#UberFrugal Month Day 2: Where are you going?

Today, I’m not going anywhere besides the couch. Actually, I spent most of the day napping in bed, so a pretty great Sunday in my opinion! A friend and I ran in the morning, then did some exercises she’d been assigned in physical therapy which knocked me out!

But where am I going going?

A long time dream of mine is to retire early. How early and what “retirement” means keep changing, but ultimately that’s still the goal: financial freedom. The ability to do what I want, when I want, without the burden of a traditional job. I’d like to spend time with my family, to be outside, to write, to read more than I already do. My picture of financial freedom includes a house with a yard, travel, and enough money not to have to think too much about money.

Today’s mantra: When you’re working towards a goal, frugality isn’t about what you’re giving up, it’s about what you’re going to gain.

Today’s action: Write your long-term goal on a piece of paper and put it in your wallet. Mine is below:wallet

On the frugal agenda tonight: folding laundry and making lunches for the week. In my quest to use up all the food we have before we leave (and because it’s heckin frugal) I’m making rice and beans. I didn’t get the beans started in the crock pot, so I am pressure cooking them, and Hillary does not approve.


I find your methods of frugality disturbing. 


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