted at this recipe for awhile now, but it’s finally here! It took me forever to get this one just right! Finally though, I have a delicious Phad Thai recipe that you *can actually replicate* at home.
Yes, you read that correctly — Phad Thai at home that doesn’t suck…Read more
It feels like months since I last wrote about something *other* than money. From my recent posts, you’d think this site was just about money! Nope, it’s not JUST about money! It’s also about living a really damn-good life on a minimal budget…Read more
Have you ever heard the phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? I’m sure you have! This common phrase reminds people to have a positive attitude in the face of adversity, by making the best of a bad situation. It’s great advice!
Well, Mr. Tako has a different version of this ancient phrase that’s just as useful…Read more
One of the main themes of this blog is food, and making absolutely fantastic food on a minimal budget.
Today we’re going to make one of my favorite “restaurant foods” that’s extremely popular here in the Pacific Northwest…Read more
Summer is finally here, and the temperature is finally climbing — It’s time to break-out the t-shirts and store away the long underwear for a couple months! For the frugally minded, cranking up the air conditioning to a comfortable 68F is a giant no-no! That’s a giant waste of money, and poor use of the organ between our ears!Read more