3 New Things About the January Money Diet

 

Dear friends,

The 9th annual January Money Diet starts this Monday. Have you signed up? Here’s what’s new this year:

#1. Even if you’ve participated in past years, because we’re using a new mailing company you’ll need to sign up one time here: JanuaryMoneyDiet.com.

It’s easy — just enter your first . . . → Read More: 3 New Things About the January Money Diet

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

100 Little Things

Dear friends,

As this no-spending month winds down, I want to thank each one of you who participated in this journey. Thank you for showing up, and sharing your creative ideas and thoughts, and trying new things. It’s been so good to be with you during the January Money Diet.

As we each . . . → Read More: 100 Little Things

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Baby Steps to Take in 2017

Dear friends,

Did you enjoy the weekend? We spent several satisfying hours spiffing up the house as part of the Weekend Curating challenge, and I enjoyed hearing from many of you about the projects you tackled.

It’s hard to believe we have just two days remaining in the January Money Diet. You’ve been . . . → Read More: Baby Steps to Take in 2017

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

7 Small But Important Money Tasks to Tackle

Dear friends,

These final days of the January Money Diet are perfect for taking a little time to review some important details related to our finances. These are some suggestions:

1. Lock Everything Down

In both the online and physical realms, do all you can to protect yourself from theft and fraud. Do . . . → Read More: 7 Small But Important Money Tasks to Tackle

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Challenge #4 – Reduce One Expense

Good morning, and happy Day 19!

Just a quick reminder that you still have time to participate in the mid-month weigh-in and be eligible to win a copy of the fabulous book The Prosperous Heart–Creating a Life of “Enough” by Julia Cameron. Just leave a comment on the Check In page by . . . → Read More: Challenge #4 – Reduce One Expense

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

The Easiest Way to Set Your Money Goals

It’s Day #12 of the January Money Diet, and perhaps you’re experiencing the wonder and joy of a checking account balance that holds steady.

I’ve been doing this challenge for eight years, and I still get excited by this realization: If I don’t spend it, it will still be there!

The greater truth . . . → Read More: The Easiest Way to Set Your Money Goals

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Money Diet Challenge #2 – Figure Your Net Worth

Calculate your net worth | January Money Diet

Welcome, new dieters. Just jump right in wherever you are…we’re glad you’re here.

If you haven’t done so, I enthusiastically recommend that you check out the comments from yesterday’s post about saving energy. Some of our readers have shared excellent hacks for staying comfortable and making our living spaces snug and cozy. . . . → Read More: Money Diet Challenge #2 – Figure Your Net Worth

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Happy Simple Money – 18 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

Photo: Hamed Saber

If you’re reading this blog, you likely share some of my same hopes and dreams for a simpler life. For me, the good stewardship of money is intrinsically tied to true simple living. If you participated in the January Money Diet you know that personal finance is one of . . . → Read More: Happy Simple Money – 18 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

7 Great Money and Personal Finance Sites

If you’re working toward a better financial future, there are a dizzying number of helpful websites, blogs and online resources with terrific information and encouragement . Here are some of my favorites:

How I Save Money is an excellent resource for nuts-and-bolts, real-life strategies for saving money. For example, two of today’s . . . → Read More: 7 Great Money and Personal Finance Sites

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.