Sometimes, I feel like a fraud. I’m posting under the name Ms. Frugalette but I often feel like I’m not living up to the moniker. Living frugally is still a challenge for me. I’m making progress but I’m still spending on things I believe someone who calls herself Ms. Frugalette wouldn’t or shouldn’t spend money on.
Hi! I’m Ms. Frugalette, a 45 year old single mom of a teen-aged daughter living in New England. I’m also a middle manager in the accounting department of a publicly-traded company where I’ve worked for almost 20 years. I’ve dabbled in frugal living at various times in my life but I really let lifestyle inflation get the best of me as I tried to provide a life for me and my daughter.
I’ve decided to get serious about pursuing FIRE (financial independence/retire early) because I’ve spent too much of my life working at a career I’ve never really loved. I have interests and hobbies that I’d love to have more time to pursue.