The Simple Way I Lost 65-Pounds – For Good!

Achieving a greater level of fitness is simple. But it’s not easy. It can be so easy to get caught up in complicated plans and detailed workout schedules… After a decade of struggling with my weight, I found out the truth – that there is a simple way to lose weight… You just have to work your butt off.   How would I know? Well, about 7 years ago I looked in the mirror and saw a version of myself that I didn’t respect. And for some reason, at that moment I decided to make a change in my life.   I started eating better, exercising more intentionally, and getting better sleep. And although I knew that this transformation and weight loss wouldn’t happen overnight, I started making gradual progress. Each and every day… One day after the next.   Then I looked up a year later and saw a […]

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Shout-out: 7 Reasons to drive cheap used cars in your 20s (Damn Millennial)

Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: 7 Reasons to drive cheap used cars in your 20s by Damn Millennial (who has an awesome domain name, btw).   With the other personal finance bloggers I follow, it’s not hard to see articles with similar titles coming out every so often, but I’ve seen that it pays to dive under the surface. Here, DM covers some financial benefits of driving ‘cheap used cars,’ no doubt. But what stood out to me was his push to focus on your mentality. To not see driving a ‘beater’ as a detriment, rather a badge of honor. Also, DM taught me […]

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Shout-out: Adding 20 minutes to your commute is like getting a 19% pay cut (Jane Burnett)

Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Adding 20 minutes to your commute is like getting a 19% pay cut by Jane Burnett at TheLadders.com.   With a seemingly constant rise in freelancing and ‘work from home’ gigs, I think we inherently understand that there must be benefits to such a job. In this article, some of those benefits are quantified. As Jane discusses, a 20-minute commute has the same effect on job satisfaction as a 19% pay cut would (that’s a negative, for those keeping track). The article goes on to uncover the reasons why a commute produces those negative feelings, however, us 20 minute-plus […]

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