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90 Day Spending Fast – update 2

6 weeks in: Well, as anticipated, I failed. I bought one thing, which led to another, then another. Quitting cold turkey doesn’t work well for me when it comes to shopping. What I’m struggling with: I’m used to being able … Continue reading

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90 Day Spending Fast – update 1

Biweekly Update #1: I managed to not buy non-essentials for the first two weeks of the 90 day spending fast (well, I sort of bought some leopard print sneakers at Goodwill, but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep … Continue reading

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90 Day Spending Fast – let’s do it together!

It happens every year: I intend to save, but I don’t. I fall prey to another sale. I end another bout of wallowing with a pair of new shoes. I buy into fads. The fact is that I want a … Continue reading

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real solutions: part 2, second hand it

Click here to see the first post in the series. Last Sunday, I suggested that the first step to successfully undertaking the fair trade lifestyle is to reassess your life as a consumer and consider buying less altogether. The next … Continue reading

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real solutions: part 1, stop buying stuff

This post begins a miniseries on consumer alternatives. The first option: Don’t buy so much stuff! Humans are consumers, but we need to be aware that we are not limited or predestined to be  identified solely as consumers. So often, we … Continue reading

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