Month: November 2018

Do Hard Things

I participated in a #thankfulnesschallenge this month and wrote a post about gratitude being a state of mind. Furthermore, I challenged you to track the following in regards to doing hard things: How many times you wanted to give up The number of times you actually gave up The total number of difficult things you …

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You Have an Audience

Today you get to read a truly awesome post from my friend, David. I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know David over the last year. We first met at CampFI Mid-Atlantic in April and have stayed in touch via the internet in support of each other’s work. We both launched our sites around …

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Gratitude for My Money Mentors

Happy Thanksgiving, all! This month I’ve participated in a thankfulness challenge with my friend Andrea from Saving Joyfully. The idea was to stay focused on gratitude and inspire others to do the same. In light of that challenge and the holiday at hand, I’m writing a tribute to the money mentors throughout my life. Past …

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Is Your Retirement OnTrajectory?

When I discovered the (FIRE) Financial Independence Retire Early community, I was motivated to finish my debt pay off journey so I could start maxing out my retirement accounts. I may be a late gamer but I’m good at intensity. I’m now maxing out my retirement accounts, living debt free, and ratcheting up my savings …

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Tips on Teaching Kids About Money

What kid wants to just be lectured about money? Oh, I know the answer to that one – none!! So how can we teach these little bundles of joy about money? I’m glad you asked. I suggest we do it with games, gifts, technology, and life application. While I don’t have any children of my …

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A Tribute to a Veteran – My Dad

With today being Veteran’s Day it seemed like a good time to write a tribute to a very special veteran – my Dad.  If you’ve read or heard my story before, you know that my Father and I have not always been close. However, in my recovery from addiction my Dad & I have been …

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Redemption & Financial Independence

Interview with Making Momentum I was recently interviewed by Scott from Making Momentum. Scott is a Canadian millennial who is on a mission to take control of his money and life. He started his personal finance and personal development blog to connect with other like-minded individuals. If you haven’t checked out his site yet, I highly …

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Gratitude is a State of Mind

Thankfulness Challenge I was lovingly asked to participate in a gratitude challenge for the month of November. What better time to reflect on all that I’m grateful for than the month which holds Thanksgiving? Andrea from Saving Joyfully and Melody from Her Design Life had the idea for this challenge and brought along some other bloggers. …

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Health Insurance 101: Options during open enrollment

Today is the first day of open enrollment for the individual marketplace.  Additionally, it is open enrollment for a lot of employer-sponsored plans as well as Medicare. This past weekend I taught the basics of healthcare 101 in my ChooseFI North East Ohio.  Health insurance seems to be a timely topic. Andrea from Saving Joyfully …

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