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Freedom from Want

In 1943, Norman Rockwell created a series of oil paintings called Four Freedoms, inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address outlining four universal human rights that all countries must protect. Freedom from Want depicts a family sitting down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In that moment, the family wants for nothing. They look happy and healthy, […]
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I have been using Mint.com for years to set budgets, keep tabs on my spending, and track savings goals. So, I was delighted when I was approached to do an interview to feature on their website. Head on over to the Mint website to read about the surprises I experienced after “going frugal”, how frugality works with […]
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I’ve been on a selling spree recently. Over the past few months we’ve been clobbered with one big expense after another. It feels like being adrift on a small boat in a stormy sea trying to ride out the big waves. Bringing in extra income here and there has helped us bail out instead of using […]
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There is a lot to love about old houses. Often they were built from top-quality materials that would cost a fortune today. They might come with attractive details such as beautiful wood molding, hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. And compared to newer construction, buying a fixer-upper old house can give you a lot of […]
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