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August 2011

Three steps to help you stop complaining

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When facing your financial reality, you have to take a good look at what you are doing that contributes to your current financial situation. If you aren’t where you want to be, chances are you’ve got some changes to make. But when a lot of us end up in a less-than-desirable financial situation, we hold off on change and go straight to judging ourselves. We feel angry and depressed.

And we complain.

But you know what? Complaining doesn’t change anything. But there is good news; you can take action and make changes, especially if the changes you want to make are financial. Here are three steps you can take to stop complaining and start do-ing. Read More

The debt lifestyle: conquering the crabs for financial freedom

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How many of us were trained to think that debt was a part of our modern-day lifestyle? When everyone around us has jumped in the pool of easy credit and quick financial “fixes”, it’s hard for anyone to immediately see the actual downside of this lifestyle choice.

We have such a casual attitude about debt in our society. Our student loans were for higher education, which is an investment into our future. Car loans are necessary because we all need transportation, right? And weren’t these the things that were supposed to help us achieve financial freedom?

Yet with all those justifications floating around, our debt still gives us a very Read More

You Can Heal Your Life

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Louise Hay

 

An excerpt from You Can Heal Your Life:

Life Is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back

What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.

In the face of financial uncertainty, plan for the future

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We’ve come to a weird point in history where, for the first
time ever, the next generations have no security blanket for the future.
Pension funds are being drained to fix the mistakes of the past, and social
security probably won’t be around for those looking to retire in as little as
10 to 15 years.

The dark days of the economy definitely aren’t over, but
there is good news in this. You have the power to control your financial
outcomes. But first you have to answer this question: Read More