Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? I spent most of mine getting all the new Bank Boost students situated and getting ready for two weeks in Costa Rica. I’m there right now if you’d like to follow along on Instagram!

Links for you!

If you want to learn money stuff from me and lots of other minimalism, intentional living, simplicity stuff from awesome people like Marc & Angel or Colin Wright, you should know that I’m teaching the money module of Be More with Less’s A Simple Year program! This is the last year Courtney’s running the program and enrollment closes on January 31st. If you’re curious, you can tune into her webinar on January 16th and ask her all your questions!

Click here to sign up for the webinar. If you can’t attend live, that’s fine! Sign up anyway and she’ll send you the replay 😉

A great lesson on boundaries (a must-read if there are kids in your life)

Especially now that the holidays are over: 29 ways to actually enjoy winter

Ugggggh. I have so many feelings about this: ‘I see no way out’: When life depends on the next paycheck

Lani Harrison, 43, said she and her software engineer husband have trouble buying groceries after paying the $2,249 rent on their two-bedroom Los Angeles apartment. They’re raising three young kids and rely on her husband’s income, she said. Her work as a certified car seat installer earns her $40 per appointment, but the work isn’t steady.

“Each month, we have to stretch his paycheck to make things work,” she said. “We really don’t have any savings. Many months we go under.”

I really like this approach. Rather than obsessing about the foods that she’s limiting, Joy is talking about which new ingredients she wants to experiment with this year.

I am extremely co-signed on this

I love the idea of a personality cheese board

8 women on choosing not to have kids
My boyfriend and I had been dating for about a year. The topic of kids had come up occasionally, but only in vague ways. Then we went out to a fancy dinner on New Year’s Eve. He gazed at me over the romantic candlelight and said, ‘So, I’ve been thinking…’ He paused. ‘Would it be okay if I don’t want to have kids?’ (Sweet timing, honey! I had to laugh.) Fortunately, we were on the same page. We recently got married and have no plans to have children. We have a pinball machine instead.

How did Monica and Rachel afford the apartment on Friends?

Fun! Vacation Like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel At These 6 Trendy Boutique Inns In The Catskills

A great interview with Julia Louis Dreyfus.
At eighteen, Louis-Dreyfus was already strikingly self-assured. “There’d be, like, seven male cast members and two female,” Barrosse said. “I and some of the other senior guys in that show were like the eight-hundred-pound gorillas in the room, with huge egos, and she really stood up to that. I remember she was working on a scene with someone, and we came poking our noses in, and she threw us out of the room: ‘What are you doing? We’re trying to work in here!’ ”

What happens when you live with all the ‘best’ stuff the internet has to offer – a Quip toothbrush, a Thirdlove bra, Glossier makeup – for a week?

Hope you had a great week, friends!

2 Comments

Deb

That Vox article! I feel a bit less alone now because I’d recognised this about myself but worried it was just me. I have some nice stuff, stuff that I am unlikely to want to “upgrade” but I am still fundamentally messy, scruffy, directionless, selfish. Of course, I am a pile of good stuff too but that stuff doesn’t need “fixing” via my debit card. The journey to _knowing_ that having things doesn’t help with how you feel is long!

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