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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 162 | Upgrades

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan discuss upgrading your phone, clothes, technology, housing, appliances, and anything else you might consider upgrading, and they answer the following questions:

  • Under what circumstances can I justify an upgrade?
  • How do I resist the urge to upgrade to the ‘latest and greatest’?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “Every upgrade is also a downgrade.”
  • “Upgrades that place you in debt downgrade your quality of life.”

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