No one needs to approve except for you.

Each of us comes packaged with highly variable values and priorities. Just like there is no single standard of beauty, there are a multitude of ways to define what it means to live a good life. It's why we all want different things in romantic partners, household budgets, and political candidates. Building a meaningful life (much like setting big financial goals) requires a deeply moving "Why?" Also... a bit about the evils of external validation. 

Stop putting your money in the trash.

As we looked for ways to save money around the house, one of the things we decided we had to do right away was to quit throwing our hard earned dollars into the trash. Literally. Some simple household goods helped us eliminate reoccurring expenses and conserve natural resources.