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Me, Myself, and My Money Issues

I have never had an easy relationship with money. When I was a kid and my family was very poor, I thought of little more than how much it sucked to have so little of it. When I was a … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Living with Less

Someone asked me recently to share some of the specific benefits of “living like this.” Her family was considering taking a similar trip and wanted to know what they might be in for. The thing is, there is no one … Continue reading

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Today I Choose Enough

For the first time since I began freelance writing a few years ago, I’m having a slow month. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I’m usually working too much, battling too many deadlines too close … Continue reading

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What We Did With Our Car

When we decided to move out of our house and into an RV and commit a year of our lives to traveling, we had to decide what to do with our stuff in the meantime. We chose to sell almost … Continue reading

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Do What You Love: Where to Get the Money

I have this theory that God doesn’t give us passions just to screw with us. I believe that we are born this way – whatever that way may be – for a reason, and that it is our job to … Continue reading

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How Much Money Is Enough?

We spend a lot of time in our society talking about money – not having enough of it, and how to get more. But I’ve realized lately that we rarely talk about what to do when we have enough – … Continue reading

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How to Make a Budget (Even if You Hate Making Budgets)

I have started roughly 138 budgets in my life. Approximately. I hated every single one of them. I always thought of a budget as a diet for my money, a strict set of rules about what I could and couldn’t … Continue reading

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On Not Making Money From Your Passions

There is a lot that can be said about learning how to turn your passion into an income stream. But there is also something to be said for doing something just because you enjoy it. Even if there’s no money … Continue reading

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Getting Perspective on Priorities in First Class

It’s not very often that I fly in First Class. There are dozens and dozens of things I’d rather spend my money on, and it seems a bit silly to me to pay what would amount to the cost of … Continue reading

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Being Able to Say Yes

We could have made plans to travel more without selling all of our stuff. I could have continued to work for someone else, maybe even made more money doing sales for a big company that offered benefits and vacation days. … Continue reading

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