Today I wanted to feature a few frugal articles that caught my eye this week. Curl up in your favorite reading nook and enjoy. Hopefully these encourage you to live frugal lives!
7 Tips to Help Keep Your Resolution to Declutter by Joshua Becker
The new year is upon us! Lots of people create resolutions and goals, but few are followed. Joshua created a bulletproof list of 7 tips that’ll help you stay focused on decluttering and living with less.
Quit Whining About Your Sick Colleague by Daniel Engber
America has a productivity problem, and not because we aren’t working enough hours. The problem centers on overwork and overemphasis on the amount of hours put in at a desk. Engber skillfully takes the readers on a collision course with hand sanitizers and media hyperbole around the common cold, and then guides them to a treatise about work-life balance. Well worth a read!
How I Cut $10k in Spending in 2014 by Practical Cents
This month I’m going on a food diet. But in a different twist, I’m not watching calories — only my spending. In this article, Practical Cents breaks down how they cut $10k in costs over the past year. With an incredible table of savings and examples, P.C. makes it easier for readers to see how they too can save!
The Urge to Splurge by Sam (Yours Truly) Lustgarten
I won’t ruin the story, but I wrote about a recent date that was published on my favorite minimalism website, Becoming Minimalist. It centers on the external messages that we hear — both from individuals and advertisements. These messages can make us consume more than we would’ve otherwise. And can defeat our efforts at minimalism!
Breaking Broke by Stefanie O’Connell
Stefanie had a breakout 2014 and she’s looking to leave broke behind! In this stirring article, she talks about overcoming the stereotype of a broke, aspiring actor. She’s ready to take personal finance head-on and show readers how to make some incredible side income.