About

Hi! I’m Jenny. I’m so glad you’re here.

I write this blog to inspire you to achieve more freedom in your life. Freedom with your time, money and attention.

In August 2011, my husband and I became consumer debt free. Deciding to pay off our consumer debts opened up a world of freedom we didn’t know existed.

Adopting a more minimalist lifestyle was a major contributing factor to our success.

Is This Blog for You?

The answer is yes if you’re also curious about a lifestyle that involves less debt, less clutter, less advertising influences, less stress and more freedom.

I promise to share with you an honest account of my journey toward eliminating debt, saving more money, mitigating advertising influences and living a life full of less stuff and energy-sucking clutter.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, please feel free to shoot me a note using the contact form on this site.

19 Responses to About

  1. I am really bad about spending. I guess I am a consumer or better put, a shop-aholic. I love shopping especially in the clearance section of all my favorite stores. I buy for my kids and grandchildren. I am always buying ahead for all the next year holidays also. But even though I am saving money on what I buy it still adds up on my charge cards with interest.

  2. I know it’s hard to avoid passing up a good deal. I’m getting better at it though.

    I’m trying to adopt a no-charge policy for myself this year. I made it through Christmas last year without using a credit card for the first time in my adult life. It was really a great feeling to start January without the usual credit card debt.

  3. Just about to pop you on my blogroll :-)

  4. Nice to have stumbled across your blog today, favorited!

    • Hi Vegabondingparttime! Thanks so much for stopping over. I just visited your blog — what an interesting concept. Living in your master bedroom is a sure way to figure out if you have more space than you really need. I love it! I just signed up to receive email updates from your blog. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

  5. I really like the design and the content of your site!

  6. You need to edit this page today – not that I’m rubbing it in… haha!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNY!

    • Thanks for the reminder that I’ll need to add a year to my age Jo. Ha, ha. ;)

      And thank you so much for the sweet e-card too! You are too cute. :)

  7. I love that I stumbled upon this blog! I am on the path to ‘Living with Less’ on all things – I started blogging to promote my new non-profit based on living with less food – and also recovering from my own addiction to consumerism. Love it – looking forward to following!

    • Hi Shira!

      Thanks so much for stopping in to introduce yourself. :)

      I’m looking forward to checking out your non-profit on living with less food too. It sounds interesting!

  8. Jenny, congrats on becoming debt-free. We did it many years ago and it changed our lives. No longer did we have to worry about a mortgage and car payments. We were free! I’ve learned how to save money and still travel the world. I wish you best of success with your blog…and your continuing efforts to escape the consumerist culture.

    • Hi Deb! Yes, you and Alex helped inspire me to explore this (no debt) lifestyle. When I found out you lived debt-free, I thought maybe it was just a Canadian thing. :) We decided to give it a try and I’m so glad we did!

  9. Larissa Shashkof

    Dear Jenny

    You have a great website with losts of inspiring posts. I hope you are enjoying time with your son and the freedom of not working full time.

    I am currently conducting research into blogs that focus on sustainable
    living as part of my Masters at the University of New England, Australia.

    We are looking for people to who read these blogs to participate in a
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    If you could help that would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Larissa Shashkof
    Student Researcher, Master of Environmental Systems, Markets and Climate
    Change
    University of New England
    Email: lshashko@une.edu.au

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