Have I mentioned how much I enjoy the blog Gluten Free Frugal?
Tenille, along with SuperDad and kids, are living gluten free on one income, while paying down debt and saving for the future. Pretty much a typical American family, except for one thing: they are not willing to take on extra debt to have the traditional American lifestyle. You know, the new car every 1.78 years, iPods, Wiis, eating out 4 times a week, trendy clothing, a McMansion. You’ve all seen it. Maybe you live it. But she doesn’t.
Neither do we. David and I share many of her values. We have a small house, drive old cars, and don’t own an i-Anything. No one would every make the mistake of calling my wardrobe trendy. I grocery shop at Wal-Mart, then Publix, then only go to Whole Paycheck for an occasional gluten free treat I can’t get elsewhere. And now that I’m making half as much money, I have cut out most of my Whole Paycheck shopping. If I can’t pay for it, I don’t buy it. I re-read The Tightwad Gazette for fun and inspiration. I would definitely describe myself as frugal. My friends (the i-Owners) might describe me more as cheap, but I still love them, misguided though they are.
Tenille is somewhat of a kindred spirit to me. We might have different circumstances, but our goals are similar – financial freedom while maintaining a healthy and sane lifestyle.
Take the time to check out Gluten Free Frugal. You don’t have to be gluten free to be sane about your finances!