Financial wellness, Productivity

How to Avoid Inaction

It’s good to be a pessimist most of the time. It keeps you from making mistakes, it keeps you out of dangerous situations, and it protects you overall. Pessimistic attitudes are a result of natural selection. If a hunter gatherer was out searching for food and heard a noise in a nearby bush guess what… Continue reading How to Avoid Inaction

Productivity

Work Hack: Dealing with Two Cell Phones

Hey all! I am back after a nice vacation with my family. Apologies for the lack of posts but I will be getting back into it over the next few days. While I touch up some of the other articles here is a nice little work hack I learned from my brother over the vacation.… Continue reading Work Hack: Dealing with Two Cell Phones

Saving

How to Afford More with the Same Income

Being able to afford more isn't always about making more money. Sometimes all it takes is redistributing the money your already have so that you can spend it on the things/experiences you want. I've been able to go out with friends, enjoy a nice dinner, or see a show by simply reducing my spending in… Continue reading How to Afford More with the Same Income

Travel

Travel Hacking 101

I'm often asked how I afford to take multiple vacations every year. You can tell by the tone of each person’s voice that they have already made up their opinion that I must be spending too much money and should be saving it instead. Here's the thing though, with the exception of my trip to… Continue reading Travel Hacking 101

Goal

Month One Update: Goal Tracking and Lessons Learned

If you haven't been keeping up with everything here the last month, my goal between July 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2020 is to save $20,000. I'm now one month in and wanted to post an update on my progress as well as some of the lessons I've learned through trial and error as well… Continue reading Month One Update: Goal Tracking and Lessons Learned

Productivity

Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 2 – Do Not Work More to Fix Overwhelm

When we don't prioritize, everything seems urgent and important. We've all been in that situation where we seemingly have 12 important tasks come across our desks all at once. It is an overwhelming feeling and our natural reaction is to work harder, faster, and longer if necessary. This increases stress, requires more of our energy,… Continue reading Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 2 – Do Not Work More to Fix Overwhelm

Productivity

Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 1 – Stop Checking Email Constantly

Up until last week I used to dedicate an entire screen on my desk to outlook so that I could see exactly when an email came in. I would immediately drop what I was working on at the moment and read / respond to the new email, possibly start working on something related to the… Continue reading Not-To-Do List Challenge – Day 1 – Stop Checking Email Constantly