New Year, New Start!

Hi Everyone! Right off the bat I want to thank everyone who is reading this for sticking with me (or finding this site for the first time). As most of you know I was a fairly prolific writer until this past summer. Then I let things slide until I was hardly posting at all. A […]

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On Taking Vitamins (The Problems With Pill Popping)

As the title suggests, there may be a downside to taking all those vitamins you are taking. Recent studies are now showing that taking too many vitamins may actually increase your risk of certain diseases including cancer. Forbes actually did a article talking about this recent study and what it means for us called “A […]

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Progression Requires Being Debt Free

I would say that the #1 thing holding people back from the living the life they have always dreamed is themselves… The #2 thing that holds them back is almost certainly their DEBT! Last week I talked about how progression requires a certain letting go of the past… This week it is all about letting […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #14: Reap The Rewards

Most of the time we humans tend to focus on what there is to lose more than we focus on what there is to gain. This concept has been proven multiple times in psychological studies. However, if you know this bit of information, doesn’t it seem like you can overcome it? Becoming a master of […]

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Eat This Way

There is no one way to eat. Each of us has different genetics, different environments, and different demands we put on our body everyday. People survive on almost 100% meat (the Intuits), and people survive on 100% vegetable products (Vegans), and of course everything else in between. When we decide what we are going to […]

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Make time for what is important to you…

Values, Priorities, Passion…. We talk about them, but do we do them? Maybe you are like me and you like to concentrate on the big ways in which we can follow our values, priorities, and passions. You like to knock’em dead in one fell swoop. Unfortunately, things don’t always work that way. As cliche as […]

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How Much is One Man Worth?

Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. has destroyed the ghost that has haunted it for a long time. That ghost is Osama bin Laden, the supposed mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks through his Al Queda network. In talking about how we manage our own finances, we have to consider how the U.S. […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #45: The ERE (Early Retirement Extreme) Way by Jacob Fisker

On the last post I talked about the Dave Ramsey Way and his seven steps to financial freedom called The Total Money Makeover. I talked about how many personal finance experts have their own way of describing the path to financial freedom and how they all fit on various parts of the spectrum. Dave Ramsey […]

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Interview with Ali: Guest Blogger Extraordinaire & Prolific Writer

I am happy to introduce you guys to Ali Hale from Aliventures. She is a fairly prolific writer and if you read some of the more popular personal development blogs out there you will eventually read some of her writing. In fact, she just did a recent article for Problogger called “How to Improve Your […]

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The Substitution Diet

I pretty much just coined the term substitution diet, but it is primarily how I think about dieting these days. When people ask me how to eat healthier I always tell them to give me a journal of what they have eaten for a week. Anything less than a week is probably too short and […]

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