Money Archive

  • Confusing minimalism with frugality

    Tweet In response to something I posted and thought was neat — colour changing bathroom tiles, reader Chris posted: These tiles cost $291 per square foot. Why would you even think about posting this on a minimalism blog? My more detailed response: 1. Because it’s my blog. […]

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  • Money in Minimalism: Can we live without it? (Part Two)

    Money in Minimalism: Can we live without it? (Part Two)

    Tweet Some people get really mad at money “I wish we didn’t have to deal with these bills and with money” “I wish we lived in a world without money” “Money is the root of all evil” “I hate having all this debt! I hate […]

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  • Money in Minimalism: From my perspective (Part One)

    Money in Minimalism: From my perspective (Part One)

    Tweet When I first starting embracing minimalism, I imagined a very stark, bleak life. No possessions, shaved head, you know.. all that stereotypical stuff. 🙂 When I finally gave it a shot and did the following: gave up all my furniture and lived out of a […]

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  • Why aesthetics matter in minimalism

    Why aesthetics matter in minimalism

    Tweet I read an interesting article in the New York Times a while back called “Beauty and the Bento Box” It talks mostly about Japanese culture, and how they as a society have always had to get by on less natural resources so the culture […]

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  • Why we should all work towards minimalist packaging

    Why we should all work towards minimalist packaging

    Tweet I am talking about pressuring companies to stop putting unnecessary packaging on items. I know some of it looks cute — plastic confetti, extra tissue paper — and some of it is even recyclable or eco-friendly, but the LESS that we put and have […]

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