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
Matt & I’s parenting philosophy is one of hard work. Meaning that we demand our daughter work for things, use her manners, and help out around the house. We’d like to think that we’re stricter than most parents, and when people tell us that we’re hard on our daughter, we take that as a compliment. […]
Summer days with a toddler that thinks she’s a fish mean lots of hours logged at the pool. To me, this means I’ll finally get some much-needed time to catch up on some of the most entertaining, educational, and enriching books of 2016. I’ve set a goal to read one book per week – altnerating […]
Sunday, the day we’re supposed to rest, bond with family, worship, and de-stress, has slowly become anything but in our family. So much so that we dread the day even more than Monday. Instead of a time of restfulness and fun, Sunday becomes this do-it-all day in which we need to go to church, clean […]
Boy, do I wish I knew about this when I was pregnant! If you’re having a baby and haven’t yet embraced the Amazon Baby Registry yet, you’re missing out! I mean, I can understand if you’re not yet on the Amazon Prime bandwagon yet – after all, it’s not for everyone – but if you’re […]
They call it the happiest place on earth, and for good reason. After all, more than 17 million people pass through the iconic Disney World gates each year, making it one of the most popular theme parks on earth. And this summer, we’re going to give it a try with a toddler. Of course, we’re […]
Fighting fire with fire. More than once, I’ve heard that phrase used to describe completing a balance transfer for the purpose of paying off credit card debt, and the people that said it were right. Credit cards are a dangerous thing when used incorrectly. For most people, credit cards are easy to get, easy to […]