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10 Frugal Hobbies That are A Lot of Fun

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Everyone needs a hobby, right? We can’t be serious all the time. Life wouldn’t be worth living if you don’t have fun. I have some hobbies too, but I tend to gravitate toward frugal hobbies for some reason. I guess it’s because we weren’t well-off while I was growing up. We didn’t spend much money [...]

The New Nature Based Playground is a lot of Fun

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Last month, we read about the new “nature based” playground at Westmoreland Park in Portland. The idea is to replace metal and plastic play structurs with logs, rocks, sands, and other natural material. That sounds good to me. The park is only about 10 minutes drive from our home so it's conveniently located. RB40 Junior [...]

What’s your dream home like?

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Last week, I read a blog post about someone’s dream home and I thought it’d be fun to share my dream home here. I’m also really worn out from wrestling with our taxes this weekend so I need an easy topic to write about. Current home Our current home is a 2 bed/2 bath condo [...]

How to Appear Richer Than You Are

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Everyone wants to be rich, right? Even if you can’t be rich, at least you can try to look like you’re rich. Well, I don’t consider us wealthy, but I think we are much more financially successful than the average American family. Our retirement account is in much better shape than the median household. We [...]