I'll admit I'm not one to get into political discussions. There are only a few people with whom I'll jump down that rabbit hole. Too many are misinformed, angry, emotional, or can't carry a debate without throwing something. Having said that, I don't think I can be quiet any longer about Obamacare. You know, the ACA, PPACA, or whatever you want to call it. Yes, it is the same thing, no matter what someone else tells you. Obamacare is the ACA. The … [Read more...] about Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Obamacare
I wanted to take a moment to share something that happened over the past few weeks. I think it's very important to hear and hopefully most agree with my stance here. Basically, this is an open letter to my wife (and all moms out there). If you don't know me, I'm a married father of two boys. We have a toddler and a three-month old. To say our house is crazy is an understatement, but I'm sure I'm not saying anything most families with young kids … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to My Wife and All Moms
I'm sitting here staring at the calendar wondering where the past year went. Seriously, I might have fallen asleep for a long period of time and am just waking up. Either way, I'm excited to share that I passed my one year self-employment mark. It was actually on 11/6, but since I don't publish on the weekends, here we are. I'm cool with it being a day late, but certainly isn't a dollar short! If you didn't know what happened, you can check it … [Read more...] about I Quit My Job One Year Ago To Work Online…Here’s How It Went
When you’re trying to trim your budget, you need to look at every item you spend money on to determine the cost of what you are paying for. For example, when I re-evaluate my budget and expenses, I question whether the item is going to save me money or not and if it can be used in more than one way. That includes self-care. I’ve been working hard to prioritize self-care in my budget and in my daily schedule and I’ve found that there are at … [Read more...] about 2 Personal Care Items Worth Paying For (and 4 That Aren’t)
Did you know 57% of Americans are struggling financially? Isn't that a crazy number? What if I pull out percentages and go with about 138 million people. Yes that is MILLION! This information is according to Center for Financial Services Innovation's Consumer Financial Health Study. While I hate to see that number, I used to be a part of that 57% of the American population who struggled with money. Yes, the guy with a personal finance blog KNEW … [Read more...] about What Financial Health Means to Me.
I'm going to be the first to admit that I work too much. For years I have been hustling and grinding in order to achieve success. How did I measure success? Money! It seems cliche, but I've attributed success with having money. For too many years, I thought having flashy things made me a success, like a big house, nice car, and fancy clothes. When I got out of credit card debt, I realized things don't make you successful, but still kept the … [Read more...] about A Moment of Self-Reflection About What Money Can’t Buy