For the past several years, or at least since I have been working in my current position, I have been somewhat obsessed with living below my means. My thinking has been if I spend less than I make someday I will lose the chains of full time work resulting in more free time to, as Oprah puts it, “Live my Best Life”.
The past year I have become somewhat discouraged with this process. Even though I have been making sacrifices and cutting back financially, it seems as if nothing has changed and that I actually have less free time than when I started. I realize some of this has been self-inflicted such as volunteering for more responsibility in my local professional organization. Currently I have been having fantasies of chucking all my frugal ways and heading out to the newly revamped Bayshore Mall to buy really expensive, unnecessary stuff. I know, however, that this is not the way to go and will continue the course hoping someday to have that much coveted additional free time.
I am going to use this second blog to explore my thoughts, feelings and discoveries from a financial point of view as I continue down this path towards a simpler life. I had difficulty coming up with a name for this blog that was catchy and wasn't already taken. So for now it is “A Little Bit of Finance.” Check it out.