minimalism

Could you sell your house and all your possessions like Elon Musk?

May 6, 2020
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Just saw this tweet and about spit my coffee out! No house!! Or possessions! From a BILLIONAIRE who can have anything and everything under the sun! Wowwww!!! So WHY???? “Possessions just weigh you down.” BOOM. Damn truth right there. And of course he still needs a place to live and HAS to keep at least one of his own cars, right???!, but seeing how he’s […]

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Life on the other side of the globe!

April 29, 2020
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Morning, guys!! Stumbled across an old comment on the blog I tagged to share some day, and decided today’s that day before I forget again! :) It was dropped in 2018 so it’s a tiny bit dated, but a majority of this still holds true and thought you might find it as fascinating as I did when I first read it… Amazing that no matter […]

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Walden – The Video Game!

April 22, 2020
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Well here’s something you don’t see every day! A video game inspired by Henry David Thoreau! Who’s probably rolling in his grave right now at the thought of this being out in the world! Haha… But on the plus side – we all get to live like him now as if we were the main character in Walden! A must have classic on all FIRE […]

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12 More #Money Ideas to Try

December 3, 2019
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Morning, beautiful people!! Got a handful of new tips to share with y’all from our community this morning :) I keep a running document over the year that I copy/paste the gems into as I come across them, and then every few months I dump them all out for others to (hopefully) be motivated by too. So here’s the latest dumping! Courtesy of your fellow […]

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The Problem with “Free” (and My 2 New Yard Sale Rules)

October 21, 2019
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Morning!! I know we’re late into the yard sale season here, but I recently enacted two new rules for my kids while out shopping, and I’m realizing more and more how effective they are for us adults too ;) Let me know what you think: Rule #1: No more getting anything for FREE! I don’t know if your kids do this, but mine have been […]

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Having a hard time paying off debt? Try a Money Board!!

September 25, 2019
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Here’s a new idea for you today if you’re having a dickens of a time paying off debt… It was dropped on our post the other day on those money notebooks, and as soon as I saw it I immediately had fingasms… (That’s right – I said fingasms!!) For budgeting, I’ve used excel and now YNAB. Pretty boring stuff. But the real magic is in […]

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How Acne Made Me More Frugal

September 5, 2019
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[Hey guys!! I’m off galavanting at FinCon for the next handful of days, so please enjoy this fun little guest post while I’m away by Jess Chua over at the Optimal Living Daily podcast. I bet many of you can relate to this – I know I can at least!! ;)] ******** I managed to sail through my teenage years without much trouble regarding the […]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

September 4, 2019
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Morning, friends!! I’m packing up for our yearly financial blogging conference this morning (FinCon – will you be there??), and every time I reach for my suitcase I’m reminded just how nice it is to be a minimalist :) The old me used to spend hours trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring (because you need to prepare for ALL […]

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From Monk to Money Manager

June 5, 2019
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Good morning friends!!! Have a really cool story to share with you today, but it’s a long one so make sure to tell all your bosses/clients you’ll be busy for a while and then grab yourself a nice cup of tea ;) It comes from Doug Lynam, a fellow monk turned money manager, and after stumbling across his story and asking him to share with […]

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35 excellent money quotes you’ve never heard of before

April 12, 2019
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I was going to paste up a bunch of the most popular money quotes here today, but then figured it might be more fun to share some of the more obscure ones :) And I know many of these are obscure because I’ve plucked them mainly from rappers and finance bloggers!! Haha… So please to enjoy, 35 new one-liners you can add to your motivational […]

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17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

February 19, 2019
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Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful ;) Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I wanted to highlight some of my favorite tips here in case you’re looking to speed up […]

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My Favorite Finds on The Internets This Month 💻

November 16, 2018
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Hey guys! A bit late posting these from the month, but they’re reallyyyyyy good this round and excited to get ’em out to ya. Probably better than anything I wrote myself lately! Haha… Here they are – enjoy! ****** Story Time by Side Hustle Scrubs — “As a father of 3 and a money nerd, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I’m […]

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35 Mini-Missions To Improve Your Life and Money! ✨

September 10, 2018
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If you love challenges but hate doing the extended ones like we’ve been featuring here lately, you might like today’s ideas better ;) Instead of doing the *same* thing day in and day out for 30+ days, what about doing 30+ *tiny* little challenges – all varied up – so by the end of the month you’ve still accomplished something pretty great? I started sending […]

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What I’ve Learned Getting Rid of *1 Thing* Every Day! (Going on 48 Days Now!)

August 27, 2018
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So we’re now 48 days into our daily decluttering experiment! Woo! And spoiler alert – I’m never stopping :) I get a high every time I throw something into that donation box! Haha… And I keep finding stuff too, despite being a practicing minimalist. Here’s a list of everything I’ve removed from my house so far: (“removed” = gave away, sold, donated, gifted, or if […]

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