minimalism

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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Great Reads For Your Wallet’s Pleasure 💸💸

August 3, 2018
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Hey hey! Got another helping of financial knowledge to serve you today, this time from other great people doing great things online :) Below are my favorite articles/videos/sites I came across in July… If you find something you like, pass it along to your own communities afterwards! ******* Dollar Street [Interactive project] via GapMinder.org — “Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined […]

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I’m getting rid of one thing every day for the next 30 days – wanna join me?

July 23, 2018
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Last year something amazing happened. Our basement flooded from a faulty dishwasher, and we ended up having to throw out a couple of damaged boxes from our storage. Not the most exciting of events it would seem, but inside one of those boxes was something I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with for years! MY CHILDHOOD TROPHIES!!! The bane of all minimalists! […]

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Things I’ve never been hardcore enough to try

July 11, 2018
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I’ve tried a lot of experiments with my money over the years, but there are still some I’ve never been able to pull the trigger on. Here’s a list of them below – perhaps you’ve accomplished them and lived to tell the tale? :) #1. Using cash only for an entire month I swear this one’s been at the top of the list for 5 […]

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Giveaway Day #3: Bundle of Frugality Books!

June 20, 2018
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Hey hey! Another day, another package of books to give away! This time around – the ones that can save you money and bring out your inner minimalist/ frugalist :) Two of which come from blogger friends! But first – yesterday’s winner of the investing books…  bum bum bum dee bum bum bum… Ellie Falls! Enjoy!!! Don’t forget about us little people when you hit […]

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