Author Archives: Thriftygal

About Thriftygal

I am trying. Always trying.

House Sitting: Stay for free while wandering

By | June 1, 2017

Sensible flexibility is key when you’re retired. I’m currently spending a bunch of money on life bucket list item #6 (write a book). Cover designers and editors and such. I’m spending this money freely and happily, of course. You should spend money on your hobbies. But it’s still an unusually excessive amount for me and… Read More »

Depth is where the gold is buried

By | May 25, 2017

Since retiring, I have been living the life I always envisioned myself living. Country, state and city-hopping. Catching up with old friends and making more new friends than I can shake a stick at. Writing daily and reading even more. Sleeping whenever I’m keen (most importantly). It’s all, ya know, good. Better than good. Mostly.… Read More »

My Guatemala Bucket List

By | April 14, 2017

I’ve been neglecting my blog in favor of real life lately. Sorry. I did manage to hang out in Guatemala for ten days and wrote up my Guatemala Bucket List if you care. My Guatemala Bucket List 1. Strengthen one friendship.  This is how you make friends: ask people to do things with you and say… Read More »

Book Reviews March 2017

By | March 29, 2017

Hello my delicate little sunflowers! I read some more books and then I wrote down what I thought of said books. Book reviews, go! Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloane It started out strong with the possibility of mystical elements, but veered back into mundane life about halfway through. I enjoyed the style,… Read More »

The Importance of Financial Literacy

By | March 2, 2017

I’ve been bumming myself out lately reading about poverty. Combine that with the occasional tidbits that slip into my attention regarding the priorities of the current political regime and I am seriously on edge. I mean, I’m not worried about me personally. I’m confident, barring something catastrophic, that I will be fine. Financial literacy is a powerful… Read More »