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05-08-2015

Is It Really Possible To Live Without Money? Here's How

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For many people the world over, to live without money is not a conscious choice. Circumstances might dictate a need to curb all spending for a wide range of reasons: an unpaid internship or charity work, or a similar job which benefits you or the wider community, but doesn't pay; a change in living conditions, such as losing a job or the end of a relationship; a growing family; or simply finding over time that your household isn't earning enough to make ends meet. There is a growing movement, however, for people to make a deliberate lifestyle choice to part with - and earn - no money at all. This may seem an unnatural or bizarre choice, especially to those for whom not spending is a necessity, not a slogan. However for many, living cashless is a tacit rejection of a consumerist, market-based capitalist economy, which the English-speaking work has held as a cultural norm for generations. Living moneyless, you need not go without food, travel, entertainment or even a haircut.
Follow the advice below and you'll see how living cashless is not only possible, but desirable for your wellbeing, for your happiness - and for the planet.
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1 - Plan ahead

You're in the right place. Assess your situation as it is today, and prepare to go cashless for a trial period, or after a set amount of time. Decide realistically how you can do it, perhaps by beginning to spend less and less over a month, or to set a date from when you'll start. And before you begin, remember there may be assistance available to you via welfare or benefits or, if you work voluntarily or without a salary, certain expenses can be covered by your employer. If going cashless is a necessity rather than a choice, make sure you've exhausted all other possible sources of support first.
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