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Stoicism, Financial Independence, Lifehacks, Budgeting, Minimalism, Freedom
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There’s a famous story about Napoleon that I’ve always found fascinating. Like many busy people, Napoleon had someone screen his mail for him. The critical things got through to his desk right away, but the other requests and updates would be withheld from his view for weeks at a time. By employing this strategy, Napoleon... The post Block Pop-Up Wants, reclaim your freedom appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 21 2020 @ 10:00 AM
When I was young, I obsessed over money. Early on, I decided I was going to be a millionaire by age thirty. By the time I was in high school, I had planned it all out – after college, I’d move to New York, get a job in investment banking, and stack cash on top... The post Stop obsessing over money appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2020 @ 10:00 AM
It’s a new year, and every article on the internet for the next month will be talking about resolutions, the New You, and how you can turn your life around this year. I think we should focus on tiny improvements instead. Frankly, I don’t think you can “turn your life around” in a year, nor... The post Five tiny improvements for a slightly better you appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Jan 07 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Here we are – the last day of the year. While we’re all taking a moment to rest, reflect, and plan for 2020, I thought I could provide a reminder of what you can accomplish in a year by looking at my year in hours. There’s a lot I’m pleased about how I spent my... The post Your year in hours appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Dec 31 2019 @ 10:00 AM
As we approach the end of 2019, it’s worth taking stock of the year. A lot has happened. Here are a few of my favorite things from 2019. Most-read CityFrugal articles I’ve been very fortunate to have a growing, engaged audience throughout 2019. I was featured on some excellent sites and got the chance to... The post The best of 2019 appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Dec 24 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I’ve been a financial blogger for over a year and a participant in the FIRE movement for nearly eight years. Right now, my finances are coming into their own. I know what I need, the pitfalls I should avoid, and how to spend my money to deliver guaranteed happiness. It wasn’t always this way, though.... The post My worst financial mistakes and how to avoid them appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Dec 10 2019 @ 10:00 AM
As we reach the end of the year, it’s natural to take stock of your life. I think of it as an annual inventory. When you review your life and your finances, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by some of what you find. In other areas, there will be things you’d like to change. The... The post Five essential books to guide your 2020 course-correct appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Dec 03 2019 @ 10:00 AM
With each passing year, I accumulate useful knowledge and skills, have exciting life experiences, and foster deeper relationships with those I care about. This year has been no different. It’s been one of the best years of my life, and I’m incredibly grateful for the many amazing things that happened. Here are a handful of... The post How to be grateful – even when things go horribly wrong appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
My company announces promotions around this time each year. I won’t be among the promoted few this year, but many of my friends will be. Seemingly every fall, a similar leveling up happens in my friends’ personal lives. People get their own apartments, move in with significant others, and get engaged. Watching other people hit... The post How to control your life when the world is trying to control you appeared ...
Posted: Nov 19 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You spend your workweek nailing your job responsibilities, then spend your weekday evenings in some combination of fulfilling hobbies and social events. You’re busy, but you’re a well-oiled machine. Up by 6 AM, in bed by 10 PM, and everything in between is structured but not over-engineered. Then Friday... The post How and why to create a weekend plan appeared first on CityFrugal. ...
Posted: Nov 12 2019 @ 10:00 AM


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