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Quote from Elise Boulding

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” Elise Boulding (via […]

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Quote from Trent

“Our lives are like a river. They flow through the channel of assumptions and priorities that we set for them. If we begin to alter those assumptions and priorities a little, sometimes the river will fight that change in flow, but most of the time, it’ll happily shift course and find that this new path […]

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Quote from Schaefer

“The shopping mall has become our temple, the credit card our burnt offering … yet, the sacrifice is never sufficient for salvation.” Schaefer, at The Art of Manliness

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Excellent post on supporting local businesses

Trent has an excellent post on “the local store premium,” the amount over the “box-store-minimum” that it costs to support local businesses. His post really spoke to me, as I’ve seen the town I grew up in (Arlington, VA) go through an absolutely incredible (note: read “incredible” as “hard to believe,” not “good”) shift away […]

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Love, love, love hearing from you all

Love, love, love hearing from you all: “I want to say how much I love and the go cards! I’ve been able to easily keep track of and KEEP a budget! I’ve paid off 3 credit cards in the four months I’ve been using it. Thank you for providing a simple budgeting website!” — […]

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