Avoid Corners, Seek Options

Looking for a simple strategy to guide your financial choices? Here it is: Avoid getting backed into corners, actively seek options, instead. Let me explain the strategy, how it has helped me live my dreams, and can help you, too! What’s the Corner? Being in a corner means finding yourself in a situation where options are severely limited or...

3 Reasons You Are Poor

This is overly reductive, I know. But for arguments’ sake, let’s assume there’s 3 reasons for being poor. Now, what can you do about it? You Spend Too Much Reigning in spending is a good way to stop being poor. Although not easy, it is almost always possible to spend less. Even small changes in spending can help, especially...

Who Can I Blame For The Past Year?

A year ago, I left my 9 to 5 job at the age of 45, without a plan to get another one. And I did it without having technically reached my retirement number. You know, the number that all the retirement calculators say you need in order to have a 100% chance of not outliving your money. Who can...

Don’t Retire! Separate Your Money From Work

The goal isn’t to retire, the goal is to separate your money from your work. What does that mean? Let me explain. It means amassing enough wealth that the work you do does not have to pay your bills. Sounds a lot like retirement, I know….so, let’s get into the nuance. As humans, we’re wired to build, create, and...

Never Worry About Money Again?!

What would it take for you to never worry about money again? Spoiler alert: It is not a dollar amount. And it probably isn’t even possible. But read on if you’d like to worry less about your money and focus more on what really matters. My Mind on My Money and My Money on My Mind You may think a...

Pink is Hot, But at What Cost?

Pink is hot right now, a la the Barbie movie. But the negative financial impact to women of "pink costs" is something that should go out of style....

Loud Budgeting! Gen Z’s Roaring Financial Revolution

Gen Z has a new trend – and I love it! Loud Budgeting. It was coined late in 2023 by the hilarious Lukas Battle, by birth a Gen Z’er, in his now viral Tiktok video with 1.5 million views. Now, the concept is splashed all over the internet, everywhere from the HuffPost to the Business Insider, shaking up the...

Runnin’ Down a Dream: Lyrical Advice for Financial Planning?

Jamming out to Tom Petty’s song “Runnin’ Down a Dream” the other day, I found myself reflecting on the life and financial lessons I found within its simple but profound lyrics. Imagine the scene; I’m driving to the Los Cabos airport after dancing until 2 am in La Paz, Mexico. The windy road made me reminisce about my journey...

Working On Dying: Crafting a Legacy Today

I’ve been thinking about dying lately. Not in a depressed, morbid kind of way – more in terms of financial planning and values based lifestyle design. Join me on a thought journey, as I plan, as an early-retiree, to work daily on both living and dying! Hopefully, you’ll get some ideas for crafting your own life and legacy. Why...