Author Archives: Thriftygal

About Thriftygal

I am trying. Always trying.

Book Reviews – February 2018

By | February 19, 2018

I haven’t touched my laptop in weeks because I’ve been wandering around India and my internet access has ranged from nonexistent to terrible to (now) good. This is my first day of “good” and my hands are itching to write, so let me tell you about the few books I’ve read recently. Fast Food Nation by Eric… Read More »

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

By | January 29, 2018

I know I literally just told you in my last article that I’m trying to minimize grains in my diet, but this is a much-loved staple in my mom’s house and a favorite meal from my childhood. Don’t look at me like that. I can’t quit this project now. I’m almost done! Today’s dish is… Read More »

It’s Diet, Stupid

By | January 1, 2018

The title is a reminder to myself. I’m not calling you stupid. I’m working on Life Bucket List item #18 — find the good kind of six-pack. All my previous articles on fitness have been about trying to make daily exercising into a habit. That’s all well and good and awesome and all, but diet matters… Read More »

Book Reviews – December 2017

By | December 25, 2017

Oh hey, look, more book reviews. Cataloochee, A Novel by Wayne Caldwell Ambitious novel telling the story of a few generations living in the area in Tennessee that is now the Great Smokey Mountains. The prose was true to the “country” way of talking, but not pretty. There were a lot of characters, but the most… Read More »

Shera recipe

By | December 18, 2017

My second year of law school, I told my mom I wanted to learn everything she knew how to make. I would measure the ingredients and take pictures and write out careful directions. With that same approach, I also planned to learn everything my aunts knew how to make. My brilliant idea was to create… Read More »

You Manage What You Measure — Fitness Edition

By | December 11, 2017

I’m working on Operation Get Strong, You Weakling! and reading some of my past articles for advice. No, I don’t think that’s embarrassing. When I was walking myself through learning to cook like my mom and thinking about what worked for my early retirement dream, I decided I needed to: Formulate a good story for why… Read More »

Want something free?

By | December 7, 2017

Have you read The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins yet? This book outlines the investment strategy I use. I read it in one night and told you about it here. Do you like listening to audio books? I’ve tried, but I stop paying attention after a couple of minutes. I’m a visual learner.… Read More »

Get stronger, not thinner

By | December 5, 2017

In my book, I have little “Action Plans” you can do if you want concrete steps on how to retire. The first Action Plan is to picture what you want your life post-retirement to look like. You have to understand why you want this because it has to matter to you on a deeper level.… Read More »