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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Privacy & Return Policies

Privacy Policy

At The Minimalists, the privacy of our visitors is of utmost importance. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information received and collected by The Minimalists, and how it is used.

Log Files

Like many other websites, The Minimalists makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, types of browsers, Internet Service Providers (ISP), date/time stamps, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks—this information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information, are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

The Minimalists does use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages users access or visit, and to customize Web page content based on visitors’ browser types or other information visitors send via their browsers.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

If you require any more information, or have any questions about our privacy policy, feel free to contact us.

Copyright Information

Everything written on this site, unless otherwise indicated, is property of The Minimalists. Feel free to take pieces of our work and replicate it online or in print, but please link back to If you want to use more than a few paragraphs, please contact us.

Many of the photographs on this site were taken by Adam Dressler, SPYR Media, Joshua Weaver, and The Minimalists. All other photos have been purchased for use as stock photography, or they are being used under the Creative Commons license. Any use of copyrighted photos is unintentional. If you believe a mistake has occurred and you own the copyright to any of the photos used on this site, please let us know and we will happily remove the questionable photo immediately.

Return Policy

Books: books or other products purchased directly from The Minimalists are eligible for return and refund if we receive your request within seven days of the date of purchase. To request a refund, please contact us.

Classes: any class or seminar conducted by The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn, or Ryan Nicodemus is eligible for a full refund up to one week after payment is made, after which time a 50% refund can be granted up to one week prior to the start of that particular class, session, or seminar, after which time all payments are non-refundable. A refund request email must be sent to The Minimalists within these specified timeframes. Transfers to different/future classes or seminars are handled on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to a transfer fee.

Mentoring: all monthly mentoring sessions are eligible for a full refund within three days (72 hours) after the first mentoring session. Daily mentoring sessions are not eligible for refund. A refund request email must be sent to The Minimalists within this timeframe.

Third Parties: Books or products you purchase from third parties (e.g., Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) have different return policies: consult the respective privacy policies of these parties for more detailed information on their practices and for instructions regarding how to opt-out of certain practices. The Minimalists return policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third parties or websites.


Mentors are not a licensed attorneys, therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists: their services are based solely on their personal life experiences, and any guidance or advice dispensed should be treated strictly as subjective opinions—not facts, objective truths, or legal advice.

Persons considering changing their diet or exercise regimens should first consult a physician.