Wanting What Others Have

Jealousy, envy, longing, keeping up with the Jonses’ or general dissatisfaction. Whatever you like to call it. Comparing stuff, status and our lives with others only leads to excessive consumption and unhappiness. Do we buy things because they are actually what we want? Or is it because we want others to perceive us in a…

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How I Save $2.72 Five Days a Week

I cannot take credit for this idea, this was something my boyfriend figured out and I just copied, but you know what? I’m still going to write about it because I still save the dollars so why shouldn’t I? I recently started a new job that instead of walking to work, now means I need…

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Gluten Free Taipei

So, this isn’t exactly a minimalist/frugal post. This is a sort of thankyou post to the internet and all who have ever published information on gluten free dining in overseas countries. After my recent experiences and discoveries, I feel like it’s only fair that I contribute to others and help them explore the world one…

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The Dollar Value of Gifts

My Dad is difficult to buy for (I’m sure like most Dad’s are). In all honesty he already has too much stuff, wants for nothing and if he does happen to want or need something he just goes right ahead and buys it himself. As a result, for his birthday I’ve been agonizing over what…

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Big Travelling Expenses

Once upon a time my biggest travelling expense (aside from airfares and accommodation of course) would definitely have been shopping. And by shopping I mean clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and makeup. You name it, I bought it. Whilst I still love to shop when I travel because I enjoy buying items I can’t get at…

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Big Splurges

In my previous post, I wrote about small splurges and now it’s time to look at the other end of the spectrum. Big splurges. I would classify a large splurge as something that costs thousands (or depending on the item) hundreds of dollars. Anything that is not necessary for a reasonably comfortable survival I consider to…

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