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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 extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is 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, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement 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, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

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, please 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 are being used under the Creative Commons license. Any use of copyrighted photos is unintentional. If you believe a mistake has occurred and that 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 or other products purchased directly from the 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 sessions: 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 specified timeframe.

Books or products you purchase from third parties (e.g., Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) have different return policies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these parties for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. The Minimalists return policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other 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 consult a physician before implementing any diet or exercise program.