Tag: life lessons

What’s Your “Selectively Hardcore”? The Non-Financial Benefits of Strict, Strategic Frugality

Being selectively hardcore -- keeping our house cold, and the lessons that has to teach us // Our Next Life

When we first moved to Tahoe, we ran the heat at what seemed like a reasonable cool temperature, 62 or 63 or so, but then got a three-digit natural gas bill that started with a 4. So began our quest to reduce our heating bill and to find how low we could go, but this isn’t about keeping your house cold. It’s about finding your version of “selectively harcore” and all the non-financial lessons that come from being strict with yourself in one way of your choice.

What We’ve Learned From Living Where Everyone Else Is On Vacation

OurNextLife.com // What we've learned from living in a vacation destination // Living in a mountain town, retiring to the mountains, living where other people go on vacation

We’re coming up on six years of living in our soon-to-be-divulged mountain town, and we feel lucky every day that we get to call this place home. But it’s not perfect, of course. The place we call home is a place lots of other people call their vacation destination, and that makes for some interesting dynamics. We’d tried to look at it in terms of what lessons we can learn from those visitors that we can apply to our own life and early retirement, and it turns out there’s plenty to take away from it all.