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WHY I’M CLIMBING DOWN THE CORPORATE LADDER

the corporate ladder

***UPDATE 05/25/19*** Earlier today, I wrote a post, titled “Failure or Resounding Success: Lessons On The Road To Financial Independence“. In it, I provide an update on my journey to “climb down the corporate ladder”. Hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since I set out on this path. It’s a journey that I’m still on. If …

Failure Or Resounding Success? Lessons On The Road To Financial Independence

Recently, in my monthly newsletter, I veered from my normal format, and shared an update on a journey I began 15 months ago, one that hasn’t gone quite as I’d planned. For the backstory, check out this post from December 2017. I’m referring to my plan of walking away from my 9-5 by August 2019, in part, by turning side …

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January Goal Confessional: I Missed Every One.

January Goal Confessional

My apologies to the “it’s all about the hustle” crowd. There’s no point in trying to sugarcoat this. I set 3 personal goals for the month of January…and came up short on every one. If you didn’t catch my goal setting post in early January, allow me to bring you up to speed. Tired of the ‘same old’ no-spend Januaries …

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My Goals For January 2019 (and why I’m not doing a no-spend month)

goals for January 2019

If you’ve been a long time reader, you’re probably aware that for the past two years, I’ve kicked things off in January with a month long spending freeze. I affectionately refer to it as my no-spend January, which meant that for 31 days, I didn’t spend a cent on non-essential items. Not a dime on that daily coffee habit, or …

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35 KICK-A$$ WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FINANCES IN 2019

ways to improve your finances

This post may contain affiliate links, see full disclosure below. Updated, December 23, 2019. If you’re looking for ways to improve your finances, you’ve come to the right place!  In this post, I give you 35 ways you can begin to change your financial situation in 2019.  1. Understand your financial values. When it comes to money, many people feel stuck …

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I Applied For A Demotion And Got Turned Down

demotion

I’ve spent the past four weeks in what felt like the world’s longest holding pattern. I’d been waiting on a decision that would have brought with it some major career and life change. Here’s how it all went down: In late July, I got a phone call from my boss. He mentioned that a national level manager was having trouble …

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June 2018 Income Report 

June 2018 Income Report

Hey everyone!  Welcome to my June 2018 Income Report!  In this post, I’ll show you exactly how I earned over $1000 this month. Unlike some other bloggers, I don’t regularly release income reports, for the simple reason that my income has not been consistent enough month-to-month. That said, it looks like I may have reached the point where I can …

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5 WAYS I BALANCE BLOGGING WITH MY 9-5

part-time blogger

It’s a challenge that most part-time bloggers face. You want to spend more time blogging, but struggle to carve out space amongst life’s other priorities. Be it your 9-5, time with family, or any number of other interests, it’s a constant balancing act. It becomes even more challenging when you’re trying to convert your blog (or any side hustle for …

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BLOG UPDATE & MY FIRST EVER PRODUCT LAUNCH!

blog update

Hey everyone!  I’m bringing you a (quick) blog update today.  I took perhaps my longest break ever between posts these past couple of weeks, but it’s been anything but quiet on the MMM front!  In fact, I’ve been incredibly busy working on a couple of different projects. I wanted to give you a sneak peak into some of the things …

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THE ENORMOUS BENEFITS OF COLLABORATION

collaboration

Hey everyone!  I’m sharing a personal story with you today, to illustrate how much you can accomplish when you collaborate with others to reach a shared goal. My hope is that it inspires you in some way.  Enjoy! July 2016.  The sun, almost directly overhead, was beating down hard.  I could feel the sweat on my forehead, and I had yet …