Paying Cash for Our House is Only Half the Story

Growing up, I loved listening to Paul Harvey’s, The Rest of the Story. He has an amazing gift for taking a great story, then finding the bigger story behind the headline. We paid cash for our first home. But this is the rest of the story. Because after 10 years of pinching pennies it was one […]

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Money Mentoring DIY Question: What makes you “feel rich”?

I’ve served as a mentor for 10+ years now, paid and volunteer. It’s something I’m really passionate about because I’ve seen the changes that can happen when someone “shows up” in your life. Knowing your goals, knowing your dreams, knowing all the facts about your situation, and can help you craft a plan. Then they […]

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Don’t Buy Everything You Can Afford

Whenever I hear people say, “We can afford it.” I feel a little nauseous. I break out in cold sweats. Everyone has a few pet peeves. This is mine. Perhaps this seems counterintuitive but let me explain. 1. If you can’t pay cash, you can’t really afford it Affording the payments isn’t the same thing […]

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10 Great Reasons to Start Blogging, and 3 Horrible Ones

Personal finance has many facets. Earning money is one of those. As well as our personal growth, impact, and contribution. This year I have grown this blog and helped others leverage a blog to grow their business. I see 10 main ways that a blog might be a great idea in 3 areas. Your current […]

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Making Progress when You Lack Energy

Sometimes I joke I am solar powered. Cold or warm weather doesn’t really matter much, I just want sunshine! But it’s been cloudy here lately. By lately, I mean the last 4 months. I’ve just been feeling…I don’t know…blah. This certain kind of blah is something that has been an ongoing part of my life […]

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