Encouragement

Gaining Ground

Dear Financial Superstar, The most powerful way to make financial progress over the long term is to take small steps, one after the other. Save a little here. Pay off a little there. Repeat consistently. It’s going to feel like you’re going absolutely nowhere sometimes, but if you’re moving forward – even incrementally – you’re …

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Debt Payoff At Your Own Pace

Several years ago, my partner and I started paying off nearly $80,000 in debt. We dispatched our credit card balances fairly quickly, but the student loan was more intractable. It still is. We continue to chip away it month by month, little by little, at a pace that’s manageable for us given our income and …

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It Happens Step By Step

Fifteen years ago, I went on an intensive one-month group backpacking trip in the mountains. Each day, my bleary-eyed teammates and I would wake up in the chilly, early morning darkness and gather around a fire or a flashlight to make a plan. We’d pick a destination that would challenge us but that we thought …

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Acknowledge Every Win

I’m guessing that right now your life, like mine, is far from normal. Thanks to the pandemic, everything’s been flipped upside down. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what “normal” is or what it feels like. Many of us are either doing our jobs from home or adapting to a whole new way of office life …

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