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Why We Have It Better Than a King

It is easy to get down about ourself or our lives, when we are constantly bombarded by the media and adverting.  Successful advertising preys on us to intentionally make us feel that we are missing out if we do not buy the products they are selling.  The media continues to grow to levels that never could have been imagined 30…

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Work: Doing Something You Don’t Want to Do

If we think about work in terms of its relation to a job for employment we could define it as “Doing something you don’t want to do.”  There are two reasons for this. Someone is paying you to do the work so that they do not have to do it If someone wanted to do the work for pleasure then…

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Taking Risks With Some Financial Security Reserves

In America the idea of delayed gratification is well taught to us at a young age.  The idea of working hard and being rewarded is paramount to the American Dream.  For this reason it is very intimidating to consider making any life / work decisions that go outside this line of thinking.  Despite knowing this model does not work for…

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Justifying the Value of Travel

Travel can be anything you want it to be.  From a staycation, a day trip, to an overnight, to full immersion there is no one best choice.  Travel can be very expensive, but it can also be a bargain depending on how you structure it.  There are so many benefits to traveling that it is worth building a budget and…

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Determining the Favorable Cost of Living / Salary

When deciding where to live people tend to think about cost of living and job opportunities as separate factors.  They may move to one area because they can get paid a little more, but do not really think about the living costs.  The reverse is true where someone takes a hefty salary cut to move somewhere so they can afford…

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Is There A Perfect Place to Live?

We have all heard, “the grass is always greener on the other side.”  When I am in my home city I tend to take what it offers for granted and only think about what is missing.  I commonly bemoan that the beach is too far away.  Yet there are plenty of beach town’s that do not have the city amenities…

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What Would You Do If You Had Enough Money

In the introductory post I asked what you would do after celebrating a big lottery win.  I am sure most of us would spend a few minutes thinking about sports cars, lavish homes, and incredible vacations.  Once we get past thinking about owning every material possession we could want what comes next?  I have never had this experience first hand,…

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