Frugality sites are full of advice for cutting your expenses right away. Living cheaply for the long term is different. Call it "strategic frugality."
Rising fuel costs are hard on everybody, but one group gets hit especially hard: Rural folks--especially rural folks who work in town. On my previous posts on expensive fuel,
Recession or not, I think the medium-term trend in energy costs is up. Just in case I'm right, you ought to have plan for that.
They key problem with energy is that it's really hard to store--it's tough to buy energy now and use it later, and most energy storage techniques lose a large fraction of the energ
In my recent post Plan for expensive fuel, I mentioned sustainable fuels in a somewhat dismissive fashion. [more]
Does your budget include a contingency for fuel to get much more expensive? Because it ought to.
I learned about the need for contingencies early. [more]
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