simplicity

The Five Stages of Not Shopping

When people see us make a lifestyle change — even a positive one like frugality — their responses often resemble the Five Stages of Grief.

The 4 Types of Clutterers: Which One Are You?

Cutting clutter can be easier if you understand why you have so much stuff. Check out this expert advice about the types of clutterers — and cleaning tips for each.

Simple-Living Lessons I Learned From "Hoarders"

TV shows like "Hoarders" are hot right now. But beyond the voyeurism, what lessons can we learn from them about our own relationships with stuff?

25 Awesome, Useful Gifts

Whether it's for a birthday, holiday, or other celebration, eliminate the phrase "it's the thought that counts" by giving one of these awesome, useful gifts.

What I Wish I Had Known When I Started Living Frugally

It's always easier to know what to do in hindsight. But whether you're a frugal newbie or old pro, these are great reminders.

5 Financial Principles for a Seismic Economy

Learn the 5 principles of personal economics to help you survive and thrive in tough economic climates.  Become more financially nimble and able to absorb the shocks of a f

Book review: Wabi Sabi Simple

I think so. To me, living large is about the breadth and width of my life, not about how high I can pile up stuff. If that is how you want to live large, you'll find a lot of

Simplicity and being cheap

People might look at how I spend money and say I'm cheap or a tightwad. If they do, though, they're missing the point. The fact is, I'm much more interested in simplicity than I