Ashley loves the “American Dream”: life with health, a home, family, and the pursuit of happiness. She feels, however, that the dream has developed into a Jekyll and Hyde situation. People seem more interested in the pursuit of wealth than anything else and happiness doesn’t necessarily follow. She feels a need for balance and a simpler life and wonders why we need to have so many of so many different things. One day, going through her closet to prepare her wardrobe for Spring and Summer, she realizes how much she has compared to how much she needs and discovers a new freedom in her life.
Read the full article here: Becoming Minimalist: Ashley’s Story
Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.