The Four Laws of Simplicity, and How to Apply Them to Life

The following post has been brought to you by Leo over at Zen Habits as a response to the post: Open Source Blogging: Feel Free to Steal My Content Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci The problem with many books and guides on simplifying your clutter, your work life, your desk, your…

I just won the Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches

I have just won a copy of Jeff Yeager’s book The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Book with the story of my dear old aunt. JD over at Get Rich Slowly wrote. The contributions have been fantastic. There are currently 220 stories, with more coming all the time. Some offer clever ways to save money; others are hilarious…

A true story of extraordinary cheapness from my life

I have a dear old aunt. She has experienced Second World War and know how to be frugal. It is second nature to her. At her latest birthday, she got a couple of boxes of chocolate. A week later I visited her. She had a bowl of hazel nuts sitting on the kitchen table. I…

Quit using fireworks and save big

I was at this new years party, where some of the others has invested in a lot of fireworks. One of the pieces made me think. Fireworks are not necessary nor frugal. This one piece of fireworks was retailing at about $100 and 30 seconds after lighting it, it was all gone. “Was that it?…”…

Recycle your gift and Christmas cards

An easy way to get rid of your holiday cards, is to scan them. That way I have them them on my computer without the mess. My scanner has already saved me heaps of space in my flat. And scanners are dirt cheep too, but if you do not own one, you can always take…