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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 an 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 acc Continue Reading
How Millennials are Achieving Work-Life Balance
It’s important not to overly generalize an entire generation, especially one as large as the Millennials. But with lots of 20- and early-30-somethings proving to be an odd fit in the traditional corporate landscape, many analysts are starting to take a look at common expectations that Millennial-a Continue Reading
We Did a Self-Move From Georgia to New Hampshire – NEVER Again!
Just before Thanksgiving, my family and I packed up our lives and moved from Georgia to New Hampshire. I wrote about why we made the move - unusual as most people would consider it - in a post last week. Today I want talk about the mechanics of the move, because the story could be a benefit for othe Continue Reading
We Did Something Un-American – We Moved From the South to New England
In late November – just a couple of days before Thanksgiving – my family and I uprooted ourselves from the Atlanta suburbs, and moved 1,200 north to New Hampshire. A strange move, wouldn’t you say? In fact, some may say it’s even downright un-American: we moved from the South to New England. Continue Reading
Why We Need to Approach Life With the Mindset of a Student
There’s a certain irony in being an adult. We expect children to be veritable sponges when it comes to learning, living in a state of perpetual willingness to soak up and master a relentless tsunami of new ideas. We fully expect them to approach life with the mindset of a student. But when it come Continue Reading
Consumption is a Poor Investment
On Monday, we talked about the importance of a low-cost lifestyle in Finding Financial Freedom by Living on the Cheap. If financial freedom is the goal, consumption is a practice that needs to be controlled. After all, consumption is a poor investment. And that’s the point. Each of us earn a Continue Reading
Creating a Worthwhile Life – that Doesn’t Rely so Heavily on Money
We all want to be happy in life, don’t we? That’s a worthwhile goal toward a worthwhile life. But happiness is defined by different people in different ways. Unfortunately, in our current money-centric world, happiness often comes with a dollar sign attached to it, as though we’ll be happy whe Continue Reading