February 2018 Goal Progress: Update #24

It’s been 24 months (2 years!) since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage (on our condo) and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2020. This is the 24th update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, click here. Wow. 2 years! I know I haven’t posted … Read moreFebruary 2018 Goal Progress: Update #24

Dave Ramsey’s Guidelines for Buying a House

LiveFrugaLee Dave Ramsey Buying House

Thinking about buying a house or already own one? See if you meet Dave’s guidelines for buying. If you don’t know who Dave Ramsey is, you can read a little more about him here. His book The Total Money Makeover drastically changed my financial life and shaped how I view and handle my personal finances today. Related: Where … Read moreDave Ramsey’s Guidelines for Buying a House

Why I Canceled My Costco Executive Membership After Just 2 Days

LiveFrugaLee Cancel Costco Executive

A few days ago, I was at Costco with my wife and my son. We were on our way to have a play date for our son and decided to pick up some fruit for our friends’ parents. We picked up some Cara Cara oranges and blueberries. As the cashier was about to finish ringing … Read moreWhy I Canceled My Costco Executive Membership After Just 2 Days

January 2018 Goal Progress: Update #23

LiveFrugaLee January 2018 update

It’s been 23 months since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage (on our condo) and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2020. This is the 23rd update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, click here. As I reflect on the past year, I’ve realized a … Read moreJanuary 2018 Goal Progress: Update #23

December 2017 Goal Progress: Update #22 and 2017 Totals

It’s now been 22 months since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage (on our condo) and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2020. This is the 22nd update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, click here. Here are the totals for the two years I’ve … Read moreDecember 2017 Goal Progress: Update #22 and 2017 Totals

iPhone X Review: Better Than I Thought

That’s right. Mr. FrugaLee got a new 256GB iPhone X for a whopping $1,149 plus tax. Not very frugal, you say? To me, frugality isn’t about not spending any money. I love spending money. Who doesn’t? I like to think about it as spending on things that are high quality and add value in my … Read moreiPhone X Review: Better Than I Thought

November 2017 Goal Progress: Update #21

It’s now been 21 months since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage (on our condo) and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2020. This is the 21st update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, click here. In the interest of better disclosure, I want to … Read moreNovember 2017 Goal Progress: Update #21

Be Economically Smart About Pet Parenting

LiveFrugaLee Economically Smart Pet Parenting

This is a guest post by Mary Nielsen at Feline Living. She provides some tips on simple ways to care for your pet on a budget. Check out her nifty infographic in this post. Becoming a pet parent allows you to give your furry one love. In return, he can give you benefits, as well … Read moreBe Economically Smart About Pet Parenting

Is it Cheaper to Rent or Buy?

Is it Cheaper to Rent or Buy?

This is a guest post by Jennifer Riner. Jen Riner is a real estate marketing professional whose work has been featured on Hot Pads, Forbes, Inman News, and more. After four years of steady annual increases, rent prices decelerated in the last year. Although tenants across the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief in … Read moreIs it Cheaper to Rent or Buy?

October 2017 Goal Progress: Update #20

October 2017 Goal Progress

It’s now been 20 months since we set a goal to pay off the mortgage (on our condo) and to have a net worth of at least $1M by 2020. This is the 20th update on the progress of the goal. If you’re wondering why we set this goal, click here. In the interest of better disclosure, I … Read moreOctober 2017 Goal Progress: Update #20