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Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?

Guilt: a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined. 

Aimee and I are known around town a bit for our frugal lifestyle, so we got to talking about how people react around us when we are behaving somewhat frugally. Sometimes, there’s a shroud of guilt that comes over people when they sense our presence!  Continue reading “Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?”

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Decisions, Decisions…Should You Buy an Electric Car?

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The Porsche 918 Spyder Some brave soul parked their luxury hybrid at the Fairfield electric car show–it wasn’t supposed to be on display but it sure got most of the looks. Photo: TFF

Solar panels are the big thing here in Fairfield County right now. So are electric vehicles (EV). Like many people, we are also contemplating an EV for my next car for some very simple reasons: no gas and little maintenance. Continue reading “Decisions, Decisions…Should You Buy an Electric Car?”

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Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio

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Adjusting the mike before the show.
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co-host Bonnie Levison (left), me in the middle, and co-host Kim Berns (right) after my Anything Goes spot.

I had a blast on the radio yesterday with Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison on their WGCH AM afternoon-drive show, “Anything Goes.”

They are extremely smart, sharp women who had loads of great questions. We talked about upper middle class, millionaires, frugality and couponing–all in one breath!  Continue reading “Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio”

Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County (2013 prices)

Regardless of the study that shows Fairfield County, CT has the most wealthy residents, prices have skyrocketed here in the past two decades. So, if you live here and wonder why you don’t feel so darn wealthy, there’s a reason. And as I mentioned in a past postit’s not always your fault!  Continue reading “Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County (2013 prices)”