One of the hardest expenses for people (and us) to budget is food. It is so easy to blow through money on food because you literally just eat it away. Then two hours later you are hungry again and there is no sign there was ever food bought in the first place.
From groceries, to going out to eat, to convenient snacks or coffee shops we spend so much money stuffing our faces and half the time we don’t even realize it.
Greg and I however, have managed to keep our food budget at $200 for the last 2.5 years and have never starved or gone hungry because we ran out of money. It’s not always a five star dining kind of life, but it’s possible and keeping our food money this low has allowed us to do a lot more with our money in other places, so it’s always worth it. continue reading
I wrote minimalism and productivity into this title because I think they go hand in hand. When we cut back the clutter in our life we can focus on the more important things to us. This in turn helps us be more productive towards those things.
I’m really passionate about spending your time and money wisely, growing as a person (especially us millennials) and working towards goals and dreams. This topic seemed to fit a lot of those things and was something I wanted to write for you guys.
Let’s get into it! continue reading
Have you ever heard about a friend going through a hard time and wished you could help? Have you ever heard of someone’s car trouble and wished you could pay it for them?
But then you look at your own finances and you think you can’t really afford it?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret! You have the money, it’s just going other places.
It seems in life we are always on the hunt for the next thing. We are always wishing for something else something different than what we already have. It’s a cycle that never really brings contentment. Instead we get something we wanted and then quickly move on to wanting something else.
One of the first steps to moving towards minimalism is minimal spending. One of the first steps towards minimal spending is learning to want less and to be content with what you have. You’ll most likely never be a minimal spender if you continually want newer things. Today I want to help you work towards getting over that. Today I want to talk about ways to help you be content in life. continue reading
Whenever we find ourselves in a store and looking at an item there are a few different things that go through our head. I believe once our attention is brought to an item for purchase our mind instantly goes into reasons to justify us buying it.
If you are a trained minimal spender you are able to quickly combat these thoughts and continue walking. However, if you are not trained in this art form it can be hard to keep walking and instead you keep spending. continue reading