Becoming Minimalist: Joanna’s Story

“Becoming Minimalist” shares another story of a personal journey into minimalism. Joanna grew up in a relatively privileged home, but was also taught the value of saving. Her husband, however, loved to spend money when he had it. As a young couple, they found themselves “sinking in things.” When a friend moved, Joanna shared from her abundance of household items and was happy that her “things” had a new life. She soon found that the lack of clutter allowed her to “focus more time and energy on what’s important…” It’s an ongoing process, but Joanna and her husband are committed to it.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, 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. Read More

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