The 3 Essential Rules You Don’t Know You Should Follow In Your Financial Life

Listen to the blog:   Money is a curious thing. When you go after money like a goal, it punishes you. Piles of crap later, you inevitably feel like you’ll never have enough. Like you’ll never be enough. Then some time passes, and the fear starts to change the contours of your face and your relationships. You become a hollow container of energy walking around, generally leading a spiritually unsatisfying life, attracting relationships that reflect […]

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You Might Need This Financial Wake-Up Pill

We live in an “outrage chic” society these days, don’t we? Omg, did so-and-so really say that? Did my sister really go there? Is Trump truly that much of an a-hole? Did that guy just cut me off? Down with the big corporations. Down with white people. Down with black people. Down with men who hate women. Down with heteros, homos, Republicans, or Democrats! Basically, down with anyone who doesn’t “get” me. I matter. If […]

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6 Truths About Money That Are Tripping You Up

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” — John D. Rockefeller The irony of a strong financial life is that you don’t really want it. You want what a strong financial life represents: options. the ability to fail and try again someday more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and neighborhoods the chance to continue to develop yourself through […]

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You May Have A Poor Person’s Mindset And Not Know It

The problem you don’t see Have you ever noticed that the poorest, most miserable people you know tend to be buyers of lottery tickets? C’mon lucky numbers 3, 10, 16, 22, 4, 50. I’m sure there’s a smart-sounding statistic somewhere lodged in a research report by some well-meaning PhD student who had to get funding from the So-And-So Foundation to prove his or her point, but I digress. The correlation is common enough that I’ll […]

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7 Beliefs You Need To Let Go Of To Build Wealth

“Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.” — anonymous It’s counter-intuitive, but in order to achieve the kind of wealth that brings long-lasting fulfillment, abundance, and happiness to one’s life, we often need to get out of our own way. We need to let certain beliefs go, not do more based on the ones we’ve got. I’ve written a lot about the natural laws of finance, which can be confusing. The natural laws of […]

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How Successful People Make A Ding In The Universe

There are certain common traits of people who put dings in the universe. 1. They’re not good at everything. “Play to your strengths.” “I haven’t got any,” said Harry, before he could stop himself. “Excuse me,” growled Moody, “you’ve got strengths if I say you’ve got them. Think now. What are you best at?” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire When Atari hired Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to develop a […]

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6 Things You Don’t Know About Money That Are Holding You Back

“If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.” — John D. Rockefeller The irony of a strong financial life is that you don’t really want it. You want what a strong financial life represents: options. the ability to fail and try again someday more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and neighborhoods the chance to continue to develop yourself through […]

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How To Financially THRIVE

The rules for financially thriving are different from the tenets of basic survival. “What we think, we become.” — Buddha No one wants to survive. We want to succeed to the greatest of our abilities. But many of us are only taught financial survival tactics since childhood that serve us to the lowest level of financial growth possible. Your purpose in life needs money. Even your most important relationships do. How present are you with your family […]

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9 Steps To Brighten Your Financial Prospects

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” — John Wooden Finance is the study of how money functionally applies to our lives, yet very few of us are taught the concepts and skills when we’re young. I get it. By the time we’re adults, we have so many balls in the air already. Learn a new new skill? No thanks. Besides the fact that learning money […]

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How To Create Financial Stability

Let’s look at a scenario. Girl goes to school so that she can become whoever she wants to be. Girl gets degree. Girl has to get a job where priority #1 is how much she gets paid, thus implicitly letting go of the “whoever she wants to be” part for now. Girl is talented and smart. She becomes successful at said job, and gets compliments from her peers and family. She can’t stop not being […]

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