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5 Surprising Ways Hobbies Can Enhance Your Life
Hobbies don?t receive enough credit in today's fast paced world. The abundance of technology is prompting us at every turn and job responsibilities increasing daily, Spending time on a hobby is not something everyone makes a priority. This trend is troubling in the sense that those without hobbies a Continue Reading
Forget the Hype ? Eating Healthy Does Cost More Money
After the second of our two adult children moved out early last month, my wife and I committed to shifting to more healthy eating. Since it?s just the two of us now, we have much greater control over what we eat. On our last grocery shopping trip last week, we fully implemented the new strategy. We Continue Reading
78% of US Workers Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck ? Where are all the Budding Early Retirement Millionaires?
On this website, I?ve often challenged the prevailing notion that the economy is booming and everyone is going to retire a millionaire. That happy narrative seems to apply to only a very narrow slice of the population. According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey, 78% of US workers live paycheck-to-payc Continue Reading
Why Geographic Mobility May Be More Important than Ever
In this article I?d like to discuss a career issue that most probably don?t even think about. The human tendency is often to find a specific place, and ?put down roots?. That certainly has emotional appeal, particularly if you have family near your home turf. But from an economic standpoint, it coul Continue Reading
Becoming a Digital Nomad Can Transform Your Life
I can?t remember when I first heard the term digital nomad. But I got a strong whiff of the romanticized version in an article Is the ?Digital Nomad? Life as Good as It Sounds?. As something of a digital nomad myself, I?ve always thought becoming a digital nomad can transform your life, and in more Continue Reading
5 Ways to Eliminate Financial Stress ? And Why You Must
This is a simple, straightforward concept, but not so easy to accomplish. But financial stress is literally a killer. Not only does it fill your head with painful clutter, but it also drains your energy, and compromises your health. To eliminate financial stress isn?t easy, and you'll probably never Continue Reading
Going Partially Off the Grid ? And Why You Should
Let me confess from the start that I am not a prepper. You know the type ? they?re busy loading up on guns, ammunition, canned beans and bottled water, so they can retreat to a bug-out hideaway somewhere in the back woods. I?m not looking down at what they do, I just question the complexity and desi Continue Reading
Make Your Move to a New Location as Easy as It Can Be
Getting a promotion at work can be very exciting. There are times when a company requires someone to relocate in order to receive their promotion because another location needs their skills more than the location they are currently at. When it comes time to make your move, it is important for the pe Continue Reading
The Upper Middle Class Addiction to Conformity
Shouldn't higher income and greater net worth lead to a life of greater flexibility and individuality? Logic would seem to suggest as much. More commonly however, as people make the transition from middle/working class to the upper middle class, the addiction to conformity seems to grow ever larger, Continue Reading
Creating a Mobile Lifestyle for a Fast Changing World
The concept of a mobile lifestyle can mean different things to different people. But however we interpret, it?s becoming increasingly necessary. Many of the economic problems we?re facing today relate to the fact that the world is changing faster than we?re adjusting. The pace of change is accelerat Continue Reading