Tom Ewer has written a good article about handling money in his excellent blog Leaving Work Behind The blog’s main focus is about being able to leave a job to work independently!
A Brief Guide to Money
Money – and your attitude towards it – is as important as just about anything in life.
In fact, I firmly believe that creating a healthy attitude towards money represents half the battle when it comes to leaving work behind. Not only does spending less mean that you have to earn less, but having a genuine respect for money can help you to build a successful business.
With that said, in this post I want to lay bare my ideals when it comes to money – how one should think of it, treat it, and (most importantly) spend it.
What you’re about to read isn’t an argument for frugality, nor an argument for minimalism. It’s just how I see things.
Making Consumerism the Enemy
Many of us are working ourselves into an early grave, all in the name of material wealth.
To read the full article go visit: Leaving Work Behind
A few days ago Leo Babauta wrote an interesting post in his blog Zen Habits
A Call for Revolt: Advertising is the Anti-Minimalism
The biggest obstacle to a wonderfully minimalist life is advertising.
Let’s think about that statement for a minute: what is a minimalist life, and what stands in our way from reaching it? How is advertising involved?
A minimalist life can be many things, but at its heart is becoming conscious about what we have in our lives. Space is limited: we have limited hours in a day, limited years in our lives, limited physical space in our homes.
And we fill all that limited space up unconsciously, packing it to overfull without much thought to whether that’s the best use of our space.
Minimalism is about pausing, and asking what’s necessary. What belongs in this space, and what can we toss out? Is the fantasy we have in our heads, that’s causing us to fill things up unconsciously, really what we thought it would be?
To read the full article, go visit Zen Habits
In the last 20 or 30 years I’ve been getting used to the throwaway economy … we used to get toasters and percolators repaired by a handyman! Now we throw them away and get a new one but for anyone on a fixed income that can still present a problem.
Thank goodness for the internet where it’s possible to make a living at home or at least an extra income!
I would like to know what you think about working from home, or buying a bunch of gadgets, or cutting down on buying a bunch of stuff so you can enjoy more of just living a simple life full of love and laughter.