Create a Fulfilling Minimalist Lifestyle – EP 69

Minimalism is not just about how much stuff you own, in fact it’s hardly about stuff! Minimalism certainly boasts clean open spaces, but how might these concepts permeate other aspects of our frugal lives? On this episode we’re exploring how minimalism might impact the way we approach our daily lives and schedules and how this too might assist us in obtaining our financial goals and ultimately creating a fulfilling lifestyle!


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Saying No: This week we welcome back one of our favorite sponsors, ‘Saying No.’ You might remember ‘Saying No’ all the way back from episode 11 of the show, here again to remind you that you don’t have to say yes to every invite, sale, event, or assignment, that people throw your way. In order to say yes to the things that do matter, you have to say “no” to the ones that don’t.

Notable Notes

What the Internet has to say:

This article from Slow and Happy talks all about how to utilize the concepts of minimalism to optimize your daily routine.

What Jen+Jill have to say:

  • A minimalist schedule frees you from wasting time on excessive things or things you don’t care actually about
  • Minimalism creates space to enjoy tasks!
  • A minimalist schedule frees you from spending time on things that don’t work
  • Minimalism reduces distractions

More from the Internet:

This article from Becoming Minimalist provides us with 5 steps to de-clutter our schedules so that we can begin living our most desired lives.

More from Jen+Jill:

  • Acknowledge the fact that you can’t do everything.
  • Clarify what’s most important…to you!
  • Determine what you have to do to live for those things.
  • Say “no” to other stuff that hinders you.
  • Find what motivates you and use it.

BILL OF THE WEEK -Thank you Leila for sharing your bill about how you paid off your credit card bill in FULL!! Best wishes to you as you work towards paying off your student debt next!

Lightning Round

Things you can give up for 30 days

  • TV/ movies
  • Alcohol
  • Social media
  • Shopping: online, thrift, yard sales

Frugal Friends Book Club

  • It’s August and we’re reading The Simple Path to Wealth- JL Collins for book club!
  • If you want a free copy, leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher, screenshot the review and send it to We’ll select the winners at the end of the month.

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