Pain is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever

I have raced road bikes for about 10 years now. One of the quotes that was tossed around a lot within the cycling world is as follows: Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever ~Lance Armstrong In cycling and racing in particular this quote is used to say never give up, never give in. You always ...

2016 Atypical Life Financial Review

As a year comes to a close, it is time to review your financial situation for the year and look for opportunities for improvement going forward. As I discussed in the Power of Tracking, simply the act of tracking income and expenses will make us more aware of our habits. Without consciously tryin...

The Power of Tracking – Track and Improve with Ease

How do we know we have reached financial independence? How much money do we have? How much money did we spend widgets this month? Where did all of our money go? Why do we live paycheck to paycheck? Why can’t I lose weight? How much do I actually go to the gym? etc. etc. etc. All of these qu...

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

With 2016 behind us, it is time to look forward to a bright and sunny 2017. It may sound cliche to write about and discuss new year’s resolutions because that instills more of a sense of short term change. My wife put it best when she said, “don’t call them new year’s reso...

The Real World Manifesto

Growing up we are all told that school is preparing us for “the real world”. Starting from elementary school, we are told that we need to study cursive handwriting to prepare us for the real world of middle school and high school where we will be required to write in this particular s...

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