Happy One Year Anniversary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial

This little blog called the Beautiful Minimal Millennial is celebrating its first anniversary. I started this blog to keep me honest with my spending habits and help me build better money habits. I will be honest, growing up I remember two financial phases. The first phase was frugal, coupon clipping, and watching every penny come … Continue reading Happy One Year Anniversary to the Beautiful Minimal Millennial

Mini February Theme: Self-Care

Part of cutting back on the unrealistic and insane cleaning narratives, a door opened for me to spend time giving myself some much-needed self-care.  While attempting to give myself self-care during my second no-spend year could be challenging, I came up with 5 frugal and some free ideas.  Just like Jonathan Fields described in his … Continue reading Mini February Theme: Self-Care

My Battle With The Cable Company: Do I really need internet?

Ugg. Just received the most recent cable and internet bill. Our cable company just hiked up our bill another 8% this past month with an increase in their random "fees". I swear they increase the charges and then later take away favorite channels. There has to be a better way! They increased the "broadcasting fee" … Continue reading My Battle With The Cable Company: Do I really need internet?

Student Loans for Millennials:  How I Plan to Keep $23,000 (of Interest) Rather than Pay Lenders

It’s that time of year when I do my taxes and nearly puke because 63% of my student loan payments went to interest and I got back less than one month's payment on my taxes. I’m pissed! Student loan interest rates are insane! You cannot avoid paying your student loans unless you die. The government … Continue reading Student Loans for Millennials:  How I Plan to Keep $23,000 (of Interest) Rather than Pay Lenders

Sort of Crushing My 2020 Theme: Slow

Over the past two weeks I have been trying to figure out how to slow down but still accomplish what truly needs to be done each week.  Over the summer, I piled chores, workouts, and other things into a couple days so that I had time to relax with my family the other days.  I … Continue reading Sort of Crushing My 2020 Theme: Slow

From Clutter and Over Consumption to Simple and Minimalist

Back to my first full work week since before the holidays and my headphones have been working in overdrive. I stumbled across some of the most beautiful and amazing podcasts about minimalism this week. Since I am a recovering shop-a-holic, listening to podcasts about decluttering and minimalism help me keep my old behaviors in check. … Continue reading From Clutter and Over Consumption to Simple and Minimalist