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    10 Ways Being More Frugal Can Impact Your Life

    “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” —John Stuart Mill . . . . Adopting a more frugal mindset can change and transform your Life in many positive ways. It can teach you the true value of money

  • Thrifty Zen: A Zen Approach to Frugal Living

    I recently launched Thrifty Zen, a website that will explore ways to live a more simple, less complicated way of Life. In a modern world where everything seems to move so quickly, technology developing so rapidly, it’s important to take a few steps back and re-assess one’s quality (and

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    6 Frugal Ways to Work Out and Get in Shape

    A few years ago, I ditched the gym membership in order to save money and as part of my philosophy of living a frugal lifestyle. As a matter of fact, the family and I did this because we cancelled our family membership at the YMCA. For me it was

  • Zen and the Art of Investing: Random Notes

    I’ve had some form of investments since I began to save money in my early twenties. But, I had racked up some serious credit card debt; and it was only later that I realized that the credit card debt (plus inflation) was eating up all my savings in the

  • 9 Ways To Cope During Troubled Times

    Once again, I became aware of how the simple things in life can be more precious, and free. Like the ebb and flow of the tide, many things in nature move in cycles, just as many things in life do. It’s important to look beyond our lives at all

  • How to Become a Badass Frugal Person

    It bears repeating, that being a frugal person DOES NOT necessarily mean sacrificing the joys and niceties in life. It also bears repeating that being a frugal person DOES NOT mean being poor and short of money. That said, becoming a BADASS frugal person is REALLY the way to


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