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  • Blog Post: Automating Finance for the Undisciplined and Disorganized

    Is managing finance not a passion for you? An onerous task you'd prefer to ignore than attend to? No problem. Here are nine ways to automate your finances so you can focus on other things in life. 1. Manage it in One Place Many of us have bank accounts, credit cards, and investments spread across various...
  • Blog Post: Don't just work out: TRAIN.

    If you're getting regular exercise of any type, good for you. But ask yourself: Are you just "working out"? Or are you training for something? I'm borrowing this distinction from fitness blogger Matt Marshall, whose Tried and True Fitness site encourages weightlifters to get back to the old-fashioned...
  • Blog Post: Go with the Flow! Making Adjustments in Your Fitness Routine

    Take a second to think of your favorite excuse for not working out. In fact, get a piece of scratch paper and jot down your top three excuses. Do any of these sound familiar? "I'll be too sore." "I don't like to work out." "I'm not athletic." "I'm so out of shape, it's too hard to get started." "My knees...
  • Blog Post: 15 Things to Expect From Your Financial Planner

    What should your financial planner do for you? With multiple designations, very little consistency across the industry, and stories of malpractice, choosing - and trusting - a financial planner can be difficult. Here are 15 things to expect from your financial planner. 1. They ask you about your personal...
  • Blog Post: At the Beach, gym...Anywhere; How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others!

    "She's so much thinner than me." "He's got the kind of muscles I wish I had." "Look at that six-pack!" It's the swimsuit time of year. Do you find yourself saying things like this when you're out at the beach or the pool? Do you look at the swimwear models in advertisements and mail-order catalogs and...
  • Blog Post: 6 Months Left; Fitness Goal Gut-Check

    What do you want to achieve with your fitness in the second half of this year? As you think about your answer to that question -- which I hope you'll share in the comments -- I have some suggestions for how to think about which goals you want to pursue. Ignore Your Weight For a lot of people, losing...
  • Blog Post: Setting Family Expectations for Vacations

    Recently I was telling a friend about the long driving vacations my family took when I was a kid. We went all over the place: Florida , New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Vancouver Island, Nova Scotia, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan . . . you name it. My friend -- who has young children --...
  • Blog Post: Find the Power in Tracking Your Expenses

    One of the reasons budgets fail is because a crucial first (and ongoing) step is missed in the budgeting process: tracking your expenses. If you don't know what your starting point is, then there's little chance that you'll be able to harness your cash flow to your benefit. Here are a few tips to help...
  • Blog Post: Building Momentum in Mindset

    The past few weeks, we've talked about specific steps you can take to get yourself unstuck in key areas of your life and to build momentum in 2011 with exercise and good nutrition. But none of that works -- or at least none of it will stick -- if you don't also get your mindset going in the right...
  • Blog Post: Do You Really Need It? 8 Expenses You Can Cut Out of Your Life

    Old habits die hard. Download a Free Budget Planning Guide If you take a critical look at absolutely every penny you spend - a really detailed examination - you might realize that your money is going to a number of places that it doesn't need to go. Some are monthly expenses you're so used to paying...
  • Blog Post: Building Momentum in Nutrition

    Let me tell you up front that I'm not a nutritionist. What I'm suggesting in this post is what works for me . Review everything I say against your own good sense, and consult with a doctor if you think that your nutrition issues call for it. Stay Positive Please avoid the four-letter word "diet...
  • Blog Post: Fostering Flow across Your Life

    Sometimes the holidays seem to make everything harder: you have more demands than ever on your time, your pocketbook, your family, and even your emotions. And then, before you know it, you're looking down the barrel of a brand new year, wondering where 2010 went -- and whether 2011 will be the year...
  • Blog Post: Could You Get Rid of Everything You Own?

    When I became a Professional Hobo almost four years ago, it came with a cost-- one that was hard to come to terms with, but one that was ultimately among the best things I could ever have done. I got rid of everything I owned. (Well, almost everything. We'll get to that in a minute.) I've never...
  • Blog Post: Count Your Blessings

    Thanksgiving has always been my father's favorite holiday and I'm prone to agree with him. Taking a break for just a few days with our closest family -- no gifts to exchange, no religious ceremonies, just enjoying good food and each other's company -- can be wonderful. Since I grew up in...
  • Blog Post: The Holiday Season is Upon us: Will You Let it Stress You Out This Year?

    The most important word in that question is "LET." I firmly believe that we have a lot of control over how we react to situations in our lives -- which means that we can choose to experience less stress. Sound good to you? Read on! Stressors and Our Reactions to Them We can't always control...
  • Blog Post: Doling Out the Candy -- or Not

    Halloween is just around the corner -- which means it's time to plan ahead for how you'll handle trick-or-treating. I suggest that you do this planning two ways, first for how you'll handle the candy that your kids bring home, and second for what you will give out to the trick-or-treaters...
  • Blog Post: Beware of Standby Power: Don't Let it Suck You Dry!

    When you charge your laptop or cell phone, do you sometimes leave it plugged in beyond the time that it's fully charged? Do you have appliances with remotes, LED lights, constant displays, or power adaptors? If so (and most likely you do), then you are an unwitting consumer of standby power, and...
  • Blog Post: The Art of Accepting Compliments

    A few weeks ago I talked about how good it feels to give compliments , and about how we can build each other up by giving honest ones. Now I want to consider a tricky issue that affects some of us, especially when we're going through hard times: honestly accepting compliments that others give to...
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