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Minimalism & Frugality

2020 Word of the Year: Health

The last two years, my word of the year was “Simplify”. Yes, it did take me two years (2018 and 2019), but I finally feel like I accomplished it! I simplified my financial accounts, my daily processes and even my own expectations for myself. This year, my

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

How Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone Is 10X-ing Our Finances

My email subscribers all know that my family has recently relocated (that’s why you haven’t seen me around here much lately!). We’re talking about a BIG relocation…from the suburbs of Detroit to Shanghai, China. And while we’ve lived abroad before (in South Korea and even in China

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My finances are just one area of my life that I'm focusing on simplifying this year. My focuses are on better ways of automating, tracking and managing my money.
Minimalism & Frugality

How I’m Simplifying My Finances This Year

Last year, my word of the year was “enough”. I was frequently able to express gratitude for the things I already owned and realize how much abundance I had in my life. Overall, I bought fewer things and saved more money. I also said, “enough” to many things

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Focusing on what is already in your life will make you happy, successful and even rich. Gratitude helps you spend less, make more and give!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

3 Quantifiable Ways Being Grateful Will Make You Rich

It’s that time of year. The leaves have fallen off the trees, the weather has turned cold (at least in Michigan!) and the gratitude challenges have started up on Facebook again. The holidays are in full swing. As a millennial, I’m more than familiar with the enemy

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

The Undebatable Best Way to Invest Your Money

The personal finance community talks a lot about investing. We collectively cover the fundamentals, risks, benefits, and logistics. All of this is generally focused on investing money in the stock and bond markets. But is investing in the market the absolute best way to secure your financial

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Your behavior matters WAY more than the historical performances of stocks. Focus on increasing your savings rates and investing for the long-term and you'll be find way more financial success!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Historical Returns Don’t Predict the Future, But Your Behavior Does

Personal finance is said to be disproportionately more about behavior and significantly less about actually having the necessary knowledge.  It explains why so many people don’t even have $400 to cover a small emergency and also why the majority of investors lag the stock market returns each

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The absolute best thing about getting my financial life in order is simply having the peace of mind that no matter what hardship came my way, I can financially cover it.
Financial Goals

The Ultimate Guide to Financial Preparedness

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin The absolute best thing about getting my financial life in order is simply having the peace of mind that no matter what hardship came my way, I can financially cover it. And when those things

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