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How to Have a No Spend Challenge
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Saving is the foundation for building financial stability and being able to reach any financial goal. Whether you want to buy a house, get out of debt, get married or go on vacation with your family, you’ll need to save your money. If you feel like your budget and spending have both spiraled out of control, […]

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The Challenge of Sentimental Items
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For many of us, the largest expense we’ll ever tackle in our lives is our housing. The cost of owning a family home easily devours multiples of a person’s annual income. The median home price in America today is around $200,000, while the average American household income is somewhere around $60,000. Put those together and […]

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Today’s Promise, Tomorrow’s Challenge
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Most mornings, I wake up at about 5:30 AM and spend an hour or so waking up, stretching, doing a bit of reading and exercise and a few other odds and ends, and planning my day. The day before me feels like it’s full of promise and possibilities. What will I do? How will I […]

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Beyond Capsule Closeting: How and Why to Try a Style Challenge
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For many years, my disorganized and overflowing closet was the focus of my mornings. I’d stand in front of my clothes, not wanting to wear what I could see and unable to see what was hiding in piles and boxes meant to help organize the mess. I’d notice the minutes ticking by on the clock, […]

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The Power of the 30-Day Challenge: 10 Challenges That Can Improve Your Finances This Month
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One of my favorite practices to undertake in my life is a 30-day challenge. It’s something I do almost every month in an effort to regularly find better ways of living, whether it’s a more efficient way to work or a healthier habit in my daily routine or something else entirely. The goal of a […]

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The ‘One Bag Challenge’: What I Learned by Living Out of a Single Duffel Bag
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A few months ago, I spent some time reading about people who are essentially “digital nomads,” meaning that they live their lives with a very small number of possessions and essentially work anywhere they happen to be. I started down this rabbit hole by reading this article by James Altucher about minimalism, which started with […]

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Nine Simple Lifestyle Changes to Ease the Challenge of Getting Rid of a Car
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For the first few years of my post-college professional life, I didn’t own a car. I lived in a small apartment on the edge of town with very reasonable rent. That apartment featured a bus stop about a quarter of a block away and a grocery store about half a mile away. The only reason […]

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