Category Archives for "Personal Finance"

How To Set Actionable Goals and Succeed

One of the main habits of successful people is that they set goals.  They not only set goals, they make those goals tangible by writing them down.  Okay, so this means that anyone can think of a goal, write it down, and they will achieve that goal.  Um, no. Successful people not only write their […]

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7 Habits of Successful People

Habits are the backbone of life.  You do certain things every day, whether you are aware of them or not, that are habits.  What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?  Do you have a routine for brushing your teeth, getting dressed, making breakfast?  These are all habits. In […]

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Why Did We Stop Working?

Too Connected? Today’s society has become become a very connected and dependent on technology.  Communication can happen with a touch of a button, even without speaking if we want to.  People can search for businesses and services on our computers, tablets, and mobile devices and contact them within seconds. Need your oil changed?  Schedule an […]

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How To Save Big On Your Wedding Day

You have been dating for years, or weeks, or hours if you are a celebrity these days, and the big question has finally been popped. “Will you marry me?”  Of course you say yes, the endorphins start flowing and you begin imagining your perfect wedding. Everything is unicorns and rainbows until you begin to visit […]

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How To Defeat Depression Like A Boss

Depression is defined by Wikipedia as, “a mental disorder characterized by at least two weeks of low mood that is present across most situations. It is often accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, low energy, and pain without a clear cause. People may also occasionally have false beliefs or see […]

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Money: 7 Steps To Changing Your Habits

Before writing about personal finance, I was terrible with money. Impulsive, unorganized, and not really thinking about the future. I would satisfy my own selfish desires by buying whatever I thought would make me happy in the moment and whatever newest gadget my friends were raving about. It was no big deal. I could pay […]

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Philosophy, A Disney Movie, and Personal Finance

One of the philosophies I struggle with is a Sense of Internal Pluralism. The Sense of Internal Pluralism can best be described as a debate by an inconsistent committee of contradictory opinions in your mind. Have you ever felt like you more than one internal voice? Not that you are hearing voices in your head, […]

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‘Extreme’ Personal Finance Has Its Downsides

Most decisions in life begin with a major event.  A major event that triggers an emotion within you that moves you to do something.  A majority of decisions dealing with personal finance and debts are made when you reach the point of no return.  When you simply can’t take the situation you are in financially […]

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What My Job Taught Me About Financial Freedom

I know you can’t believe this, but I don’t live a very glamorous life. I know that you picture the Middle Age Money Man living in financial freedom. He may be driving around in his Ferrari, hanging out with celebrities. Probably even drinking champagne. Sometimes I picture that too, but then my wife and kids […]

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The Frugal Guide To Going To The Movies

The Frugal Guide To Going To The Movies

Going to the movies is an activity I love for many reasons. Since most of my life revolves around food, just ask my wife, there is the popcorn, nachos, Sno-Caps, Sour Patch Kids….Okay, I’ll stop with the food, but there is also the opportunity to turn off your mind and just let the movie take […]

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