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A collection of the best articles we’ve featured on Spending.

The Empty Promise of Consumerism Summarized On One Receipt

Joshua Becker  |  Becoming Minimalist

The more we allow the empty promises of consumerism into our thinking and behaviors, the more common and accepted they become. At some point, they need to be exposed. At some point, we need to take a stand against them.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

Robyn  |  A Dime Saved

Don’t just cut things out of your life – replace them with something else. Depriving yourself of something you enjoy is not the way to achieve happiness.

Why I Love YNAB and Zero-Based Budgeting

Brigid Friedman  |  FIREd Lawyer

Zero-based budgeting teaches you to give every dollar that comes in a “job” and to only work with the money you actually have, not hypothetical future money.

Stop Counting Pennies and Focus On the Dollars

Jim  |  Route to Retire

This might be blasphemous to say in the personal finance community, but spending money even a little needlessly ain’t gonna kill you. The big dollars are what truly matter.

“If I Got Rich, It Wouldn’t Be For Long”

The Mistress  |  Mistress of Home and Finance

I could never be a billionaire. I have too many projects to fund, people to give to, and philanthropies to invest in. If I grew that rich, it would not last long before I fixed that absurd overabundance.

If You Can’t Afford to Tip 20%, You Can’t Afford To Dine Out

Piggy & Kitty  |  Bitches Get Riches

If you won’t tip 20%, consider going to Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Costco, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Walmart, Whole Foods, Aldi, or hell instead!