How Can You Save Money by Buying The Expensive?!

In Trent Hamm’s book 365 Ways to Live Cheap, he talks about a very interesting concept that I would like to share with you in this post. The concept is called ‘cost per use’. Here’s how Trent explains it: “How much do I have to pay for each use I’m going to get out of […]

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On Becoming a Minimalist Mom

“She is a mom fighting for less.” Megyn Scott-Hintz is pursuing simple living using a dangerous combination! She is an analytical planner to the max with an overwhelmingly wild imagination. This is not only dangerous, it is very strange. Moreover, she is doing a very interesting thing on her blog Minimalist Mommi. She calls it […]

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23 Lessons from The 100 Thing Challenge

In the previous post, I made a confession that I now believe that the 100 Thing Challenge is a mainstream approach to simple living. I shared with you the reasons why I believe so and also included the interview I did with Dave Bruno who initiated this movement against the American-style consumerism. In this post, […]

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The 100 Thing Challenge: Is it Midway or Extreme?

Have you heard of the 100 Thing Challenge? It is the popular simple living movement initiated by Dave Bruno to break free from the constrains of the American-style consumerism. He started it as a personal challenge in which he cut down his possessions to 100 things only and lived on it for a year. The challenge […]

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The Middle Way of Simplicity (aka The Minimalist Experiment)

This is a guest post from Robert Wall of Untitled Minimalism. When I was a kid, I took swimming lessons. And when you’re a kid taking swimming lessons, you start in the shallow end of the pool. Being able to swim like the adults seems impossible, since none of the parts of your body seem […]

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Conformity vs. Simplicity

“Our culture demands conformity and our souls too willingly submit to the pursuit of possessions … seeking life, happiness, and meaning in all the wrong places.” – Joshua Becker Once upon a time, life was simple. Then as human beings evolved and the culture and social influences took over, simplicity was swapped by conformity. Most […]

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5 Tips To Make Time Work For You

When the topic of Time Management was first introduced, the intention was to teach people smart ways to make their lives more productive and less stressful. Surprisingly, time management turned out to be a source of tension and unhappiness. People are always complaining that they don’t have enough time. I believe the secret to making […]

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A Conversation With The Grandmaster of Simplicity

“Simple living made a lot of things possible for me” – Leo Babauta Leo Babauta of Zen Habits doesn’t need an introduction. He is a living legend. I believe Leo is THE GRANDMASTER OF SIMPLICITY. He started his blog, Zen Habits, while taking care of a family of eight! And despite of all the difficulties […]

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10 Tips To Simplify Your Way To Financial Independence

I don’t think the majority of people want to be rich! I believe that what you really want is to have enough money to freely experience the lifestyle that’s only available to rich people. If you realize that this is what you truly want, then the secret word to achieving that desire would be: financial […]

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How Can Limitations Free You Up?

In the pillar post entitled “If Simple Living Is a Game, These Are The Rules”, I shared with you the 3 step process to simplify any area of your life. The 3 steps are: Declutter: eliminate the unnecessary. Organize: put like things together. Maintain: control the flow of what comes in and what goes out. […]

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