• Decluttering

    Out With the Old

    One of the traits I share with the wealthy is the fact that I like to wear things completely out before I discard them. I see no point in buying new when what I already own continues to serve its purpose. Occasionally I allow myself to go beyond standard thrift and wear things well beyond their usable lifespan. I become…

  • Success,  Wardrobe

    The Difference a Shirt Can Make

    One of the hangups I have with my goal is the fact that I cannot conceive of possessing a lot of money. The thought of spending or gaining a lot of money makes me choke. That’s what happens when you’ve always been poor. And that’s okay. I’m aware of my limitation. The burning question is how do I overcome it?…

  • Frugality

    Clothing

    I have a confession to make. With the exception of my panties, every single piece of clothing that I am currently wearing was either gifted to me secondhand or thrifted. My tee shirt was a handmedown from my daughter Katie when she became sick of it. The button-down shirt I’ve layered on top of it was purchased at the local…