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 substitutions that save you money. (And ignore what the neighbors brought home from the mall!)I use the term "neighbors" loosely in this context. The Jones's here could be your friends, relatives, or the people … [Read more...] about Frugal Substitutions That Save You Money
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!
Today's post is a guest post "Growing up with Simple Frugal Living" from The Financial Journeyman about growing up in a frugal household. FJ's background resonates with me. Worked in a factory? Yep. I remember those days. Not too fondly either. Like me, FJ stumbled upon a few books early in his journey that set him on an entirely new course. Funny how that works. The whole … [Read more...] about Growing up Frugal: Lessons for a Lifetime
We talk a lot about money on this blog. You sometimes get the pleasure of following me wax on the philosophical and mundane. Today, we're going to talk about 25 top tips on becoming a minimalist. Learn how this lifestyle change can boost your bottom line and day-to-day living.I am a firm believer that minimalism and early retirement are a match made in heaven. I think you'd … [Read more...] about Becoming a Minimalist (25 Money Saving Tips!)
As a bachelor, I spent the better part of my twenties not giving a rip about the interior decor of my apartment. A few relationships later, I came to understand the value of not living like a pig when it came to impressing women. Learning a few tricks about how to make your house look like a palace. Sandra Moncada is our guest post author today, and I … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Small House Feel Like a Palace
This post is an honest review (and love letter) of the Aeropress coffeemaker. I'm convinced no reasonable person can function without coffee. Which is odd, considering how I got by without it until my mid-30s. I reckon something happens to sap corporate stooges of their youthful energy within 10 years of cubicle hell...?All I can say is I sure as heck wouldn't be wide awake … [Read more...] about An Honest Review of the AeroPress Coffee Maker