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Spend Less

Spend less to spend more…

How can we refocus during Advent to spend less money and spend more quality time with the ones we love? Rebecca Anderson is a sophomore Psychology student from Milwaukee, WI. She leads a Companion Group and is an X-Change site... Continue Reading →

Spending Less on Technology

“Because when you give tech, people won’t just love it, they’ll love you.” After watching this commercial a few weeks ago I realized something – it made me really sad. No, I wasn’t thinking, “it’s sad that society has become... Continue Reading →

Spend More Energy

  “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it” – Henry David Thoreau As I was reflecting on the idea of “spend less”, money cha-chinged its way to the forefront of my mind. Money, Money,... Continue Reading →

Spend Less? – Cultivate Good Habits of the Heart by Spending the Gift of Your Time Wisely

When I think of the command “spend less” my mind first goes to money and the crazed consumerism that takes hold (as I write this on “Black Friday”) of shoppers bargain hunting the day after Thanksgiving.  Black Friday shoppers certainly... Continue Reading →

Spend less thought on yourself

When I was in the fifth grade or so, I was introduced to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry in one of my Language Arts classes. It’s a cute little story, befitting to the time of the year... Continue Reading →

Spend More?

Opportunities to spend less money and get good bargains are a big deal in my family. I vividly recall the day about twenty-five years ago when my mom found a pair of dress shoes on clearance at Marshalls for a... Continue Reading →

Spending wisely

Years ago, I was in the outskirt bush of Botswana. I was engulfed by a group of kids poking and prodding in amazement at my braces and frizzy hair. To see someone for the first time of a different skin... Continue Reading →

Learning From Young and Old

Spending a year doing post-graduate service is choosing to live in a way that counters cultural norms. As a Jesuit Volunteer (JV), I live in community with three other JVs. Each of us works at different social service agencies serving... Continue Reading →

Living out simplicity.

(An image from the annual Crow festival in Montana. The festival is to showcase native culture and rodeo!) My decision to participate in a post-graduate volunteer program gained its roots during a small group conversation on a muggy, mosquito-infested Cincinnatian... Continue Reading →

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