Minimalism and Your Money

The intersection of a simple, minimalist lifestyle & personal finance

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Act Like a Kid Again! And Live More Intentionally

5 Things We Can Learn From Kids on How to Live More Intentionally

My wife and I are doing our best to raise our two boys, who are now 5 and 4. I would like to think we have taught them a thing or two about life so far, but they have taught us so much more. We’ve learned to be more patient, less selfish and more responsible. But they’ve also taught us to … Continue reading...

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...

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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I Went Back to a Flip Phone – Here’s Why

Recently, research has shown that the average American spends 2 hours and 51 minutes on their smartphones each day. This translates to about 20 hours a week, 86 hours a month, and a whopping 1026 hours a year. And this is one of the more conservative estimates I have found! Some estimates have users spending over four hours a day on their smartphones!

Just for a moment, think about what could have been done … Continue reading...

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