Shoes are an essential part of every outfit. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right pair for the right situation. When it comes to footwear, function matters more than fashion. That … [Read more...] about Functional Footwear Options for Busy People
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!
It’s difficult to picture the holiday season without family gatherings. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, that’s what’s set to happen. Millions of grandpas, grandmas, aunts, uncles, and cousins won’t be able to … [Read more...] about Generating Holiday Cheer While Following Social Distancing Guidelines
The headlines are catchy. Some 20-something out there worked hard for 5 years to save $500,000 so he or she could retire early before 30. A noble, Instagram-worthy pursuit to be sure, but with it comes a brutal stretch of … [Read more...] about Is Self Deprivation Keeping You From Enjoying the Journey?
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 … [Read more...] about Minimalist Home Theater Options
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 … [Read more...] about How Our Homemade LEGO Death Star Saved Us $500
This past Sunday I let my guard down. I told the family to saddle up. We were going shopping. Time for a little retail therapy. Why does shopping feel so good? Let's explore how a frugal minimalist rationalizes THIS … [Read more...] about Why Does Shopping Feel So Good?
"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 … [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 grow. People are ditching cable, but typically only to switch to dish or Sling or streaming … [Read more...] about Money-Saving Options for Cord Cutting
Put that burger down! Wait... Is that a veggie burger? If you're curious about the benefits of being a vegetarian, read on. Is it possible to survive (and prosper) in a world of amazing barbecue? Some fun facts (Special … [Read more...] about The Many Benefits of Being Vegetarian
Spending can be too easy sometimes. You don't necessarily have to fall victim to the ever-present shadow of marketing and advertising. Time to explore some frugal money saving tips (and ignore what the neighbors brought home … [Read more...] about Frugal Money Saving Tips: Substitutions that Work!
Any day now. It's coming up. The annual wintertime vacation to someplace WARM. And this ritual has me pondering how to not worry about spending money and just have FUN. Time to tuck the budget away and unwind... In two … [Read more...] about How to Not Worry About Spending Money
Today's guest post "Old Fashioned Frugal Living" comes to us from The Financial Journeyman. "FJ" shares his background growing up in a quaint, frugal household. Like me, FJ stumbled upon a few books early in his journey that … [Read more...] about Old Fashioned Frugal Living: It Can’t Be Beat!
We talk a lot about money on this blog. You sometimes get the pleasure of following me wax on the philosophical and mundane. Today I'm going to reveal my top 25 minimalism tips. Learn how this lifestyle change can boost your … [Read more...] about Cubert’s Top 25 Minimalism Tips!
I've been riding my bicycle to work for the past three years now, and have found several hidden benefits. We're going to get into how I started this fun little habit, and share all about how easy biking to work truly can … [Read more...] about What Are the Benefits of Riding Your Bike to Work?
A few years out of college I had my mind made up that I would buy an SUV. Not that I needed an SUV, as I had smooth-paved roads where I lived, plus I didn't need any hauling capacity. I just thought SUVs were cool. Let's … [Read more...] about Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars
Back in the late fall of 2012, we learned we would become parents of boy/girl twins. Exhilarating days for us. Magical. We were far from thinking about the advantages of downsizing back then. We wanted to upsize! Soon we … [Read more...] about Why Small Houses Are Better Than Big Houses