A timeless lesson learned…

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Life won’t make changes for you

A couple of years ago, I started doing some serious evaluating of my life and how well I was providing for my family. I started reading anything I could get my hands on in regards to finances. I made a choice to start living my life a little more intentionally. I wanted to stop feeding Today Me and start feeding Future Me. The result: I can honestly say that, for the first time in my life, I have 5 and 10 year plan for myself and my family. I think this is what determines which Me wins. Continue reading

Boundaries

Have you ever been shopping and been in line behind someone who’s child is throwing an absolute fit about something that they absolutely have to have at that moment? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Nope, not my child. My child would never throw a fit like that and get away with it?” Your next thought is probably something along the line of, “Why doesn’t that parent get the child under control?” And, as soon as that thought enters your mind, you see the parent reach down and get whatever the child was freaking out about simply so that they would quiet down. Continue reading

Live Comfortably (You Deserve It)

I want to spend just a little bit of time this morning with the concept of wealth. As it has been documented on many financial websites, the majority of America lives from paycheck to paycheck and has, for the most part, given up on the mindset of being debt-free. Along with the abandonment of this mindset goes the pursuit of financial freedom. Yet, there is a way that a person can live free of debt and be financially stable.  Continue reading

How people will behave

I made a trip to Lynchburg with one of the boys in my house last night to just hang out for a while and I left it completely up to him as to where we would go. Should be fun. Knowing the resident, I anticipated a restaurant and the mall. He did not disappoint. We ate at Golden Corral and then went to the mall to do a little shopping. His third choice for the night came as a bit of a surprise. Continue reading