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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Apr 16, 2018

In her late twenties, my guest today found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. 

Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. 

When she realised that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy, she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.

My guest today is Cait Flanders, author of a new book called The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store.

Cait is a self-confessed former binge consumer turned mindful consumer of everything. 

Through personal stories, she writes about what happens when money, minimalism and mindfulness cross paths. 

Here's my conversation with Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less, in episode 322 of Informed Choice Radio.