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The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial empowerment on a national level and encourages people to pursue their dream lifestyle. Find out more about local events near you. About a year […]

Are You Trapped on the Yellow Brick Road?



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When I first started law school, one of the oldest and most revered professors visited one of my classes to give this advice: “Often the best thing for a lawyer to say or to do is nothing.” That struck me as funny advice back then. And yet this advice has […]

Step 1: Do Nothing. Step 2: Profit.



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One of the struggles I have come into over and over again while working to eliminate debt is the feeling that I am missing out. That I don’t have much. That I’m struggling to get by. At least, that’s the default narrative that seems to come up for most people. […]

How to See Abundance Everywhere While Living Frugally



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The weight on my chest was feeling heavier by the second. I pulled over to the side of the road. The headlights of passing cars flashed on the side mirrors, distorted by the spots of rain. It was 8:07pm. I’d left work a few minutes before. My pulse was hammering in my […]

How to Build a Snowball in Hell: The Debt Freedom ...



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Although I try to be as self-reliant as I can, oil changes are not something I enjoy doing, and it is often now cheaper to have someone else do it. So I took my car in to get the oil changed last week. After waiting for nearly two hours, one […]

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds



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In 1777, Benjamin Franklin was tasked with convincing France to assist the colonies in the Revolutionary War. He managed to do so, hammering out a deal with France that helped give Americans the firepower they needed to thwart the vast British army. His ability to negotiate helped found a nation. So […]

Negotiate Like Benjamin Franklin



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Being a mom is tough. It’s full of the immense responsibility of nurturing a brand new human from Day 1 through at least day 6,573. Of the many choices foisted upon new moms, one is breast milk or formula? That decision is fraught with complications, including the ease of breastfeeding, the availability […]

The Frugal Magic of Mother’s Milk



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Before Caesar became the emperor of Rome, he waged a long campaign in the north, conquering many territories for the glory of Rome. He was becoming more and more powerful, and knew that he could take over Rome with the army he commanded. But did he dare overthrow the power of […]

The Financial Rubicon: Invest or Pay Off Debt?



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One of my colleagues has a beautiful Rolex watch. Sitting next to him in a meeting not long ago, I found myself really wanting a similarly beautiful watch. My desiring-machine was really ramping things up, and I found myself trying to justify such a purchase. “I’m an attorney, I should […]

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