“Things are replenishable that you thought were not: your savings, your opportunities, your pride. Your life can be stripped very close to the bone, and you can begin again.” -Michelle Wildgen Advertisements
Across forums and news sources, word of stock values plummeting… And here I’ve encouraged broke people to put their money there, and gone and done exactly that with mine! How stressed am I right now?!?!?!?! Not at all. When we follow a program as set out in The Millionaire Teacher, we’re fine, for the… Continue reading Is My Sky Falling?
“You live in a really small home, therefore you’re poor.” No, no, no: I live in a really small home and as a result, I’m not poor. In many parts of the minority world, shelter costs are the number one factor making or breaking financial well-being. A host of people are choosing to move into… Continue reading Are You Sure I’m Poor?
Over the last month, I’ve been newly able to notice rigid thinking in people beyond myself. That’s kinda funny to me… How did I not notice it before? The diagnostic manual talks about it, as do many books on brain quirks, but I’m only newly able to recognize it. (Secretly, I have my fingers crossed… Continue reading Is Rigid Thinking Keeping Me Poor?
Growing up, I could tell there was something not quite “right” about me. Not inherently wrong, but different enough that -try as I might- I could not fit in. After I failed at almost every convention, I gave up on achievement and shifted my focus to survival. For good reason, it seemed: By my early… Continue reading Regained Potential
Where I live, housing (rent or ownership) costs are among the highest in the world. Some of us feel compelled to live here anyway. In my case, it’s so that my son has access to various supports and services. When he ages out of those, we’ll likely move to a cheapo part of the world.… Continue reading Third Space: A Creative Solution to Housing Costs
My spending has seen extremes over the years. From $400 in a year when I had nothing except bottle returns (so lived outside and on strangers’ floors), to $4000/mo when I borrowed to save my son’s life, to $1300/mo when all was well and I got nicely frugal… In 2017, I spent $28k on the… Continue reading Year End Report: $28k