Every week I like to feature a few frugal articles that caught my eyes. Curl up in your favorite reading nook and enjoy. Hopefully these encourage you to live frugal lives!
Income Inequality vs. Wealth Inequality by Hamilton Nolan
After paying a $4,000+ tax bill this year and losing much of my net worth to self-employment taxes, it made me rethink the income versus wealth divide. Someone can make a lot of money one year, but have little in savings. Hamilton Nolan hit the nail on this article. He points out that the obsession with income inequality is nonsensical. Instead, we should be focusing on wealth inequality, and I tend to agree with him!
Minimalist Living: When a Lot Less Is More by Josh Sanburn
The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, are on a roll. Seriously, they’re getting published everywhere these days and their audience is growing rapidly. They were recently interviewed by Time Magazine regarding their success. The Minimalists mentioned that they had only 52 visitors the first month they started their site in December 2010. In 2014, they supposedly had 2 million! What an impressive duo and important issues. Keep up the great work, guys!
‘There are so many ways to live’: Meet the man who quit his job to make an $8,000 van home by Michelle Stoffel Huffman
This guy is a vandwelling inspiration. He quit his job, decided to travel through Europe, and the kicker, he’s doing it all out of a camper van! He retrofitted it with a bed, cooking area, and even a little shower.
What We Appreciate Appreciates by Cait Flanders
Cait’s been blogging about personal finance for years now. She recently wrote a guest post for Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist. This article is all about the confluence of personal finance, minimalism, and dealing with debt — topics true to my heart. Well done, Cait! This is an awesome article.