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The Minimalists
The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

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.


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Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

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, Jordan Moore, 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 (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.


Some of the links on this site are affiliate links (e.g., links to books on Amazon), which means The Minimalists earns some revenue, at no additional cost to our audience, from some of the products and services recommended.

Mentors are not 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. Moreover, persons considering changing their diet or exercise regimens should first consult a physician.