Quality over quantity

Buy less but high quality. You save your time, money, environment. When you surround yourself buy high quality items you grow faster on life. I never save money on 3 things: bed (1/3 life spend there), chair (another 1/3 time spent there) and shoes. It’s really simple but most people don’t understand or don’t want […]

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The buyerarchy of needs

Use what you have already. Might sound weird but you own more than you need already Borrow (rent it). Why would you spend $300 on dress for special occasion that you will never wear again? There’s plenty of places where you can rent amazing items in affordable manner. Swap. If you are bored with some […]

50 things to stop wasting money on

Since I became minimalist (in my understanding of minimalism) I minimized different useless purchases. Here’s my top 50 items to stop buying in order to used money for better purpose (travel, investment, education, etc): Fast fashion clothing. It’s absolute waste of money and harmful for the environment. Trendy clothing. I buy 95% second hand clothing […]

Fast fashion shocking facts

Fast fashion is not sustainable, not even durable. Than why people buy it? Customers think that they save money by not spending a lot per each item. What’s missing? Items designed for fast obsolescence. So customers have to buy more regularly, spend more time for shopping, spend money again and again, damage the environment, have […]

Why Forever 21 filed bankruptcy ?

Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy by using Chapter 11 US Bankruptcy Code. This means that company will continue to operate while paying back outstanding to creditors. Also nonprofits shops & units to be closed. Company recently raised money from JP Morgan Chase $275 million and from TPG Sixth Street Avenue $75 million. Money raised in […]

Vegan eggs vs chicken eggs

Eggless eggs it’s a new hot trend. Manufacturers making a lot of money of vegan movement. But is it worth of purchase? I think not. Here’s why. Eggs are loaded with nutrients and high in protein (13 grams per 100 grams). All vegans will cream that eggs are high in cholesterol but high-density lipoprotein is […]

Fiverr freelance business

More and more young people prefer to work remotely and choose interesting projects by themselves. For this purpose Fiverr created. Let’s take a look into Company’s business model, financial data, risks and opportunities, IPO, shares performance, etc. Article based on form F-1 filed by Fiverr International Ltd to United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Company’s […]

Paradoxical lifestyle:”Less is more”

Less is more? This paradoxical statement is right in many cases. “Less is more” presented as way of life and based on questioning yourself about need to own more items. But it’s not only about physical items, it’s about state of mind also. Less stress leads to more enjoyable life. Less clutter in the apartment […]

Is there limit to personal financial growth?

Is there limit to financial growth? Definitely no. But is it healthy to you always trying to achieve more, more and more? Sometimes it’s better to limit own financial growth in order to get time for family and life. Financial growth presented as unlimited process. If you want more growth than you should work more. […]

Instagrammable food: new era of food art

Who visit fancy restaurants without taking pictures of food on your plate? Everyone does it! It’s an opportunity to make others jealous in social media. Food presentation changed in last 10 years. Showcasing “it’s my yummy & fancy food plate” by most social media users. Suddenly food presentation appeared as art in high demand. Food […]

Why people show off?

As humans, we want to look impressive. In most cases not for ourselves, but for others. We are addicted to others opinion. Why? Let’s try to understand together. Everything starts from the need of attention: Since a baby is born, he/she will seek attention constantly. While growing up most kids are compared to other’s more […]

Consequences of Consumerism

Over consumption is the reality of our life. Well funded marketing campaigns and consumerism propaganda resulted in huge accumulation of useless items. We pay huge amount of money to accumulate items which in most cases useless trash. Consequences : Wasted money. Useless items in most cases cost less, but ending up in big among of […]

How to make customer spend more money?

Shopping became an important part of our life. When customer ready to spend money, it’s heaven for merchants. But in most cases companies use all possible tricks to make customers spend as much money as it possible and as often as it possible. Here’s a few tricks: Sales. Nothing drives higher sales than simple word […]

When minimalism became obsession

Minimalism it’s not about counting items which you own, it’s about reason & motivation. Why did you decide to own less? There’s always reason behind. Maybe you want to save money and stop useless shopping, maybe you want to spend less time for home cleaning, maybe you want to travel. For everyone minimalism looks different. […]

Planned obsolescence or build to fail items

How often do you buy items which supposed to last long but breaks fast? Most probably often, especially is it’s “only $9.99!buy now and save”. This happens because of built-in obsolescence. Planned obsolescence used by manufacturers in almost every product: product break fast, service became out-of-date, product with short trendy lifespan etc. Until 20th century […]

Influencers inspired shopping

If you are an influencer than this article not for you. Media personalities presented as talented people but in most cases it’s fake talents. Not much brainwork needed to post half-naked pictures. How many media personalities actually contributed to social development, science, improvement of human wellbeing? Not many. To be Instafamous need: naked a*s, food […]

How to follow personal budget?

How often do you actually stick to budget? Most probably not often but every time promise yourself to spend less next month. Traditional financial education preach about strict budget as a way to achieve financial satisfaction. But in real life counting of every cent spend create guilty feeling. My personal approach to family budget: Keep […]

Why online shopping sucks?

Temptation to buy more and more leads to accumulation of useless possessions. We buy more than what we need for happy life. Time when more possessions was necessary for survival gone but desire to accumulate items stronger than ever before. Useless purchases mostly done under influence of social media, TV, colleagues, friends. We want to […]