I live in an apartment with a mattress and a two tables and two computers. I don’t own other furniture. I own a tv that I don’t watch. I hate tv. It was a gift. I’ll probably sell that. I have a radio and enough warm clothes and blankets. I live in an affluent community in the USA. I own a car but I don’t want to own a car so I might sell it soon. I spend my money on only what I need. I drink water — or tea. I buy nutritious foods and buy clothing from the Salvation Army. I owe nothing on my credit card. People DO live minimalistic lifestyles. I pay for only what I love. No clutter. None. I don’t collect things. We really don’t need that much to LIVE. Heat, food, water, clothing – and my one luxury – the internet. Come one. Saving money isn’t that hard. Cut back… live simply… you don’t NEED it all.