Marriage & Money: How to Set Your Spouse on FIRE

married saving budget

Once again, I’m not talking about pyromania here, but rather the concept of F.I.R.E. (financial independence to retire early). These are my ideas on how to influence your spouse to buy into the idea of taking control of your life and finances. So maybe you’ve just read Mr. Money Mustache front to back, consumed every personal […]

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The Unexpected Benefits of a Self-Imposed 30-Day Spending Ban

Ikea pop-up livingroom

Inspired by Cait Flanders, I took on a self-imposed spending ban last month that will finish in just a few days.  What I’ve learned from this experience, the way I’m influenced to shop and the impulse I have to hit the “buy” button, has been truly enlightening. Overall, this wasn’t too much of a challenge […]

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I Failed at Minimalism

becoming minimalist

I’m about to admit pure failure here. I’ve been writing about my journey to minimalism for a while now. I have to say, the purging felt good. I enjoyed sharing pictures of all the belongings I pitched. I felt self-righteous about my new-found power to “just say no” to more stuff. But then the Nordstrom […]

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