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Old 01-14-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Free book is found on mid-page here.....
Thriving on Less: Simplifying in a Tough Economy (pdf format)
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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LOL tightwad..I follow his blog here:

The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour | zen habits

This is probably better suited for the frugal living forum.

But yes..sometimes less is more.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:14 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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LOL tightwad..I follow his blog here:

The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour | zen habits

This is probably better suited for the frugal living forum.

But yes..sometimes less is more.
Thank I just went there and suscribed.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Thank you. This is a nice book and keeps the normal person grounded when technology and "bright lights" makes people think they need more in life to be happy.

Save more, spend less.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Thank you. This is a nice book and keeps the normal person grounded when technology and "bright lights" makes people think they need more in life to be happy.

Save more, spend less.
Heck...a guy could end up RICH living like that!
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Saturday Night Live S31E12: Clip Clip - MovieWeb.com

Here's an ad for a book that an has easy to understand plan to living a better life in general.

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Old 01-15-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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LOL tightwad..I follow his blog here:

The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour | zen habits

This is probably better suited for the frugal living forum.

But yes..sometimes less is more.
Then again, you could just find a comfortable chair and sit down and spend an hour or so reading the Tao Te Ching, instead of letting somebody else do it and then tell you how to apply it to your everyday life. (I always liked the Tao better than the Zen way.)
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have been following that financial philosophy (save more, spend less) ever since I was 18 years old and went away to college and I am now 66. I salute whatever books will help people achieve this, but to me it was just common sense and I didn't need a book. The result, in my case, is complete financial peace of mind and an ability to live easily and in reasonable comfort where I want to.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I have been following that financial philosophy (save more, spend less) ever since I was 18 years old and went away to college and I am now 66. I salute whatever books will help people achieve this, but to me it was just common sense and I didn't need a book. The result, in my case, is complete financial peace of mind and an ability to live easily and in reasonable comfort where I want to.
So have I Escort Rider and I didn't even know I was following any "Zen" or "Frugal" thinkings. I just knew that if I wanted money later in life then I needed to save now.

The links provided by posters are excellent starting points or grounding points or expanding points for people. You can pick and choose where to start and start small so it becomes a life habit.

The power of less is a life habit, not something you do in 6 months and then go back to your previous habits. It is a game changer and IMHO for the best.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Saturday Night Live S31E12: Clip Clip - MovieWeb.com

Here's an ad for a book that an has easy to understand plan to living a better life in general.
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Then again, you could just find a comfortable chair and sit down and spend an hour or so reading the Tao Te Ching, instead of letting somebody else do it and then tell you how to apply it to your everyday life. (I always liked the Tao better than the Zen way.)
Very good info for the financially under-educated & foolish to learn from.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/tao/taote.htm
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