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How to Start Investing on a Tight Budget

If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, without much wiggle room in your budget, you might assume that investing just isn’t something you can do right now. And in some cases you may be right. Sometimes you really do just need to focus on paying your bills, keeping food on the table, and getting your budget in order. But you don’t need to have a lot of money to start investing. […]

How to Start Investing on a Tight Budget

If you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, without much wiggle room in your budget, you might assume that investing just isn’t something you can do right now. And in some cases you may be right. Sometimes you really do just need to focus on paying your bills, keeping food on the table, and getting your budget in order. But you don’t need to have a lot of money to start investing. […]

Nine Things Nobody Tells You About Starting Your Own Business

For many people who are inherently entrepreneurial, starting a business is the ultimate dream. With their own business plan in the works, they could escape the 9-5 rat race, work on their own terms, and work hard for themselves instead of working to build wealth for someone else. […]

Nine Things Nobody Tells You About Starting Your Own Business

For many people who are inherently entrepreneurial, starting a business is the ultimate dream. With their own business plan in the works, they could escape the 9-5 rat race, work on their own terms, and work hard for themselves instead of working to build wealth for someone else. […]

Using the Concept of Ikigai to Find Financial, Personal, and Professional Fulfillment

I recently had the pleasure to read a great article by Thomas Oppong entitled Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life. […]

Using the Concept of Ikigai to Find Financial, Personal, and Professional Fulfillment

I recently had the pleasure to read a great article by Thomas Oppong entitled Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life. […]

Living Behind the Cutting Edge

I’m currently using a four-year-old smartphone. When I bought it, it was already almost two years old and was considered a discount phone. I can still update the OS on it, though, and it still does everything I want it to do. I can send and receive texts. I can send and receive calls. I can read through email. I can add stuff to Evernote. I can update my to-do list, too. […]

Your Money Missteps Don’t Define You. Your Value Is Far More Than Just Your Finances.

One of my most vivid recollections of my entire financial turnaround is how I felt during the night when I first really realized that my finances needed to change. Our first child – our only child at the time – was just six months old and he didn’t want to go to sleep that night because he was teething. […]

Your Money Missteps Don’t Define You. Your Value Is Far More Than Just Your Finances.

One of my most vivid recollections of my entire financial turnaround is how I felt during the night when I first really realized that my finances needed to change. Our first child – our only child at the time – was just six months old and he didn’t want to go to sleep that night because he was teething. […]

The Science of Good Timing

They say timing is everything — and research actually seems to back that up, to some degree. But we still fumble with decisions about when to do things both basic and big, from when to go to the gym to when to quit a job or buy a house. […]