Playbook for Tough Times Vol. 2 – Needs and Wants (Plus a Giveaway!)

Good morning all, and happy weekend! It's the start of the Fourth of July weekend for those of my readers in the US, and I hope you have something fun planned. For my readers not in the US, the fourth of July is our independence day celebration, and you can learn more about it here. … Continue reading Playbook for Tough Times Vol. 2 – Needs and Wants (Plus a Giveaway!)

Better Off – Flipping the Switch on Technology

Have you ever wondered if all the technology we use is spoiling us? Would things be better if we lived a simpler life, more like our ancestors did, with no electricity and no non-human or non-animal powered machines? That's the idea that Eric Brende explores in his book "Better Off - Flipping the Switch on … Continue reading Better Off – Flipping the Switch on Technology

The Art of Non-Conformity

The other day I stopped by the library, as I do every week (occasionally every other week). While looking around for some new books to read and share with you, I came across a book I had read some years ago and really enjoyed, and thought I'd re-read it. That book was The Art of … Continue reading The Art of Non-Conformity

Love Your Life, Not Theirs – A Book About FOMO

Don't let FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) rule your financial life. That's the basic premise of Rachel Cruze's latest book, "Love Your Life, Not Theirs - 7 Money Habits For Living the Life You Want". In the book, she talks about her struggles with seeing all her friends going on nice vacations, getting great new … Continue reading Love Your Life, Not Theirs – A Book About FOMO

The Tipping Point – Can We Make Financial Literacy Go Viral?

What's the secret to something going viral? What causes "the latest thing" to go from early adopters into the mainstream? Why is it that back in 2008 almost no one had a smartphone, and today everyone has one? Malcolm Gladwell lets you in on the secret in "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make … Continue reading The Tipping Point – Can We Make Financial Literacy Go Viral?