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Earning More Does Not Cure All
Wed, 06/22/16 | 5 Comments
Earning More Does Not Cure All

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading personal finance advice, you’ve surely come across gurus or opinionated individuals with an unwavering faith in the power of income to cure all financial ills.
“Don’t worry about …

Why “No-Spend Days” Don’t Work (& what to Replace them with)
Mon, 05/23/16 | 7 Comments
Why “No-Spend Days” Don’t Work (& what to Replace them with)

As a personal finance blogger, I read a ton of financial content. More than I probably should. And about once every other week or so, I come across the advice to try the enticing and …

Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More
Tue, 05/17/16 | 14 Comments
Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More

Motivating oneself to hit big financial goals through saving and investing over the long-term is often a mental game. And it’s a game that many of us lose in favor of spending on day-to-day pleasantries. …

Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All
Mon, 04/25/16 | 10 Comments
Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All

Last week, 3 different friends sent me a link to what has apparently become a viral article: The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans. The article was written by Neal Gabler, a man who by all …

To Build Wealth, you Must Defy Status Quo
Mon, 02/15/16 | 4 Comments
To Build Wealth, you Must Defy Status Quo

Everyone wants to know the secret to building wealth. To get to that secret, lets first start off with some basic math. There are just two variables in the wealth equation:
1. what you make (your …

Improve your Finances with Gratitude
Mon, 08/17/15 | 9 Comments
Improve your Finances with Gratitude

My recent post on the poor financial outlook for millennials reprised my role as Debbie Downer, but it finished with solutions and a message that hopefully resonates,
“We can take gratitude in the abundance of everything …


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