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Money Meets Minimalism

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Money Meets Minimalism
Early Retirement
Minimalism, frugality, lifestyle, millennial
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Iowa, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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  Last spring, I put my minimalist ideology to the test by traveling to China for three weeks with only the clothes on my back (or more accurately, the clothes I was carrying in my backpack).  I trekked along flashy city streets, up sheer mountain cliffs, and through dirty alleyways wearing the same few sets … Continue reading "To China and Back in One Backpack" ...
Posted: Mar 17 2018 @ 11:06 AM
Last week, I told you about seven areas of our lives that are ticking along in frugal harmony.  From clothes buying bans to minimal beauty routines to giving the furnace a break, we are saving some serious dough by making minor adjustments to our daily routines. On the other hand, we spend big money in … Continue reading "Our Most Spendy Habits" ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 10:51 PM
Quiz time!  Which of the following are valid ways to to reach financial independence' A) Increase your income B) Lower your expenses C) Do neither and complain about not being able to save any money The astute readers out there will immediately recognize that A and B are the correct responses.  Upping your income and/or … Continue reading "Our Most Frugal Habits" ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 1:07 AM
Ever since my pre-teen years, HGTV has been my favorite channel.  Back in the olden days, their shows focused more on crafts and simple home updates rather than renos and flipping houses.  Decked out in my braces and perfectly curled bangs, I would spend hours in front of the TV learning how to make wreaths … Continue reading "So Long HGTV" ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 12:15 AM
Alright, friends, things are about to get juicy… It’s time for my first financial “show and tell”.  In “Our Road Map to FIRE”, I laid out my general plan for achieving financial independence by hitting the magic savings number of $750,000.  So we know the destination, but where is the starting point' Lucky for you, … Continue reading "Our Financial Baseline – February 2018" ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 10:49 PM
Lengthy disclaimer: So far on this blog I have only talked about my own money and minimalism goals, but there is in fact a second half of the equation, Mr. M3.  We both share the desire to manage our money well and retire early, although I tend to be much more fascinated by the details … Continue reading "Our Road Map to FIRE" ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 11:34 PM
Stage 1: Ignorance Personal finance has not always been my forte.  I walked away from college with not just a degree, but loads of student loan debt and lackluster financial habits.  I worked incredibly hard during college, both in the classroom and at my part-time jobs.  But every cent I earned was fair game for … Continue reading "The Evolution of My Personal Finance Philosophy" ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 11:50 PM
Hello! My name is Money Meets Minimalism (M3 for short) and this blog will explore exactly that – how personal finance intersects with a minimalist lifestyle. I have two driving forces in my life: 1) a desire to reach financial independence and retire early (FIRE), and 2) a yearning to simplify and streamline my life.  To … Continue reading "Introducing Money Meets Minimalism" ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 1:53 PM


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