More important than our practical applications of frugality (say through our $0.39 rice-and-beans lunches) is our shared financial outlook, which guides how we’ve decided to structure our lives. Mr. Frugalwoods and I feel incredibly fortunate that we found each other and evolved together into the frugal weirdos we are today.

Our united approach to money enables us to pursue our goal of quitting our jobs, reaching our version of financial independence, and moving to a homestead in the woods of Vermont in 2017 at age 33. To facilitate this, we’ve attained an aggressive 71% savings rate (not including maxing out both of our 401Ks). I can say with confidence that neither of us would’ve had the discipline or vision to achieve this by ourselves.

via A Married Person’s Guide To Love And Frugality – Frugaling.

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Because... I'm cheap · April 30, 2015 at 4:36 pm

I envy you a bit. I am oh so very frugal. I would love to retire to a homestead near a lake someday before I’m at retirement age… But my husband isn’t there yet. I hope for a day to both be frugal and happy. Or at least be open about money in our marriage. It is one of the most difficult things to work out as a married couple. But we’ll get there. Whether both frugal or not. Thank you for sharing. I’m a new follower, and love love love what I see. I’ll be back for sure 🙂

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