Our favorite resources for simplifying our life. We hope they will help you!

How We Track Our Spending:

  • Personal Capital (The best personal finance resource out there. The interface is beautiful, the graphs are easy to understand, and having all of our accounts in one place is crucial for tracking our spending. It’s free to use, but they do hope you will use their financial planning services, which are totally optional)
  • Simple (We use Simple for online banking because we’re suckers for a pretty app. But Simple also has great banking services and access to thousands of free ATMs in the U.S. The app has budgeting tools that we love to use for short-term savings goals)


Personal Finance Blogs:

  • Frugalwoods (Frugal masters living on a homestead in Vermont. Basically who we want to be when we grow up!)
  • Our Next Life (A couple ditching their daily grind for outdoor adventures. Amusing, well-written, and insanely informative)
  • Northern Expenditure (Pursuing early retirement in Alaska. There are amazing reference posts that we love to geek out over)
  • Montana Money Adventures (Family of 7 living in beautiful Montana. Thoughtful advice on living a full life with less)
  • From Frugal to Free (An honest and important perspective on saving with part-time and freelance income)
  • Half Banked (A millenial’s mission to save half her income. We use her personal finance resources constantly)


Minimalism Blogs:

  • Cait Flanders (She paid off her debt and got rid of 75% of her belongings. Reading her blog is such a joy)
  • Break the Twitch (Insightful tips for living a more intentional life)
  • The Minimalists (The one that started it all. Check out their podcast and books, as well!)
  • Be More With Less (Inspiring blog about reducing clutter, living simply, and prioritizing what matters)


Cooking Blogs:

  • Budget Bytes (This blog changed how we think about cooking. Cost-effective recipes that are easy and tasty!)
  • Smitten Kitchen (The photography alone is worth the visit. Every recipe is delicious and easy to follow. 10/10)
  • Serious Eats (If Alton Brown had a blog, it would be like this site. So many useful cooking techniques, demonstrations, and recipes)


*We are not affiliated with these companies or brands. These recommendations are based on our own personal experience, and we were not compensated for them.