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Psychology

Urban vs. Rural: Country Living With the Frugalwoods or the City

We’ve lived in the city for years but we’re getting envious of rural life. What are the pros and cons of urban living vs country life with the Frugalwoods?

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Finance

Credits & Dividends Yield 78% Savings Rate for June 2020

Our second monthly balance sheet update: with dividends added our savings rate ballooned. See the details for a little financial voyeurism!

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Finance

How to Sell Your Stuff: A Guide to Local Apps, Websites, and Tools

We’ve taken on a mentality of “renting” our stuff: it’s always for sale, for the right price. Here’s the apps, websites, and tools to quickly sell locally.

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Psychology

How and When Do You Decide to Retire Early?

Follow our lead as we show how we decided to retire early and when. An infographic shows that building wealth and picking a date shouldn’t mean you’re not open to change. After all, the goal of FIRE is happiness and satisfaction!

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Finance

Buying Individual Stocks or Index Funds: My Most Expensive Mistake

What did a mid-twenties me learn from buying individual stocks at the apex of the market before the Great Recession? Are index funds better than stocks?

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Meta

First Month Writing on TicTocLife Blog Report

With one month under our belts writing about FIRE, what’ve we thought about the experience so far? We’ve also shared TicTocLife’s blog stats!

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Psychology

Spend More for High-Quality Stuff Now to Make Money Later

Learn to adopt the notion “everything is for sale”. When considering a purchase, analyze expected future value. Buy quality instead of limit yourself by a budget.

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Finance

Our First Pre-Retirement Month, 65% Savings Rate, May 2020

See how our first month of transitioning into retirement went as we reveal our entire budget: income, spending, etc. Despite reduced income, we saved 65%!

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Psychology

How to Grow Your Position of Financial Strength in a Recession

No matter if you’re on the first stage of financial independence—dependency—or you’ve reached the pinnacle—abundance—there’s still an opportunity to grow. Find optimism in a pandemic by testing your financial metal.

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Finance

How to Save Money On Groceries: Our Expert Guide, Beyond the Basics

You already know basic grocery savings tips—this isn’t beans & rice. Crank it up to pro-level and join us in cutting another 30-40% off your grocery bill. We went from $575.80 to $339.85 per month!