Your Net Worth Is Not Your Self-Worth

Ever since starting this blog, I've been pretty active on Twitter. In fact, before starting it, Facebook was probably my main social media platform. Nowadays, though, it's been all about "the Twitters." Mostly that has been for the purpose of engaging with other bloggers and to promote this one. Although I will admit, Facebook doesn't interest me nearly as much as it used to. Nevertheless, because I've used Twitter for blog-related things, I have engaged…

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The Gas Tax: Too Much Too Soon?

Think back to 2008. What comes to mind? If you're like most Americans, your first thought was probably the mortgage crisis that largely contributed to the Great Recession. You probably think of the rampant foreclosures on homes and high unemployment rates. That makes sense given that housing and employment (or lack thereof) are probably the two most important factors with regard to anĀ individual's or family's financial outlook. This was not the best time for our…

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7 Reasons We Weren’t Prepared to Buy Our Home

Hey all. I have another guest post for you today! This post comes to from Jake Jones of Thinkhub. Home buying is often considered a key part of wealth building. Whether or not you agree, for most homeowners, buying a home is the single largest purchase of their lives. And so, obviously buying a home is a very big deal. As such, being adequately prepared is very important. The last thing you want is to…

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ESG Investing: A Better Future Through Investing?

When I first started this blog, I focused solely on personal finance. But if we go even further back, I had initially started a blog focused on alternative/clean energy, sustainability, and the environment. I chose not to continue putting work into that blog because I felt it would be too difficult to get people interested in a blog that only talked about sustainability. Maybe I'm wrong; maybe I'm not. Either way, in more recent months…

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Student Loan Series #1: Saving Joyfully

Hello and welcome to the first entry in the student loan series! This is the first post in a brand new series here at TFF. The purpose of this series is to help you gain perspective with regard to student loans. In addition to helping understand how you compare to others, the hope is that you may also gain some helpful tips for how to eliminate your student loans more quickly. Related: College Tuition: A…

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Achieving Intentional and Sustainable Living

Back in September 2018, there was an event held here in the US called the Global Climate Action Summit. This summit was all about sustainable living. Technically the GCAS is more of an organization than a single event, but they organized a huge gathering in San Francisco. The event spanned three days and featured some of the biggest names in business. Those included Michael Bloomberg, Starbucks, Blackrock, AFL-CIO, Salesforce, and many more. In addition, several…

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