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, […]

Back to basics: listening to the radio: the classic fm app.

I used to love listening to the radio. You know, back in the days when music apps weren’t around, and dinosaurs roamed about. Then Spotify and YouTube music came along, with their wonderful sound and almist endless variety of musical choices, all for free- if you can stand the ads.every.friggin.song. Yes I am aware you […]

Beet it!

This winter vegetable is a true wonder. Full of nutrients, easy on the calories, naturally sweet, and that color, psychedelic. The thing is, at least in our house, beets are one of those veggies that we all know that are great for us, but many ( many) times, we (ok.I) just get too lazy to […]

let’s put things on the table: reassigning leftover food- the simple +healthy way!c

So- I am taking a wild guess here and thinking you are already aware of the massive waste of food going on everywhere (in wealthy countries), and anyone going on and on about it being horrible and we need to do something about it yada yada is getting nothing from me except the evil side […]

Sorry- dont like quinoa!

Seriously?? Yes. But it’s a superfood! yes, I am aware. But you are vegan! vegans are supposed to eat quinoa even when they are asleep! Well, maybe some do- I don’t. What a hypocrite! I remember you wrote a post about making quinoa and couldn’t stop praising it! That’s true. and here is the link […]

5 tips on Double duty – the only way to go!!

A long long time ago I realized the only way to get things done is to make absolutely sure I use my time effectively. This means using every minute twice. The method is simple, frugal, healthy and very very effective. Here are my 5 tips on how to double duty in a simple and effective […]

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 […]

Early retirement cleaning projects, naturally….

I knew this was coming. It was inevitable. Major cleaning assignments, that up until my early retirement were classified as : “when I have the time”. Well, I never really had the time. I mean I had the time to clean, but not to tackle those nasty hidden spots nobody sees unless you make a […]

Cheap thrills: 3 easy money-saving hacks for free!!

I believe it’s time for another fun round of ” how to save $$$ so retirement won’t take that long”. #1: Diy healthy +frugal sugar substitute: your very own organic raw Medjool date spread! My partner got his blood work results and was reluctant to share, so I figured it was not the greatest results […]

Design your personal trail mix! frugal, healthy, easy recipe!!

I don’t eat airplane food. I mean I haven’t tried business class food , not to mention first class cuisine, so I can only make bold and harsh statements concerning tourist class , but I’m pretty sure most people travel like me, with the common crowd, and if you happen to be priviledged – well […]