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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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!…

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Ready To Get Out Of Debt Once And For All?

Do you have a dream of becoming 100% debt free including your home?  You can make this dream a reality.  I was reading an article the other day and it really struck me that many people just accept that they will always be in debt one way or another. Wouldn’t…

Minimalist Living: Why I Decided To Purchase A Home

One of the biggest things I read about during my “research” into minimalism was the countless number  of folks who were selling their houses to downsize. Then I go and do the complete opposite. I had friends immediately tell me that that seemed counter-productive to the minimalist lifestyle I had…

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Tips To Help You On Your Minimalist Journey

Stumped and not sure where to turn next on your minimalist journey?  Relax.  It’s not a race and what works for someone else may not work for you.  You are on your journey and your journey is unique to you.  You need to proceed at a pace YOU are comfortable…

Downsizing Your Home Enhances A Minimalist Lifestyle

One of the many good things about this site is that you get both ends of the minimalist lifestyle spectrum.  You get my “wiser” perspective in that it’s taken me about 30 years to get to where I currently am and you get my girl’s perspective and how they have…

My Minimalist Lifestyle Gave Me More Money

Do you know what the quickest way is to putting more money in your pocket?  Spend less.  No two ways about it. Doesn’t matter if you make $100,000 or $50,000 or even $20,000  annually, you can give yourself an immediate raise by spending less.  The minimalist lifestyle helps with spending…

Minimalism Misconception – Decorating Your Home

One question I’ve received multiple times from friends curious about the minimalist lifestyle is “How do you decorate? Are you even allowed to decorate?” Of course you can! You’re allowed to do whatever you want – as far as I can tell there are no set rules for minimalism. There’s…

Money Saving Tips For The Holidays

This year, we will not be participating in the traditional gift giving. In fact, we did a tradeoff this year, and decided  to give a gift basket to a family in need, rather than spend too much money on each other. Not everyone will want to go this route, and…

Minimalism: Avoiding the Allure of the Marketing Efforts

Flashy signs, catchy songs, and low prices – marketing efforts at its finest. It’s easy to fall into the purchasing trap when you’re bombarded by so many seemingly great deals for items you supposedly need. And they certainly make it easy to become caught up in the deals. Marketers are…