Don’t Just Sit There… DO SOMETHING! I’m not personally big into the whole televangelism scene. However, there’s a show on TV called the “Hour of Power” that had a moment long ago that’s still ingrained in my head. The program was hosted by Reverend Robert Schuller from 1970 until his grandson took over in 2013 (thanks, Wikipedia!). I never actually watched the show, but there was a clip from it that ran regularly advertising the show. In it, Reverend Schuller takes a breath and then firmly says: Don’t Just Sit There… DO SOMETHING! For years, I just laughed when I would see that on TV. After all, I was young and it was funny to watch the manner in which he said it. But
The journey to FIRE can be an arduous path. Sometimes I struggle with the content I want to put on this blog. It’s not due to a lack of ideas, but rather a matter of wondering if the reader can relate. Some of you are just starting to get interested in the idea of financial independence. Perhaps you’re saddled with debt, but know there’s got to be a way out. Others of you are in your wealth-building stage of your life and you’re working on banking whatever you can. And then there are some of you who have already reached retirement – whether it be early or not. Finally, there is a group of you who have not only reached
The 10 Best Financial Podcasts??? Aren’t podcasts for nerds? Who in the heck would listen to people droning on and on for an hour talk show?! A couple years ago, that’s what I was thinking. Then about a year ago, I canceled my Sirius XM radio subscription and learned something… local radio sucks. Maybe that’s not the case for all areas, but where I live in Ohio, it’s horrendous. So I was stuck. Fine, I decided, I’ll give these “podcasts” a try. And guess what – I’m glad I did. Now that’s all I listen to during my commute to and from work every day. But I don’t just listen to any podcasts – I listen, almost exclusively to personal
When I was younger, I used to think that a lot of the business opportunities out there weren’t for me. Maybe they weren’t worth the effort or they would take too much money to start. As I’ve gotten older (and a little smarter), I’ve realized that’s not the case. It’s simply a matter of just opening your eyes and then plucking out those opportunities. A number of years ago, I started playing FreeCell on my phone when I get a few minutes of time here and there. Since most games take me under 5 minutes, it’s a perfect filler for me. I found an awesome solitaire suite years ago and have carried my stats with me from phone to phone.
I’ve been thinking a lot about tomorrow lately and any regrets I would have if that day never arrived. There was a touchy-feely show on back in the 80’s called Highway to Heaven. I was only a kid back then, but I used to watch it all the time and I loved it. I’ll wait while you laugh at me. Yeah, well, it gets worse. I was pretty excited to see that it showed up on Netflix at some point so now I’ve been watching the series all over again. Um, yeah, I have problems. For some reason, I decided to look up Michael Landon and find out some of his background. If you aren’t familiar with him, he, unfortunately,
In general, we seem to have a tendency to focus a lot of our time and money on the things that don’t really matter. It’s time to stop it and instead concentrate on what does matter… So far this summer we’ve taken a fantastic trip to Panama and spent a few days at a cottage on Kelleys Island on Lake Erie. We’re starting to pack for a week-long vacation trip to Tennessee we have coming up in the next couple of weeks. I’m also going on a backpacking weekend in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania in September. And, of course, I’m more than excited about my first trip to FinCon in Dallas in October. In the meantime, we’re trying