“The Art of Frugal Hedonism” and Finding Pleasure in Frugality

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Frugality is simply seeking out the most effective use of your money and other resources, allowing you to enjoy life now while also preparing for a wonderful future. It’s like thinning out the garden of life — you’re removing the weeds and unhealthy plants so that the healthy plants can really thrive and bear abundant fruit.

Unfortunately, frugality can look a lot like deprivation. Frugality inherently means figuring out which things aren’t providing much value to you and saying no to them, but that’s often incorrectly translated into saying no to the things that bring us great pleasure in life.

The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb offers a different approach. This book presents frugality not as an exercise in loss, but as something that provides incredible beauty to appreciate in its own right. It’s entirely about not worrying about the weeds and instead focusi… Read More

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