When it comes to our financial situation, it can be really easy to turn a blind eye and lie to ourselves, especially when we feel stuck in an already bad position. There are many ways that we can do this, such as avoiding looking at our bills, justifying our financial decisions, even if we already know that it’s a bad decision, telling ourselves that we’re not spending that much (because we’re using a credit card), pointing fingers and blaming our circumstances, expecting/waiting for someone else to pay off our debt, and telling ourselves that it’s not a big deal.
Keeping track of my expenses has been a habit of mine for almost a decade, and it has been very eye-opening. At first, it felt like a chore. But now, I don’t really need to think about it because it has become the norm for me.
Yes, I do practice minimalism and I am proud that I am quite a frugal person. If I could delay buying something, I would. We just have enough stuff at home, but that doesn’t mean that we are deprived. It’s actually the other way around. By cutting back on many other things, I get to … Continue reading What I Splurge On As A Minimalist
As far as I can remember, I have always lived frugally, and I am proud of it. I make it a point to save some of my income (or allowance, when I was still a student), even if it’s just a tiny bit. Some might think that I am depriving myself by living frugally, and … Continue reading Frugal Tips For Your Home
They say that love is all you need to have a great relationship. But in reality, it takes a whole lot more than that. When there’s nothing left to eat and no roof over your head, the financial stress it brings can make love go out the window. Now, not a lot of people want to talk about money and relationships at the same time, because, admittedly, it’s the least romantic thing to talk about. But that is precisely why money problems is one of the biggest reasons why marriages end.