Money And Wellness

Creating Big Change With Financial Education

Remember when money was fun and uncomplicated? As a child, you might have received some money for your birthday or during the holidays. You didn’t quite know the power that you held in your little hands, but you knew it was there by the way people reacted when you proudly displayed those crisp bills. Maybe…

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STAT Mode Vs. Preventive Money Mode: Which One Are You?

Practicing veterinary medicine feels a lot like you’re playing defense. The patient comes in with a problem. You use your skills to diagnose and treat the problem while taking into account the owner’s finances, owner compliance, and patient compliance. With each step, you are constantly vigilant, ready to respond to forces outside your control. When…

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Marie Kondo and Your Finances

Simplicity. This is what I strive for, with my everyday life and my choices. So back in 2014, when this little book with a long name called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo became all the rage , I decided to leaf through the pages…

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Going From Middle Class to (Feeling) Poor in College

I recently read this blog post by the Finance Twins, and to be honest, it made me cry. The author talks about experiencing imposter syndrome while attending an Ivy League university. He went from living near the poverty line to being thrust into a world where fellow classmates had money to burn. His widowed mother never…

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Financial Goals: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For me, my journey of 26.2 miles at the Chicago Marathon began with a single step, with a total of 47,006 steps according to my watch. I have written a post about what marathon training can teach you about personal finance. Now having two…

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