17 Things I No Longer Buy as a Minimalist

17 Things I No Longer Buy as a Minimalist

When it comes to the decluttering aspect of minimalism, I'm a pro. I have learned, over time, to let things go when they no longer serve my life. But this is actually the easy level of practicing minimalism; it's much harder, I've found, to learn to not take in new things. The dopamine hit of [...]

January Net Worth & Debt Update

Photo by Nicole Ditt via Unsplash.com With another month passed, I'm officially only 2 months (or 5 payments) away from becoming #debtfree. This process has been both humbling and inspiring. Sticking to a tight budget has shown me what I'm capable of doing with money and what is really worth spending on. It has also [...]

The Obvious & the Underrated | Resources for Personal Finance & Minimalism: A Comprehensive List

Photo by rawpixel via Unsplash.com PERSONAL FINANCE The Obvious: Dave Ramsey - Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps are the perfect starting place for beginners who are ready to change their lives financially. His podcast/show is a wealth of information. His delivery can be harsh, but I find that helps the information truly sink in.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh6qxpP8nxE   The [...]

3 Ways Being a Minimalist Has Made Me Better with Money

Photo by Autumn Goodman via Unsplash.com  Minimalism and personal finance are far more connected than people might assume. Of course, minimalists generally buy fewer things. But how can the tenets of minimalism apply directly to personal finance? You might be surprised to hear that my first introduction to perspectives on debt freedom and investment was [...]

Why it’s Harder to be a Minimalist as a Woman, But Why it’s Also More Important

If you're like me, when I first watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, I was instantly drawn to the ideas of simplicity, authenticity, eco-friendliness, and financial freedom. I was in college at the time, living in debt and with the impression that despite everything I had in life, I needed more. Minimalism created [...]

On Work-Life Imbalance

On Work-Life Imbalance

Work-life balance: it's something that's at the forefront of discussion about careers and wellness-- especially for millenials and especially, I've noticed, for women. Certain careers, like teaching, not only encourage staying late and working at home, but often require it in order to meet the standard set for employees. And yet, since I've begun my [...]