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Reviewing Our 2019 Budget In November of 2019 (before the pandemic), I was doing an annual budget review with my wife. I was taking a much deeper dive into our finances than I have done before. We were spending more money than we were taking in…

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Jan. 14, 2021

Future Self

Aligning habits with ideals We are all gifted one life; what our future will become is a culmination of the millions of choices and subsequent habits we build along the way. Daily choices may not seem to matter much in the long run but like flow…

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Click Bait & Lies The struggle to avoid being fat & poor is big business. Everywhere you look, there is a link telling you, “click here to lose weight” and “click here to be rich.” I guess this blog post is no di…

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2020 was a Horrible Year! As a whole, for the world, 2020 was awful. I do not live in a bubble immune from what happened. Please do not fill the comment section of this post telling me how dumb, sheltered, inconsiderate, and privileged I am. A…

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What are Keystone Habits? Honestly, I didn’t even know that keystone habits existed until I read the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. While reading that book, I had that ah-ha moment when I realized what I had been doing for the …

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Success Through Failure It is never easy to admit a mistake. It is tough to talk to about money mistakes. Like religion and politics, money is one of those taboo subjects that people do not like to speak openly about. Throughout most of my adu…

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Jan. 8, 2021

5 Bagels to Freedom

I had convinced myself that I was normal. It was OK because everyone else was doing it too, and the story I was telling myself became so convincing that I allowed it to become a reality for years. What was that story? It was the “Americ…

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The year is 2008, I’m 28 and “jacked”; 230 lbs of grain fed beef.  I’ve been working out regularly since I was a wee lad. Ya-ya, I have kinda slacked off for the past few years but hey, I get to the gym a few times a month. I eat a…

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