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Funding Happy
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minimalism, side hustles, spending, investing, career,
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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When I made the conscious effort to purge most of my stuff, something shifted for me. While I didn’t start my formal journey to owning less until last year, I think the idea had been percolating in my mind for a while before that.  I’ve been a collector of things – clothes, books, kitchen gadgets […] The post How my life changed after I purged 50% of my stuff appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 7:22 PM
Hands down, the best way to stop a compulsive shopping habit is to purge some of what you already have. This can be a powerful way to wake yourself up to the clutter you’ve already accumulated, provide clarity on what it is you really need, and dampen that constant desire for more. The process can […] The post How to stop a compulsive shopping habit by decluttering appeared first on Funding ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 11:25 PM
*** If I gave you a list of personal finance books that would help you save more, spend less and rock your investment strategy, I suspect you might just gloss over it. But if recommended some amazing stories that would inspire you to make some life-changing decisions, would you be open to it' Yes' Cool, […] The post 2 Memoirs that will inspire you to shop, spend and consume less appeared ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 9:30 PM
*** My car lease is up in exactly 18 days and I have no idea what I’m going to do. First off, yes, I leased a brand new car, which is something I’d probably never do again.  I also bought a highly inefficient, gas-guzzling SUV, which is a little out of character for me. Go […] The post Emotion Vs Logic: How we really buy cars (and please weigh in ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 1:03 AM
*** The other day I came across a blog post by She Picks Up Pennies, inspired by Our Next Life and Think Save Retire about their respective paths to financial independence and what they plan to do when they get there.  The conversation started 3 years ago, so as per usual, I’m inappropriately late to the […] The post Our Path to Financial Independence (and our Life Plans Once We Get There) ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 3:37 PM
*** I have been blogging for about 10 years now, so I’m kind of a relic in this industry, but even still, I love learning new skills and taking courses because I always take something away from the experience. But to be honest, as with a lot of the online programs I’ve invested time and […] The post JetFuel – Finally, a blogging course I can get behind appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 10:10 PM
The other day I was in the city to meet a friend for dinner. I was early, so I popped into Athleta to kill some time before our reservation. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I’m mildly obsessed with yoga pants. They are my uniform, an absolute pleasure to wear, and one […] The post 3 simple rules to fix a mindless shopping habit. appeared first on Funding ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 1:18 AM
Have you ever considered how many hours a week (or month) you have to work to cover your rent or car payment'  Any idea how many cubicle hours you had to put into acquiring the last purse you bought or the shoes you’re wearing' Here’s some easy math (because that’s the only math I can […] The post Do you know how much time your stuff costs' appeared first on Funding ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 11:53 PM
As an aspiring minimalist, my make up drawer is a total #fail, but truth be told, I don’t care.  When it comes to fitness and beauty products, I’m a-okay on thoughtfully spending money on looking and feeling my best, because that has a positive impact on my life in a lot of ways. I’ll get […] The post Smart Spending Strategies for Makeup + Hair Care Products appeared first on Funding ...
Posted: Feb 17 2018 @ 5:52 PM
Here’s an interesting tidbit…the original Valentine’s Day tradition (which was actually the 15th of Feb) was inspired by the Romans who would get drunk and naked, kill a goat and/or dog and then throttle their love interest with the dead carcase before mating with them for the duration of the 3-day holiday (the love interest, […] The post A Minimalist Valentines Day: How to Celebrate Your Love Without Buying Crap <3 ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 4:34 PM


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