The Meaning in Minimalism With Joshua Becker | How Becoming Minimalist Can Change Your Life – Ep 32

We are beyond thrilled to be speaking with Joshua Becker, author of “The More of Less”, on the podcast today! Joshua is a speaker, blogger, author, and expert on the topic of minimalism and he shares with us his own minimalist journey. We also talk about Joshua’s book, tips for those desiring a minimalist lifestyle, where to get started, how to do this with a family, and the deeper discoveries minimalism affords us. THIS is the episode you don’t want to miss!


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  •  Magazines – all the content you ever need. And all of it can be found on the internet! Got a magazine? Recycle it! Or make a collage! Doesn’t really matter what you do with them – just know that eventually they belong in the trash. And thanks to minimalism – this will be even more attainable for you as you put these things into practice. Magazines! Don’t use them!

Notable Notes:

Our conversation with Joshua dives deep into the ‘why’ behind minimalism and the self-discovery that occurs in the process. These questions brought out some valuable content and conversation!

Jen and Jill’s Questions for Joshua:

  • When you decided to eliminate the nonessentials, how did you determine what the essentials were?
  • What were some challenges you faced in this process of minimizing?
  • How can we practice minimalism when other family members may not be ‘on board’?
  • After you minimized possessions, how did your minimalism evolve beyond that?
  • How can living a minimalist lifestyle directly change our financial lives?

BILL OF THE WEEK –  Thank you Joshua for sharing your bill with us! Your tip to split the mortgage in half and pay 2x/month is great!

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More Questions from Jen and Jill:

Frugal Friends Book Club: We’ve finished “The More of Less” by Joshua Becker, and tomorrow we begin “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko! – head over to our Frugal Friends Community to join the discussion!

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  • We’ll select the winners for this book at the end of the month

Thank you so much for hanging out with us today! hit the subscribe button wherever you’re listening to this and we’ll come at you every friday with more frugal goodness. Until next week!


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