A new year, a new book: Your Money Or Your Life

Photo by Ryan Holloway Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely evening last night.  I’ve got a set of questions to help you set some realistic, life-affirming, and encouraging goals for 2009 – but they’re coming tomorrow. Today, I’m over at the brand new Simple Mom forums, for the first day of the (read more…)

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20 questions for a New Year’s Eve reflection

Photo by Philipp Klinger A new year is a great time to reset your internal clocks, re-calibrate your settings, and re-chart your course. There’s something encouraging and natural about using a fresh calendar page to make new goals in your life, which is why new year’s resolutions are so popular. But made in haste, resolutions (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: What do you think of New Year’s resolutions?

There’s two more days of 2008. The long-standing traditions of New Year’s Eve include champagne, parties, dancing, games, holding your eyelids open until midnight… and making resolutions. You can probably guess today’s Q&A: Do you make new year’s resolutions? Why or why not? And by golly, why do you think they’re so hard to keep? (read more…)

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The pointless pursuit of more: when is enough enough?

Photo by Andrea I hope you had a great holiday this past week, and that they were as restful as they were fun; as reflective as they were festive. And I hope you weren’t inundated with too much new clutter to add to your home. Sometimes it’s hard to not go overboard during the holidays (read more…)

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10 surprising side effects to money management

This post was first published on June 5, 2008. I love reading your blogs full of excitement about looking into Dave Ramsey’s concept of financial freedom. The idea of a “total money makeover” truly has been eye-opening and freeing for our little family. We never relied heavily on debt, but we still never thought we (read more…)

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