One of the favorite people groups to criticize these days are Millennials. A lot of Milllenial stereotypes get thrown around these days. What's your favorite? Entitled? Lazy? Hate to work? Sitting in their parent's basement eating their nachos and binging on Netflix (I have to admit, that's a pretty good one). Here's the truth. Before I started Money with a Purpose, I bought … [Read more...] about This is Why the Millennial Stereotypes Aren’t Fair
At some point, most of you have paid for big brand cable, internet, and TV service. Want to know how to save money? I mean a lot of money? Dump your brand name cable provider and switch. The two big players in this space are Xfinity (formerly Comcast) and Verizon. Which service you can get depends on what's available in your area. In some places, it's Xfinity. Other places, … [Read more...] about How To Save Money (Big Money) By Dumping Cable
It's a crazy time right now, isn't it? The media machines of the internet, cable news, online forums, and everything in-between can be distracting. In this 24-hour news cycle and our own business, how can we stay focused on what matters? How can we let go of what doesn't? That's what I want to explore in today's post. The amount of information available in today's world … [Read more...] about Here Is Why We Should Focus On What Matters
I've been troubled lately watching people interact with their phones. Yes, I said interacting with their phones, not with people. Here's the not so subtle message I'd like to offer - look up from your phone for a minute! I mean, seriously. Have you noticed how we're all tied to our "smartphones" these days? Our heads are buried in them at the office, when we're walking, at a … [Read more...] about Hey people! Look Up from your Phone for a Minute!
In part one of my two-part series on the benefits of yoga, I introduced you to some of the various types of yoga. For those who practice yoga regularly, this may have been nothing more than a refresher. I hope it offered those who have thought about but never tried yoga the motivation to find an entry point that is comfortable. With that foundation in place, I want to share … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Yoga and Why You Should Do It – Part 2
Taking care of ourselves by eating right, exercising, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep is common sense. That doesn't mean we all do it. But information and knowledge of the benefits are there. In today's post, I'm going to offer my thoughts on the benefits of yoga and encourage you to make it a part of your routine. For those not familiar with yoga and where to … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Yoga and Why You Should Do It – Part 1
As I was thinking about and preparing to write today's post, it led me down a path I didn't expect. I came across the terms fixed and growth mindsets. Of course, our attitude has a lot to do with our success with anything. As I was reading about mindset, I was struck by how important it is to have a growth mindset in life. I've read blog posts and articles about an … [Read more...] about Why We Need a to Have a Growth Mindset
There’re never enough hours in the day to do all the chores. However, if you will take the time and plan, you could save dollars and time on food prep. I get bored eating the same meals over and over. We’ve collected an easy selection of recipes to prepare. After taking steps to cut our budget, we realized food cost had to be the first. In Northern Virginia (NOVA), the … [Read more...] about How to Save Dollars and Time on Food Prep
Toward the end of the year, we see article after article, blog post after blog post talking about being thankful charitable giving. Which begs the question - why does conversation about being thankful usually only happen during the end of year Holidays? Believe me, I'm not being critical. If I were, I'd be preaching to the choir with this post. That choir would be ME. I'm … [Read more...] about What Does Being Thankful Mean to You?
Why can't we all get along? Hmmm. It seems like that's a question tossed around a lot these days. I'll tell you how it came up for me this week shortly. Do you remember how this term became popular? On March 3, 1991, four Los Angeles police officers viciously beat Rodney King after a traffic stop. A bystander recorded the beating on his mobile phone. Many … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We All Get Along