March 2017 Goal Progress: Update #13

march 2017 update

It’s been 13 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 13th 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 more

3 Reasons to Refinance Your Student Loans

3 Reasons to Refinance Your Student Loans

I recently refinanced one of my student loans. I think it was a smart move because I’m no longer paying close to 7% interest on that loan. However, the decision really wasn’t that simple. There are several things to consider before refinancing a loan. Before I start listing reasons to refinance your student loans, let me … Read more

10 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

10 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

What would you do with your money if you no longer had any debt payments? How would it feel to not have credit card payments, student loan payments, car payments, or mortgage payments? Being completely debt-free is something most people won’t experience until much later in life. However, there are a growing number of people who … Read more

Dr. FrugaLee’s Financial Independence Goals

Dr. FrugaLee's Financial Independence Goals

I had never really heard of ‘financial independence’ as a concept until Mr. FrugaLee started talking about it here. This whole idea is new to me. I’m still exploring what it is because everyone has their own definition. To me, financial independence means planning ahead, setting goals, and working hard so that you can live … Read more

My Wife Quit Her Job!

My Wife Quit Her Job!

My wife quit her job today, so we celebrated with sushi. Related: How to Quit Your Day Job and Pursue Your Passion! Well, it was actually an early birthday lunch for her, but I love getting two for one. We drove into D.C. and went to Sushi Taro. The food was excellent, but I couldn’t eat … Read more

7 Things I Learned From My First Year Of Blogging

7 Things I Learned From My First Year Of Blogging

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read this disclosure for more info. Exactly one year ago today, on February 15, 2016, just a few days after my son’s first birthday, I started this blog. It was interesting to go back and read through that very first post, entitled The Starting Point, where I discussed my motivations … Read more

How to Quit Your Day Job and Pursue Your Passion!

How To Quit Your Day Job and Pursue Your Passion

Hi! I’m LiveFrugaLee’s evil twin, Manny. Yes, we’re Danny and Manny. Yes, our names rhyme, and our sister’s name is not Fanny. You may have noticed my facetious comments on his earlier posts as I thought it was rather humorous that my twin brother would start a blog. Now, I’m trying to be supportive as … Read more