Weekly Roundup #23

Another Saturday here on the farm and there’s no shortage of work to do, but honestly, we enjoy it (most of the time, that is πŸ˜‰ ). I’ve talked about this before, but as Rick and I pursue debt freedom, it seems like we go through periods of extreme frugality, and then periods of not-so-extreme frugality. I’m not talking “crazy spending” not-so-extreme periods of frugality – more like “we’re trying, but not super hard” periods of frugality. Somehow, working to balance the two equals more “extreme frugality” periods for us. We’ve been going extreme for the last 4 weeks, and it still hasn’t worn off. And I’m excited about that. I hope it stays that way until our debt is gone, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay. As long as we get there that’s what matters.

I hope these posts will encourage and inspire you to create your own, personalized journey toward debt freedom.

Ali over at Anything you want wrote a great post On Balance. In it, Ali shares her struggles with all things food and money, and how she finds balance as she tries to learn and grow in managing both.

Penny at She Picks Up Pennies wrote on one of my super-fave topics this week: gardening. In Simple Switches: Regrow Romaine Lettuce and Other Vegetables, Penny shares how she saves money by regrowing certain veggies right in her home. Health and money savings all in one spot!

Mr. Utopia over at Personal Finance Utopia wrote about What it Feels Like to Be Debt Free. I LOVE these types of articles and think everyone working (or thinking about working) toward being debt free should read them for some firsthand revelation about what it really means and feels like to be totally free of consumer debt.

Christina over at Embracing Simple wrote a fun and frugal post about Simple Ways to Enjoy Fall. Here Christina shares 12 fun things you can do during the fall season that won’t break the bank – or your budget.

Steve over at We Retired Early wrote a post entitle 5 Budgeting Tips for September. This post gives super helpful budgeting tips that will help you accomplish your financial goals.

Enjoy the reads, Fruclastic friends, and have a great weekend!


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