There's never enough room in a small house. If I want to buy a Foosball table, I'm screwed. If Mrs. Cubert wants to bring home a rowing machine, we'd have to lose our second family room. Finding a cheap minimalist home theater with a stellar picture and sound is a daunting proposition. Home theater is an investment I'll make room for ANY day. Before the kids came along, I … [Read more...] about Minimalist Home Theater Options
Minimalism and Sustainable Living
The benefits of minimalism are countless. A smaller house and a small car (or no car!) are just tips of the iceberg. Learn how a life with less things can improve your focus, save you a ton of money, and help you focus on people and relationships over material possessions. You might just save the planet in the process!
The nice thing about the occasional Polar Vortex is the unplanned bonus time you get to spend with your kids (building a Lego Death Star!) Last week, the kids' school was canceled four out of five days due to the extreme cold. Sure, it was trying in some aspects. This is the time of year when projects start to get rolling at work. Taking a few half-days off to watch the … [Read more...] about How Our Homemade LEGO Death Star Saved Us $500
"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..." Curious about why we bought an Amazon Echo Plus? After all, isn't it just one more clutter-making device designed to spy on us and take our hard-earned money? This is the kind of thing that happens when a birthday … [Read more...] about Is the Amazon Echo Pointless? Here’s Why We Bought One
I've got to heavily caveat the title of this post. We enjoy TV in our house, but only in very small doses. Cord-cutting continues to be a strong, albeit contentiously defined trend. People are ditching cable, but typically only to switch to dish or Sling or streaming services. Let's dive into how to watch TV without cable or satellite and save beaucoups bucks in the … [Read more...] about Cord Cutting 101: How to Watch TV Without Cable or Satellite
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 in Heaven a vegetarian on a budget or not saves significant money on food costs... Is it possible to survive (and prosper) in a world of amazing barbecue? Some fun facts (Special thanks to FoodRevolution.org): There’s been a 600% increase … [Read more...] about Vegetarian on a Budget: Save Bushels of Money!