After reading Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub, I was inspired to fully eliminate sugar out of my life. I questioned if that little bit of daily honey was enough sugar to push my blood pressure up enough that my dear cardiologist felt that it was necessary to put me on medicine. I … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 1 of No Sugar
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
Show of hands. Who does their taxes as soon as you have all of the information? I do! Thank goodness I did our taxes the first weekend in February. I found out that I personally owed $2,462 because my current employer wasn’t withholding the proper amount of taxes in my weekly paycheck. Uggg. I’m not … Continue reading Exercise for a Minimalist
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
Earlier this month I announced that I would go the entire month of March without Instagram all thanks to reading Give It Up! by Mary Carlomagno. Overall it was nice to step away from Instagram and reevaluate my interactions with the platform. I found that I used Instagram when I was bored. I would mindlessly … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Instagram for March Challenge
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
Recently I have been coming home from work, getting the little tasks done around the house, and feeling this overwhelming sense of calm around me. All of those little tasks haven’t felt like a mountain to climb over. I don’t feel that I’m spread too thin. I’m sleeping amazingly well. My body is feeling great. … Continue reading Why Do I Feel So Calm?
Working in finance, while totally nerdy, is actually quite comical when you have it together. By saying having it together, I’m not saying that you are 100% debt free and retired at the ripe old age of 25, I’m saying that you are working towards building wealth for retirement, you’re paying off debt, you contribute … Continue reading Lots of Shoes and No Retirement
Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier & Healthier for Less 5 star book Who this book is perfect for: New homeowner, recent college graduate, or someone starting off their debt busting journey. If you have been on your debt busting journey for a couple years, this book might not offer any new suggestions for you. … Continue reading Book Review: Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram