My February Budget (Real Numbers)

Photo by Marten Bjork via Unsplash.com Happy February everyone! I'm happy to say that I'm still on track to be #debtfree by the end of March, though my budget will be tighter due to less income than anticipated and an added expense. Here are the numbers: As you can see, my income is $20 less [...]

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 [...]

Is Selling Items Online Worth the Effort? 4 Tips for Selling with Intention

Photo via Leone Venter on Unsplash.com When I first began minimizing everything in my life, it created a mass exodus of stuff from my apartment. I was very intentional as to why I was getting rid of everything, but less intentional as to how I was getting rid of it and where it was going. [...]

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 [...]

One Thing Minimalism Gave Me

Photo via Unsplash.com Practicing Minimalism, which is essentially getting and keeping your life free of things that don't add value to you, has helped me gain so much: clarity, empowerment, peace, freedom, time, and more. (Plus, it makes moving a LOT easier. 🙂 ) While it seems like every Minimalist has their own definition, I [...]