About Doug Drenckpohl

I’ve been on many great adventures as well as a few twists and turns in my life. Through it all, my daily financial practices have helped me survive the big mistakes and achieve meaningful accomplishments while still being on a path to financial independence. Imperfect. Yes…and that’s why I’m journeying on the Road Today toward financial self mastery.

Introduction: The Road Today Travel Series

2019-04-29T20:49:43+00:00February 5th, 2019|Travel Series|

This past fall I was having a hairball. As background, I've had a big travel bug this year, which I have pushed forward with an extended trip to Southeast Asia, a couple of long weekend trips to visit family on the other side of the country, and a two week road trip across the northern [...]

Living Paycheck to Paycheck: How About Building an Emergency Fund?

2019-04-29T20:46:44+00:00January 20th, 2019|Financial Basics|

What's the alternative to building an emergency fund? I was listening to the news the other day when a story about many Americans living paycheck to paycheck totally captured my attention. The news piece was commenting on the impacts of the government shutdown on federal employees. It referenced a Federal Reserve study called the "Report [...]

Financial Intentions: Can Packing Your Lunch Become a Pot of Gold?

2019-04-29T20:43:12+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Financial Basics, Financial Mindset, Financial Practice|

I enjoy food and good eating. I like to cook a wide variety of good and tasty meals. Ethnic food is definitely a treat to me with all the variety of spice flavors and food combinations. It's a never ending smorgasbord of food tasting opportunity. It's also important to share meals together with family [...]

Financial Practices: What’s in It for You the Reader?

2019-04-29T20:41:57+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Classics, Financial Mindset, Financial Practice|

I've been a reader of financial blogs for a number of years and have learned much from these blogs. I've been able to incorporate bits and pieces from various sites over the years which have been instrumental in my building deeper financial practices. Overall I'm grateful and appreciative of these insights shared by many gifted [...]