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.

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 »

Thriftygal’s Biodata

By | August 11, 2016

I used to have an OKCupid profile a few years ago before I realized that Internet dating sucks the life out of my soul. Alas, I’m reading a bit about finding a partner in crime, a mate, a dude who will tell me, “hey, we’re sitting at the wrong gate; if we don’t move 20 feet… Read More »