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How my five-year plan made me financially independent at age 36.

By | 2019-05-29T15:54:37-04:00 March 15th, 2019|Budget, Choice, motivation, Planning, Rising|

Yes. Financially independent. That means if I wanted to stop working tomorrow, I could live the rest of my life without worrying about how to pay my monthly expenses. I dont want to stop working (I love my job!)… but I could. By making a plan that guided my choices and decisions in life, I am now in a position where I can breathe easy when it comes to money. It wasn’t always that way though, friends. For quite a while, [...]

Time to GO TO THE MATTRESSES. FIGHT for the life you really want.

By | 2018-07-01T15:34:05-04:00 July 1st, 2018|motivation, Rising|

Sunday afternoons are good for catching up with work and planning the week ahead, but let’s be honest.. Sometimes that happens in front of the TV. Today, as I was filling out my day planner (yes, I still write things down.. with a pencil!) the movie “You’ve Got Mail” was on. You know that one from the 90’s with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? I had seen it a million times, but today I realized: It’s all about Rising Above. There [...]

Better choices lead to better changes

By | 2018-03-29T13:41:04-04:00 March 29th, 2018|Choice, motivation|

It’s that time of year again… spring has officially sprung (kinda… brrr!) and we’re all making plans about what to do when our TAX REFUNDS hit our mailboxes! Woo HOOOO!!! The thrill of extra money! It’s exciting! It’s emotional! (“Finally I’ll feel free to spend a little!”) And quite often, that mini-windfall is burning hundreds of hot little holes in our pocket. What to do? How ever shall I spend it?? Wheeeeeeeeee!   “After I pay some bills, maybe I’ll get [...]

Light That Freaking Fire

By | 2018-03-07T15:53:21-04:00 March 7th, 2018|Choice, motivation, Rising, Uncategorized, Worry|

Dealing with money issues every day can make us feel like a big old pile of ashes. Burned up. Burned out. Gray, dull, soft and smushy. No spark. No light to shine. No anchor. Like if the wind blew hard enough… you could blow away at any minute. I know it’s pretty hard to believe that you can make a real difference in your life when everything  seems so fragile. BUT YOU CAN. Because there’s a fire burning inside of YOU [...]