All posts by: Diane

  • How do you want your life to change? Use these 5 steps to clarify what you want and how to go about getting it.
This post “How Do You Want Your Life to Change in 2017” contains affiliate links Every year, around this time, I start thinking about how I want my life to look next holiday season. This has been a particularly challenging...
  • Financial resolutions worth keeping! Stick to these seven personal finance basics and you're well on your way to an awesome new year.
Stick to these financial resolutions and the new year is guaranteed to be awesome! *** This post contains affiliate links. *** Generally, I do my best to avoid making new year’s resolutions. It’s too easy to turn the prospect of...
Running out of gift ideas for that minimalist loved one who is, therefore, impossible to buy for? Let’s face it, we all have at least one of those people in our social sphere. Sometimes, they’re naturally frugal so their standard response to...
  • Five TED talks that will help improve your productivity in surprising ways.
TED talks. I’m a huge fan. No doubt, you’ve already noticed that. It seems there’s a TED talk to cover every topic you can imagine – a few you probably can’t. The one’s I like most are the talks that...
  • Become your best self by unleashing your curiosity and embracing life-long learning. Expand your horizons and open your mind to new possibilities...
** How to become your best self through life-long learning contains affiliate links.** Too often, we associate learning with our experiences in the education system. It’s hard to be your best self in a system designed to reward conformity. But,...
How to Save a Little and Live a Lot It can be tough to save money when you’re already on a tight budget. The more you squeeze your budget, the more squeezed you feel. The truth is, everyone needs to...
  • Decluttering your life begins with understanding, "Clutter isn't just the stuff on the floor. It's anything that gets between you and the life you want...".
Decluttering your life begins with understanding this: “Clutter isn’t just the stuff on the floor. It’s anything that gets between you and the life you want to be living.” [Peter Walsh It’s All Too Much] Once you see it’s not...
  • When it comes to clothes shopping, not wasting money is just as important as finding that special bargain. Follow these tips and save...
When it comes to clothes shopping, not wasting money is just as important as finding that special bargain. Too often we make purchases of things we don’t need, never wear or are expensive to maintain. Smart clothes shopping starts with a...
  • Don't let comparison steal your happiness. Practice these steps, take back your life and forget about comparing yourself to others.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt As true as that statement is, avoiding comparison is a challenge for most of us. Me, included. We’re constantly bombarded with images and information of people who seemingly have it all. It’s...
  • On a tight Christmas budget this year? You need to check out this list of low-cost (or free) gifts that are awesome and guaranteed to impress.
When your Christmas budget is tight, it can be a challenge to find the joy in the season. But it doesn’t have to! Christmas can still be a time of giving and sharing even if you don’t have a lot of...