A Long Trip Report

We got back from a 25-day vacation three weeks ago.  We’ve already lived in three places since, so sorry for the delay.  It was great, but it can get tiring living out of a suitcase.  It was quite the luxurious...

Generosity

The new tax plan keeps charitable donations as tax deductible.  As the end of the year went by many causes were asking for funds because donations are tax deductible.  As a frugal wizard, where does generosity and giving fit into...

Let’s Talk Retirement

It seems like almost every week there is an article saying how American’s don’t have enough for retirement.  Here is a nice graph from the Economic Policy Institute.  It looks like people at the top may be alright with $163,000,...

Budget Airlines

Europe is full of budget airlines and yet I’ve managed to avoid them, until this week.  I bought a roundtrip on TAP, but I decided it would be easier to fly back earlier, so I bought a ticket on EasyJet. ...

Why I Don’t Budget

Right now I’m studying at MIT which is a really great experience.  When we arrived my program provided us with $750 in TechCash.  This currency can be used for food at MIT, at the student store, and a few other...