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Start To Retire Today

Most of us wish we had more time. We might say to ourselves that when we have more time - when our jobs slow down, when the kids are out of the house, when we retire - we'll then finally be able to pursue our interests and fulfill our dreams, spending time in ways we...

Are You Blaming Work For Your Problems?

Blaming Work I follow a blogger and podcaster who goes by the name Mad Fientist. He reached Financial Independence (FI) a few years ago and writes about his experiences, sharing helpful advice, insights, and resources. He published a post recently, titled "The Best...

What I’m Reading: September 2019

I last published a "What I'm Reading" post in March, so it's time to share the best books I've read since then. As always, I appreciate your continued book recommendations.   "This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life...

Use Your Strengths To Improve Your Finances

Use Your Strengths When it comes to improving any area of our lives, utilizing our strengths is a better approach than running into the same walls by committing to plans we don't like and aren't good at. General Example For example, if you want to exercise more often...

The Fringe Benefits of Frugality

  Because you're reading a blog about personal finance, I think it's safe to say you spend some time thinking about money. Whether your focus is on maximizing every dollar, spending on the things you love, or minimizing stress around money, it can be worthwhile...

Sometimes I Think About Money Too Much

A Personal Example It's true. I'll admit it. Sometimes I think about money too much. Here's an example: A while ago I needed to take a Lyft from my house to the airport. It's something I'd done before and have continued to do many times since. Catching a Lyft is an...

Lucy’s Picks: The Best Content of 2019 (So Far)

As I did in 2017 and 2018, here are my picks for the best content of 2019 (so far). Beyoncé This year there's only one place to start and that's with Beyoncé. Beyoncé dropped both a concert film on Netflix and a live album on streaming services, which document her...

What I’m Reading: March 2019

Alright, here are the books I've read so far in 2019! (Spoiler alert: My top recommendation - among books I've read for the first time this year - is Dopesick.) Fiction In Watermelon Sugar is a short novel that tells a beautiful (and sometimes strange) story. The...

Why Investing Is Like March Madness

Go Hokies! The second weekend of March Madness kicks off on Thursday, and if your brackets are anything like mine they're pretty busted. To be fair, while I'm pretty much in dead last across my various pools, there weren't that many upsets during the first weekend so...

Lucy Robeson, CFP®

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