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.

4 Happy Simple Ways To Avoid Debt

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A few months ago I shared my own personal story about debt, and I thought you might like an update. In addition to retiring my credit card and using cash or a debit card to pay for everything now, we’re officially $600 away from being debt-free. At the beginning . . . → Read More: 4 Happy Simple Ways To Avoid Debt

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.

What Big Things Could You and Your Money Do in 2013?

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2013 marks my fourth year of participating in the January Money Diet. The first year, I remember feeling like 31 days was a long time to go without shopping. I was in the habit of buying and consuming whatever my heart desired, and if I didn’t have enough in . . . → Read More: What Big Things Could You and Your Money Do in 2013?

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.

Try Swapping Instead of Shopping

You may have agreed to a voluntary spending moratorium this month, but there are still plenty of creative ways to acquire clothes, books, kids’ items, tools and more. You just have to know where to look.

Craigs List and Freecycle are great sites to browse for freebies; people often give . . . → Read More: Try Swapping Instead of Shopping

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.