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
After spending some time on Earth Day cleaning up other people’s garbage, I’m taking on another challenge for May. I’m really enjoying these monthly challenges. It’s giving me the space to experiment and try something new without all of the pressure to succeed. Rather than the go big or go home mentality that I associate … Continue reading May 2021 Experiment Inspired by Earth Day
Most criminals don't have 56 or more aliases yet sugar does. The real life mobsters featured in Hollywood's The Irishman didn't have many aliases. Let's see Russel Bufalino was also known as McGee and the Old Man. Then there was Frank Sheeran known at the Irishman. Jimmy Hoffa has no alias listed. While it might … Continue reading Aliases of Sugar: How Many Names Does Sugar Have?
A coworker just busted into my office yesterday with the biggest smile on her face that I have ever seen. Her credit score just went up from 600 to 700!!! She explained that her goal is to pay off all of her debt, $5,000 in total, this year. She desperately wants to have an excellent … Continue reading When You Stop Normalizing Debt and Start Normalizing Paying Off Debt
One January morning as I returned from my 6am grocery story run, Mr. BMM announced a great idea. He kindly and lovingly suggested that we both try the Vertical Diet. When I say kindly and lovingly, Mr. BMM saw this new diet as an easier way to meal prep since we would both be eating … Continue reading How We Minimize Food Waste
Sugar. That single little word may cause more contention amongst humans that many other words used today. Does eating sugar actually hurt you? Could you live your life without sugar? Is it necessary for survival? Does it actually cause you to get fat or does fat make you fat? Is sugar the new heroin? Could … Continue reading April 2021 Experiment Inspired by Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
Recently I was chatting with my boss about how someone may be incentivized to either over or under state their budget in order to receive a financial incentive or bonus. My boss stated that there are no bonuses this year so nobody would be incentivized to over or under state their budget. I disagreed with … Continue reading Is There A Difference Between Financial Incentive And Ego?
Minimalists and millennials killed so may things over the past decade or so. I figured it was time to write a list of things that I refused to buy and likely contributed to their ultimate demise. Yet I'm fairly certain that these things are still available for purchase. Napkins. More specifically paper napkins. We need … Continue reading 8 Things I Refuse to Buy as a Minimalist