Month: March 2019

The Only Requirement for Membership is a Desire to Achieve Financial Independence

So as many of you know, I’m 9 years sober. Additionally, I dug my way out of debt and now am on the path towards financial independence. I had the idea for this post the other day when I was telling someone the similarities I see with people in recovery and people in the Financial …

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People are Basically Persevering – Featuring Pomplas Pennies

Hello and welcome back to my series where I interview really interesting people and give them a platform to tell their story. If you are interested in being featured, please reach out to me. Today I’m featuring Ethan & Rebecca from Pomplas Pennies. Rebecca is the author behind the blog. I met Rebecca through our …

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Learn Something New & Re-Wire Your Brain

“Every brain is wired differently.” – Dr. John Medina I’m excited to continue with my series on brain health. In my sobriety, I’ve focused on understanding how to aid in the healing of my brain. I’m always fascinated by what science says; hence this series. I’ve been reviewing the book, Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina. Additionally, …

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The Benefits of Automation With Our Finances

My Dad gave me a great idea for a post and that is the benefits of automation. Automation is not only a time saver but can result in some reduced expenses and may even contribute to a higher savings rate. Electronically Paying Your Bills Most banks (or perhaps all banks) have an online portal to …

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The Astronomical Cost of Prescriptions in the United States

I’ve read a rant or two in the personal finance blogosphere recently and now it’s my turn! I’m infuriated at the cost of prescriptions here in the United States. My fury is a personal one and I’m going to make it my personal mission to find alternatives. Before I begin, I should remind you all …

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Get in The Center of the Room

In life and finances, we need to take risks if we are going to grow. The question is how much risk and furthermore, I believe the better question to ponder is what kind of lens are you viewing your perceived risk through. I’ve learned in life that I need to get into the center of …

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How To Do Zero-Based Budgeting

The first step in gaining control of my finances involved getting on a zero-based budget. Essentially it means assigning every dollar to a category. If we don’t know where our money is going, how can we learn to save more? As I’ve evolved through the years financially so has my budget. However, I still track …

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How Sobriety Lead me to Faith and Financial Freedom

Hello everyone! I was given the opportunity to share my story with the readers of Bible Money Matters. It’s an awesome website run by an impressive young man, Peter Anderson. Their tagline is: Give more. Save more. Live more. If you haven’t checked out their site yet, I highly recommend that you do as there …

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