Rethinking necessities

Photo courtesy of brtsergio. By Leo One of the basics of minimalism is that you eliminate as many non-necessities as you can, to make room for what’s important. If you don’t need a ton of clothing, you get rid of much of it. If you don’t need that new gadget, you don’t buy it. Within reason,…

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save Money

Contrary to what some people might tell you, alternative energy isn’t simply a pipe dream. It’s also a way that you (yes, you) can reasonably and realistically save money in the present, especially as the winter approaches. While it may seem prohibitive to put solar panels on top of your house or build a windmill…

How I save money

Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. I think I’m a fairly frugal person. I haven’t always been this way, and it’s taken years of simplifying and cutting back on little things, one at a time. And while there are definitely many more things I can scrimp and save on, I’m…

Pulling the Trigger

Written by Trent One of the biggest challenges of saving money for a big goal is when exactly to go forward with that purchase. Three examples: For almost three years, I saved money for a replacement for my truck. For almost a full year, we shopped for a replacement while continuing to save and, during…

the only thing you can change

You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. — You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. — You can’t change your entire job. You can only change your next task. — You can’t change your body composition. You can only change…

Frugality: The Opposite of Being Cheap

This following guest article was written by Richard Hemby who regularly writes about accredited online degrees and college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college degree guide. Those who practice a frugal lifestyle are occasionally accused of being “cheap” or miserly. Nothing could be farther from the truth, however; frugality is a philosophy…

If You Don’t Need It, It’s Not a Deal!

The following guest post is from Jason of FrugalDad.com. Jason writes about frugal living, family finances, and other related topics at his blog. With the holiday shopping season in full swing I am reminded of how often people rush out to buy something just because it is on sale. I admit, I enjoy saving money…

Start your X-mas list now – or boycott it

I have started the list for my family already. Where we live, the economical turmoil have prompted the shops to start early this year and with great discounts too. To save big I do two things, that is easy to implement: Make a listGive your loved ones the opportunity to get the gift for you…