Press

2018

2018, Sept 19 – Radio: The Current – CBC
2018, Sept 18 – 8 Best Money Management Books – The Independent
2018, Sept 12 – Podcast (with Video): Letting Go Intentionally – Break the Twitch
2018, Sept 6 – 11 Self-Help Books That Will Inspire You to Accomplish Your Goals – Bustle
2018, Aug 29 – Podcast: For When You’re Bad with Money – For When You
2018, Aug 19 – Review: The Year of Less – The Literary Edit
2018, Aug 17 – Podcast: Being Enough and Escaping Feelings – One Part Podcast
2018, Aug 14 – Podcast: How to Slow Down, Live with Less and Find More Purpose – Drown the Noise
2018, Aug 1 – 6 Ways to Slow Down Your Life – Treehugger
2018, Jul 29 – The Year of Less Makes Most Sold Non-Fiction Book on Amazon List
2018, Jul 17 – Podcast: Spend Less Money and Make More Time – Being Boss
2018, Jul 12 – Podcast: Mindful Consumption and a Year of Less – Girl Tries Life
2018, Jul 9 – Podcast: Confessions of a Shopaholic – I Don’t Get It
2018, Jul 3 – Radio: The Path of Less with Cait Flanders – Out of the Fog
2018, Jun 25 – Podcast: The Year of Less – ChooseFI
2018, Jun 18 – Podcast: Mindful Consumerism and Her Year of Less – There Are Other Ways
2018, May 14 – Podcast: Our Complicated Relationship with Stuff – Young House Love Has a Podcast
2018, May 9 – Podcast: A Year of Mindful Spending – Advice to My Younger Me
2018, May – How a Shopping Ban Helped This Author Feel Her Feelings – Make Change / Aspiration
2018, Apr 25 – How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation – The Cut
2018, Apr 23 – Podcast: Confronting Consumerism with Cait Flanders – The New Family Podcast
2018, Apr 18 – Why One Woman Stopped Shopping for a Year – Cheddar TV
2018, Apr 17 – What Life Looks Like After a Two-Year Shopping Ban – Food52
2018, Apr 16 – Podcast: Cait Flanders, The Year of Less – Informed Choice Radio (UK)
2018, Apr 12 – Excerpt: Breaking Up with Retail Therapy – Lenny Letter
2018, Apr 6 – The Year of Less Hits the Wall Street Journal Bestseller List!

2018, Apr 6 – The Most Exciting Memoirs Coming Out in 2018 – BookBub
2018, Apr 5 – Cait Flanders Stopped Shopping for 2 Years and Quit Her Job – Business Insider
2018, Mar 29 – Woman Who Went on Yearlong Shopping Ban Reveals What She Learned – The Independent
2018, Mar 28 – Podcast: How To Do the Ultimate Shopping Ban – HerMoney with Jean Chatzky
2018, Mar 23 – Podcast: Cait Flanders – The Personal Finance Show
2018, Mar 19 – Podcast (Review): A Year Without Shopping – Young House Love Has a Podcast
2018, Mar 19 – Radio: Two Years Without Shopping – Janice and Cory (Roundhouse Radio)
2018, Mar 15 – Cait Flanders Spent a Year Not Shopping and It Changed Her Life – CBC Books
2018, Mar 9 – Review: The Year of Less – Treehugger
2018, Mar 9 – 8 New Self-Help Books That Will Help You Break a Bad Habit – PureWow
2018, Mar 8 – Podcast: Cait Flanders and The Year of Less – Mostly Money
2018, Mar 8 – Live TV: What Happens If You Don’t Shop for an Entire Year? – The Morning Show (Global)
2018, Mar 6 – Live TV: Cait Flanders on Her Quest to Consume Less – The Social

2018, Mar 6 – Live TV: The Year of Less: Why One Woman Stopped Buying Stuff – Your Morning (CTV)
2018, Mar 5 – Radio: The Year of Less – Breakfast with Pablo (Spirit Radio in Australia)
2018, Mar 3 – Cait Flanders Shares Advice for Reigning in Spending – Moneyish
2018, Feb 28 – Cait Flanders on the Cycle of Consumerism and Her Year of Less – Ratehub.ca
2018, Feb 27 – The Year of Less is a Book That Resonates in an Age of Indulgence – LowestRates.ca
2018, Feb 27 – Podcast: Shopping Bans with Cait Flanders – Minimalist Moms Podcast
2018, Feb 23 – Save Money and Reset Your Financial Life with a Shopping Ban – The New York Times
2018, Feb 22 – Excerpt from The Year of Less – Thrive Global
2018, Feb 20 – 5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Shopping Ban – TreeHugger
2018, Feb 14 – Podcast: The Year of Less with Cait Flanders – Mo’ Money Podcast
2018, Feb 10 – What One Woman Learned by Banning Herself from Shopping for a Year – IB Times (UK)
2018, Feb 9 – Excerpt from The Year of Less – Food52
2018, Feb 9 – Review: Cait Flanders’ Handbook for Stressed Millennials – Toronto Star
2018, Feb 9 – Vancouver Blogger Goes a Year Without Shopping – Daily Hive
2018, Feb 9 – How to Live with Less Stuff – news.com.au (Australia)
2018, Feb 8 – What to Read in 2018 – 23 Books for Entrepreneurs, Written by Women – Shopify
2018, Feb 7 – How to Tell If You’re an Emotional Shopper – The Pool (UK)
2018, Feb 7 – Cait Flanders on Her Year of Spending Less – Tangerine
2018, Feb 5 – Millennials Are Done with Debt – Forbes
2018, Feb 4 – Squamish Woman Gives Up Shopping for a Year – News 1130
2018, Feb 1 – Cait Flanders’ Year of Living Thriftily – Pique Magazine
2018, Jan 28 – Radio: North by Northwest – CBC
2018, Jan 28 – Radio: The Jill Bennett Show – 980 CKNW (Global)
2018, Jan 23 – 6 Budget Tips from an Author Who Paid Off Almost $30,000 of Debt – Global News
2018, Jan 23 – Q&A: What It’s Like to Give Up Shopping for an Entire Year – Vancouver Magazine
2018, Jan 22 – Radio: The Simi Sara Show – 980 CKNW (Global)
2018, Jan 22 – Live TV: Stopping the Cycle of Consumerism – Breakfast Television Vancouver
2018, Jan 22 – Live TV: How to Manage Your Finances with Author of The Year of Less – Global News
2018, Jan 22 – Excerpt from The Year of Less – news.com.au (Aus)
2018, Jan 20 – Radio: The Year of Less – Talk Radio Europe (UK)
2018, Jan 20 – Feeling Consumered Out? How to Implement a Shopping Ban – Brisbane Times (Aus)
2018, Jan 19 – Canadian Nonfiction to Watch for in 2018 – CBC Books
2018, Jan 19 – 35 Highly-Anticipated Nonfiction Books Coming in 2018 – BookBub
2018, Jan 19 – Podcast: The Year of Less – Martinis and Your Money
2018, Jan 18 – NYC’s Anti-Shopping Movement Would Appal Carrie Bradshaw – New York Post
2018, Jan 17 – How a Shopping Ban Boosted My Self-Love – mindbodygreen
2018, Jan 16 – Excerpt from The Year of Less – Refinery29
2018, Jan 15 – 7 Nonfiction Books to Change Your Life in 2018 – Vogue Magazine
2018, Jan 15 – About a Squamish Author – The Squamish Chief
2018, Jan 15 – Podcast: The Year of Less – My Own Worst Enemy Podcast
2018, Jan 15 – Podcast: The Journey to Saving 50% of Your Income – Pocket of Money Podcast
2018, Jan 11 – Woman Gives Up Shopping for a Whole Year – Daily Express (UK)
2018, Jan 10 – Excerpt from The Year of Less – Money Magazine (Aus)
2018, Jan 10 – Podcast: The Year of Less with Cait Flanders – The Productivityist Podcast
2018, Jan 5 – Podcast: An Excerpt from The Year of Less – Optimal Living Daily
2018, Jan 3 – The Allure of the Yearlong Shopping Ban – TreeHugger

2017

2017, Dec 28 – Flirting with Minimalism? Here’s How to Make 2018 Your Year of Less – Collective Hub
2017, Dec 20 – Want to Understand Your Finances Better? Try This – MarketWatch
2017, Dec 19 – Five Things That Happen When You Give Up Shopping for a Year – The Independent
2017, Dec 14 – Podcast: Cait Flanders on Her Year of Less – Slow Home
2017, Nov 10 – Which Meditation App is Best to Decompress From Work? – Moneyish
2017, Aug 28 – How Minimalism Saved This Woman $28,000 in 2 Years – Student Loan Hero
2017, Aug 10 – The Problem with “Get Out of Debt Quick” Stories – Lifehacker
2017, Jun 14 – There’s More Than Just Old Dudes Writing About Finances – The Globe and Mail
2017, May 11 – Finding Life Beyond the Handheld Screen – TreeHugger
2017, Apr 28 – The Best Gift Her Emergency Fund Ever Gave Her – The Globe and Mail
2017, Apr 23 – Strategy is Key if You Want Your Buying Ban to Really Help You Save – CBC Life
2017, Apr 14 – Podcast: Minimalism and Money – Cohesive Home
2017, Apr 13 – 6 Minimalist Morning Routines – Huffington Post
2017, Mar 4 – On Life After a Two-Year Shopping Ban – Bianca Bass
2017, Mar 1 – 12 Ideas for Observing an Eco-minded Lent – TreeHugger
2017, Feb 9 – Five Tough Lessons Solopreneurs Learned in Their First Year – Fast Company
2017, Feb 7 – Four Ways Solopreneurs Handle Income Instability – Bet On Yourself
2017, Feb 1 – Podcast: On Decluttering, a Shopping Ban and Paying Off Debt – Real Talk Radio
2017, Jan 18 – Why You Should Aim to Do Less This Year (Not More) – Inc.

2016

2016, Dec 14 – Where Your Money Goes When You’re Not Looking – CBC Life
2016, Dec 12 – Meet the People Who Have Stopped Shopping at Christmas – The Guardian
2016, Dec 12 – You Don’t Have to Buy Presents This Christmas – The Loop
2016, Dec 6 – Podcast: Mindful Budgeting with Cait Flanders – Live Immediately
2016, Dec 5 – Frugality Experts Give Advice on Dealing with Holiday Gifts – TreeHugger
2016, Dec 2 – When You Don’t Know What to Do, Help Someone Else – Lifehacker USA + Australia + Japan
2016, Nov 26 – Young (No) Money – VICE News
2016, Nov 2 – Practice Being Mindful by Focusing on Choices – Lifehacker
2016, Sept 30 – What Happens When You Get Rid of 75% of Your Stuff – MarketWatch
2016, Aug 25 – Video: Minimalist Money Management – Break the Twitch
2016, Aug 22 – Secrets From People Who Have Overcome Enormous Debt – Oprah.com
2016, Jul 13 – This Woman Gave Up Shopping for Two Years – FLARE Magazine
2016, Jul 9 – How One Woman Survived a Two-Year Shopping Ban – Global News
2016, Jul 8 – Podcast: Minimalism for Anyone – Martinis and Your Money
2016, Jul 6 – She Gave Herself Permission to Earn Less – The Globe and Mail
2016, Jun 30 – Podcast: Control Your Spending and Live on Less – The Words + Money Podcast
2016, Jun 23 – Rebranding You: 5 Tips for a Personal Relaunch – Reuters
2016, Jun 17 – 20 Questions with Cait Flanders – Keira Anne
2016, Apr 20 – Want to Save More? Stop Wasting Money on Getting Wasted – The Globe and Mail
2016, Feb 29 – How Digital Flow Makes Us Buy Stuff – Lifehacker UK
2016, Feb 26 – What Consumes Your Mind Controls Your Life – Lifehacker USA and Australia
2016, Feb 11 – Podcast: Choosing Your Own Financial Adventure – Make It Happen
2016, Jan 25 – Create a Shopping Ban Savings Account – Lifehacker

2015

2015, Dec 4 – 7 Tips to Think Differently About Your Money – Forbes
2015, Dec 4 – Podcast: Mindful Budgeting with Cait Flanders – Intentionally Wandering
2015, Dec 2 – 11 Superstar Savers Offer Their Wisdom for Building Wealth – Forbes
2015, Nov 30 -Video: Not Shopping on Cyber Monday (at 9 mins) – CBC Vancouver News
2015, Nov 26 – Why I’m Buying Nothing for a Year – The Guardian
2015, Nov 22 – Doc: The Incredible Lightness of Being Without Almost Everything – CBC Radio
2015, Nov 20 – How to Stick with Minimalism During the Holiday Shopping Season – U.S. News
2015, Nov 19 – Why Spending Less Makes You Happier – CBC News
2015, Nov 13 – Podcast: Money and Minimalism with Cait Flanders – The Productivityist Podcast
2015, Oct 27 – How Minimalist Millennials Are Going to Extremes to Save Money – TODAY.com
2015, Oct 14 – Podcast: Cait Flanders’ Spending Freeze – So Money Podcast
2015, Oct 03 – 10 Ways to Survive Buy Nothing New Month – News.com.au
2015, Aug 20 – Podcast: Cait Flanders on Simple Money and Mindful Budgeting – Slow Home
2015, Aug 17 – Confessions of Super Savers: How They Hoard Their Cash – CBC News
2015, Jul 26 – People Do Not Buy Anything – Ziare.com
2015, Jul 10 – Why Decluttering Sets Us Free From the Clutches of Consumerism – Daily Mirror
2015, Jul 10 – Her Mindless Spending Had to Stop – The Globe and Mail
2015, Jul 8 – Vancouver Woman Blogs About Her Yearlong Shopping Ban – Yahoo!
2015, Jul 6 – The One-Year Shopping Ban – How This Woman Lived on 51% of Her Income – Forbes
2015, Jun 5 – Podcast: Mindful Budgeting – Stacking Benjamins
2015, Jun 3 – Podcast: The Shopping Ban – Mo’ Money Podcast
2015, May 10 – Is Debt Making You Sick? – The Globe and Mail
2015, Feb 15 – Debt-Free on the Internet – derStandard.at
2015, Feb 3 – The Yearlong Shopping Ban: A Progress Report – The Globe and Mail
2015, Feb 2 – Radio: The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade – NewsTalk 1010

2014

2014, Dec 1 – Re-Thinking the Rules of Saving – The Globe and Mail
2014, Nov 12 – It’s Time Millennials Started Talking About Money – The Reply
2014, Oct 29 – How Millennials Can Get Ahead Financially – Kiplinger
2014, Oct 9 – Blonde on a Budget Embarks on a Shopping Ban – Saskatchewan Pension Plan
2014, Sept 15 – Thriving in Finance Requires Patience and Humility – Entrepreneur Magazine
2014, Aug 29 – Expert Interview with Cait Flanders – Mint
2014, Aug 18 – Save Money by Buying Used and Asking for Discounts – The Globe and Mail
2014, Aug 14 – Back to School Expenses Can Add Up – Huffington Post Canada
2014, Jun 11 – How Ignoring Your Pension Can Cost You Money – The Globe and Mail
2014, May 8 – How Do You Do Money? – NerdWallet
2014, May 2 – Student Debt-Free After Just 2 Years – MoneySense Magazine
2014, Apr 30 – A Brush with Debt: Climbing Out of the Financial Wreckage – Slaw
2014, Apr 21 – 5 Ways Debt is Holding You Back – Credit.com
2014, Mar 10 – Tips for Relieving Debt-Induced Anxiety – Vanessa Santilli

2013

2013, Dec 23 – The Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2013 – The Globe and Mail
2013, Dec 16 – Inspiring Debt-Reduction Stories of 2013 – The Globe and Mail
2013, Nov 1 – Radio: Project Money Special with Gail Vaz-Oxlade – CBC
2013, Sept 3 – What Does B.C. Student Debt Look Like After Graduation? – Metro Vancouver
2013, Aug 7 – At 25 Years, Paid Off 25,000 Euros of Debt – Cekin.si
2013, Jul 17 – Making Personal Finance Cool in School – The Globe and Mail
2013, Jun 29 – 10 People Who Are Winning Their Fight with Debt – Business Insider
2013, Jun 14 – Digging Herself Out of Debt – Royal City Record
2013, Jun 4 – Video: B.C. Increasing Consumer Debt Fastest in Canada – Global BC
2013, Jun 4 – Video: Canadians Cut Back on Consumer Debt – Global National
2013, May 29 – This 27-Year-Old Repaid $28,115 in Debt in Under 2 Years – The Globe and Mail
2013, May 29 – Daily Roundup – MoneySense Magazine
2013, Apr 25 – I Don’t Trust Myself with Credit Cards – The Globe and Mail
2013, Mar 19 – Blogging Yourself Out of Student Debt – The Other Press
2013, Feb 25 – Video: One Blogger’s Extreme Debt Reduction – The Globe and Mail
2013, Feb 25 – Video: Who Are You Calling a Cheapskate? – The Globe and Mail
2013, Feb 11 – From Spender to Saver, in One Easy Lesson – Toronto Star
2013, Jan 16 – I’m Not Made of Money – The Globe and Mail
2013, Jan 14 – Blogger Buddy – Enterprise Magazine

2012

2012, Nov 27 – Holiday Gift Cards – Huffington Post Canada
2012, Aug 31 – Making Post-Secondary Students Smarter About Money – The Globe and Mail
2012, Feb 17 – The Money-Marriage Sinkhole – The Globe and Mail
2012, Jan 23 – More Canadians Making Switch from Big Banks to Credit Unions? – Yahoo!

2011

2011, Dec 8 – The Staying Single Savings Plan – The Globe and Mail