Category Archives: On money

Thriftygal’s thoughts on….money.

I wish I could think of a synonym for money that started with “th.”

The basics.

Did you already freeze your credit?

By | September 18, 2017

For years, I would check my credit report every four months. I can peek at them for free once a year from each of the three credit agencies, so staggering this way gives me the maximum amount of free without obsessing and still keeping a close eye. I like this strategy too because, if I do… Read More »

Updating My Chart – May-August 2017

By | September 4, 2017

This reminder popped up for me recently: Check your net worth, my darling! Oh. Right. It’s September. Another four months of living and not working and it’s time to write another post updating my progress on this early retirement experiment. This is normally my best shot at evangelizing. Look, it’s working! Truth be told, I… 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 »

How to thoughtfully spend on your hobbies

By | October 24, 2016

To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. Winston Churchill seems like such an interesting dude. So insightful. One of the many reasons I love my resolutions chart is that it shows me what I’m actually doing and what I just… Read More »

FAQ about my precious VTSAX

By | October 14, 2016

More of your questions answered! By me! Mostly about VTSAX. VTSAX is, of course, my one true love and where I invest the majority of my money. It’s the total stock market index fund from Vanguard. Read the post I’ve linked above if you’re still confused. Should I wait to buy VTSAX until it’s on sale?… Read More »

Being poor is expensive

By | September 8, 2016

I used to believe that anyone could do what I did – retire early and live the life your soul aches to live. I stand by my assertion for the majority of you reading because I assume that you’re not living in poverty. My sister and I used to play this game: if we suddenly found ourselves… Read More »