Thrifty Life = Fabulous Life! When I signed up for a life of frugality, I didn't sign up to deprive myself … Read More
Retired by 40! has a new look!
If we haven't met, I'm Gretchen. I am passionate about helping you create the life you want, without spending a fortune!
I am a 20-something, a struggling runner, chocoholic, and my husband and I are on a mission to retire by 40 - without sacrificing our quality of life now!
Life Uncomplicated is our theme for 2016, because living the frugal life doesn't have to be boring or HARD!!
Life Uncomplicated More About Me
Ah, the 20’s. College, parties, bars and relationships make up much of the first part of your twenties, and by the time you reach the second half most people are entrenched in climbing the corporate ladder, student debt, and getting married. Maybe even having babies. Amidst all of that change, financial stress, and immaturity is […]
I am cheap, especially when it comes to clothes. My standard uniform comes from the clearance rank at Kohl’s and isn’t exactly inspired. But, I kept seeing friend after friend on Facebook asking if Stitch Fix was worth it, and with my life getting busier and busier by the minutes (plus my newfound resolve to […]
The holidays are JUST over. In fact, I just took down my tree a week ago, but the next holidays that involves gifts and food is almost here: Valentine’s Day. If you spent too much money during the holidays, don’t worry, because you can still get your guy something nice. This list has something for […]
How much of a priority are your retirement savings? Waiting to start saving for retirement is a huge financial mistake, because each day you’re spending instead of saving you miss out on interest that could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time you retire. Believe me, I understand that it is hard […]
I just love date night. I mean, I love our daughter – she’s sweet and cute and I could kiss her cheeks all day – but giving her to grandma for the night and heading out on the town with my best friend (the hubs, in case you were wondering) is something I really, really […]
February is a tough month for most of us. Yes, Valentine’s Day is smack-dab in the middle of the month, but between the pressures that holiday puts on couples and singles alike, the cold, the early hour at which it gets dark, and the after-holiday letdown, February is a tough month for even the most […]