Is Being Debt Free Worth It?

The short answer is… YES! Let me tell you why.  I say this now and I’ll continue saying this in the future.   “Freedom is a Choice”   A lifestyle of freedom hinges on the decisions that we make. It’s not only the large decisions that matter. Our daily activities either push us towards our desired outcome, offer nothing to further our mission, or pull us away from what…

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The Art of Living a Simple Life

Have you ever felt like you should be living your best life ever, yet no matter what you do, it never seems to be enough?  I surely have.   I grew up in an American culture where there seems to be no limit on the amount of negative feedback we’re exposed to on a daily basis. For example, let’s take a peek at how our nation’s…

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How To Speak Conversational Spanish in 6 Weeks

Ever since I was a young child, I dreamt of living in exotic places and speaking the many languages of the world. Secretly, I admired people who could learn multiple languages—they all looked so smart! When I enrolled in high school, my advisor suggested that I pursue foreign language credits because college acceptance committees preferred them. To this day, I don’t know if she fed…

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Is American Healthcare a Poor Deal?

Rising costs are threatening access to healthcare for American citizens. According to a National Conference of State Legislatures report: “In 2018, the average annual premium for employer-based family coverage rose 5 percent to $19,616; for single coverage, premiums rose 3 percent to $6,896. Covered workers contributed 18 percent of the cost for single coverage and 29 percent of the cost for family coverage, on average,…

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Everyday Life Becomes More Interesting During Slow Travel

At the tender age of 16, I played summer basketball in the Netherlands and Belgium and spent weeks at a time in places like Amsterdam, Bruges, and Antwerp. My prolonged exposure to new cultures was an experience I’d never forget. I spent the next 15 years hoping to recreate that experience, but I could only find time for 1 week at most. Now I can…

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