Well I’ve been away for a while. My girl and I split and I have my own place. It’s a kick a.. apartment in Kettering Ohio (very well ranked school district). its a simple 2 bedroom layout on the top floor, with a balcony , plus within walking distance from ” Fraze” pavilion. I guess everything works it’s self out within time….. 5 days ago
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I recently have a shift of thinking/change about Financial Freedom (aka the ability to do what I want to do and not having to work for money).
My ultimate goal is to be able to retire by 42 by replacing all of my earned wage with passive incomes/payouts. I have a long ways to go but am working on making progress towards it.
I’ve identify Food (both Grocery/Dinning Out) as my biggest black hole. Although I documented every single transaction/receipt on a spreadsheet to keep track with my monthly spending; so I know my numbers is pretty accurate. However, it is rather high comparing to the norm because of my weakness to snack and indulge in food.
My goal for the year 2014 is to reduced my “Food” spending category by 50% vs. the year 2013 without living on just rice and bean inspired diet. I want to be able to still consume mostly organic or healthy grown/minimally processed food that would be wholesome for my body yet within my preferred budget (aka 50% less than year 2013).
If I succeed, then I will invest this amount into dividend generate portfolio so I can quickly reach my Financial Freedom status.
I am affirming the following:
*I joyfully open myself to great happiness and abundance.
*Releasing my desires to the universe brings abundance and freedom into my life.
*There is a continuous stream of wealth and abundance in my life.
*Today I bless my being with limitless abundance.
*I have enough money to travel whenever I want.
Aisa 6 days ago
Got some new hand-me down pots/pans so I gave my old ones to Goodwill ao that there isn’t an increase in the net amount of things that I have. 4 weeks ago
working on that… =)
http://musicacomcafe.blogspot.pt/2013/08/pequenas-organizacoes-frascos.html 3 months ago
The person I currently share an apt is a different person than I . I noticed that she bought 2 $15 bath mats. I decided to buy them too a month or two later.
I realized after using them for 1 week or so that they easily got dirty, I didn’t have the time / energy to clean them and I ‘d spend $14+tax on them: something that I would have gone with out. 4 months ago
It’s been five years since I wrote about minimalism here. The idea still lives in me, but my living conditions have changed since then. I now share a flat with my significant other and we own all the furniture etc. in here. I’ve realized it is not that easy to be a minimalist anymore. I can only dream of the days when I could pack everything in a single backpack or suitcase and go wherever I wanted. That isn’t my dream anymore, I enjoy having a place called ‘home’, but I still want my life to be free from consumerism and too many distractions.
I think this goal is unachievable in a sense that it will never be fulfilled. Minimalism has become a way of self-improvement for me, and that indeed is an ongoing process. 5 months ago
Sometime over the next weekend or so, I’d like to count all things I owe, put them into categories (just for my own reference).
I’m glad that I don’t buy any more clothes anymore and feel satisfied with what I have already. I don’t need to buy clothes, this is such a liberating thought!! 7 months ago
To me , of the key stone attribues of minimalism means OWNING LESS stuff and stuff that we don’t need.
I think i’ll return the $15 rug I bought from ikea for my bathroom. I thought it will give me a lot of pleasure/comfort but really it doesn’t seem to do much. In fact, it’s gotten dirty rather quickly b.c it’s white.
ANYWAYS,..I’d like to read some books on this too. 7 months ago
inspired by no impact man, i’ve drastically reduced my consumption. i’m not perfect, i probably never will be, but i’ve made huge changes and it has helped not only the environment but my happiness and wallet. only buying what you need (with very occasional what i want), i’ve saved a ton of $ and my home is easier to clean because there is less clutter- everything has a purpose- if not up on craigslist it goes. most of my wants can be found second-hand so even the wants are that guilty. baby on the way in 2 months, hoping to keep up with the minimalism, it’s hard to explain to friends and family not wanting stuff- but each friend is an opportunity to spread the lifestyle 8 months ago
I saw The Minimalists and Colin Wright at Farewell Books the other night. It was only by chance that I heard about the meetup, having caught the very end of an interview with them on the radio. It’s an old idea, but these guys make it fresh. It’s an idea that I really want to take on. Look them up. They rock! 8 months ago