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Why I’m happy I was robbed in Europe

I went to Europe for about two months after graduation, with nothing but a credit card to finance the adventure.  I was crazy frugal and basically ate protein bars and crackers I’d brought from America for the first month, mapped out all of the free museum days...

A starter guide to setting an annual budget

The New Year has arrived!  Even though I don’t set resolutions, I do have some January traditions that I really look forward to.  The most important one, in my opinion, is the process of setting the annual budget for our household.  Yes, I honestly look forward...

The very best Christmas gifts

We’re a week away from Christmas Eve!  This is by far my favorite time of year, but it also leaves me a little conflicted in the ramp-up to the big day.  You see, I’m a minimalist, but gift-giving is also one of the primary ways I express love and...

How to decide if you’re wasting time or not

I am relatively disciplined in how I manage my time. I can get a lot accomplished in a day, but honestly, sometimes I just want to order delivery and binge on Netflix long enough for the app to ask if I’m still watching.  We’ve all been there.  Some of us...