Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: From Debt and Back

Category: MinimalistBusiness101 |

One of my motivations for becoming a minimalist was debt. Scott and I did not have a lot of it. I have a mound of educational debt, true, but that didn't bother me. The problem was the small amount of credit card debt. It was only a few thousand, but it was a few thousand more than I wanted.

I think what bothered me ...


Minimalist Monday: Be Authentic

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I follow UberFacts on Twitter. My husband, Scott , turned me on to it. Anyway, a few days ago UberTweets had tweeted that President Obama read all of the Harry Potter books to his girls.

I retweeted it because I thought it was wonderful that President Obama reads to his children (any parent who reads to their child is awesome in my book, regardless of their ...


Minimalist Monday: How to Become a Minimalist

Category: MinimalistAdvice |

I've been getting a few emails asking how one becomes a minimalist and if there are any books to read. I'm sure books on minimalism exist, but I haven't read any. And although I've titled this post “How to Become a Minimalist” know this: There is no special formula or guideline or process you have to take to become a minimalist ...

Minimalist Monday: Click Unsubscribe More Often

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Last week I encouraged everyone to go on a news diet. To piggy back on that, I'm going to suggest taking a news diet in your inbox, too. Recently I realized my inbox was being overrun by advertisements and newsletters that I didn't even remember subscribing to. Newsletters I just deleted (without opening) the majority of the time. Why was I wasting my ...

Minimalist Monday: News Diet

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Scott and I were in Boston recently and stayed with our friends, Stephanie and Greg. One evening Scott and I were sitting at the dining room table with Stephanie – all three of us on our laptops. Greg walked by on the way to the kitchen and says, “Do you have any idea how ridiculous you all look plugged into your computers around that table?” I ...