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Saving money is my passion! I consider myself a value shopper although I do very little actual shopping. Do I do extreme couponing or camp out at sales? No, that would be a waste of time since I do very little shopping. My grade as a consumer is probably “F”. I am not a minimalist, but I try to maximize value from my purchases with very little work. Read More…

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Post image for Sports Can Teach You Financial Skills

Playing sports teaches you much more than the game. Funny, how we tend to trivialize sports in school, but it is an important part of learning skills. When I played sports, I heard the phrase it was only a game. “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games are created equal.” (George Will)  Read More…

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Chess Is Life!

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“Chess is life.”(Bobby Fischer) It is also a board game played by two people. Chess strategy consists of setting and achieving long term positioning advantages while tactics concentrate on immediate maneuvers during a game.  There is much more to playing chess such as the position of the pieces and values of each piece.  What can you learn from chess?  Could it help you in life? Read More…

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Post image for Impossible Is Just an Opinion!

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” (Muhammad Ali)  Don’t tell me it is impossible, but find a way to succeed! Read More…

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Post image for What I Gave Up for Financial Independence

Financial independence was a goal I achieved about twenty-nine (29) years ago. It was part of a ten (10) year plan, I accomplished in about eight (8) years. It was a goal with a plan! It required a level of commitment, discipline and determination day in and day out. Although I used savings and investing to achieve this goal, it was my choices that helped me achieve my success.  Read More…

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Post image for My 2014 New Year’s Resolutions – Nine Months Update

It is time to update my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions! Many people believe that making resolutions public will hold you more accountable. I do not believe that because I always hold myself accountable for my actions. This year, I made my resolutions more persona and more important to me.  Now it is time to show my progress and see how I am doing. What are you doing about your New Year’s Resolutions? Read More…

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All Talk, No Action

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All talk, no action! You know these people; they make promises or talk a lot and never accomplish anything. It sounds like the guy who says, let’s get together for lunch, but never calls you. Some may think of this person as a people pleaser until they realize it is all talk. They love the positive reaction until you realize it is only intentions. You can do do something about it. The cure is simple! Read More…

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Post image for Fear is a Four Letter Word

Fear is a series of reactions in the brain triggered by a stressful stimulus and ending with such physical reactions as tense muscles, rapid heartbeat and rushed breathing. Fear is kills dreams, ambitions, happiness, love, and success. Fear of failure or success is real! Too often, you see opportunities, but you are unwilling to pursue them because of fear. Fear holds you back!  Read More…

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Post image for How to Take Control of your Life

Control is subjective! Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. Taking control of your life is much more personal and involves the financial, personal, social, physical fitness, work and personal relationships and career portions of your life. Are you one of those people who just complains about things rather than doing something about it?

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Post image for Determination Beats Everything Else!

Determination beats everything! Determination is a personal quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult. In other words, determination is simply not giving up! “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” (Vince Lombardi) Read More…

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