Minimalism and Your Money

The intersection of a minimalist lifestyle & personal finance

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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...

Are Minimalists Just Spoiled Brats?

The closest picture I could find to represent the notion of an elitist, spoiled minimalist

Who Do You Think You Are?

Minimalists go around talking about how less is more, we encourage you to declutter your home, and to get rid of what doesn’t bring you joy. We talk about mindful consumerism and avoiding the impulse to buy that unnecessary pair of jeans or the new iPhone. Minimalists tell you to not dwell too … Continue reading...

The Costs of a Technology Addiction

Are You Addicted?

In some ways, I feel like all of us are at least somewhat addicted to technology. There are very few people that I know that can consistently avoid the lure of their cell phones, social media, and cable television. And age doesn’t matter either.

Addiction can be seen in the teenager with his head buried in his smartphone, sending hundreds of snaps on Snapchat.

It’s evident in the mom constantly refreshing … Continue reading...

Credit Card Hacking – The Easy Way

How we plan to make over $1,500 this year through simple credit card hacking.

Minimalism has had such a positive influence in my life, so I figured why not adopt a more minimalist approach to my credit card hacking as well. Could I still reap the benefits of credit card hacking without putting in all of the time and effort? The answer is yes. Credit card hacking can be easy.

Vacations…For Free!

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Affordable Organization Tip #2 – Book Storage

The Affordable Organization series is dedicated to providing reasonable, real-life tips to help you become more organized. In contrast to the normal blog postings each week, these posts will include lots of pictures to supplement the writing. And if you’re tired of hearing from me, you’re in luck. Ashley will be the chief author of these posts!

Tip #2 – Book Storage

If you look closely, you will see double-stacked books

In the days before … Continue reading...

7 Ways to Foster Creativity in Children and Why It’s So Important

We are all innate learners. Human beings are filled with curiosity, creativity, and imagination. Over time, however, in what seems to have become a rite of passage into adulthood, people tend to conform more and more to the expectations of society. Slowly, as we age, we abandon our originality and replace it with functionality.

Why?

Perhaps it’s nervous parents wanting to make sure that Billy or Susie follows the rules. Maybe it’s the right … Continue reading...

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