Category: Personal Finance Inspiration

Life is Hard enough without adding worry 1

“Don’t Worry! Be Happy” and Take Control of Your Life.

Life is Better Without Worry. I was sitting on my deck recently watching my kids in the yard play their version of football. It basically consisted of one of them throwing the ball to the other. And then the one without the ball tried to tackle the one with the ball. If they made the tackle, then they would start...

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How Are You Spending Your Time?

A Day is the Same Length of Time for Everyone. What are You Doing with Yours? “Time waits for no man”. Unknown “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”  JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring “Time is money.” Benjamin Franklin All the above quotes convey the same message about time,...

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Life Lessons We’ve Learned and Advice for Newlyweds.

Thoughts about Life and A Celebration of Love and Marriage. I’m sitting here writing in advance of a friend’s wedding, and just reminiscing about my wedding and other weddings I’ve attended. I enjoy attending weddings. It’s the celebration of two people joining their lives together. And the newness of it all. It should be one of the happiest days of...

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Does Your Happiness Coincide with your Bank Account?

Would You be Happier if You had Billions of Dollars? First thought: of course it would make me happy. I could pay off all my debt, and buy whatever I want. But . . . there’s always a but – right? Before we go too far, let’s just try to understand the magnitude of billions of dollars, 150 Billion Dollars...

your choice of city could cost you millions 4

The 3 Choices That Could Cost You Millions of Dollars.

The Power is in Your Hands, Your Choice of . . . There are three decisions that can affect your finances more than any other choice you’ll ever make. And though making a budget is necessary, and controlling your spending is required, if you choose wisely when making these decisions, you’ll set yourself up for financial success. Your choice of...

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Blogging is Hard Work, and Work Can Be Rewarding!

What I’ve Learned from Over a Year of Blogging. This post is going to be a bit of a deviation from financial topics, but I wanted to blog about blogging . . . just to say I did it. So I’ve been blogging for over a year now on this site and a previous site. And it is nothing like...

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Achieving Financial Independence is a Long, Grueling Hike.

Financial Independence Can Give You the Freedom You Desire. Are you stuck in a rut along with the rest of corporate America? Does your routine involve going to work, working hard, coming home exhausted, going to bed, and waking up the next morning to do it all again? Do you wish you had the financial independence to get out of...