Category Archives: Emotions & Money

The Buck Stops Here

The phrase “the buck stops here” was made famous by President Harry Truman. It essentially means that you won’t pass the buck to anyone, but will be responsible for making the decisions.

I happen to believe that “the buck stops here” is one of the keys to improving your financial life. » Read more

Change Your Thinking About Money

How do you view money? If you see it as something you’ve got to struggle to earn or hang onto, you might want to change your thinking about money. This isn’t some woo-woo idea either that’s going to make more money magically appear in your life.

Instead, it’s pretty simple.

When you change your thinking about money, you’re changing your point of view. People with different outlooks not only see things differently — they act differently. » Read more

Intimidation is Just a Word

It’s easy to be intimidated by things you’ve never done before. Intimidation can stop you from doing things you’re probably capable of — if you let it — or intimidation can be just a word. It’s up to you.

Many times we pay others to do things that we could easily do ourselves — not because we don’t want to take the time or make the effort, but because we’re afraid we won’t do it right. We’re intimidated. Worse, many times we don’t do things that we would really love to do out of fear or a belief that we won’t be any good at it. Other people make it look so easy, but we don’t know where to start, and we’re sure we could never do something like that. » Read more

How I Freed Up My Time By Leaving Corporate Jobs Behind

People climbing the corporate ladderGrowing up as a Gen X’er, I was always told that getting a good corporate job was the way to lifelong stability. But this never resonated well with me. I tried to make it work though. Oh, how I tried!

I wanted to be considered stable and successful, and make my family proud. But I just never felt at home in a corporate job. I always felt like those jobs were sucking the life right out of me. » Read more

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