Category: Frugal

Headed to the Lola Retreat in NYC!

On Friday, I’m headed up to NYC to attend the weekend Lola Retreat!

I believe I came across this financial retreat on Frugalwoods last year, and somewhere along the blogosphere, I put in for a scholarship to attend the retreat next weekend in NYC. It worked out, for once, that something was in my neck of the woods; a short train ride away. Continue reading…

Toilets and the Ever Important $1,000 Emergency Fund

This past week was a prime example of why everyone should have at the very least a $1,000 Emergency Fund. Our sewer line clogged up on Monday, and after two days of trying to clear it ourselves, we had to call in a professional. Roto-Rooter to the rescue!

Unfortunately, it turned out we paid $310 for a plunger job! Chris had tried to use a cleanout tool for our “cleanout” pipe to the sewer from Home Depot to no avail and called in a pro.

Then, the pro couldn’t even get his big cleanout tool down the cleanout pipe in the front either. He thought maybe our pipes were offset. That potentially meant a dig out and new pipes in the future. We thought, man, we must have a HUGE problem on our hands. Continue reading…