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Discomfort: Getting comfortable with it

People are creatures of comfort and habit. We don’t like to do things that brings us discomfort. So we procrastinate and sometimes avoid the uncomfortable thing altogether. Neither of these actions achieve anything except delay what is inevitable. Actually, that’s not true. It does achieve something – not tackling the uncomfortable task leaves us feeling somewhat incomplete. There’s a nagging feeling we have not done something we need to do. We constantly think about the incomplete uncomfortable task that we
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Minimalism: good money habits from minimalist principles (part 2)

This is a continuation of the original minimalism post (part 1). Minimalist principle #4: Make it before you buy it I like the creativity of this minimalist principle. I grew up with the ‘just go out and buy it’ solution. It’s easiest because there is no need to think about the solution. Instead, we reserve our brain power to do something more useful. This solution works when we have little problems. Little problems require little solution. But when it’s a big
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Money advice to the next generation

[This post is part of the #WomenRockMoney Movement, a large group of female personal finance bloggers who have come together to inspire more women to learn about money. If you have money questions, or want support for your financial goals, learn more about how you can join us at the movement homepage. I hope to see you there!] The best way to know you’ve learned something is to teach it to someone else. I am currently on a journey to teach
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Side hustle: explaining this in children terms

What is a side hustle? Some view this word as a bad thing – it’s something that scams others of their money. Perhaps it’s the word ‘hustle’ that gives it a bad name because one meaning of ‘hustle’ is to ‘push roughly’ or ‘jostle’. So by hustling, we are basically jostling and pushing others – not in a good way. Today, side hustle has a very different meaning. Perhaps it’s attributed to works by people like Chris Guillebeau with his Side
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New Year, new business ideas

Being an entrepreneur is about trying out new business ideas. This post explains how I encouraged my children to come up with new business ideas. In December 2017, I summarised the results of my children’s business ventures for the year. You can read the summary here. In January 2018, we sat down and made a business plan for each of their business ventures. The children analysed each of their existing business ventures in terms of its fun factor, effort and profit.
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