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Dawn

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Name:
FI and Wine
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
finance for single moms, wealth building, real estate, goal setting, financial independence
Start Year:
2018

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Location:
SAN JOSE, California, United States
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Unspecified
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Gender:
Female
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Living paycheck-to-paycheck, barely making progress paying down debts, making financial progress inch by painfully slow inch. Or, not making headway at all.  Sound familiar?   Because I have so been there.  I started out really wanting to make progress. My goal was to build an emergency fund cushion for financial peace-of-mind. I would set aside money ... Read More about Need An Emergency Fund? Do These 3 Things First. The post ...
Posted: Nov 15 2019 @ 3:14 PM
How many times have you set a goal for yourself, with the very best of intentions and motivation to see it through? And of those times, how often has that motivation quickly died off?   Probably countless times.  You’re left wondering why it is so difficult to stay focused and put in the effort that just ... Read More about Stepping Stone Goal Setting: Why You Need 90-Days Goals The post ...
Posted: Nov 05 2019 @ 3:49 PM
“Every person’s life depends on the process of choosing goals to pursue; if you remain passive you are not going to thrive as a human being.” Edwin A. Locke – 2019 You know that goal setting is a thing. You hear about it all the time and you may have even come across an article ... Read More about The Science of Goal Setting: How To Set Achievable Goals The ...
Posted: Oct 28 2019 @ 1:29 PM
“Every person’s life depends on the process of choosing goals to pursue; if you remain passive you are not going to thrive as a human being.” Edwin A. Locke – 2019 You know that goal setting is a thing. You hear about it all the time. You may have even come across an article or ... Read More about The Science of Goal Setting: How To Set Achievable Goals The ...
Posted: Oct 28 2019 @ 1:29 PM
Wherever you stand financially, there are some important financial questions to ask yourself today in order to flush out any problem areas.  Whether you want to save more money, pay off debt, or achieve certain financial goals, you can use these questions to review your overall financial health and plan.  Even if you have a ... Read More about 15 Important Financial Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Today The ...
Posted: Oct 20 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Pablo Picasso Take a moment to close your eyes. Imagine your life five years from now.  What does your life look like? Have ... Read More about How to Achieve Your Dreams by Setting Stepping Stone Goals The ...
Posted: Oct 18 2019 @ 9:24 PM
I’m overdue for a “My Journey” update. Not because I was too busy, or that I forgot.  Sadly, I’m late writing this because I didn’t believe I had anything to report.  I didn’t believe anything positive had changed, both in my personal finances and my blog. I worried that I was overspending and my net ... Read More about My Journey: 1.5 Year Update The post My Journey: 1.5 Year ...
Posted: Sep 26 2019 @ 11:44 AM
I know you’ve been here before at one time or another.  That mental place where you feel stuck and that everything is falling apart around you. Nothing can go right. You feel like a failure and you have no idea how to dig yourself out of the rut that you’re in.   When you see someone ... Read More about Why Gratitude is the Key to Unlocking Happiness and Success The ...
Posted: Sep 22 2019 @ 4:55 PM
One of the very first articles I wrote for this blog, before it was even called Stepping Stones to FI, was on how to track your monthly expenses. Shortly after, I wrote the companion post on how to create a budget you can actually stick to.  I created my first downloadable freebies for the Resource ... Read More about How To Make Your Own Free Daily Expenses App The post ...
Posted: Sep 16 2019 @ 10:17 PM
We all have them. Limiting beliefs about money that hold us back.  There is a complex history of money beliefs and habits that we learn growing up, as well as cultural and societal norms to navigate throughout adulthood.  Self limiting beliefs about money prevent us from earning more, paying off debt and building wealth. They ... Read More about Self-Limiting Beliefs About Money – And How to Overcome Them The ...
Posted: Sep 10 2019 @ 1:28 PM

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