All tagged Buy less save more
Mindfully Spent quietly turned 1 year old in September! This belated recap discusses how the year changed the way we live. While we are celebrating some big financial wins, the greatest gains have little to do with money.
Could an eastern philosophy that help us cut our spending and change the way we view our bodies? The passage of time changes all things, but applying a little Wabi-sabi to our lives can give us a sense of deep and meaningful peace that a new purchase or an age-defying wrinkle cream cannot.
Post-game analysis isn't just for sports. Coach Jim Valvano once said, “Failure and rejection are only the first steps to succeeding.” This is not just true in basketball. We can apply it just as rigorously to grocery budgets, time management, fitness, creative work, or professional goals.
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.
More than 1 in 4 Americans not going deeper into debt this holiday season, but we will not be among them. Here are the financial wins we're celebrating this pay period.
In 2017, we're using our money to buy peace of mind.
Homemade things imbue our home with meaning and care (and save us some pennies too!). From ornaments, to gifts, to package wrapping, to decor, we have ideas for you!
Some say it takes 21 days to form new habits, but it wasn't until week six that I finally seemed to have hit my stride. I eliminated a record amount of non-essential spending, paid off a credit card, and found $365 in additional savings to boot!
How we restocked our closets, eliminated clutter, and donated to charity without spending a dime.
Why challenging questions are a necessary part of meaningful change.
Imagine a world where we don't have to buy a gosh darn thing because our neighbor has exactly what we need sitting in his house collecting dust, and he's happy to lend it or even just outright give it to us. This world already exists, and you can be a member.
Understanding your habits can empower you to take action. Learn how to reveal bad spending habits & their sometimes surprising causes. Plus, tools for managing major productivity killers in order to make more time for the things we love.