Early Monday morning I posted my final post about being off Instagram as an experiment for March 2021. And then my day went on. Sure I had some weird urges to check Instagram but I stopped myself. I wouldn’t negotiate with myself. There was no middle ground. I was off Instagram for the month. My … Continue reading Day 1 Without Instagram: What Happened?
Could you imagine going a whole month without alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cellphones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate, or multitasking? That's what Mary Carlomagno, author of Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better did. She lived January without alcohol, February without shopping, March without elevators, and so on. Inspired by … Continue reading March 2021 Experiment Inspired by Give it Up! by Mary Carlomagno
It’s the BMM 2nd Blog-A-Versary Happy Blog-A-Versary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial! After reflecting on the past year, let’s all agree it’s been a crazy year! Nobody ever would have guessed that the world would have shut down, lives turned upside down and sideways, and we are all living a new normal. I know that … Continue reading Guess what day it is!?!?!?!
I have this whole love/hate relationship with cleaning. I love when it's all done, I sometimes really enjoy the process, but I hate having to-do items on my list like clean the bathroom. Ok. Cleaning the bathroom is absolutely necessary. But are all chores equal? This is the question that I have been pondering since … Continue reading Cleaning Routines
Last week the beautiful and amazing, Katie Coughran, mentioned my three year no spend challenge on her podcast, How to be a Minimalist. She discussed her plans to start her own no spend year. While Katie and I have different approaches to a no spend year, both are equally as awesome. Both approaches get us … Continue reading How to Do a No Spend Year
Last week I wrote about discovering my personal WHY on Financial Independence (FI). I am working towards financial independence because I'm sick and tired of business leaders making less than smart decisions causing employees to pay the ultimate price through job eliminations, pay freezes, and reduction in benefits, then turn around and complain that they … Continue reading Financial Independence (FI) Decisions: Cutting My 401(k)
Last week I had to go into a co-worker's office to find and scan paperwork. I probably could have left notes all over their office in dust. I actually got to the point during one search to say if there is a thick film of dust than the papers they are looking for can't be … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons For Going Paperless
Over the years I have written about paying off debt, building an emergency fund, and decluttering/simplifying my life. And for those years I felt that I was missing the "why" in my story. Why do I want financial independence so badly? Why have I given up two and going on three years of shopping? Why … Continue reading Financial Independence: My Why
Recently I have been noticing a lot more personal finance/declutter bloggers/podcasters commenting on politics. Some agree with my political point of view and some disagree with my political point of view. For those that are going political on their blogs/podcasts, you do you. I’m not going to be part of it. You may notice that … Continue reading Why Politics and Personal Finance/Declutter Comments Don’t Work Together
In my new role that I started in October, I am the official manager of financial planning and analysis. Basically I’m in charge of budgeting, forecasting, and solving problems with data. The hardest part about my job is seeing the frivolous spending while I see the bottom line get worse with each additional expense. Let’s … Continue reading Why You All Need Budgets