Tag: budgeting

Building our Balanced Family Life

Well so much for moving gradually into a new lifestyle.  Originally we thought of slowly tearing down our old lifestyle and slowly piece together our new lifestyle.  After a while of trying this philosophy we changed to another approach……………..KABOOM!!! In the span of one month we had sold our home in the city, bought a new home in a smaller… Read more →

Backyard Picnic

It was a hot day, the kids were getting hungry and restless and we did not feel like cooking. We had promised each other a sushi dinner sometime but going out would not be a smart move the way this day was going.  Instead we decided to whip up some healthy snack plates for the kids (all stuff we had… Read more →

Proud of Being Frugal

Hello……….my name is Martin……..and I’m………………..umm……….frugal.  There it is.  It’s all out in the open.  I AM FRUGAL.  I am not ashamed anymore………….I’m free!!!!! Actually I was never ashamed of being frugal, in fact I have always been proud of my thriftiness.  However my accomplishments in frugality were never received with the appreciation I expected.  Being called cheap is not usually a… Read more →