I’ve been browsing various frugal living websites and videos. It’s VERY inspiring to see what people are doing. What may seem somewhat off topic is actually at the heart of obtaining your dreams. The main idea is to slash your expenses and live simply so you can live the way you really want. Here’s just one example to think about (see video). Garry Tibbo in Canada talks about living practically for free by foraging wild plants and recycling stuff that people leave on curbsides. The nutrient and mineral rich wild plants helped heal him of debilitating illness.
One of our readers recommended the Mr. Money Mustache.com site.
“Hi there. If we haven’t met, my name is Mr. Money Mustache. I’m the freaky financial magician who retired along with a lovely wife at age 30 in order to start a family, as well as start living a great life. We did this on two normal salaries with no lottery winnings or Silicon Valley buyout windfalls, by living what we thought was a wonderful and fulfilling existence. It was only after quitting the rat race that we looked around and realized why we had become financially independent while most people, even with higher incomes, end up stuck needing to work until age 65.”
Free Living 101
Mark Boyle, The Money Man
Just for the Love of It Blog (Mark Boyle)
The Art of Foraging
Of the Field (wild plants)
Possum Living video
Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money (free ebook)
The Year of Frugal Living
Frugally Sustainable blog
America’s Cheapest Family
The Compact is a social and environmental movement whose members promise not to buy anything new for a year.
Frugal for Life blog
No Impact Man
One Hundred Dollars a Month blog