Welcome to my blog and many thanks for visiting.  I am a middle-aged lawyer by trade, writer at heart, and frugalist by nature.  My wife is convinced that I lived a prior life that ended by starvation during the Great Depression because I absolutely HATE to see waste in any form, whether it be food, gasoline, money, or any other possession.  By the same token, I am a strong, passionate believer in frugal living.  In my opinion, much of what plagues the world and my country, (I’m an American from the “Atlantic Coast Conference” region, by the way), stems from massively irresponsible, wasteful living at the individual, corporate, and governmental levels.

I offer this blog for the sincere purpose of helping to spread a return to practical frugal living, with an emphasis on the practical.  While I am a lawyer, I don’t intend to provide legal advice on this blog.  I do, however, hope to provide the readers with (at least occasionally) sophisticated, and sometimes contrarian, approaches to money saving ideas.  Please return often, and let’s spread the word: frugal living is the key.

Enjoy the blog, and feel free to drop me a message at bha (at) triad (dot) rr.com


6 Responses to About

  1. jim says:

    Is it better too keep a 10 year old luxury car a few more years despite the repairs than buy a newer model? Seems the newer vehicles are way more costly and less reliable in this recession, Cost cutting is more prevalent than ever, taxes and insurance at an all time high. Someone who is retired and rarely drives much & combines trips to grocery and pharmacy, church. etc.

    • Jo Jonezen says:

      Yes, it is always more frugal to use what you have, than to take the emotional bait and purchase another vehicle, which represents an incredibly wasteful web of energy and resources to produce and market, let alone to finance, maintain & insure. The money you’d save in gas cannot compare with the energy used to manufacture a new vehicle, which someday will end up in a junk heap for our children’s world. I can write this today because I bought a Prius for all the reasons cited here. Now we are more frugal.

  2. Joy says:

    Thank you so much for your webite, a much needed proverbial shake back to reality. I wholeheartedly agree that we live in a country that has too much waste…

  3. Raphael Paulino says:

    I read your blog and I agreed with most of what you are saying until you have to inject politic. I believe that if we can spent $100 million dollars per one fire jet we should spent the same amount to help people become professional. The government spent in my education close to $12,000 for a 4 years degree in Electrical Engineering. in the last 34 years that I have been working as an engineer I have paid in taxes approximately $238,000! what return is that? Quite a good return!

  4. Bud Allgood says:

    Enjoy your blog. While you offer helpful incite not frugal living I also enjoy your occasional jump into the world politic, pointing out the hypocrisy of those who claim to lead us.frugality? No!

  5. Wonderful blog. Thank you very much for sharing.

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