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Simple Living: Where Frugality and Ecology Meet

My family and I live an ecological lifestyle on one part-time income. To me, living out my values means living simply, living debt free, and living in a way that honors the earth. The primary way I do this is through frugality. The same skills and values that allow me to be resourceful with money also allow me to be a good steward of natural resources.

April 24th

Voluntary Simplicity: My 30-Day Challenge

In September 2009, I took on a little experiment: I wanted to go a whole month without spending any money.  I would pay my bills as usual, but that’s it.  For food, I was fortunate to live in a community where I exchanged a few hours of labor each week for my meals, so that […]

September 5th

Financial Sustainability: The Best Things in Life are Free

Millions of Americans are declaring financial sustainability, even if they don’t exactly call it that. After all, we can’t borrow our way out of debt. We’re paying down or paying off credit cards. We’re getting rid of our mortgage or putting an extra payment toward the principal balance (which has huge cost savings advantages). Or […]

September 16th