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14 “Impossible” Money Goals That Aren’t

Whenever you bring up a large or extreme financial/frugal goal (particularly if you bring it up at a party populated by spendy people, as I once did and will never do again), the first response is often a dismissive snort … Continue reading

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Have the Courage to Envision a Different Life

I’ve met many people over the years who, when talk turns to making changes that would save them money and/or give them more freedom, start in with “I can’t” and “I won’t” without ever giving any serious consideration to the … Continue reading

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Finding Another Way To Live The Dream

When I was a kid, I wanted to be one of two things. An astronaut or a competitive figure skater. In the end it didn’t come down to a choice of love or money. My problems with math sidelined the … Continue reading

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Money Lessons Learned from Pretty Woman

The movie, “Pretty Woman” came out when I was in college and it remains one of my favorites to this day. On the surface, the movie is about a prostitute (Vivian, played by Julia Roberts)) who finds the man of … Continue reading

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Your Dreams Aren’t Big Enough

Years ago, I was having a conversation with a very wise friend. I was lamenting how it seemed like I was living a small life where nothing very interesting happened. I wasn’t very happy. My friend asked me what my … Continue reading

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Know What Makes You Happy to Improve Your Finances

I am a firm believer, from my own experience, that after committing to spend less than you earn, the most important thing that you can do for your finances is to truly understand what is important to you and what … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Isn’t Just About the Money

Personal finance isn’t about money. Well, it is about money in the sense that it’s not about music or biology or hockey, but it’s not only about money. Having strong personal finance skills usually does mean that you will have … Continue reading

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