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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To Everyone Who’s Financially Breaking, You’ll Be Okay

You have what it takes. “If people bring so much courage to this world, the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break, it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure […]

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How To Light A Fire Under Your Butt

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For many years, there was no fire under my butt. Do you experience fire? I know what it feels like to not want to get up in the morning. To feel empty and heavy at the same time. To have so much to be grateful for, but not feel it. I’d like to share a piece of my story with you. I hope it gives you some ideas for how to re-ignite your inner spark. […]

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12 Things You Can Do To Turn around A No-Good Day

My time is about halfway up. I’ve loved and lost. My once young heart has turned wise. My laugh lines have run into my worry lines. I keep on breathing. There are only a fistful of things I know by now to be true in life. They weren’t what I thought I knew even five years earlier. I thought I was smart. My smartness (in my head): But, I found out recently that it had […]

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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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Don’t Be A Peacock

Once there was a crow. He lived in a forest and was totally satisfied with his life. But one day, he saw a swan. “The swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. The swan must be the happiest bird in the world.” When he expressed this to the swan, the swan replied, “Actually, I would have agreed with you, but recently, I saw a parrot which has two colors. I think […]

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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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