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Financial Independence

Rethinking the American Dream

David Geller | Posted 07.16.2014 | Money
David Geller

The American Dream now costs $130,000 a year. At least that's the figure USA Today came up with. Rethinking my money-based version of the American Dream helped me discover there is more to life than checking boxes.

Trending Now: Two Factors to Consider Before Making Major Portfolio Changes

David Geller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
David Geller

When your scarcest resource is time, does it make sense to spend time trying to add more money when you already have more than you'll ever use?

Why Teaching Kids About Money Is Akin to Road Safety

Daniel Britton | Posted 06.03.2014 | Money
Daniel Britton

Taking a road safety approach to financial education, including both protection and possibility, will help young people avoid financial accidents whilst being empowered to make life choices that will leave them happier and fulfilled.

Mindless Accumulation Can Come at Expense of Happiness

David Geller | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When we remind ourselves of our most important goals, we can choose not to make more than we need and redirect our time and attention to doing things we enjoy as opposed to working more to earn money we would never spend.

Financial Independence for Everyone: 6 Steps to Leaving Work Behind

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Reaching financial independence requires some effort, sacrifice, and learning on your part. Many people shy away from planning their finances because they lack an understanding of economics and financial markets. I've found that managing finances wisely depends on some basic principles that anyone can understand.

The One Addiction We Need To Pay More Attention To

David Geller | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

We have a serious money addiction problem in our society, and despite how insidious this addiction can be, we not only fail to recognize it as an addiction -- we actively encourage it.

Clarifying Your Goals in the New Year

David Geller | Posted 03.02.2014 | Money
David Geller

Sometimes the goal we think we want to reach is not really the one that best serves us or accomplishes what we want for ourselves. To make sure we are working towards the right goal, we need to clarify what it is we really want.

Back On Her Feet: 5 Ways Women Can Get Back On the Road To Financial Independence

Ginger Dean | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Ginger Dean

Getting back on your feet financially can seem like a daunting task. However, when you look at the alternatives if you don't, therein lies the motivation to get started on a plan taking you back to the road called financial independence.

Be a Confidence Man (or Woman)

David Geller | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
David Geller

When we live our lives from a place of confidence, we direct our attention to the resources we have to make our desires come true. When we pause and realize the abundance of our true wealth (time, talents, body and mind, wisdom, network and money), we often feel engaged, empowered and confident.

We Are All Richer Than We Think

David Geller | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
David Geller

If we take stock of all the other resources we have -- such as our time, talents, body and mind, wisdom and our network -- we often find that we are far richer than we previously believed.

The Wisdom of the Other Side

David Geller | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
David Geller

Our need to be right -- and to prove the other side wrong -- robs us of the opportunity to learn from others.

Is Your Broker Peddling Fear?

David Geller | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
David Geller

Fear can be a powerful motivator. Creating fear by focusing on the negative and then offering a solution to the impending catastrophe could be an effective method for a broker to gain new clients.

Dreaming the Wrong Dream

David Geller | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
David Geller

While we may not voice these thoughts to friends and family, when we dream of how our life could be better, many of us have a list in our heads of what we think it would take to make us truly happy. And most of us are wrong.

The Echoes of Kind Words

David Geller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Geller

As a true Olympian, weightlifter Jim Stovall, said, "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."

Does Your Definition of Success Work for You?

David Geller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
David Geller

You may be thinking, "I would never use money to keep score. How silly." But before you start patting yourself on the back for your good sense, ask yourself the following questions.

My 'Bad' Kid

Janice Harper | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Janice Harper

My daughter announced, "I was planning on getting a job, but then I saw how low they pay." Which is to say, parents now pay more for babysitters than Dominoes pays its employees to deliver our pizzas, or half the places on earth pay workers to sew our clothes.

Invest in Women and Everyone Benefits

Cherie Blair | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Cherie Blair

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgFinancial independence brings real autonomy, and the power to say no. That's the great prize for women. The benefit doesn't end there -- supporting women entrepreneurs has a great knock-on effect.

Do Women Just Want To Be Saved (Financially)?

Emma Gray | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

There is something fundamentally satisfying about earning your own way, seeing your paycheck deposited into your bank account and paying your own rent. However, the numbers of the survey don't necessarily surprise me, largely because I think they reflect the financial anxiety that many women feel.

The Power Was Right Here All Along

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Jane D. Wurwand

Women have always been powerful. We are already powerful. And we don't need to be empowered, but merely connected with opportunity.

Can a Woman Be Happily Dependent?

Christina Vuleta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

A 20-something recently asked me whether a woman could be happily dependent on a spouse or if financial independence is a necessity.

Single And Buying A Home? Read This First

Michael Corbett | Posted 03.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

More single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before.

7 Financial Lessons Gleaned From My Split

Tina Pennington | Posted 11.07.2012 | Divorce
Tina Pennington

I may have been an ostrich with my head in the sand, but I'm determined my daughters won't be.

Is 30 The New 18? Millennials Struggle With Identifying As Adults (VIDEO)

Posted 05.02.2013 | College

It's the transition of all transitions: the move from adolescence to adulthood. Many millennials reportedly said financial independence could be s...

Awareness Brings Its Own Reward$

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Money
Jinny Ditzler

In our home we call it the Money Game because the better we play that game, the more money seems to come our way. You may laugh, but we've been doing it for over 30 years, and it's paid off big time.

Money: Power of Your Attitude

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money
Jinny Ditzler

The purpose of this Money series is to put you in the driver's seat when it comes to your money. My aim is to support you to transform your relations...