TDS Salutes: Ms Strobel & Mr Smith

Here’s a salute to two prodigious dollar stretchers living in Portland, Oregon. The New York Times recently profiled the effort of Tammy Strobel and her husband, Logan Smith, to worker smarter, not harder, when it came to their financial fitness. Tammy and Logan seem to have embraced an enthusiastic “less is more” attitude that I think has become an increasingly attractive concept in many American households.

Here’s is a brief excerpt from the article:

Inspired by books and blog entries about living simply, Ms. Strobel and her husband, Logan Smith, both 31, began donating some of their belongings to charity. As the months passed, out went stacks of sweaters, shoes, books, pots and pans, even the television after a trial separation during which it was relegated to a closet. Eventually, they got rid of their cars, too. Emboldened by a Web site that challenges consumers to live with just 100 personal items, Ms. Strobel winnowed down her wardrobe and toiletries to precisely that number. * Courtesy of The New York Times

The New York Times profile of Tammy and Logan is available in its entirety at –