What’s your retirement path? Playing with FIRE and ICE

2019-05-17T20:47:07+00:00May 17th, 2019|Financial Mindset, Financial Practice, Retirement|

Is it dangerous to play with FIRE and ICE for retirement? If so, what's your retirement path? I read a thought provoking article the other day titled "Retire Early? Work Forever? Both Are Wildly Unrealistic" by Sarah Green Carmichael. The article touches on the recent concept of FIRE (financial independence, retire early) and the [...]

Prioritize Your Spending: What’s your “Want to” to “Have to” Ratio?

2019-04-29T21:03:06+00:00March 25th, 2019|Financial Mindset, Financial Practice|

How to you prioritize your spending? Do you spend your money on what you want to like moments and experiences, fulfillment, enjoyment, and social connection? OR what you have to like the big mortgage, keeping up the fancy house, the shiny car, and keeping up with the Jones? That's an important question to understand and [...]

Make Budgeting Simple: Shackles or Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?

2019-04-29T20:57:55+00:00March 10th, 2019|Financial Basics, Financial Practice|

Is there a way to make budgeting simple? Let's face it the idea of budgeting sends shivers up the spine of most people. Some people would prefer to have their fingernails torn off versus the joyless process of setting up a household budget. Ditto actually tracking everything over time. And yet again ditto to having [...]