Posts filed under: Mindset

I’ve been studying personal finance—and helping people budget—for the better part of 15 years. In that time, the number one reason that people seem to struggle with their finances is their motivation and mindset. Motivation is one of the biggest hurdles we encounter when we want to reach any goal. We’ve all been there. We......
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Budget burnout is a very real thing. You get the motivation to make some changes, make some progress for a few months, and then burn out from the effort you’re putting in. After a few months, you feel like spending money and don’t feel like doing anything to track or take care of your finances. What’s worse......
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A great manager is a great coach. And a great coach has methods that relate directly to personal finance. At the end of April 2017, my manager left the company where I am employed. At the time, I had worked under him for almost all of my career at my current company. Honestly, he’s probably......
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Fear sucks. I don’t know of one person that actually likes to be afraid. We’d all much rather be confident in what we’re doing and not afraid of anything. I’ve started to notice fears in my own life. Some are normal, like having a fear that something will happen to my children. Others are because......
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Ebenezer Scrooge is arguably one of the most famous literary figures in history. Even people who haven’t read the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol have heard of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has been portrayed by many different actors in radio, cartoon, and live action since the book was written. From Classic tellings such as the 1984 movie starring George C. Scott to more comical versions such as the Muppets version starring Michael Caine or the Jetsons episode, A Jetson Christmas Carol, it’s clear that Scrooge has left his mark on the English speaking culture....
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This post may contain some affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more information. A lot of us these days (me included) feel so strapped for time that we don’t think we have the time to fix financial holes in our budgets. Truth be told, it takes work to get your finances under control and sometimes it......
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One of my greatest role models for how to be “Atypical” with your money is Mr. Milton S. Hershey, the founder of The Hershey Company. He was truly a forward thinking entrepreneur and really wanted to bless people with his money. Milton Hershey was born in 1857 to Henry and Veronica “Fanny” Hershey on a......
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Have you ever mowed a lawn before? Do you mow one now? How about when you were younger? With a wife and two little girls in the house, sometimes I go out and mow the lawn whether it needs it or not!  All joking aside, it’s nice to get out there on a beautiful day......
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This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure for more info. Life has an unfortunate way of spinning out of control. Certain areas fall by the wayside and some areas are brought to the forefront of our attention whether we want them there or not. There are things like sudden health issues like cancer,......
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Intentional living is something that has caught on in the past few years. People want to do work that has meaning and live out a purpose. Managing your money can be looked at the same way. Being intentional with your money not only helps prevent lifestyle inflation, but it is also is a key component......
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