4 Really Stupid Attempts at Frugality

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I often make fun of myself about the lengths I will go to be frugal. I tell myself, “I wasn’t always like this!” But then I’ll remember an incident from long ago and the inner dialogue pipes in, “Hello-o-o, yes you were!” I must admit I’ve had some really asinine ideas to save money. Here … [Read more…]

The Housing Downsize Challenge

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To paraphrase the immortal Chico Escuela, “Housing has been berry, berry good to me.” In 2006, at the height of the real estate boom, Mrs. Groovy and I sold our one-bedroom, one-bath condo on Long Island for $340K. Since I bought that condo eight years earlier for $70K, and since Mrs. Groovy and I didn’t … [Read more…]

The Groovy Investing Process (Don’t Chase Results!)

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I’m a big fan of Barry Ritholtz. For those of you who are unfamiliar with him, he’s the Chief Investment Officer of an asset management firm he founded and a frequent contributor to Bloomberg View and the Washington Post. He also has a blog called, The Big Picture.  In his most recent WaPo contribution, he discusses the difference … [Read more…]

Go Curry Cracker is Making Me Crackers!

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Last week wasn’t good. First, two of my favorite bloggers, Steve and Courtney of Think $ave Retire were featured in Forbes. Early retirement for them will mean selling their two homes, buying an RV, and traveling the country. Forbes found this very intriguing, and so do I. “Damn it,” I said to myself. “I want to do that.” … [Read more…]