Frugality explained at Wikipedia

earth sky sea child - blog about living an eco friendly life with kids

How to Get Rich - slowly

The Simple Living Network

Miserly Moms money saving tips

Simpliful making life simply beautiful blog

The Freecycle Network  World wide network of people who have something  to give away. Free to join.

The Good News Network - GNN - positive world news site. Includes health, environment, happy homes, peace, good city award.

The Simple Dollar "is for those of us who need both cents and sense: people fighting debt and bad spending habits while building a financially secure future and still affording a latte or two. Our busy lives are crazy enough without having to compare five hundred mutual funds - we just want simple ways to manage our finances and save a little money."

Make Money 101 Here you will find lots of resources for making money but no get rich quick schemes.

Financial Integrity - transform your relationship with money with practical tools and innovative approaches for managing basic life challenges


  • A Real Life - Magazine (not online) practical, upbeat inspiration to create a simpler, healthier, more fulfilling life - ad-free format.
  • Affluenza: PBS Program on the Epidemic of Overconsumption - The online companion to the PBS program on the high social and environmental costs of overconsumption and materialism, helps to recognize and treat affluenza.
  • Barenakedfamily.com - Family whose values include getting rid of stuff to simplify their lives and live their dreams. Describes their eccentric traveling lifestyle and unschooling with photos.
  • Better Times Webzine - An e-zine of sustainable, simple, and frugal living, published by the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House.
  • Center For a New America Dream - Non-profit movement of anti-consumerism - simplifying lifestyles by reducing waste and only buying what is needed in order to be happier and preserve the earth.
  • Choosing Voluntary Simplicity - An illustrated guide to simple living and self-reliance.
  • Families for Natural Living - A 501(c)(3) Non Profit educational organization that provides resources, information and support for families who want to make informed natural living decisions for themselves.
  • Getting a Life - Information, ideas, philosophy and articles on voluntary simplicity, sustainability and spirituality. It focuses on the practical application of the "Your Money or Your Life" program and the concepts of the "Ecological Footprint" to achieve a sustainable future.
  • Hitch Hike Mike: Mike Gitelman - A Canadian hitchhiker and traveller, with his autobiographical writings on his voluntary homelessness, and a description of his simple life in a tree house.
  • Live Simple - An E-book that sets out specific suggestions for simplifying possessions, home, daily routines, personal goals, and use of resources.
  • Live Simply With Style - Authors Mary Helen and Shuford Smith offer retirement, travel, and photography tips for a simple lifestyle.
  • Living Lightly on the Earth - This site is based on an assumption that every human being has a right to an equal share of physical space on this planet, purely by virtue of being human.
  • Natural Life Magazine - News and articles about sustainable living, health, family, livelihood, and mostly voluntary simplicity, since 1976.
  • New Liberty Village - A community and network of websites with articles on self-sufficiency, voluntary simplicity, and spirituality. A movement of ideas and freedom which is providing an online school of right living.
  • Northwest Earth Institute - Discussion courses on sustainability, deep ecology, living in place, and the practice of simplicity for groups and individuals in the Northwest and across the United States.
  • Path to Freedom - One Step at A Time - Strives to inspire individuals to "think globally, act locally" by motivating them to live a simpler and more fulfilling life.
  • Pioneer Thinking - Internet natural living community. Share health, home, and beauty tips, men's health, and crafts.
  • Real Simple - An online magazine devoted to simplifying life and making it more meaningful for busy people, based on the print magazine.
  • Simple Abundance - Sarah Breathnach's official website for her series, 'Simple Abundance'. Simple appreciation of every day life and beautiful things.
  • Simple Living Network - Sponsors a huge range of simple living resources as well as communities and books. A one-stop place for most subjects involving simplifying your own life.
  • Simple Living Resource Guide - Resource guide for people interested in voluntary simplicity, simple living, and downsizing, maintained by the Pierce Simplicity Study.
  • Simply Living - A non-profit organization in central Ohio, educating people to live responsibly and sustainably in a joyful relationship with the earth and one another.
  • Slow Down Now - Humorous short stories ranging from true to the wildly absurd. The author takes an anti-workaholism stance: Slow Lifestyle Manifesto.
  • The Center for Whole Communities - Beautiful learning center dedicated to nurturing the relationship between people and the land, a community gathering place, and a working family farm in Fayston, VT.
  • The Hermit - Photographic record of a hermit living in the woods of Ohio, USA in a cabin.
  • The Journal of Voluntary Simplicity - Subscription information for the quarterly journal about simplifying our lives. Includes information on related books.
  • The Lilypad List: 7 Steps to the Simple Life - About the book by Marian Van Eyk McCain. Online sales, information about the author and illustrator, and the author's other books.
  • Thoughts on Voluntary Simplicity - Explains the difference between voluntary simplicity and frugality; articles on topics such as building the simple life.
  • Voice Yourself - Project started by Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie to encourage citizens to protest pollution of the air, soil, and water through everyday choices and behaviors. Includes information about their bike and bus tour, recipes, a guide to farms, and a forum.
  • Voluntary Simplicity Overview - Essay on voluntary simplicity and why it is gaining acceptance, as well of some of the movement's roots in the 70's.

  • Voluntary Simplicity Study Circles by Janet Luhrs - Article from In Context on Janet Luhrs' study circles in sustainable agriculture and voluntary simplicity.
  • Welcome to Frog Holler - A family story of homeschooling, organic farming, music, yoga and ecology.  
  • Welcome to Raven Talk - Raventalk is a portal for exploring how to create a sustainable planet future. Provides connections to people, activists and ideas which are working towards a healthy and sustainable planet for all living beings
  • Welcome to Voluntary Simplicity - A weblog about voluntary simplicity guided by permaculture principles.
  • Wilderdom: A Project in Natural Living & Transformation - Wilderdom refers to "natural living". They seek to explore human-nature relations and to derive sustainable solutions to modern-living. Wilderdom is also a sustainable living center in Australia.
  • Work, Money, Time, Future - Arbeit, Geld, Zeit, Zukunft - Thoughts on work, money, time and future with questions that make us reconsider what we are doing to impact our lives and the future.
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