Brainless budgeting. And the bliss in a simple life.

I have been online searching budgeting blogs in the wee hours with the roosters and early morning train whistle. Actually, I was trying to find this blog I just loved from a single mother who lives quite simply. Instead, I found all the fancy budgeting websites. These said sites are supposed to be about frugal living but I’d have to agrue that. I’m going to sound critical or snarky here, but most of these sights, although very smart and creative, aren’t what I need right now. They are shiny, trendy and have “shops” where you can buy budget calendars and … Continue reading Brainless budgeting. And the bliss in a simple life.

Making do with what you have and learning to live on a tiny budget.

This is a season of frugality. I smell it on the crisp fall wind. We have had to tighten our belts due to zero savings and a smaller paycheck. It is much harder to rebuild a saving from scratch than to build one that is already plump. I’ve had to rethink money and reorganize the budget. But I’ve not wanted to get into poverty consciousness (this is a real thing) so I focus on beauty and simple luxuries. This entails decluttering junk, torn and stained items, broken things, and what does not make one feel good when looking at it … Continue reading Making do with what you have and learning to live on a tiny budget.