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…Read More
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…Read More
What’s stopping you from achieving your goals?
Time and money are typical answers. These are both limited resources, so not having enough of one or the other (usually both!) are difficult roadblocks to overcome for many of us.
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…Read More
Although I’ve never been a Boy Scout, I love their motto. Be prepared. You really can’t go wrong with this approach in life. We all know that things happen unexpectedly. We find joy in the events that are serendipitous. That penny that we find on the sidewalk? I love those kinds of unexpected finds. How…Read More
Coming off the heels of writing a post about setting financial goals for the new year, I came across this blog post by Tiller the same day. First of all, what’s Tiller? Tiller is a budgeting tool that automates your spreadsheets for you. Budgeting apps like Mint.com or YNAB.com have their own platforms for tracking…Read More
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…Read More
As someone who promotes the idea of financial independence, the idea can be tougher for those that are coming out of school with an inordinate amount of debt. How can one think about financial independence when repaying your student loans is such an onerous task? This is why I was so intrigued by a recent…Read More
“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…Read More