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What’s On Your Emotional Balance Sheet?

A few years ago, I came across a blog post by a writer named Emma Johnson who declared, in no uncertain terms, that “You. Cannot. Afford. To. Be. A. Full-time. Stay-at-home mom. You just can’t.” I like strong opinions because they make me think and help me clarify my own feelings, and…

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Can You Complete One Important Priority Before Labor Day?

There’s always a small moment when I start a new task where I wonder, “What’s the cost?” Specifically, does my decision to work on something new create a conflict between what’s urgent and what’s important? I know many of you share this same, often unspoken concern. We push through our…

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The Boring & Hard Plan for a Stable Financial Life

Over the last five years, I’ve spent a lot of time traveling the world to talk to people about money. At least one common theme comes up again and again: anxiety. People are worried about the future and want to know what they can do to prepare themselves for a…

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Boring Plus Hard Often Equals Long-Term Exciting

UPDATE: I have a boring and hard plan for the secret financial life you’ve always wanted. Sometimes … no … OFTEN the path to success in any activity is boring and hard, at least in the short term. It’s boring and hard to find an extra $50 a month to save. It’s…