Minimalism and Your Money

The intersection of a minimalist lifestyle & personal finance

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How to Increase MPG and Save Money

It’s Simple…Stop Driving So Aggressively

We’ve all seen it. You’re stuck in stop and go traffic on the highway, and there’s always someone constantly switching lanes, trying to weave his way to the front. He’s pumping the gas to cut off the person to his left only to then slam on the brakes behind the next stopped car, and then he’s doing it all over again in the next lane. He takes the idea of … Continue reading...

Stop Multitasking!

Multitasking is Hard

Have you ever tried to get that paper done only to be distracted by social media or the television?

Have you burnt dinner because you were trying to pay bills and water the lawn at the same time?

Ever forgot multiple things at the grocery store because you were talking on the phone while shopping?

We’ve all been there. We have so much on our plates and so little time to do … Continue reading...

The No Regrets Road Trip

This is a follow-up to the original post on our road trip to Florida. That post broke down the costs and savings of our trip. This post covers the “why” of our trip.

We wanted to head down to Florida to see my parents during our vacation this year. As teachers, we are very limited on when we can go away. Basically, the only time we can go away is when the rest of Massachusetts Continue reading...

I Wore the Same Clothes for Two Months

And Guess What? Nobody Noticed

Over the last two months, I conducted a bit of an experiment. I wore the same five outfits each day of the week to see if anyone would notice. I wore the same clothes every Monday, Tuesday, etc. for two months.

When I was first learning about minimalism, I read a lot of different blogs in my quest to find out more. One of my favorites was (and still … Continue reading...

The 100-Hour Outdoor Challenge

Introduction

Here’s the challenge: For the month of May, I’m going to try to spend 100 hours outside. While that sounds like a lot, and it is, it can be done. It comes down to about three and a quarter hours outside each day. There are 744 hours in the month of May, can I spend a little more than 13% of that time outside? 13% is all it will take to complete the 100-hour … Continue reading...

Confessions and New Resolutions

I Have a Confession to Make…I Once Again Have a Smartphone

When I started this blog, one of my first posts was about how and why I went back to a flip phone. For three years, I had a flip phone, and honestly, I loved it! I was able to make phone calls and text through T9 (Remember that?), but that was just about it. No email, no Twitter, no Facebook, not even really … Continue reading...

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