I’m back with another terrific group of articles! The following share the themes of simple living and frugality. As an avid reader and writer about personal finance concerns, it’s interesting to see how reading more helps me focus on my goal of a better budget and savings. Hope these help you, too!
Thoreau, the First Declutterer by Danny Heitman
Have you ever read Walden by Thoreau? Well, if not, it’s about time! Thoreau is widely considered one of the foremost frugal fans of all time. He decided to move into a small cabin — isolated from much of society to write and reflect. In this article, the author points out how Thoreau modeled his life and can offer inspiration to others.
The Cloud Generation: No Longer Buys All The Things by Sheree Joseph
As technology has enabled people to forego physical clutter and fill cloud storage, minimalism is growing increasingly mainstream. The benefits are twofold: we’re buying and polluting less. Older generations have shown some hesitancy to trusting the cloud, while the younger, “Cloud Generation,” seems to be making the move in droves.
Stop Buying in Bulk by Eric Holthaus
It can be appealing to get 200 hot dogs, 20 bottles of ketchup, or a monster-sized jar of nuts. Big-box wholesalers such as Costco and Sam’s Club have made great businesses out of bulk sales. The math is generally simple: when you can buy more, you save more per item. But research is showing that we might not be saving as much as we hope.
The Best Waterfront Property Is Your Tent by Katie Jackson
This might be my favorite article over the last couple weeks. In a twist on tired travel guides, Outside Magazine proposes a waterfront property that isn’t yours to keep. But you’re welcome to have it tonight. Camping is one of the best ways to affordably travel, explore, and see the world.