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Sarah Li Cain

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High Fiving Dollars
General Finance
Budgeting, Minimalism
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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  When I was a child, a close family member won a significant amount of money from playing the lottery. I’m taking about enough money for this person to quit their job and never work a day in their life. A few years later, this person was back at a minimum wage job. We never spoke of the lottery winnings again. Why am I sharing this story? It’s proof that financial freedom isn’t ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 11:00 PM
If you haven’t already noticed, the motto of this website is “master your mindset, master your money.” All this to say that when you’re looking to better your financial life, inspiration can comes from all sorts of places. In fact, I’d argue that you don’t always have to read personal finance books to learn a few things about how you handle your money. Related: The Ultimate Guide to Money Mindset Mastery Sounds weird, ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 1:00 AM
This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. When Thenmozhi was a young girl, her father committed suicide. He took out a loan to purchase a car and couldn’t pay it back. He left behind two daughters (one with special needs) and ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 1:00 AM
Reality check time: it’s completely your fault if you’re earning more money (I warned you I’d be brutally honest). I was in denial about this for years. When I was a teacher, your salary was determined by the type of degree you got and how many years of experience you had. I never negotiated my salary because it was all laid out in a chart, so all I had to do ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 1:00 AM
  If nobody else has already told you this, I will: if your emotions are all over the place, you will never get rich. Period. Read all those articles on habits of the wealthy, take courses on creating passive income streams, whatever. If you believe deep down you don’t deserve riches, it won’t come to you. As in, you gotta feel like money is already there for the taking my friend. When you ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 1:00 AM
I’m a gal known for living large. It never ceases to amaze me how many people look at me with wonder when I talk about buying a one-way ticket to Australia, living in Asia for nine years, moving across three different states and still manage to keep my money stuff together. I can honestly say it sounds like a glamorous life, and I’ve lived a great life so far filled with ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 4:00 AM
I’ve managed to make what most would consider stupid personal finance mistakes: Racked up $9,000 worth of credit card debt in less than 7 months taking care of an ex-boyfriend Was unemployed for almost a year because I didn’t plan out my job search well Paid the minimum on my student loans for years Hoarded consumer items, many I didn’t even use Bought items to the point where they became my identity and to impress ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Want to find a way to save money fast? Actually, it’s not as hard as you think. Automate Your Finances Automating your finances means that you are setting up systems where you’re automatically saving money. You can actually set this to as how often you’d like. What you do is you have your bank automatically withdraw a certain amount to put into a savings account or investment count or whatever. This is something that ...
Posted: Jun 13 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Does budgeting give you the heeby jeebies? Don’t worry, it does for me too. Whether you’ve never started one or were so frustrated in the process, having a plan for your money isn’t a bad thing. Check out the video or read on below on what you can do. Before looking at some of the tips to help you with budgeting, let’s talk about why many people get scared about budgeting. The ...
Posted: May 30 2017 @ 4:00 AM
This is an ongoing series where you ask and I answer! If you have a money question, please fill out this form. Here we go! Thanks Olivia for asking today’s question about family debt: I keep hearing you mentioned that you have to have compassion when you’re figuring out your money. What does that mean?   This is something that I dive deep into in my free course Money Relationship Rescue. if you’re interested definitely ...
Posted: May 23 2017 @ 4:00 AM


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