Mr. BMM dropped an idea a couple weeks ago about his truck. See his truck was the last vehicle we owned that had a loan. Two months ago he paid off his motorcycle. However, seeing that the truck loan was close to $26,000 made the loan seem like a giant mountain rather than a little … Continue reading How We Ditched the Last Vehicle Loan
The beautiful author of Mind. Beauty. Simplicity wrote The 10 Misconceptions of Being A Minimalist last week. I love that she wrote about this topic. Oftentimes people spend a little bit of time observing me, noticing that I only wear black dresses to work, and rarely, if ever, talk about any shopping besides grocery shopping. … Continue reading Minimalists are *FILL IN THE BLANK* – Are you Sure?
I’ve been a runner for over 15 years. It’s something I picked up in my mid-20s. I dabbled in the beginning years. Over the last couple of years, it’s MY THING. I love to run. I run on vacation. I run a couple times a week. I love competing against myself. I am always asking … Continue reading Why Do we Tie Salary to Worth?
In 2015 I left public accounting to work locally in a hospital's finance department. Public accounting was more fun than I expected it to be. The recruiters during college made public accounting out to sound awful. They tried to bribe me with bagels to come work for their company. Nice try. I wasn't working a … Continue reading Signaling Change to the Universe
Last week I wrote about my frustrations with the whole recycling process. Things that I thought were recyclable are not in my town. My town has two different lists of what is recyclable. One online and one at the recycling drop off center. Next, I’m tired of companies’ greenwashing marketing scams. They are placing the plastic … Continue reading Week 3 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Well That Just Happened
Yesterday I eavesdropped on my coworkers talking about a virtual Tupperware party going on. Honestly I thought Tupperware was from my childhood and it wasn’t a thing anymore. It was all of that burnt orange, yellow, and green from maybe a 1970s Tupperware party that I grew up using. Anyone else remember these? My Mammy … Continue reading Tupperware Parties are Coming Back! – My Frugal Ways Avoided the Party
How’s the low waste May Challenge going? I’m frustrated. Honestly I’m really frustrated because so much of what I thought was recyclable isn’t recyclable. Plastic #5 isn’t readily recyclable nationwide and yet IT’S EVERYWHERE! Yogurt containers and lids, plastic meal prep containers and lids, and probably so much more. My only option to recycle plastic … Continue reading Week 2 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: Why isn’t This Recyclable?
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Anyone else tired of constantly making decisions? Tired of constantly being bombarded with advertising? Ever go to the store with a list of 5 things and come out with 50? Ever since I started to live a more minimalist life I realized that all of the advertising, flashing signs, and marketing stuff … Continue reading Why Online Grocery Shopping Works for Me
Since my May challenge is my “reduce our waste,” I thought it would be important to address our recycling. I mentioned in my first article for this challenge that we recycle as much as possible because it’s FREE. We pay for garbage pickup by the bag. I need to confuse something to you, my dear … Continue reading Week 1 – Reduce Waste May 2021 Challenge: What Is Actually Recyclable?
It’s been a while since I wrote a financial update after switching from saving to paying off debt. Pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s catch up. What Happened with My Tax Bill? The first weekend in February I did our taxes and found out that I personally owed $2,462 by April 15. I … Continue reading No Spend April 2021 Update