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Author Tsh Oxenreider podcasted for many years, chatting with friends and guests about what it looked like in their life to simplify in all sorts of categories. In some iteration, this podcast lived from 2011 to 2019.

You can find the episodes from roughly mid-2018 to the end below — and check out Tsh's current podcast, A Drink With a Friend!

Nov 20, 2017

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, this week’s episode is on… not spending money. It’s perfectly fine to spend money when it’s good to do so—but how often do we ask whether it’s needed?

Haley is big on something called “buy nothing” groups, Tsh is a fan of thrift stores, and they both have still other ideas in between. What does it mean to live frugally? When is it a healthy, common sense, for-the-common-good practice, and when does it become a burden and a dogma?

In this chat, they talk about how they incorporate a frugal spirit into our daily choices while steering clear of curmudgeon-ery. Don’t worry, there’s no guilt trip here—but there is encouragement to not assume every thing is worth shelling out hard cash for.

It’s good for all of us to remember this, right before the holidays.

p.s. - Before heading out with gusto on Black Friday, consider checking out our Ethical Shopping Guide, and be on the lookout for our annual Ethical Holiday Gift Guide—coming soon!

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