Minimalism and Your Money

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20 Must-Read Minimalism Blogs

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There are millions of blogs out there, and thousands of people writing about minimalism. As I have continued to learn more about minimalism, I’ve found a number of blogs very helpful and influential.

This idea sprouted from a realization that there is not as much of a community within minimalist writers as there is for other topics. For example, there is a strong … Continue reading...

Ditch Your Budget…and Save Money?

Yes, you heard that right. Ditch your budget, and potentially save more money.

Over the past few years, we have saved or put towards student loan debt nearly 30% of our income. While this may not seem like an astronomical number, with our expensive daycare bills, we consider this a pretty big win. (Read more about this in my interview with PFI). We did this without a budget and without any strict rules. We simply … Continue reading...

8 Important Lessons from Cait Flanders in The Year of Less

More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less.

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After a long wait list at the library, I finally had the chance to read The Year of Less. I first came across Cait Flanders on my original journey into minimalism. Her name seemed to pop up everywhere whether I was searching for articles on personal finance, … Continue reading...

Can a Frugal Minimalist Enjoy Disney?

C saw Mickey dancing by himself and asked if he could join

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First, a disclaimer: We only took this vacation because my parents were incredibly eager to see their grandkids experience Disney. They paid for almost the entire trip. We, as a family, are very fortunate to have all of the things we do and to be able to experience trips like this. Thanks, Mom … Continue reading...

17 Experiences to Give Kids Instead of Toys

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B’s Birthday

Our youngest son, B, is about to turn four years old. He is pretty excited for his
“Blaze and the Monster Machines” themed birthday party, let me tell ya. But what is he really excited for? He hasn’t mentioned anything about getting toys or gifts. B is really excited to have all of his friends with him to celebrate and he is … Continue reading...

7 Signs That You Might Be Yo-Yo Parenting

  • Are your weeknights and weekends busier than your weekdays?
  • Do you often feel like more of a chauffeur than a parent?
  • Do you secretly get excited when it’s raining so your child’s practice or game will be canceled?
  • Is it hard to remember the last time your whole family sat down to dinner together on consecutive nights?
  • Do you have more miles on your car from going up and down Main Street than from the
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