I purchased this item in August 2014 for $31.54. It’s solidly built, and have never had any issues with it. The grind is easily changed from super-fine to quite coarse. I can adjust this based on the quality and strength of the coffee I’m grinding. Continue reading

The enemy of good

I mentioned before that I have a tendency to let perfect be the enemy of good. This site is part of overcoming that.

Let’s take a moment to break down the different action items that I’ve previously let give me an excuse to not continue the show. Continue reading The enemy of good

The Initial Concept

Why did I initially decide to do a show, and why about frugality?

Years ago, I stumbled across Mr. Money Mustache (hereafter MMM), who had a really fun way of looking at finances. His writing was entertaining, and he actually made saving fun. He also came up with Mustachianism, which has since become quite an interesting and fun movement. At its most basic, Mustachianism is all about separating the idea of stuff from the idea of happiness, and mindful consumption. It took a bit of a paradigm shift, but I wound up really liking that state of mind. It’s something that is challenging, useful, and fun. So even though MMM doesn’t need my help to get the word out, it is something that I am passionate about. I’ve been very involved in the community that has been created around this, and met amazing people. We take all kinds, and everyone is so different, and take different paths, there is something applicable to everyone. Why not provide something for the masses? Continue reading The Initial Concept

Thus it begins…again

Welcome to the redesign and relaunch of the Frugal FIRE Show (and website). This is going to be the main landing point of the episodes as they are released. 2017 will be the year of consistent episodes, finally. A few years back, I did a few episodes with my super awesome cohost, Sacha Chua. Sacha provided an invaluable service, by providing live sketchnotes during the episodes, being another person so an actual discussion could happen, and using her blog to host those initial episodes. Definitely stop by and take a look at them.

Sacha took a step back to focus on other things, and coupled with a lack of time and motivation on my part, I let it fall by the wayside. If I was one to beat myself up for past choices, I’d be upset I stopped, because I have consistently been told it provided value. However, instead of feeling upset, I’m going to bring it back, and bring it back better. Now, I have a tendency to have eyes bigger than my mouth, and I let perfect be the enemy of good. So instead of waiting until I have all the kinks worked out, and a perfect show, I’m going to treat this as a journey of creation. And you are all welcome to follow along as I stumble my way through this. I’m not going to bother posting links to the legacy episodes, since the initial episodes link above has more information there.

So, again, I’d like to welcome you all to the site. This is going to be a fun journey. I will be discussing all aspects of the show, this blog, and everything else. There are plenty of things besides the production itself that are going to be involved in this.