Cait Flanders (@caitflanders) is former binge consumer turned mindful consumer.
Between 2011-2016 she was the writer the behind the popular personal finance blog “Blonde on a Budget”, where she documented her journey out of $28,000 worth of personal debt.
She is currently the author of CaitFlanders.com where she has expanded her interests into issues as diverse as minimalism, travel, health, social media.
Her latest project, “The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store“, is a self-help memoir that documents her life for the first twelve months of a two-year shopping ban and decluttering experiment, and also forms the basis of today’s conversation.
In today’s episode we discuss the links between consumerism and things like addiction and self-esteem, the challenges and benefits of decluttering your life, and also offers some tips and ideas on how to spend both your money, and your time, more wisely.
CaitFlanders.com – Minimalism, travel, health and social media blog
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Image courtesy: Cait Flanders