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A Year of Buying Nothing New

Blog   |    by Julie Fathy   |    January 28, 2016

A Denver mom resolves to go debt-free by buying nothing new (aside from a few necessities) for a full year.


The Good Life: How to Create a Sustainable and Fulfilling Lifestyle

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    May 31, 2011

In The Good Life, author Sherry Ackerman shows how anyone can choose the journey to sustainability and a sensual, fun-filled life.


Reality Strikes Back: A Review of Richard Heinberg’s "The End of Growth"

Blog   |    by Chris Stratton   |    January 10, 2012

Bad news: Economic growth is gone for good. Good news: Maybe we don’t need growth to be better off.


VIDEO: SoKind Registry – our popular online tool to help you celebrate with more love and less waste (5 min.)

Videos   |    by New Dream   |    October 14, 2013

New Dream's SoKind Registry is designed to help you plan a more joyful and meaningful celebration. Watch the video to learn more.


My Story of Frugality: Breaking My Economic Dependence on My Job

Blog   |    by Dale S. Brown   |    August 4, 2011

How one D.C. resident changed her relationship to money and gained just a bit of freedom from the endless demands to earn it.


POLL: New Dream Holiday Poll 2005

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    January 11, 2005

New Dream Holiday Poll 2005In 2005, New Dream conducted a national poll about the holiday season. The survey showed that most Americans wish the holidays were less materialistic and believe that the holidays should be more about family and caring for others, not giving and receiving gifts.


Hooked on Stuff: The Black Days of Post-Thanksgiving Consumerism

Blog   |    by Ray Lumpp   |    November 27, 2012

What started as a celebration of prosperity has become something akin to a national addiction. Are we choosing stuff over joy?


Your Money or Your Life? Share Your Story!

Blog   |    by Vicki Robin   |    January 24, 2017

This classic book on achieving financial independence is being updated—and the authors want to hear from you!


Greener Grads: Changing the Way We Approach Graduation

Blog   |    by Seth Yon   |    April 26, 2015

Greener Grads is offering the tools to change our traditions into less wasteful and more responsible celebrations.


You Don't Need All That Cookie-Cutter "Stuff

Blog   |    by Hanaa   |    December 8, 2008


The Power of One (Child)

Blog   |    by Jake Giessman   |    July 18, 2012

Guest blogger Jake Giesmann explains why choosing to have only one child has brought wide-ranging benefits for his family and finances.


Living the Dream: "Simplicity Shifter" Carmella Rayone

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    February 13, 2014

After the financial crash of 2009, Carmella Rayone and her family became "simplicity shifters" in their small Wyoming town.


Simplify the Holidays! Top 10 SoKind Gift Ideas

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    December 5, 2013

Simplify your holidays with our top 10 gift ideas for a SoKind holiday wishlist!


My Year of Buying Nothing New: 4-Month Update

Blog   |    by Julie Fathy   |    April 25, 2016

Colorado mom Julie Fathy has found joy in a different kind of life—one with less stuff.


POLL: New American Dream Survey Report 2004

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    January 11, 2004

In a 2004 New Dream poll of 1,269 American adults, more than 4 in 5 respondents said that our society’s priorities are “out of whack,” with an overwhelming majority agreeing that as a society we are too focused on working and making money and not enough on family and community.


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