Should I be called out for not spending in “acceptable” categories?
Cheap = Someone who won’t spend money on anything. Period. It’s unthinkable for them to spend money. Frugal = Someone who spends where it matters, but is careful with t
Making your own minimalist tea strainer (easy to clean and it is cheap)
I checked in pretty much all the tea shops for a tea strainer that was NOT made in China. All of the tea strainers at David’s Tea and Teavana are made in China under “s
How living full-time in a hotel is cheaper than having an apartment
Living in a hotel full-time has been cheaper for me than in an apartment.
How do I know when I’ll become a millionaire?
WHAT DOES BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE MEAN? You could see it in two ways: becoming a millionaire in today’s dollars without inflation taken into account, or becoming a millionair
Is a pre-nuptial agreement all that depressing?
Prenuptial agreements or prenups, are all the rage these days now that people are getting smarter about protecting their assets. WHAT IS A PRENUP? It’s simply an agreement th
The Homeless Billionaire – Minimalist Inspiration: Nicolas Berggruen
Nicolas Berggruen is worth $2.2 billion and is a minimalist at heart. He basically lives out of hotels, doesn’t own a fancy home, a car, or even a watch. Credit As Berggruen&
Why do we want to show off when we don’t have money, but stay hidden when we do?
I’ve always found it rather odd in human behaviour that people who don’t have millions are dying to show it off with high-status goods, but people who HAVE millions, ev
What are “anchor” pricing cues, and how does it affect the way I shop and price things?
“Anchors” as a pricing cue is a concept taken from one of THE BEST books I’ve read: Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It), and the i
Most of my friends are Privileged Rich Kids
I came to the realization the other day that most of my friends are Privileged Rich Kids (PRK). Not all of my friends are PRKS, to be sure, but I always thought it was just a few p
The average person just before retirement at the age of 60 only has about $100,000 saved
I read a few shocking statistics the other day. They’re becoming more and more common and less shocking, I must say, but still very disheartening for most folks: 64% of Canad