Those were the kind of decisions that I then started to make as I realized that this debt is gonna be gone: what now, where do I go with my life after debt, what does that look like for me? And for me, it was really figuring out what success looks like for me, what things that I value, and why am I doing all of this? Now that the debt is paid off, what now?
I don’t feel good unless I’m growing and being challenged and learning new things.
I was set on learning everything so I could beat these banks at their own game.
It’s so clear how these principles can affect an entire generation of African Americans. We consider the wealth gap to be a crisis, and we’ve seen firsthand how transparency around money has changed our marriage for the better, and improved our financial outlook. And raising a son in a debt-free household changes the way that we parent, it changes the choices that are available to us.
Only when an outside force thrusts itself upon us, like an unexpected illness, losing a loved one, maybe an unexpected pregnancy, losing a job, an investment plumpting—these terrible circumstances (it’s typically a crappy circumstance)—that we actually truly wake up from our slumber—our drift—and we start to ask these more existential foundational questions about ‘what am I doing?’ ‘what am I committed to?’ and ‘am I connected to purpose?’
Well, in a world where we can see our friends every accomplishment, vacation and home upgrade on social media 24/7, it’s tough not to get a little jealous from time to time.
In this week’s episode, we deep-dive into how to create impressive habits and how to break the terrible habits that hold you back.
It’s important that both you and your partner are on the same page for your goals, because as Kine says, the further away you are from your idea of prosperity, the unhappier you are.
And that’s why it’s so wild to me that opinion pieces, books, news articles, everything about the way we talk about Millennials makes it seem like they’re a totally different species. Like they can’t possibly be dealing with any of the economic issues everyone else in America’s experiencing.
In 2016, Sergio and Shannon sold 90% of their belongings and embarked on a year-long travel adventure that spanned 3 continents, 18 house sits, 23 countries and 60 cities, all while only spending $16k. Now, nearly two years later they’re still traveling and house sitting full time!
In her twenties she had 40 jobs, including dishwasher, stripper economist, social worker, tax preparer, organic farmer, bagel deliverer, zine librarian, database wizard, and bicycle valet. She has lived in a geodesic dome made of recycled political yard signs and ridden trains in 31 countries. She is pretty good at saving money.
It’s never too late to reinvent yourself and start over.
How do you recover from a month of mess ups? If you mess up… you can say, “this is the point where I stop and I’m going to reset.”
It’s so easy when it comes to spending just to swipe or tap or whatever and then completely forget what we just did.
I realized maybe if I got my finances in order, I could really start pursuing a life that I was happy to live.