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10 steps to change anything in your life

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare they are difficult.” -Seneca Who doesn’t LOVE video montages!? Especially the 80’s style, 3-5 minute clip where Europe’s The Final Countdown is blaring in the background and the...

The Ultimate Guide to Emergency Funds

“You can’t control the uncontrollable, but you can expect the unexpected.” This post is all about emergency funds. We’ll start by exploring the importance of emergency funds and why people should have them. Then we’ll review how much money should be in an emergency...

Why is talking about money so important?

The Yearning Pentapus from Tim Urban's Wait But Why How to Pick a Career Post “The sooner you can sit down and talk about why money is important to each of you, the sooner you can work together towards reconciling competing visions of the future.” -Carl Richards in...

Budgeting – Be stronger than your excuses

“A budget is more than a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values.” -Barack Obama   Today we’re going to explore the not-so-fascinating topic of budgeting. This step immediately follows the much more exciting stage of goal setting, and it is...

Why fad diets don’t work – financial or otherwise

“Any time you see what looks like a breakthrough, it is always the end result of a long series of little things, done consistently over time.” - Jeff Olson My sister had some medical issues in the fall which resulted in several open abdominal surgeries. She now has a...

How do you view risk?

“When you say ROI, do you mean return on investment or risk of inaction?” -Paul Gillin How an individual views risk is a fascinating topic because the framing of the risk itself can lead you to make very different decisions. The first time I came across this idea was...

Handling an inheritance or lottery win

Dialogue from the movie Office Space: Peter: What would you do if you had a million dollars? Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man. Peter: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time? Lawrence:...

Why quitting my job without a plan was a great idea

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” -Steve Jobs   Some people know who they want to be early in life. I was not one of these people. At...