The Importance Of Cash Flow

If you asked me what percentage of people know how much they spend each month I couldn’t tell you. But I DO know the number isn’t very high and I also know that the percentage of people that know HOW MUCH they make each month is higher still. Do you know what you get when …

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Thoughts On Appreciation

Appreciation is underappreciated, isn’t that ironic? How often do we focus on what we have to be thankful for? When I say this, I mean every little thing. (I’m a big fan of the small things in life.) Do you appreciate your home, family, friends, car, clothes, food, job, health, experiences, intelligence, relationships, and the …

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How To View The Problems Of Life

Problems are just a part of life. There is nothing you can do to never have a problem ever again. In fact, I believe that true happiness can only happen if you HAVE the occasional problem. As Agent Smith told Neo in the Matrix “Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be …

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How To Fly With A Baby Or Toddler

You might think that nothing could possibly be better than taking your baby on a long road trip, but you would be wrong. The pinnacle of parenting is taking your little cherub on an airplane – the longer the better. Oh, the sweet pleasures you can experience as you walk down the aisle and see …

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Read Different Points Of View & Learn Something New

Have you noticed that people seem more divided in beliefs than ever before? Every day it seems that there is some new quest to have some professor fired for having beliefs different than the majority. Heck, it has spilled over into the entertainment field. I came across this exchange posted on Imgur and it just …

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Own Your Life

The Little Things In Life I’m a firm believer that it’s the small things in life that lead you to where you are now and where you are going to be in the future. Not those “life-changing” events. Nope, just the long chain of small things that you choose to do every day. Notice that …

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2017 Net Worth Report [+72,103!]

My Net Worth Report for 2017 First, the bad news. I was unable to increase my net worth higher than I was able to during the 3rd quarter. But it was darn close! In Q3 I increased my net worth by $19,096. This quarter was slightly less, check it out. You know what the most …

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Completion Of The SNAP Food Budget Challenge – Living On $29 Per Week

After two weeks of spending $29 on my SNAP food challenge, this is what I still had. This is the completion of my food stamp challenge that I embarked upon back in October. With a solo trip to Portugal and a family trip to England the day after the challenge was completed, I never told …

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How Do YOU Compare To The Average American, Financially?

Are you above or below the average American? I am often spending time reading about finances, as financial independence is my goal. The best information is found on personal blogs, but I sometimes stray to the MSM personal finance sites to see what is going on. I often regret it as it is full of …

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Own Gold? Now Is The Time To Swap It Out For Silver – Here’s Why

Silver is shining a big and bright buy signal. Heck, most of the commodity market is as well. But I am partial to the shiny stuff. I mean, have you ever held a gold or silver ounce in your hand? It just feels like wealth. What I really like is that I can go down …

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