the no-spend new year: how it started

Back in November 2020, I made a big decision: I was going to stop shopping in 2021 – cold turkey – for all of the things I didn’t need. The distractions, the time-fillers, the pick-me-ups….you know, because I’m sure you’ve been there at some point, too. I was spending too much, accumulating too much, and…

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true cost.

Women and children are dying in factories in Bangladesh. Cambodian factory workers are being killed in the streets while they protest for a living wage salary. Buildings are collapsing on top of the people working inside, simply because the factory owners refuse or can’t afford safer conditions for those people working 12-hour days to sew…

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