Taking The Next Steps

Do you ever sit around and contemplate your life choices? Do you think about where you are now and where you want to be? Are you envisioning and embodying exactly what you want, or are you very far from that? Sometimes we enable ourselves to be stuck when we need to be taking the next steps. If you’re contemplating how you should proceed in your life, this is for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwTcd8Hd7N4 What Do You Want? The first thing that you need to do is take stock of what you Read more [...]

Stop Keeping Up With The Jones

Have you ever heard of the quote, "comparison is the thief of joy,"? I’ve heard it, seen it, and lived it. It’s no fun to compare your position to others. We are all on different paths in our lives, thriving and surviving in different environments. There’s no way that the majority of us could even begin to understand the complexities of everyone’s life around us. When it comes to our positions in life, where we see ourselves, and where we want to go, we often try to keep up with the Joneses. Read more [...]

Live For Yourself

It’s easy to get caught up in the competition of life. But does there need to be a competition? Should you be doing things to impress other people, or should you be doing it for yourself? When it comes to where you live, what you do, and how you do it, it shouldn’t be to show off to the masses. Sometimes we get caught up in trying to portray a perfect image to others. Instead, we need to be worried about ourselves. If you often find yourself comparing lives, beating yourself up about not meeting Read more [...]

Should You Splurge On Vacation?

I love taking vacations. It's just what I need after a few weeks of grinding hard at my job and side hustle. A trip per month is what I need, although it doesn't always happen. When I go on vacation, I like to plan it out in advance and try to keep costs down, but do you always have to stick to a narrow budget, or is it ok to splurge on a vacation? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pQjaIDu4M0 My Take I recently came back from a weekend trip to Vegas. I did get a great rate on a room at the Harrah's hotel Read more [...]

You Might Not Need to Make Big Changes for Productivity When These Small Ones Will Do

In business, you are always told to think big. Managers are often berated for not thinking big enough. Even if our ideas are impractical, we are told to dream big. Thinking small is often discouraged. Some people are pejoratively labeled as being small-minded. You don’t want it said that you are a small person in a big job. When judged, athletes tend to get lower scores for taking only small risks. No one ever says to go small or go home. This cultural bias favoring big over small might cause Read more [...]

How To Become A Debt Collector

Are you looking for a rewarding new career? Looking for some excitement or just something different than what you are used to? Although hated by some, debt collection is an interesting career opportunity. While not the highest salary in the financial services field, you can share your persuasion skills, earn competitive wages, and even earn bonuses. If this is of interest to you, follow along to learn how to become a debt collector. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrlRziZ0hFI Education First Read more [...]

Should You Tip A Pet Sitter?

Tipping has a place in our culture. With Covid bringing down business lately, it’s more important than ever to help certain industries stay afloat. It is not just the restaurants who benefit from tips, but the servers who are trying to make financial gains to feed their families and secure their future. And while I personally believe tipping culture is way out of hand, I still leave a tip when one is warranted. Aside from restaurant and service positions, do you think you should tip a pet sitter Read more [...]

Is Affordable Higher Education Possible?

Im am in several online groups that talk about being financially independent. The groups pose thoughtful questions about advancing in the workplace and earning more money. They also talk about advocating for themselves and their retirement plans. One topic that comes up every so often concerns higher education. While many people are burdened with student debt, they can advance by going back to school and getting an advanced degree. While many people may have the money, what about those who don't? Read more [...]

Unforeseen Expenses of Becoming a Landlord

Have you thought about earning money with real estate investments? I have been thinking about it a lot lately. I've spent several hours searching realtor.com for the perfect find in the perfect area with the perfect price. To date, I have also thought about what kind of decor and style I want and looked up how much money I could make. One thing I have not spent enough time on is the unforeseen expenses of becoming a landlord. I began a little research on the topic, and here is what I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9hlJnJ8pNA Cleaning Read more [...]

Organizing My Future

This week is all about new ideas and revisiting old ones. There are so many ideas swirling around in my head I can't get a grasp on them. That's the story of my life.  I am creative and imaginative, but the follow-through just isn't there. Lately, I have been reviewing my financial plan for this year, and it's time to buckle down and begin organizing my future. Here the ideas Im contemplating and what Im going to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZywgvFSnH38 Vacation Property I'm so obsessed Read more [...]