Ch 25: Helping Locally and Globally · home · Step 10: Saving by Spending · Step 4: Cutting Costs

Third Space: A Creative Solution to Housing Costs

Where I live, housing (rent or ownership) costs are among the highest in the world. Some of us feel compelled to live here anyway. In my case, it’s so that my son has access to various supports and services. When he ages out of those, we’ll likely move to a cheapo part of the world.… Continue reading Third Space: A Creative Solution to Housing Costs

children · home · relationships · Step 4: Cutting Costs

…and then right before Santa comes…

…we frugal, inventive parents have a moment of anxiety. “I got her too little stuff!” “This pile is way too tiny!” “What was I thinking, getting him so many books, free from the library’s used pile at that?” lol. Yep, this is par for the course. For many of us, swimming against the current of… Continue reading …and then right before Santa comes…

disability planning · home · Step 4: Cutting Costs

Patience: The Million Dollar Trait

It’s true for those hypercapable, disability-free folks too, but what makes me the most money, by far, is patience. A deep, quiet commitment to allowing the optimal process to complete. Four months for the bank to open that independent investing account. Six months for the college to process the grant application. A nine-hour drive, and… Continue reading Patience: The Million Dollar Trait

children · free stuff · home

My Maid Comes 3 Fridays From Now

I’m preparing for a trip. It’s not expensive—I’ll drive my son and myself in our small, fuel-efficient car to my mum’s house, where we’ll stay for free, eat in, walk a lot, play board games, and give each other second-hand gifts. My kid and I will purposely hang with strangers, because conversations with new people are… Continue reading My Maid Comes 3 Fridays From Now

home · Step 4: Cutting Costs

4 Tweaks To Make A Cheap Apartment Work

My place is super cheap… partly because I do some work around the property, and partly because it’s smallish, as well as short on some of today’s amenities. For example, it came with no lines for internet or phone, no tub, no dishwasher, no washing machine, and no dryer. It is, however, comfortable, silent, pretty,… Continue reading 4 Tweaks To Make A Cheap Apartment Work