September 2009

Baby boomers had parents or  grandparents that lived through the great depression which for many, if not most, had a lifelong effect on their behavior.  In general we scoffed at their frugality and made fun of penny-pinching.  Why save the little amount of leftovers after meals?  There’s plenty of food to have a new meal tomorrow.  […]

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Welcome Frugalista Convention (otherwise known as FrugalCon) participants to frugal week at Buck$ome Boomer’s Journey to Retirement.  For those visiting for the first time, I go by Bucksome Boomer and am a baby boomer documenting my personal finance path as I work towards a comfortable retirement. I’m not an trained professional or financial expert so take […]

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When I first read that the recession had hit men harder than women I didn’t think much about it. It made sense because the job fields least affected by the recession (education,  government and health care) are dominated by women.  Although probably not long-lasting, women are expected to be the majority employed gender in the next month […]

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I believe vacations are essential to physical wellness and good mental health. The time away from work is essential to recharging so I can go back with new energy and creativity. However, when trying to keep my gazelle intensity vacation is not a big segment of my budget. Next week I am taking a brief girls trip […]

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