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

5 Ways You’re Wasting Money

If you’re looking to be more frugal or save money, you’ve probably know all of the basic ways to cut costs and live within your means. But are you wasting money in other ways? No, this isn’t another article claiming you can save thousands a year by canceling cable and skipping your morning Starbucks run. Here are five ways you might be wasting money that you may never have even...

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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

Five Things You Should Always Put on Your Credit Card

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Credit cards often get a bad rap. The temptation that comes with the ability to “buy now, pay later” is a major reason many people have financial problems. Unmanageable debt, maxed out cards, and the low credit scores that come as a result of irresponsible credit use can result in major financial (and emotional!) problems. The truth is, however, that it’s just plain smart to put...

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