This past Sunday I let my guard down. I told the family to saddle up. We were going shopping! My spark was lit by the realization that we didn't have enough Christmas decorations. Bizarre. Here I am, a supposed minimalist, and the first thing that pops into my head after decking … [Read more...] about Why Shopping Feels So Good (Retail Therapy Exposed)
Minimalism and Sustainable Living
"Alexa, can you please take all my calls and alert me if anything important comes up? I've got some early retirement to do, and I don't want to be bothered..." That's right. We own an Amazon Echo now. Another device to plug in and make our lives wayyy easier, and of course, less … [Read more...] about Why We Bought an Amazon Echo (Affiliate Links Not Included)
Put that burger down! Wait... Is that a veggie burger? Good. This article is just for you. That is, assuming you've ever wondered how a vegetarian family can possibly survive (and prosper) in a world of amazing barbecue. Some fun facts (Special thanks to FoodRevolution.org): … [Read more...] about How This Vegetarian Family Saves Thousands
In late June, I traveled to Switzerland for a good friend’s 50th birthday party. Money-wise, things looked good from the get-go: I had a free place to shack up as well as free airline tickets from all the credit card hacking I had done over the past few years. So far, so good. … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Inner Spendthrift Emerges
Summertime is magical. Snow seems like a dream it's so far gone. It's all about the sunshine, heat, and not having to grab a jacket on the way out the door. You go off on picnics, join a softball league, and find pristine lakes to frolic in on weekends. And after a friend invites … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Boat, Cap’n!