The Unconscious Urge to Shop

This is a guest post from my friend Luise Jørgensen. I don’t know about you, but I used to get this silent feeling of being empty or of having an unfillable void, and I didn’t really know what to do about it. At those times, I would often end up

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Good Grief and Financial Discipline

This is a guest post from my friend Mrs. Picky Pincher. It couldn’t be more timely for me, and I appreciate her willingness to open up and share this part of her story with us. <3 My mom was never one for jewelry. But, on one chilly November morning, I

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We Are Not Materialistic Enough

This is a guest post from my friend David Cain. It originally appeared on his blog, Raptitude. When a friend of mine inspected the damage from a fender-bender, what upset him most was the discovery that his bumper was nothing but a brittle plastic husk supported by three pieces of

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Why I’m Doing a 30-Day Shopping Ban

For the past few months, I’ve noticed an old and familiar habit slowly creep back into my life: impulsiveness. Specifically, impulsive spending. It started shortly after I finally found and bought a couch. That was an intentional purchase paid for with money I had set aside for it. But from

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