I love checklists. Especially when I want to make progress in a particular area but don’t exactly know what steps to take. This is a personal financial checklist that covers many of the steps I have taken over last decade that have helped me move from being a financial mess to having a little bit of an idea of what’s going on.
One of my favorite ways to give is to send money (or gifts) anonymously.
I love the thrill of sneaking around like James Bond, without the threat of getting shot or going to prison if you get caught.
The book The Millionaire Next Door analyzes the financial habits of millionaires. It shares the results from interviews and surveys with millionaires. The goal of the book is to give an accurate idea of what characteristics make a millionaire. I found four of those characteristics especially important . . . .
Have you ever met a successful person who did not encounter some failures along the way? I know I haven’t … it seems that failure is inextricably blended into the pathway toward success. Fortunately for us, some very famous people have traveled this path. What can we learn from these “famous failures”?
Because the world encourages us to seek success so diligently, we almost need to have an entirely different mindset in order to find happiness. Along that line, here are several things every parent should tell their kids — and themselves — about how to find true happiness in life — even if financial success never comes your way.
As I was staring at this tree I began to realize that trees grow slowly. You plant a seed for a tree and it takes a while to sprout and takes a while to grow to a decent size.Grass and even plants, on the other hand, grow a lot faster. They sprout up quickly and sometimes you can even notice growth one day to the next. I have been enjoying watching this rapid growth with all of the plants in my vegetable garden.
Bad days are inevitable. They happen to everyone. But, there are things you can do to make them better. Here are a few of my favorite ways to turn a bad day around…
A little over a year ago I ventured out into self-employment after spending much of the previous decade in the “Rat Race”. For most of that time I was a glorified pencil-pusher in the corporate abyss of a Fortune 500 company.
Now that I have spent over a year working for myself I can’t imagine doing anything else. For as trapped and held down as I felt before, I feel the opposite extreme of the joy of freedom. Just to be clear, self-employment has it’s own challenges and difficulties, but I honestly think they pale in comparison to what I went through while spinning my wheels in the Rat Race.