What is truly necessary? A guide to living frugal

Photo courtesy of the wonderful Ali Edwards. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. An ongoing quest for me, and one that I am renewing this year, is to eliminate all that is unnecessary from my life. Now, you might read this and think that I am cutting everything fun from my life,…

How to Handle Pets When You Can’t Afford Them Any More

Written by Trent Hey, look, today I’m going to wade into something that’s bound to get hundreds of angry comments! Yesterday, I read an article over at Get Rich Slowly where J.D. wrote the following (with my own emphasis added): “Thanks for finding that place,” Michael told me as he took a bite of mashed…

Would you fire you?

Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. I’m going to come out and say it: Being a stay at home mom is hard. I say this not for sympathy, pity or to commiserate but as a statement of fact. There are days where I feel like supermom and I get an incredible amount…

you need less than you think

It’s amazing what our culture has done to us: we have been conditioned to believe that luxuries are a necessity, that we need things that most of the world doesn’t even dream of having. Look around your home right now (or when you get home). What do you see that’s really a necessity? What could…

8 Things People Never Tell You About Having Kids

Photo courtesy of RIPizzo. Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. The joys of parenthood: the cuddles, the coos and the I love you’s. Watching your little one grow and learn and meet significant milestones like walking, talking, running, reading, singing and dancing. Kids are fun and parenting is so rewarding there’s no…