Hi there!

I’m Nikki – wife, mama, and author of Minimal Means. This blog is all about the struggles of budgeting and breaking free from the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle as new parents. If you’re looking for a real-time documentation of a debt-free journey, how our lives have changed since our daughter was born in March 2017, and our future path towards minimalism and living simply, you’re in the right place!

My husband, Hayden, and I are free spirited, concert going, book loving 30-somethings. We are the proud parents of Aurelia, our sweet and perfect baby girl, and Piper, our rambunctious and endlessly cuddly yellow lab. Our journey towards debt freedom started (and stopped, and started again) about four years ago, after we had moved to a new city and spent a year or so swiping for everything we wanted and thought we needed. You can read more about our humble beginnings here.

We are now solidly on our way to paying off our debt once and for all and we’re so glad you’re here to witness it (and keep us accountable).

If you have any questions or just want to chat (debt misery loves company!) you can email us at hello@minimalmeans.com.