Break technology addiction with a one-month screen-free challenge. Tips for a successful challenge and how to use technology after the challenge.
Living contrary to my values has been a source of discontent lately. I have a utopian vision of the ‘good life’, which if I squint, I can see somewhere off in the distance. But there are days when I examine my life that I can only see the discord between the vision and the reality. […]
…or why burnout can cost you money The last two weeks off has given me the chance to catch up on a few trashy novels, picnic in the park with the little fella and nap in the afternoon. I’ve been a little bit lazy and it has been wonderful. I have found that it is […]
Looking for frugal tips? “Frugal tips” is a search term that brings many people to this site. While tips are good (and I hope you find many here) frugality is more than just tidbits of advice and gestures towards saving money. I’ve been thinking about what aspect of frugality I could write about today. I […]
Can we live the simple life and still exist in the modern world? And if so, how?
Is frugality a necessary evil – something that has to be endured on the path to riches, or is it a way of life?
Photo by Thai Jasmine What does ‘thriving’ have to do with being frugal? If anything, being frugal seems the opposite to ‘thriving’. Before the credit crunch, being frugal had a bad name. It was sneered at. In an age of consumerism we strived for bigger houses, better cars, more stuff and higher capital gains […]