Archive for the ‘frugality’ Category

Mental Motivation and the High Five

Posted on May 4th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

Positive Motivation In every day life one will generally find a plethora of ways people motivate themselves. Some people write something positive and uplifting on their mirror that they will see and read aloud each day. They will listen to motivation speakers on the radio in their car on the way to and from work. […]

5 Things That Are NOT Worth The Cost

Posted on March 21st, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

Last week I wrote about some things that we never buy generic because the quality in the national brand is just worth the extra cost. Many of you agreed that those products and others you mentioned are worth paying a premium for the higher quality counterparts. Well, today let’s look at the other side of […]

5 Things That Are Worth The Cost

Posted on March 17th, 2011 by by Jesse Michelsen

The battle between generics or private labels versus national brand names rages on year after year, but you all know that I value certain things over money around here right? This is a finance blog of course, so I know that money is important, but there comes a point when you have to decide what […]

My Present Thoughts on Risk and Life

Posted on October 28th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

We’re closing in on Halloween and I’m pretty excited about it. Last year I posted about Halloween and Missed Opportunities and with that fresh in my mind, I started planning my Halloween costume really early, like nine months early and while I did change ideas a couple times, I’m really happy about what I settled […]

Are Your Expenses Necessities or Luxuries?

Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

The other day I read an article over at Free Money Finance titled Three Expenses I Thought I Couldn’t Live Without. I found the fact that the author addressed these things that he sacrificed as expenses instead of necessities very interesting. I admit that I do think of certain things as necessities and do get […]

A Tale Of Two Pianos: My Musical and Financial Journey Into Piano Ownership

Posted on September 22nd, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

Playing the piano is something I have always wanted to pursue. I love classical music and the piano is my favorite instrument.  My family is pretty musical as well and my mom graduated with a degree in music from a prestigious music oriented college. This year after graduating college myself I decided it was time […]

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny Home Garden

Posted on August 12th, 2010 by by Jesse Michelsen

I haven’t written much about gardening around here, because honestly the last few years we haven’t been able to yield too much from ours. This year we did things a little differently and had much better results. The thing is, you really have to know what to plant to get the most value out of […]

 
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