minimalism

A Minimalist And Money

February 1, 2012

I saw this over at Everyday Minimalist, and just love it. Thinking of printing it out and putting it on my wall as a reminder to stay on track – I tend to wander at times :)  Maybe you’ll like this too? A Minimalist’s Train of Thought Less money spent means more money saved More money saved means the longer you can live in financial […]

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A Reader’s Journey to Becoming Debt-Free

September 27, 2011

(An anonymous reader’s story on her journey to becoming completely debt-free.  I wanted to share this with you all so you know it’s definitely do-able! I hope you get as inspired as I did :)) The wake-up call came for me when I was 53 years old. I was operations manager in a construction company. Working in construction I was used to being laid off […]

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I Wanna Need LESS Money, Not More.

September 22, 2011

Read that again: I wanna need LESS money, not MORE.  I don’t know why it sounds like such an epiphany for me right now, but I’m really digging that thought process! :) We’re always talking about wanting more and more, and trying to finagle ways to bring it all home even faster  (*ahem* our side hustle series) but at the end of the day if […]

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Clearing out my crap.

February 16, 2011

Now that I got my 9-5 out of the way (sha-wing!), I’m trying to go through the other crap in my life and skim down as much as I can. Only instead of concentrating on just physical stuff like I started over a year ago (which is going pretty well!), I want to knock out all that emotional clutter clogging up my brain too. Things […]

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Cleaning Out My Closets & My Mind

December 29, 2010

If there’s one thing I love more than finances & beer (and women my wife), it’s a clean mind. When that noggin’s empty of worries & clutter it’s the most beautiful thing in the world! And I can function SO MUCH better too – it really is amazing. It’s like you turn into some “SUPER you,” getting things done in half the time and w/ […]

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Think You Could Live in a Houseboat?

August 10, 2010

I am thinking….ummm…. YES PLEASE! Check out these pictures I took while out in Victoria BC (which, btw, is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to on the West Coast!)  I highly recommend you dropping by some time – esp. if you’re looking for someplace romantic. Just don’t go with your parents like I did in that case ;) But anyways, yes – […]

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Out With The Old, In With The New

June 28, 2010

That’s where it’s at, ladies and gentlemen! Unloading all that junk in our lives and replacing it with fresher, more worthy stuff. (In both the brain AND our physical world). But instead of being wasteful about it, we can really harness the power of the internet and pimp out our frugal skills! A perfect example:  Selling your “old” iPhone and using the cash to upgrade […]

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Do You Ever Just Miss Shopping?

June 3, 2010

I walked into the mall for the first time in 6 months and I loved it!!! Unfortunately I was there due to my iPhone getting the white screen of death (and have to go back tonight to get the screen replaced – for FREE thank goodness!  It luckily fell under the 1 year warranty) but as I pass all the shiny lights and smiling faces, […]

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The 15 Minutes a Day Idea.

February 17, 2010

I’m reading this killer book by Leo Babauta called The Power of Less, and in it he suggests to spend 15 mins. a day on a new habit to work on. It’s brilliant! Just enough to get you to take action, but not enough to wear you out. I actually look forward to this “work on me” time! I’ve been using it to declutter our […]

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Living The Minimalist Lifestyle – Is it Possible?

August 24, 2009

I feel like I want to be a Minimalist right now :) I know it’s a lot easier said than done, but in theory it sounds awesome! Fewer things to worry about, less clutter in the house, less maintenance costs, less less less! I’ve been thinking about this for over a week now since the Frugal Bachelor started hitting on it. And then even MORE […]

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