Hiking, cycling, painting, and gardening are fun and popular pastimes. But is it possible to try a new hobby while sticking to your budget? This post shares great tips as well as justification to try something new.
Are you tired of the stress of living paycheck to paycheck? Learn how to save $500 quickly and escape the cycle once and for all.
No two families are exactly alike. Each has its own unique culture and expectations. This is true for your family of origin, your spouse’s family, and the family you’re creating. In order to protect our personal and family values, we must be able to articulate our boundaries. This is especially true when it comes to finances. […]
Yesterday marks the four-year anniversary of the day my husband, Jeremiah, and I reached a new level of financial freedom. We got up early that sunny summer Saturday to do something we never dreamed of until just three years earlier. I remember feeling scared, nervous, and excited all at once. We got ready and drove […]
If you pay attention to the news, you’ll likely hear story after story about how the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Just open a news website and you’ll notice that about eighty percent of the headlines are negative. But if you zoom in and look at real people, living real lives, you’ll […]
We begin forming our beliefs when we are very young and rarely question whether they’re right or wrong. They’re what we experienced or were taught by our parents, teachers, and other “responsible adults”. Sometimes we tuck these beliefs away and forget that they’re there. Then one day we wake up and realize a belief has […]
For many people, a dream vacation is just that, a dream. But what if I told you that the amazing place you’ve always dreamed of is attainable? Sure, it takes some planning, budgeting, and discipline. But I assure that you can get there. Probably more quickly and easily than you think. How We Started […]
At the beginning of each year, half of Americans resolve to make big changes in the New Year. By the end of the first month, forty percent have given up. I cover all of the reasons for this in my book, Resolution Reboot. Of them, one of the biggest obstacles is that we focus too […]
Welcome back to my series on building a foundation to have the freedom to follow your dreams. I introduced the idea behind this foundation in Part I. If you missed it, you can go back and read it here. So far, I’ve covered the first element of the foundation – Good Health and the second […]
I don’t think that it’s possible to have a healthy relationship without disagreeing now and then. Sometimes it’s little disagreements, like where to go for dinner. Other disagreements are much more personal and emotional, like your financial goals. We all have unique wiring and life experiences that have shaped how we think and feel about […]