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February Frugality Fatigue

February 24th, 2018 at 01:03 pm

Although I think we could benefit from continued sort-of uber frugality, I'm a little weary of it. But March is coming, I have a weekend in Minneapolis planned with my BFF, and in midMarch my spring break will lighten the load a bit. I'd like to go to NYC with DD and perhaps DH, but her break never overlaps with mine, so we may try for a short summer trip using air miles. I also have five days in June planned with my Mpls friends in Northern California, renting an airbnb. I used Delta miles I forgot I had, so I came in under $100 for the flight.

Can you tell I'm a little cabin feverish? I seem to go to school, come home and grade and prep and cook, then go to school again, repeat, repat, repeat. Weekends seem to be devoted to running our DD everywhere and catching up on cooking,grading, and housework. But then there's this: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/02/pensions-safety-net-california/553970/


And I can't say I want to be at the food pantry or handing out supermarket samples in my mid-70s. Back to work.

5 Responses to “February Frugality Fatigue”

  1. Wink Says:

    I've been feeling the same way about frugality fatigue. I might loosen the purse strings just a bit in March and make a few home purchases I've been wanting. And I think I have a bit of spring fever!

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Your travel plans all sound great. It's a good of year to start thinking about travel, I think. "Frugality fatigue"...what a great phrase that really says it!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    I know what you mean. It's SG's birthday next month so I'll be spending money on that. And mothers day. If only I had sinking funds already.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Besides the self imposed frugality, could it also be the February blahs?

    Sounds like March has some fun stuff coming and something to look forward to. Hang on!

    I'm with you -- I didn't want to be scrambling in my retirement. Remember Scarlett in "Gone with the Wind" when she raises her fist and vows she never wants to be hungry again? I feel that way about being poor. I grew up poor. I saw my mom and dad barely making it in retirement and in the last few years of her life, DH and I helped out by buying things and paying her property taxes. I don't want to wind up that way and hopefully I've made appropriate plans and saved enough.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It's good you have the trip to look forward to.

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