4 Things Successful People Do, But I Don’t (And What I Do Instead)

4 Things Successful People Do, But I Don’t (And What I Do Instead)

Self-improvement lists keep flashing across my 'suggested reading' pane, and I can't help but click on them. 7 daily habits that will change your life 10 life improving habits you need to start immediately 5 things to do to be successful in your career Some of the things I have heard my entire life: eat [...]

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November 2018 Expense Report

November 2018 Expense Report

November was the month of travel and family. I kicked off the first week with a business trip to California, where I spent most of the time working outside to soak up as much sun as possible. Traveling for work racked up a grand total of $1,500. That is usually how much I spend in [...]

The Psychology of Money– 4 Ways Your Brain is Working Against You

The Psychology of Money– 4 Ways Your Brain is Working Against You

If you are human, you likely have some hang-ups around money. Our brains are wired in ways that make money management difficult. In order to take control of your finances, it helps to understand the unconscious beliefs that underly your decisions. In the financial realm, there are four psychological phenomena that heavily weigh into our money [...]

How a 25-Year-Old Saved $200,000

How a 25-Year-Old Saved $200,000

There is so much baggage weighing down our money conversations. Taboos and complicated feelings make talking about money extremely difficult, even though it is important. There is shame, spite, and many strong opinions where money is concerned. The way we spend our money is a reflection of the way we want to live our lives. Everyone has their [...]

6 Things I Don’t Regret Buying

6 Things I Don’t Regret Buying

Last month I published a post on my Top 4 Most Regrettable Purchases, but of course there is a flip side: all the things I in the last year that I am grateful for. The list got quite long-- I don't regret the plants, the art supplies, or the instruments we have, for example, so I [...]

Ostrich to Hawk: My Money Management Evolution

Ostrich to Hawk: My Money Management Evolution

The resounding advice for someone looking to control their finances is to know your finances. We all hear this advice: you should know how much money is coming in, how much money is going out, and ultimately where that money is going. Similar to many others, I did not follow this advice for a long time. [...]

Why I Sold My Dream Car

Why I Sold My Dream Car

The purchase of my first car was an epic adventure. It involved six months of research, flying halfway across the country, and learning how to drive stick. In that time I went from clueless (and could-care-less) about cars to a gear-head. Or, more specifically, a Miata-head. MIATA. Miata. Is. Always. The. Answer. I bought into [...]