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Five Ted Talks That Will Inspire Frugality ~ Becoming Wellthy

Sometimes on the way to frugality, there is a bump in the road. And it’s times like these – when the temptation tries to pull me back to my old ways – that I rely on books and inspirational stories to get me back on track. One of the best places for inspiration is Ted Talks. These videos are bookmarked on my computer and I wanted to share them with you, to inspire you when times get tough.

Adam Baker ~ Sell Your Crap. Pay Your Debt. Do What You Love.

“Living life based off a default script”

Recommended Reading – Spenders Guide To Debt Free Living

The Minimalists – A Rich Life With Less Stuff

“Attempting to buy my way to happiness”

Recommended Reading – Everything Remains: A Memoir By The Minimalists

Angela Horn – The More You Have

“Stuff makes life unnecessarily complicated”

Recommended Reading – Never Not A Lovely Moon

Graham Hill – Less Stuff = More Happiness

“Could you do what he did with his 420 sq ft home?”

Recommended Reading – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Nat Ware – Why We’re Unhappy -The Expectation Gap

The first step to being happy is to understand why we’re often unhappy”

Recommended Reading – Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets to the Good Life

What Ted Talks inspire you?


  1. DJ @ 1000WaysToSave | 18th Dec 16

    I keep hearing more and more people talk about Ted Talks. I will have to check these out. Thanks for the recommendations. From the titles alone, they each sound pretty interesting!
    DJ @ 1000WaysToSave recently posted…27 Ways to Save Money on Flights

    • Lauren | 19th Dec 16

      DJ, you are welcome! Sometimes hearing a little inspirational speaking from others is a nice way to start (or end) your day. And they usually run less than 15 minutes each!

  2. Angela Horn | 21st Dec 16

    Hi Lauren

    Thanks so much for including my TEDx talk here! That’s super cool of you.

    Ang 🙂

    • Lauren | 21st Dec 16

      Angela, your talk was one of my favorites!

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  4. Annie | 24th Feb 17

    an hour ago I clicked this post just for quick skim…an hour later I’m still engrossed! Bookmarking these videos right now!

    • Lauren | 24th Feb 17

      Annie – Ted is ADDICTING! I will click on one video on YouTube, and get completely lost in time clicking on all the suggested videos on the right. And did you know there is a Ted app? It’s completely addicting!

  5. Thefrugalprof | 17th Aug 17

    Great list. I have seen half of them, but enjoyed seeing some new ones.

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