how to manage financial priorities
One of the biggest reasons why people don’t have enough money to do what they really want is because they fail to fully grasp their financial priorities.

If they want to find financial freedom, and be able to have the money to do what’s really important to them, then they need to determine their financial priorities, and then spend (and save) according to those priorities.

Do you want to spend more on what’s important to you? Then read on.
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affordable travel
I’m in the midst of an eight-week travel extravaganza. While it hasn’t exactly been easy on my wallet, it also hasn’t been devastating for my finances. Here are some of the things I’ve done in the last year (and will probably do moving forward) to ensure that affordable travel remains a staple in my life:

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money saving tips from seniors

Many seniors are living on a fixed income, and even those living comfortably often look for ways to save money to travel more, leave a bigger inheritance, or simply have a larger nest egg for unexpected events.

Since many seniors saw their 401Ks dwindle with the stock market crash, planning for retirement has become a hot topic. How do you save more in less time? While there may not be any quick and easy answers, the solution may lie in pinching pennies and spending smarter.

Here are a few tips to help you stretch that social security or pension check even farther.

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What separates the financially successful from the financially doomed?

Two words: self-discipline.

Self-discipline is “the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.” And when it comes to personal finance, self-discipline is what you can thank for your success — or your failure.

If self-discipline is one of the areas in which you’re lacking, it’s time to regain control. Here are four steps to help you develop financial self-discipline. [ continue reading… ]

kindle investment
I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a Kindle for a while now. I’ve struggled to pull the trigger though, since I really like the experience of reading books. On the other hand, I am on a quest to reduce the amount of things that I own.

And, since books are pretty much the only things I’m interested in having, a Kindle might be just the thing. The Kindle could be a wise financial choice in the long run for me, but what do you think?

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healthy foodsRamen noodles and store brand bologna are dirt cheap but not only are they unhealthy, the flavor is torture to most people’s taste buds. On the other hand, a diet of artisan cheeses, organic arugula and wild caught salmon is delicious, healthy and far too expensive for me to feed my family every night.

To eat well on a budget I look for foods that are packed with nutrients, naturally delicious and cost pennies a serving. Often, they are so cheap and abundant that I can afford to go for the organic version and feel great about what I put on the table for my family each night.

Here are twelve of the most delicious, inexpensive and nutritious foods your dollar can buy.

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