I apologize upfront for the clickbaity title, but it’s true, and I know the word “minimalism” grabs people attention. That’s what this article is about: minimalism. So if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.
Is there anything in your life you want to improve? Your finances? Your health? Your business? Your marriage? Your relationship with God? The good news is, you can improve all of it. I present to you: The Commitment Ladder.
When COVID-19 first hit, we “lost” $5,000 in our retirement portfolio overnight. And my first thought was, wow, this is crazy; it could be the start of a recession; I’ve never truly got to see what a recession looks like; this is pretty interesting; I can’t wait to see it play out! A recession is, by no means, awesome. I get that. But my interest in the economics behind everything trumped my interest in our actual money.
My friend bought a new car last week. His car had broken down three times in the few weeks prior to buying his new car, and each time left him stranded on the side of the road. He found a permanent solution for a temporary problem.
If you’ve never heard the concept of a weekly family staff meeting, this may sound weird. It sounds less weird if you take the word “staff” out, but that’s just there to define what it is: a meeting with all of your family’s staff, or, family members.
It costs an average of $233,610 to raise a child from birth to age 17, according to a USDA study. What all does that cost include? Is there a way to do it for less without sacrificing the important stuff? Let’s look through the different types of expenses, how to reduce the costs, and how to live differently.