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What the world needs more of is less.

We don’t need more. What the world needs more of is LESS. Note: When I started writing this article, it was just before Christmas.  The past year seems to be a blur but I was determined to address this topic.   This is a topic I’m very passionate about and…

How To Pay Off Debt By Living Minimally and Simply

The past two years have been a little rough for our seasonal business. Thank goodness for living minimally and simply because it was easy for me to slip back into pay off debt mode.  You will always have ups and downs when you own your own business but usually the…

5 Ways To Build An Emergency Fund

We have all been advised at one time or another that it’s important to have an emergency fund. I prefer not to use the term “emergency” so I have a contingency fund that includes both cash and credit in the event I need it.  The question is why have one and how…

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A letter to my younger self. STOP SPENDING!

You know how it is – hindsight is 20/20. Of course it is! If we knew what the future would hold for us we probably would make different decisions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. BUT I’m hoping by writing this letter to “my” younger self, it will help those just…

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Minimal Living: Spring is the perfect time of year for minimalists.

It’s hard to believe that it is already the beginning of April. I know I have not written an essay lately and I apologize but I honestly do not know where the past few months have gone!  Do you feel that way also? Seems like in a blink of an…

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Living Minimally Equals Living Abundantly

One thing that is hard for many of us to wrap our brains around is living abundantly while being a minimalist.  Living minimally and living abundantly are actually quite possible.  These two words are actually not polar opposites like you may think. One definition for abundance is: overflowing fullness:  abundance…

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Make The Holidays About Memories Not Things

As I’m sitting in my office writing this week’s post, it dawned on me we are fast approaching the holidays.  We are only about two weeks away from Halloween!  Where in the world did this year go? Seems we just celebrated Christmas and New Years Eve and here we go…

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Minimalism. Find YOUR Minimalist Comfort Zone.

Seems that minimalism and tiny are the new lifestyle buzzwords. Notice how many tiny living TV shows have popped up lately on several cable channels?  Finally it seems that people are beginning to understand living minimally has several advantages.  But minimalism has different comfort levels and it’s important that you…

Living minimally reduces stress.

There are many benefits to living minimally: Less waste. More money. Less to clean. Home easier to maintain. More family time. More time to do what you want to do instead of what you have to do. But one thing you may not have realized is that living minimally also…

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Minimalism helps eliminate the throw away mentality.

Was chatting with my brother today and he was talking about the trouble he and his wife are having with their dishwasher. They purchased a mid-level dishwasher – not the most expensive but not the cheapest either 2 years ago from Lowes.  It has stopped working.  ONLY 2 YEARS OLD!…