Shopping Bans Aren’t for Me


A shopping ban is when you decide you aren't going to buy anything for a set period of time, usually between 30 days and one year. You don't buy clothing, you don't eat out, you don't spend any money except on bills and groceries. A shopping ban can be a great way to cleanse your spending habits and … [Read more...]

August 1st Net Worth Update!

We spent a lot of time at the park this month!

August is upon us, and boy am I excited to get this month underway. There are so many fun things happening this month! First, I'm going to Ottawa on Wednesday for five days. I haven't been there since I was 14 so I'm excited to experience that city as an adult. Then the next weekend I'm going … [Read more...]

I’m a Bad Minimalist


I happily subscribe to most of the commandments of minimalism. I try to live with less, I don't waste my money on useless knick-knacks, and my drawers are filled only with items I actually use. But there's one area of minimalism I have a hard time getting on board with, and that's owning a small … [Read more...]

A Minimalist’s Dilemma


As a minimalist, I try to live with less. I declutter regularly, I think long and hard about purchases before clicking the "order" button online, and I'm rarely sentimental about old possessions. At least once per year, I go through my home, room by room and methodically remove about 25% of my … [Read more...]