Category: Lifestyle

Advice For My Younger Self – Book Review 1

Advice For My Younger Self – Book Review

This post is a review of the book, “Advice For My Younger Self,” written by my friend and finance blogger Mike Leonard. All opinions are my own. Mike was kind enough to offer me a...

30 Life Lessons I Learned at Age 30 7

30 Life Lessons I Learned at Age 30

The older I become, the faster time passes by and the more I understand how much more I still have to learn. As I reflect on the last year and look forward to turning...

What to Do If Your Spouse Won’t Talk About Money 6

What to Do If Your Spouse Won’t Talk About Money

Even in today’s world of automated budgeting software and other sophisticated technology, money remains a hot button topic for many couples. There are usually types of people in a marriage: one spouse who enjoys...

11 Genius Money and Time Saving Routines 4

11 Genius Money and Time Saving Routines

Have you heard the old adage “time is money?” While this is true, I often remind myself that time is so much more than that. Time is the great equalizer for all people. For...

Self-Pity is the Enemy of Progress 2

Self-Pity is the Enemy of Progress

Are you generally happy when you see others experience success? Or do you find yourself indulging in a round of self-pity, wondering why others achieve progress and reach their goals and you don’t? Personally,...

It’s Time to Stop Mom Shaming 4

It’s Time to Stop Mom Shaming

Last month, I received a question via email from a reader – we’ll call her Anna – asking whether her friend should consider leaving her job to become a stay at home mom. Immediately,...

7 Unmistakable Habits of the Rich 6

7 Unmistakable Habits of the Rich

Our culture is intensely interested in wealth. We have a billionaire president, shows like “The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” are huge hits, and sometimes it can be tough to tell if you’re watching...

Buying More Stuff Won’t Make You Happy 6

Buying More Stuff Won’t Make You Happy

Do more. Work harder. Jump higher. Go faster. Phrases like these illustrate just how obsessed with increase our culture has become. Holiday spending, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, and overall consumption in general prove that we are...

The Ultimate List of 123 Free Activities For a No-Spend Weekend 2

The Ultimate List of 123 Free Activities For a No-Spend Weekend

When it comes to saving money, the best trick in the book has always been to spend as little money as possible. Better yet, spending absolutely no money for a short period of time...

The Easy Way to Become Rich 5

The Easy Way to Become Rich

My uncle loves to tell the story of his friend from church. This man was unassuming – he worked a blue-collar job as a machinist in town and remained with that company throughout his entire...