Are You Afraid to Take the Leap?

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” – Louise E. Boone Impalas are majestic creatures that can leap as high as 10 feet in the air, and in one leap can travel 30 feet. That’s amazing! However, in captivity, when the impala is kept behind a fence that is only 3 feet high, it will not escape. Why? The reason is that their inability to see where they’ll land prevents them from making that leap. I really enjoy watching SharkContinue Reading »

Ode to My Frugal Wife

Last week, a friend confided in me about his financial problems. He and his wife were living paycheck to paycheck and had many credit card bills piling up. He said that he talked to his wife about budgeting and cutting things like cable and eating out, but she wasn’t on board with doing those things. She didn’t understand why they had to make those “sacrifices” and said that they deserved some of the nicer things in life since they work hard. He was also stressed about what to get his wife for her birthday. She reminded him that it betterContinue Reading »

Stop Being Time Poor

“Time Poverty is: When you don’t have the time to do the things you really WANT to do, because you are too busy doing the things you think you HAVE to do.” -Bill Quain In my last post, I wrote about how I don’t live in the moment and how I forced my wife and son to rush around the aquarium so that we could see everything. Well, the main reason I feel the need to rush all the time is because there just isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that I want to do. Many ofContinue Reading »

Live For Today

When I was a little boy, I loved dinosaurs. What little boy doesn’t? My mom bought me a dinosaur book which included a pack of dinosaur stickers. There were 4 sheets of stickers with 6 stickers on each sheet. If you follow my blog, you know that I had a saving mindset even as a young child. I knew I only had 24 stickers and that there would be no more when they were gone, so I was very deliberate with how I used those stickers. I didn’t want to run out of them in the future when I mayContinue Reading »

Living Rich Cheaply: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!

A few weeks ago, my wife was debating whether to spend money on something. I forget what it was. I said to Mrs. Living Rich Cheaply, “You can’t afford everything. But you can afford anything,” quoting the wise words of Paula Pant, who blogs at Afford Anything. The basic premise is that you can afford anything that you want, but you have to prioritize what it is that is truly important to you, and cut out the expenses which aren’t that important. My wife, fortunately is a frugal person like me, but she responded by saying, “that’s a good point,Continue Reading »