Spring Clean Your Subscriptions

Since reading Marie Kondo’s book, I’ll admit that I’m a fan of her idea that we should focus on what sparks joy in our lives. So this month’s money question is simple: are all of the subscriptions you pay for on a monthly basis sparking joy in your life?  

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What's Your Travel Philosophy?

I met up with a friend recently who travels a lot more often than I do. Naturally, we always talk about travel when we get together: where she has been, where she is planning to go next and who she is going with.  And every single time we have one of those conversations, I’m shocked at how differently we think about travel.  

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Avoid Lifestyle Inflation this Spring

In many industries, spring is the season for annual raises and bonuses, which is followed by the season of tax refunds. While these potential income sources are certainly nice, they can have an unintended negative consequence on your overall financial situation: lifestyle inflation.

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Six Lessons from Six Weeks of Traveling Solo

In October of 2018, I did something I never in a million years thought I would do: I quit my job without another job lined up. I’ve written several posts about that decision, and the burnout that led up to it. But I haven’t written anything yet about what I learned from the experience I’ve taken to calling my Six Week Sabbatical here on the blog. 

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