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More with Less: Give your money away

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Welcome to ‘More with Less’, a series about living an abundant life with fewer possessions. This series normally runs on the first Friday of the month but life threw me a curve last week and it’s a bit late. I hope you enjoy today’s installment and I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comment section!

The biggest asset in my family’s money management arsenal might surprise you.

It’s not being thrifty, going without or wise investments.

It’s giving money away. Continue reading

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More with Less: The 4 purposes of money (and one non-purpose)

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Welcome to the second post in the series ‘More with Less’! This is a bonus installment as this series will usually run on the first Friday of the month. But I am so excited to get it going I want to lay some more foundation before we jump into the practical aspects of living more with less. If you missed last week’s post ‘More with Less: My journey with money’ I suggest you read it first before diving into today’s post.

For most of my life I thought money was meant to buy me stuff and allow me to have fun. Yes, it was also meant to pay mortgages and buy toilet paper but those were definitely secondary. Oh man, was I wrong! When God made it clear that I needed to become frugal and recognize my dependency on him the biggest change hasn’t come in my spending habits, though the change there was pretty drastic. The biggest change is how I think about money. It is no longer the ticket to fulfilling my wants and desires; it is a tool used to enable me to live the life God calls me to, one of abundance with fewer possessions. I’ve slowly come to understand the purposes of money and as I do I found the freedom and joy I didn’t experienced when I used money only to please myself. Continue reading


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More with Less: My journey with money

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Welcome to the series ‘More with Less’. On the first Friday of every month I’m going to share a simple, effective way I’ve found to save money and live a meaningful life with fewer possessions. It will range from recipes and DIYs on making things you would normally buy to cultivating contentment (but no coupons – I don’t do coupons). But before I begin sharing about the practical aspects of how to live more with less, I’d like to share my journey with money and how I came to my views on frugality, money management and finding joy with fewer belongings. Continue reading