Rent vs. Mortgage — Are You What You Own? (Ode to a 90’s Musical)

Rent vs. Mortgage — Are You What You Own? A question for you: Where would you go if you had the entire world at your feet? A lyric from one of my favorite shows, Rent — Jonathan Larson’s hit Broadway musical in the late 90’s. Some might argue the show is no longer relevant. But it was definitely a reflection of 90’s pop culture, and the overall social & political environment at the time. The show centers around a group of friends trying to navigate their lives through challenges, love interests, money woes and health crises. And it has a main …

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7 Financial Goals You *Should* Be Setting for the New Year

7 Financial Goals You Should Be Setting for the New Year The New Year is finally here! With all that has come about unexpectedly this past year, making sure your finances are in check is more important than ever. If you haven’t thought about creating some resolutions for 2021, here are some financially-focused goals you should be setting for this year. 1. Track Your Expenses Regularly First things first: Schedule time to take a look back at previous years to get a good idea of how much (generally) you’re spending per month. This will allow you to set a budget …

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Requiem for a New Year: Finding Inspiration in New Places

Requiem for a New Year

  Requiem for the New Year… * 2020 * We’ve seen all the memes, the parodies, and the tongue-in-cheek satire. Poking fun at what an overall sh*t show the entire year 2020 had been. For me, it was a little disappointing — Because I was *supposed* to kickstart a “new” life this past year. I was supposed to bounce back from a long-lasting, crappy situation. I was supposed to redefine myself. Come into my own. Lean into my discomfort & emerge from the other side as a whole new me. What happened? Well, 2020 happened. Covid. Global pandemic. Sheltering in …

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Debt Payoff Update: Be Careful What You Wish For

You Cannot Wish Debt Away It’s funny, when you spend so much time wishing for something to happen. Wanting it so badly, it’s all you can think about. And you imagine what life would be like, if you could only accomplish this one goal. Make this singular change that’ll make everything worth it. Something that will improve your life exponentially, so you can finally enjoy a brighter future. And then it happens. But it’s not exactly as you imagined it would be. There’s a twist at the end. A kink in the plan. A curve ball you didn’t see coming. …

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