• Personal Finance,  Self help

    25 Items I No Longer Purchase

      It’s been over one year since I started to simplify my life, so I thought of looking back to this past year of my minimalist journey and see what extra items I no longer purchase.   Today’s list is all about the I have removed from my shopping list since I started to simplify my life.   I’ve stopped buying these items because: They don’t add value to my life and are not really needed. They tend to own me back (they demand time, storage, repairs etc.) They hurt the environment and also my pocket.   I know, this list may not apply to everyone as each person’s priorities…

  • Personal Finance

    5 Benefits of Frugal Living

        In a society where consumerism and overspending is the norm, following a frugal lifestyle can sometimes make you seem a like an outcast. Your friends or family might not understand why you sometimes opt out from expensive restaurant dinners or a night out at the club. However, if you have been following this lifestyle I am sure you have found more benefits in your frugality than it might seem to others and that they are the ones actually missing out. Today I will share five things that I find beneficial (apart from saving money) from frugal living.   1. Frugality gives you options and freedom      …

  • Personal Finance

    Ways to Save Money on Clothing

        Did you know that the average american spends 1400$ on clothing every year? That amount of money might seem high, but it can even become higher if you can’t resist those gorgeus pair of designer shoes, or you buy cheap clothing items that wear out too quickly . So what would the best solution for that be? The thing is, you will need to make some tough decisions in order to start saving money on clothes. Here is a list of ideas on how to get started and make you save money in the long run.   1. Define your style and start looking into the essentials You…

  • Personal Finance,  Uncategorized

    A Guide to Great Freebies on Amazon

          Who doesn’t like a great bargain, right? I definitely hate paying for services and then after trying them, finding out that they don’t work for me and that my money was wasted on something useless. If you are someone that loves freebies and free trials and doesn’t like wasting money here’s a list of things that you probably didn’t know that you can find for free on the Amazon website.   Amazon Fresh If you are someone that cares about their health and doesn’t have time to go grocery shopping this service delivers free produce for 30 days to your house. You must be a Prime Member…

  • Dating,  Personal Finance

    14 Free and Fun Date Ideas

        Spending time with your significant other doesn’t have to be expensive. There are in fact many affordable and even free date ideas that you can try together. These are things some things you can try:   1. Going for a walk in the city If you are someone who enjoys walking and seeing new things you could opt for it. You could go even to a nearby city to explore. This really helps to take the mind off of things, do some shopping and it is also a great excuse to take some nice Instagram pictures. If you live in the suburbs you could go for a walk…

  • Personal Finance

    How to save money when grocery shopping

        Going to the grocery store sometimes ends up in buying extra items and spending money that did not have to be spent. The reason is that people don’t plan beforehand and don’t make proper lists of what they need to buy; emphasis on the need part not want to buy. Moreover, it is very easy to get distracted by the colorful displays. Here are some tips on how to save money on food and a simple grocery list for one person. If your household is composed of more people, just multiply the ammount for the number of people that need to be fed.   Healthy Lunch Habits Many…

  • Personal Finance,  Uncategorized

    Ways to save money as a student

        Are you a college student struggling with money? Keeping my college experience in mind, I will try to point down ways I used to save money during the time of my studies. What do you think a student will spend most of their money on (except rent and tuition)? That’s right!  Books Now, when I first started, I had no idea how much these books would cost or how to find cheaper ones. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars, euros, pounds (wherever you might live) at the local bookstore, spend a little time doing research. Some of the ways to save money on books could be: • Renting…

  • Personal Finance,  Uncategorized

    6 Important Purchases Most 20+ Year Olds Need To Make

      We probably never thought about this when we were younger, but being an adult can get really expensive. Apart from the bills, which are impossible to avoid some purchases that we might have made aren’t really necessary (i.e. Those 400$ designer shoes or that 30$ lipstick). I will say, however, that some of those adult purchases really do help give you the best possible chance at leading a successful, healthy, and happy life. The important thing is distinguishing between the things you want and the things you need. Here are some of those essential items for all twenty-somethings: A Quality Formal Outfit Be it a pantsuit, a nice dress or…