Less Is More: Benefits of Minimalism

More and more people are abandoning their 60 hour per week jobs, McMansions, and pricey leased cars for a simpler, less expensive way of life. Minimalists, like the name implies, are people who focus less on acquiring possessions and more on intangible things that matter most to them. This includes family, friends, hobbies, learning, traveling, and just about anything else you can think of. Not...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Money, Saving Money

Easy Ways to Save on Back to School Supplies

Summer is winding down, and for many people, that means back to school time – and shopping for school supplies. If you have school-aged children, you probably know this means buying more than a few notebooks and number 2 pencils. In fact, the average household will spend an estimated $100 per child for back to school supplies. Before you start to panic, here are some easy ways to save loads...

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Posted in: Education, Family, Minimalism and Frugality, Money

7 Affordable Winter Activities for the Entire Family

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The holidays are over and winter is in full swing. At this point, you’re probably dreaming of a warm, tropical getaway. But that may not be in the cards for you and your family, especially if you’re paying off lingering holiday expenses. Still you can enjoy the blistering cold of winter  at home on a budget without sitting in front of the television. Here are 7 activities you can enjoy...

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Posted in: Family, General, Home, Minimalism and Frugality

7 Cheap Last Minute Christmas Gifts People Will Appreciate

Cheap Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Can you believe that Christmas is nearly upon us? You have just a week to find thoughtful gifts for your spouse, family, friends, co-workers, and boss.  And if you’re anything like me, you haven’t even started shopping but you’re hoping to find some gifts that people will actually appreciate. I can’t help but think of how many past kitschy gifts I’ve received that are...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality
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