Keep Thrifty Audio

by Chris @ Keep Thrifty

Keep Thrifty Audio
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 15
  • Last: 16 Jan 2018
Create the freedom you've been missing by living a thrifty life

Episodes (15)

  • How we improved our food budget by $3,300 a year
    How we improved our food budget by $3,300 a year
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 07:23
    One of our spending categories that we’ve had the toughest time mastering is our food budget. Neither of us loves to cook and convenience often wins the day when dinnertime rolls around. But when I looked back at our food spending for last ... Read more →
    One of our spending categories that we’ve had the toughest time mastering is our food budget. Neither of us loves to cook and convenience often wins the day when dinnertime rolls around. But when I looked back at our food spending for last ... Read more →

  • Before You Retire: Powerful Lessons from Mini-retirement
    Before You Retire: Powerful Lessons from Mini-retirement
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 06:18
    I can’t believe that we’re already six months into our one-year mini-retirement! It feels like just yesterday that I was packing up my belongings at work and at home as we flipped our life upside down to try something crazy. Listen to the a... Read more →
    I can’t believe that we’re already six months into our one-year mini-retirement! It feels like just yesterday that I was packing up my belongings at work and at home as we flipped our life upside down to try something crazy. Listen to the a... Read more →

  • Stop Depriving Yourself and Get What You Really Want
    Stop Depriving Yourself and Get What You Really Want
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 05:15
    From the outside-in, frugality and minimalism often look like acts of self-deprivation. After all, eating out is easier and tastes better than a home-cooked meal and getting a new gadget or outfit puts a smile on your face. Why would we dep... Read more →
    From the outside-in, frugality and minimalism often look like acts of self-deprivation. After all, eating out is easier and tastes better than a home-cooked meal and getting a new gadget or outfit puts a smile on your face. Why would we dep... Read more →

  • What a Pizza Cutter Taught Me About Frugality and Minimalism
    What a Pizza Cutter Taught Me About Frugality and Minimalism
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 06:20
    Earlier this year, we experienced a culinary tragedy - our pizza cutter broke. Our initial reaction was to go out and buy a replacement, but we were in the middle of our Nothing New Year challenge so we held off. A few days passed, then a w... Read more →
    Earlier this year, we experienced a culinary tragedy - our pizza cutter broke. Our initial reaction was to go out and buy a replacement, but we were in the middle of our Nothing New Year challenge so we held off. A few days passed, then a w... Read more →

  • Should You Trust the Machines With Your Money?
    Should You Trust the Machines With Your Money?
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 06:38
    The personal finance world has been abuzz with talk of automation. It started with automated bill-pay and has grown into automated savings, robo-advisers, and algorithm-based investing. We dream of letting the machines take care of our fina... Read more →
    The personal finance world has been abuzz with talk of automation. It started with automated bill-pay and has grown into automated savings, robo-advisers, and algorithm-based investing. We dream of letting the machines take care of our fina... Read more →

  • A Marriage Lesson from a Mini-Retirement
    A Marriage Lesson from a Mini-Retirement
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 09:32
    Ok, so my husband, Chris, has officially been on his One Year Mini-Retirement since July first. And as of September second, he started working here on Keep Thrifty full time. We are still early in this whole mini-retirement thing, but it fe... Read more →
    Ok, so my husband, Chris, has officially been on his One Year Mini-Retirement since July first. And as of September second, he started working here on Keep Thrifty full time. We are still early in this whole mini-retirement thing, but it fe... Read more →

  • Patience is the Ultimate Passive Income
    Patience is the Ultimate Passive Income
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 05:33
    Patience is a virtue, but it’s more than that. It’s an incredible source of passive income. OK, maybe not income in the traditional sense, but at the end of the day, patience leaves you with extra money in your bank account for doing absolu... Read more →
    Patience is a virtue, but it’s more than that. It’s an incredible source of passive income. OK, maybe not income in the traditional sense, but at the end of the day, patience leaves you with extra money in your bank account for doing absolu... Read more →

  • Our Mini-Retirement Budget
    Our Mini-Retirement Budget
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 04:07
    Before our mini-retirement, we were focused on building our finances. We were prepaying our mortgage, saving for vacations, contributing to a 401K, and building our emergency savings fund. Then we decided to temporarily step away from getti... Read more →
    Before our mini-retirement, we were focused on building our finances. We were prepaying our mortgage, saving for vacations, contributing to a 401K, and building our emergency savings fund. Then we decided to temporarily step away from getti... Read more →

  • Beware the Frivolous Purchase Threshold
    Beware the Frivolous Purchase Threshold
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: 04:39
    Do you ever get to the end of the month and wonder where all your money went? There’s a negative force at work against your journey to financial freedom called the Frivolous Purchase Threshold. It’ll steal your money and leave you with wort... Read more →
    Do you ever get to the end of the month and wonder where all your money went? There’s a negative force at work against your journey to financial freedom called the Frivolous Purchase Threshold. It’ll steal your money and leave you with wort... Read more →

  • The Most Powerful Factor for Creating a Mini-Retirement
    The Most Powerful Factor for Creating a Mini-Retirement
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 08:09
    There’s one phrase we’ve heard over and over again since revealing our mini-retirement: “I mean, if you can make that work, it sounds amazing.” It pains me to hear because the person assumes that achieving a mini-retirement isn’t possible f... Read more →
    There’s one phrase we’ve heard over and over again since revealing our mini-retirement: “I mean, if you can make that work, it sounds amazing.” It pains me to hear because the person assumes that achieving a mini-retirement isn’t possible f... Read more →

  • Shred Your Debt with a Snowball or an Avalanche
    Shred Your Debt with a Snowball or an Avalanche
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    Published: 17 Oct 2017 Duration: 09:22
    If you’ve got a mountain of debt, there are two awesome ways to shred it - the Debt Snowball and the Debt Avalanche. Read on to learn how to choose which is right for you and what to do if you can only pay your minimums. If you’re already w... Read more →
    If you’ve got a mountain of debt, there are two awesome ways to shred it - the Debt Snowball and the Debt Avalanche. Read on to learn how to choose which is right for you and what to do if you can only pay your minimums. If you’re already w... Read more →

  • I Used To Suck At Money Management
    I Used To Suck At Money Management
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    Published: 10 Oct 2017 Duration: 03:01
    Today’s article is a special one folks - you’re getting an awesome article from the one and only Mrs. Keep Thrifty - better known as my wife, Jaime. Going forward, you can expect to see her writing here about once a month as a great way to ... Read more →
    Today’s article is a special one folks - you’re getting an awesome article from the one and only Mrs. Keep Thrifty - better known as my wife, Jaime. Going forward, you can expect to see her writing here about once a month as a great way to ... Read more →

  • Trading Financial Freedom for Mini-Retirement
    Trading Financial Freedom for Mini-Retirement
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    Published: 26 Sep 2017 Duration: 05:36
    Who doesn’t want financial freedom? Getting to the point that your passive income can cover your expenses buys you opportunities and time in a way that most people can’t imagine. Despite the allure, I took an active step away from financial... Read more →
    Who doesn’t want financial freedom? Getting to the point that your passive income can cover your expenses buys you opportunities and time in a way that most people can’t imagine. Despite the allure, I took an active step away from financial... Read more →

  • Bring Back Your Childhood Dreams
    Bring Back Your Childhood Dreams
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    Published: 19 Sep 2017 Duration: 05:52
    Some people have great clarity of what’s on their bucket list - the things they want to accomplish with their life. But others struggle, not even knowing where to start. If you’re struggling with finding big dreams worth chasing, consider s... Read more →
    Some people have great clarity of what’s on their bucket list - the things they want to accomplish with their life. But others struggle, not even knowing where to start. If you’re struggling with finding big dreams worth chasing, consider s... Read more →

  • If You're Not a Paying Customer, You're Probably the Product
    If You're Not a Paying Customer, You're Probably the Product
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    Published: 12 Sep 2017 Duration: 05:28
    UPDATE (Decemeber 11, 2017): After trying out Patreon for 3 months, we weren’t able to get the traction we had been hoping for. We’re still going to keep this site free of ads and sponsored posts, but we will be bringing in a small number o... Read more →
    UPDATE (Decemeber 11, 2017): After trying out Patreon for 3 months, we weren’t able to get the traction we had been hoping for. We’re still going to keep this site free of ads and sponsored posts, but we will be bringing in a small number o... Read more →

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