Tuesday, July 24, 2007


It's difficult to organize a lifetime's opinions on frugality into five easy lessons! Each reader has different experiences and comfort levels, impossible to address individually.

I will be presenting how to live well on less from my unique perspective. To do this, I will gloss over some of the basics while showing examples from my own life. You don't need to copy what I do (or even agree)--just interpret with your own resources and creativity.

At the end of the week, I will provide a bibliography of sources which have taught and/or inspired me in my pursuit of cheerful frugality.

New to Like Merchant Ships? Here are all the lessons in our Live Well On Less week of study!


Shannon said...

A bibliography will be wonderful. This is an area I really need encouragment in and your site is just so good for me. I really appreciate the effort that you put into it - the pictures are especially motivational and I value how transparent you are with all of us.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to the bibliography, I'm always on the lookout for good sources of information. Keep up the good job!


Jennifer said...

I have really appreciated your blog ever since I first found it, and have listed it on my "favorite blogs" list. We are a family of six living on one modest income, so we work hard to be frugal...but after 13 years, I'm still learning! I've really been needing encouragement in this area, so this series has been a very timely motivation for me! Thanks so much!

The Proverbs Wife said...

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