Category: Personal Growth

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...

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,...

Why College Isn’t For Everyone 5

Why College Isn’t For Everyone

These words are difficult for me to write. But in this season of graduation parties and commencement ceremonies, they need to be written: College isn’t for everyone. I am a public school teacher who holds...

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,...

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...

20 Budget-Friendly Whole30 Tips to Save Money 6

20 Budget-Friendly Whole30 Tips to Save Money

Do you ever feel frustrated by how expensive it is to eat a healthy diet? Are you waging a constant battle between your desires to eat well and also be frugal? My wife and...

Improve Your Health – Financially, Physically, and Mentally – With These 9 Tips 6

Improve Your Health – Financially, Physically, and Mentally – With These 9 Tips

Financially-minded people – like me – spend a lot of investing in their finances, and with good reason; breaking away from the rat race requires daily diligence. But what use is good financial health if you...

Achieve Success in Everything Through C.A.S.E. 5

Achieve Success in Everything Through C.A.S.E.

I spend a lot of time thinking about success. It is one of the most fascinating topics we can encounter in life because everyone values and desires success to a certain degree. How we...

The Fine Line Between Success and Failure 3

The Fine Line Between Success and Failure

Each new month brings change. As many turn the page toward a new month, this is often the time that goals, resolutions, and dreams are abandoned. This is prime time for rationalization and excuses. This...

Change is Hard 9

Change is Hard

January is a month for hope and optimism. You wouldn’t know it based upon the doom and gloom floating around in the newspapers and social media this year, but most folks are as optimistic...