Category Archives: Beauty and Fashion

Our Year of Cleaning Cheaply and Conscientiously

Face, body, clothes, windows, showers, toilets.  You name it, we clean it.  But how much were we spending on cleansing our faces and bodies?  And how many chemicals were we dumping into the earth’s already-fragile system in order to get … Continue reading

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How to Turn Scarcity into A Saver’s Friend

Everyone has heard the phrase “Pay yourself first.”  Simply put, it means that you should make sure that you are SAVING (for retirement in 401K, for downpayment on a big purchase, etc.) by putting aside money before you use it … Continue reading

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Walk-In Closet De-Clutter Walk-Through

Me: “Actually, you’re doing it wrong.  You’re supposed to put ALL your clothes in a giant heap on the floor, pick up every single item of clothing you own, and see if it sparks joy.” Will: “I’m not going to … Continue reading

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How Too Many Skirts Led to Reflections on Hoarding Stuff

Skirts?!  In a personal finance blog post? Yes, it does appear that (strictly unscientifically speaking) about 95% of writers and readers of personal finance blogs appear to be male (another blog post on that later)–and mostly engineers at that.  (Of … Continue reading

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Are You a DIY or DNY (Do Nothing Yourself) Person?

I am impressed with all the DIY folk out there, especially with the millennial generation. Lots of people are eating from their own elaborate vegetable gardens, constructing their own patios, mending their own fences.  I have a friend who makes … Continue reading

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