Why did I let go of my motorcycle dream?

3 years ago I bought myself this beautiful motorcycle as an early retirement gift. I know, flashy, and not exactly frugal. but I reasoned myself that the costs of maintaining a 2-wheel drive are considerably lower than those of a 4-wheel drive. That, apparently- was only half true. Apparently, my small 125 Honda PCX insurance …

Kindle PW v. iPad air: which is better??

As it happens, I just had to buy myself a present on Black Friday this year. Why? Well, because once something gets stuck in my head, there’s just no other way to deal with it other than just following that whim. Believe me-tried to avoid, to procrastinate, to be strong, to be brave- nothing works, …

“Why not go to paris to buy a Chanel bag”?

So this morning I saw a WhatsApp message my friend sent me last night(I change to flight mode” at 18:00. no desire for any kind of interaction after 18:00. told you I go to sleep early- around 20:00. She wrote:” want to go to paris with me in november so I can buy the Chanel …

“I’ll start saving when I have serious money”.

*Before I start- the disclaimer thing- I am not a financial expert, banker, or related in any way to Elon Musk. I have done my research-go do yours. Your money should matter to you- because it is the key to your financial freedom-AKA- your freedom. If you happen to be one of those unicorns and …

Perfectionist? sorry- absolutely not.

Last week we were watching some cooking show, and this lady couldn’t finish her dish because she was so meticulous. she couldn’t let anything go. she had to understand every little detail, check and double-check all the ingredients, the dish had to come out perfect -or it was a disaster, all in all-the stress was …

“Women despise frugal men”-is that so?

So,  I read an article, written by a psychology professor (no less) that claims women loath frugal men, and list them as non- attractive  partners. Being a proud frugal +a true believer in seperate accounts as a base line for equality and feminism, I was surprised. To be absolutely honest- the first thing a skeptic …

It’s time to free the frugal beast within you!

I read the other day about couples in quarantine fighting about money spending, where one spouse is concerned about being forced out of work, and the other is stress shopping online. This got me thinking about stress management and the different ways different people express and deal with anxiety. I don’t stress shop, but I …

The shopping gorilla in my room…

I’ve been such a good penny-pinching frugal minimalist for the past years leading to my early retirement, and through the 8 months of retirement since march. And it wasn’t even difficult. The thing is, preparing for early retirement became a mission, and being a type A uptight organized achiever, I was so minded and fixated …

How much should we teach our children about money?

Hi everyone. today- a subject I have been thinking quite a lot about. well -for years actually. I have 3 kids- and I am not sure I did a good enough job with them on the financial subject. when my 2 grown-ups were little, I didn’t let them in on every financial contemplation I had- …

Multi-purpose shoes!(and vegan too!-no affiliated links or ads or whatevers)

Minimizing my wardrobe and travel habits meant cutting down drastically on my shoe collecting habit. Instead of coveting every smart-looking shoe I laid my eyes on- I began looking for a combination of fashionable -comfortable- traveling-walking-hiking -easy to clean -quick drying-not super expensive shoes. I did find a pair -and I am here to let …