Resource: Sharing Through Lending
Sharing your life energy through lending. As you work toward your goals and begin to achieve financial freedom, you may find that your desire to give back to your community increases along with your ability to do so.
Member Profile: Maryjo
"Everyone’s road to financial integrity is somewhat unique." "Being more mindful of what I’m spending and thoughtful about the questions I ask has helped me on my road to financial integrity and freedom – retirement day is closer than I’d ever dreamed!" Glad to hear it. Read Maryjo's story from our collection, and please add yours.
Tools & Examples: Wedding costs, or why your friends' marriage might interrupt your savings plan
Feeling conflicted about weddings because you feel a bit stretched when it comes to celebrating a friend's marriage? "Between travel, gifts, attire and other costs, guests are expected to spend an average of $539 per wedding this year -- up more than 50% from last year's average . . ." Marriages are good news, but if you get to go to a lot of weddings, you might have to budget your gifting, but not your good wishes.
| CNN writes about it.
Even the | Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources, though, has great tips for making your wedding easier on the environment, as well as your and your guests savings accounts!
Resource: True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy
A book being read over on the Simple Living Forums: from | True Wealth by Juliet B. Schor Sounds like she could be writing about people we know.
In the news:
Alas, the Money and Life conference scheduled for late May at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island has been postponed. We'll pass along any updates.
On the wiki: Inspirations to share
We've added a gallery of images for you to use, post or share, focusing on Financial Integrity as a part of life. This will be updated as new images are created. Check it out!
More updates on What's New
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