Category Archives: Minimalism

Cultivating Positive Habits

2012 has arrived and most people have laid out their goals and resolutions for the year.  Other than setting running goals, I’ve decided I’m going to do something a little different this year for the other areas of my life … Continue reading

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Packed for Trip to Seoul – One Backpack

Just finished packing for a four day trip to Seoul, Korea and will be leaving this evening.  Although I’ve been to Korea (primarily Busan) a few times in recent years, it has been over 20 years since I’ve been back … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Earlier this week I finally finished the a tome of a biography on Steve Jobs.  Although lengthy, it provided a lot of insight to not only what made Steve Jobs tick, but also the inner workings of Apple, the computer … Continue reading

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The Minimalist Lifestyle Budget

A budget is a financial document used to project future income and expenses.  The budgeting process may be carried out by individuals or by companies to estimate whether the person/company can continue to operate with its projected income and expenses. … Continue reading

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Turning 40

I recently turned 40, a milestone in our existence where we move from still being considered relatively young, to being middle age.  Strangely, I was looking forward to becoming 40, and although I still feel like I’m in my 20s, … Continue reading

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How the Minimalist Lifestyle has Improved My Quality of Life

Over a year ago, I began going down the path of a minimalist lifestyle.  This entailed reducing my possessions down to items I use on a consistent basis.  If I didn’t use something within the past six months, I gave … Continue reading

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Living Within Your Means – Minimizing or Avoiding Debt

Last week I wrote about finding money to invest, which was simply to create a saving’s “expense” every paycheck and be disciplined enough to maintain the habit and never touch the money.  This week I would like to discuss living … Continue reading

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One Duffel Bag International Traveler

About two years ago, after having my luggage lost one too many times, I decided I will never check in another bag when I travel.  As a result, the lightened load has made the travel experience much more bearable, highly … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Keep Life Simple?

I don’t know, maybe something is wrong with me, but I see so many people over complicating their lives unnecessarily.  I’m wondering if genetically we’re predisposed to making more out of something than what it really is or if culturally … Continue reading

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How Much Stuff Do You Really Need?

Surprisingly, not much.  I’ve recently been scanning minimalist lifestyle blogs over the last month and have been sold on the idea that we have too much stuff.  We can still live rather comfortably on a fraction of what we own … Continue reading

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