How today's small money choices affect tomorrow's dreams

How today's small money choices affect tomorrow's dreams

One small misstep. One slight miscalculation of where my foot was hitting the ground. That’s all it took for me to roll my ankle, breaking it, and send me flying onto hot asphalt. Now I’m in a clunky walking boot for 6 weeks in the middle of a summer heatwave while my fibula heals and who has time for that!?

As you’ve probably noticed, there are some…

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Going beyond 40 percent, together

Going beyond 40 percent, together

’ve been stuck for several months trying to find motivation for continuing this blog. Am I making a difference? Is anyone pursuing financial independence because of the resources and content I’ve shared? I don't do extreme early retirement or ride a bike everywhere I go. I sure as heck don't do couponing. What is my voice in the financial independence world? How am I serving readers who don’t gel with the strategies of those voices?

In short, I’ve just avoided blogging for a bit to see how that went. And to be honest, I’ve missed connecting with you and sharing what has been helpful for me in my journey to financial independence. 

Meanwhile… I started listening to the Rich Roll podcast...

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What I'm reading to learn more about financial independence

What I'm reading to learn more about financial independence

I haven’t published anything in quite some time because we’ve been relishing in our new found freedom! Being married to a PhD student, at least in this particular program, is quite the test in year 3 of the program. Last year my husband spent all year reading a mountain of books in preparation for his comprehensive exams. No vacations. No weekend trips. He worked evenings and Saturdays in addition to his regular work days while I picked up more of the childcare and cooking to help him succeed. (By the way, he passed!) You aren’t here for a lesson on marriage, but I’m going to share one anyways. While we aspire to an egalitarian marriage, there are some seasons in which one of you will be doing more of the domestic “stuff” and that’s okay. Not saying it was easy - it wasn’t - but I was fortunate that my job was less intensive this past year than in previous years when he did more childcare and cooking. 

We are taking more weekend trips and planning vacations now that...

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How to become a millionaire on just a few dollars a day

How to become a millionaire on just a few dollars a day

When you think about your twenties and money, what comes to mind?

Student loans. Entry level jobs. Frequent travel. Eating out. Drinks with friends.

Many of my coaching clients are young, in their 20s or early 30s. And many of them have almost no money invested for the future. Now, you might be thinking that they (you) can’t afford to invest because...

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