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The True Cost of Commuting | Mr. Money Mustache The True Cost of Commuting | Mr. Money Mustache It was a beautiful evening in my neighborhood, and I was enjoying one of my giant homebrews on a deck chair I had placed in the middle of the street, as part of a nearby block’s Annual Street Party. I was talking to a couple I had just met, and the topic turned to the beauty of the neighborhood. “Wow, I didn’t even realize this area was here”, the guy said, “It’s beautiful and old and the trees are giant and all of the families hang out together outside as if it were still 1950!”.
No luggage No luggage In late August of 2010, travel writer Rolf Potts embarked on a trip that is taking him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. For six weeks he will be exploring 12 countries on five continents, crossing the equator four times, without carrying so much as a man-purse. The few items he is bringing (including a toothbrush, an iPod, and a few extra items of clothing) are tucked away in his pockets.
Froogles: The New Challenge to Rampant Consumerism Last week Laura Cousins chose to make some soap. She had all the ingredients: the drain cleaner, essential oil and rain water. "But I didn't have the sugar thermometers I needed, or a stainless steel pan, or a pair of rubber gloves." Froogles: The New Challenge to Rampant Consumerism
Far Beyond The Stars | Live a Minimalist Lifestyle and Work from Anywhere Far Beyond The Stars | Live a Minimalist Lifestyle and Work from Anywhere In the future, cyborgs and humans live amongst each other. Technology is invisible and evolving at an exponential rate. When you look up at the night sky, this story is taking place far beyond all of those distant stars.
‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill By Leo Babauta I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. zen habits

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Just for fun I recently asked Erin, “Now that the kids are in summer school, don’t you think it’s about time you went out and got yourself a job? I hate seeing you wallow in unemployment for so long.” She smiled and said, “Wow. I have been unemployed a really long time. That’s weird… I like it!” Neither of us have had jobs since the ’90s (my only job was in 1992), so we’ve been self-employed for quite a while.

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10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job
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Minimalist Lifestyle Minimalist Lifestyle Les +1 de Ev Bogue correspondent aux contenus que cet utilisateur aime, approuve ou souhaite recommander. Gwen Bell Discover Your Needs. with Gwen Bell. Each of us has feelings and needs. When we know what we're needing, we experience happiness, joy and ea

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Sell your crap. This is a guest post by Greg Becker. Greg is an actuary, statistician, economist and social entrepreneur who founded to help people make better decisions about their health and wealth. He has traveled extensively and been published in two books, and in newspapers and journals worldwide. Paying off credit-card debt – or debt in general – is just one part of a well-balanced financial plan. Getting out of debt can bring a sense of relief, but it doesn’t mean your battle for financial security is over.
When Ali Hale sends me a post, I know it’s going to be good. And this one – on what to do about writing when life sucks – hits the target. Feel free to let us know in the comment section what you’ve done with those “life sucks” moments and how you can use them to create emotional content that packs a punch. This isn’t news to you: sometimes life sucks. When Life Sucks When Life Sucks
How Much is Enough? Back to PCI home The way we see it, wealth is simply having more than you need, and poverty is having less. Many folks with little money and few possessions are far wealthier than high-earners who are in hock up to their eyeballs. We know that you can live better on less --- without feeling deprived, without making drastic life changes, and without having the black cloud of debt over your head for life. How Much is Enough?
confessions of a bottom feeder, secrets of frugal living, the frugal life style, frugal lifestyle by Anita Sands Hernandez Many modern city dwellers who want to give their life over to painting or writing and who work 8 hours a day at their beloved artform, find that they can survive perfectly well without a 'regular job.’ They do the work they adore and pay rent with sales!
How to Work Less | The Greenest Dollar Did you know that Americans work 50% more than people in France, Italy and Germany? We also get dramatically less vacation time; Western Europeans get, on average, 2 months of vacation time per year. Here in America, we’re lucky if we get 2 weeks. What gives? Why are so many of us addicted to work?
By Leo Babauta A freelancer’s life is often everything but simple. Multiple projects being juggled, often along with a day job, emails and phone calls and IM, invoices and payments, time tracking and more. It doesn’t have to be that complicated. A simplified freelance life would be one with projects or assignments you love to do, but not so much that you are overloaded. You use simple tools, you work without distraction, you are lean and mean and have time for other things in life that you love. Less is More: 10 Ways to Simplify Your Freelance Life
The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Guide to True Riches Jeff Yeager calls himself the Ultimate Cheapskate. He’s serious about saving money. He’s the sort of guy who soft-boils his morning eggs by putting them in the dishwasher while it runs.
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