Tuesday, September 21

Happy Birthday to My Frugal Miser (Year in Review)

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of My Frugal Miser. Happy Birthday to me! It all started here: Let's Get Started. I started the blog after losing my corporate sales job of nearly 7 years. Originally as it's name implies, My Frugal Miser was intended as a blog about extreme frugal living. I certainly would like to think I've shared my thought and ideas about how to live a good life on less. Some of my more popular frugal living posts include:

  • Warren Buffett is a Frugal Miser ... how one of the world's wealthiest individuals still lives frugal today. For example, he still lives in the house he purchased in 1958 for $31,500.
  • About the Spartan Student... this is an inspiring blog a found about a Duke University grad student who is living out of a van parked on campus in order to avoid debt.
  • Eating Like a Frugal Miser... this year I am to spend $150 per month on food. I think that's extremely generous. In this post I explain how I manage to eat in nice restaurants on a budget, and (mostly) avoid ramen noodles when I eat at home.
  • Take a Sailor Shower... one of my personal favorite tips involves reducing water and natural gas costs. It just makes sense to bathe this way since you get a nice lather from the soap when the water isn't on.
My Frugal Miser has evolved into a mystery shopping blog, with a heavy helping of frugal living thrown in for good measure. In fact, the most visited page on this site is Can Mystery Shopping Be a Full-Time Job?

Tomorrow I will look back at the progress I have made over the last year. I thought going into this that publishing my goals might help me with accountability. But did it? Stay tuned...

3 comments:

  1. Happy bloggy birthday big guy, keep up the great work!

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  2. Hey, Marilyn- thanks! I'm certainly going to try.

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  3. Happy Bloggaversary!
    May the next year bring you even closer to your frugal miserly goals... ;-)

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