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Becoming Minimalist Top Posts of 2015

A special thanks to each of you for making 2015 an incredible year at Becoming Minimalist. This website continues to grow each month beyond my …

Why we don't need to save as much for retirement as we've been told: expert

When it comes to saving for retirement, don't panic. That's the message in a new book by author Fred Vettese. It's different than a lot of the advice …

Retirement

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

Boomer retirement planning: A nine-step guide to ease your mind

Here's an investing tip for baby boomers that pays dividends. Spend 90 minutes or so using these online resources and feel better about your retirement. Presented here is a nine-step process that will take you through 20 or so online calculators, worksheets, databases and other tools. The goal is …

10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying Property Overseas

Buying real estate overseas is fundamentally about diversification. This is true whether you buy for investment or for retirement and argues in favor of buying for retirement rather than renting. Buying your new retirement residence overseas means moving money out of the United States and putting …

Why stress can make you fat - and what to do about it

Most people are familiar with the fight or flight response that was crucial in keeping our ancestors alive when they hunted big, dangerous animals …

Nutrition

Guide to Meditation

What if there was a mental exercise you could do that would increase your brain size, make your thinking more efficient, reduce your anxiety levels, …

How Investors Should Plan for Higher Interest Rates

On Wednesday, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen told the House Financial Services Committee that if the U.S. economy continues performing well, raising …

How To Prepare Yourself Mentally For Retirement

As someone who writes about personal finances for people in their 50s and 60s, I get a lot of retirement books. Most of them are perfectly fine, parroting the traditional financial advice about saving wisely and managing expenses. Some are off the wall.<p>But I recently read a new one called <i>The</i> …

Retirement

Only 1 TBSP of Coconut Oil Produces Powerful Health Changes, Study Confirms

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or …

Goldilocks Turmeric Milk: A Warm, Soothing Drink!

It's FALL! Among all the pumpkin patches, leaf piles and cute costumes, the season can bring some unwanted guests as well: coughs and colds!<p>And it just so happens that the other day my poor toddler, Penelope, was moping around the house with a stuffy nose. I remembered that the spice turmeric is …

The Mashed Potato Recipes You Want And Need

Dive in.<p>Side dishes are often overlooked, a mere afterthought to fill up the plate. But when sides are mashed potatoes, they are the main event. They’re are buttery and fluffy, filling and savory, and all in all wholly satisfying (so long as they aren’t made with potatoes that have been stored in …

21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

While small upgrades and minor decor replacements may seem like a waste of time when you're in a hurry to sell your house, one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is listing your home without any advance preparation.<p>Whether you're listing your condo for sale in Miami, FL, or looking …

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

This morning, as I do most days, I breakfasted on a three egg omelette cooked in coconut oil, with a whole milk coffee. I enjoyed a wedge of full fat …

Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead | Investopedia

Ask five people what it means to retire early and you're likely to get five different answers. Some would consider leaving work before age 65 as …

Retirement

How To Run With a Dog (The Right Way)

Much like getting a dog in the first place, it sounds awesome—then it happens, and you think, "Oh, God, what now?"<p>It’s simple, right? You dust off your trusty Umbro shorts from middle school, put Spike on a leash, and off you go. You’re running with a dog! Easy! Only then you go to do it, and you …

Pets

Coconut Oil & Weight Loss: What 1 Tablespoon a Day Does is Shocking

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects …

Find Adventure With A Nomadic Retirement

By Dan Prescher, InternationalLiving.com<p>Back in 2001, my wife and I decided to leave the cold climate of Nebraska behind and embark on an epic adventure to find our perfect retirement destination. We traveled to several different countries in search of our dream home, creating incredible memories …

17-Time Tour de France Cyclist's Hotel is Keeping Guests Active in South Carolina

Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique property owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France …

Tour de France

Your income in retirement: How much will the government provide?

Everyone needs income in retirement. Japanese Yakuza gangsters are no exception.<p>A few years ago, the Japanese government created rules to allow former gangsters to collect government retirement benefits. These are former gambling, loan shark and protection workers who might have left the Yakuza due …

Do You Need Life Insurance After Early Retirement?

September is Life Insurance Awareness month and this post is in partnership with TermLifeInsurance.com, which helps spread awareness of the …

IKamper Hardtop One tent expands for roomy car-top camping

Vehicle roof tents had a strong showing at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. A few of them even made a long, overseas journey to be there. …

The Easy Thing You Can Do Each Day to Prevent Spider Veins

Who knew?<p>If there's one thing that can really cramp a woman's style, it's spider veins. And while these spindly little blue and red lines are mostly genetic (thanks, mom!) and usually surface on the legs, they can also crop up on an area of your bod that isn't so easy to conceal: Your face. (This …

Snacks

Category: Snacks<p>I cannot wait for you make these! Italian Crackers from the dehydrator are made with onion, tomato, ground flaxseed, nutritional …

Healthy Eating