Category Archives: Consuming

No Spend Month Recap; Live on <$20k Month 1

No spend month was easy. I went out once and didn’t order a drink. I had friends over or went to their houses. I ripped a pair of jeans, and instead of replacing them I wore skirts.

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How to Have a No (Extra) Spend Month

January 2015 = No Spend Month. No Spend Month lets you recalibrate. Maybe you spend a lot and want break the habit cold turkey. Maybe you want to be more creative about social time, so you ban spending on it. Maybe you … Continue reading

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Live on Less Than $20k

Last year, Sandra Cunha blogged about her experiment to live on less than $20,000 in a year.  Her blog archives aren’t available for example, but what I loved was that she was very detailed about accountability to her budget and any … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz brings it on home as to why too much choice can make things tougher. Jeans shopping is a perfect example!  What resonates with you about this video?

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Avoiding Accumulation

I moved recently.  I moved from my parents’ house to a home with three roommates, where we are responsible for furnishing our own place. It’s going great.  We came with a lot of what we need.  We’ve been able to … Continue reading

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What Do Fashion and Style Mean to You?

Do you ever feel uncomfortable admitting that clothes matter?  Sometimes I feel silly – after all, we’ve heard that what’s truly important is inside.  I remember disliking how an old boyfriend dressed, and I never mentioned it.  How to bring up something … Continue reading

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All you need is less

“I sometimes think I should just sell everything and start over.  I’m one person.  Why do I have so much stuff?  Why do I have a whole dining room set?” “My problem is that I keep stuff.  Even if I … Continue reading

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