Extraordinary Life: Coffee

The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary Is That Little Extra Waiting, (training video) That Little “Extra” This quote comes from the movie “Waiting” (or at least where I pulled it from as that is where I first heard it). Yes, the quote is cheesy, but also true. Quality comes from just a bit of extra effort put in. Cooking with just a bit more spice and a watchful eye has elevated my recipes. Find high-quality ingredients. Practice writing and use tools and tips to create quality content. Perform an act of kindness to elevate your day. Extraordinary Life & Cooking My grocery budget has been the same for years but I buy less and less. Buying high-quality ingredients is one thing I value. Tasty food is important, but what I use to fuel my body is more important than great taste. But those things aren’t mutually exclusive. My partner and…

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Rotten Banana

Back in 2019 artist Maurizio Cattelan sold an art piece. The piece, titled “The Comedian” sold for $120,000. The piece was a banana duct-taped to a wall. Consequently, this bullshit banana sold for $120,000. “Some believe the piece is mocking the art world and its inequalities. But others simply say — don’t overthink it.” Overthinking is something I do naturally. In fact, it was the next thing Miranda (@MMarquit), Michelle (@MichLovesMoney), and I talked about. Don’t overthink it. Just give it a try. Create your own bullshit banana. Two Different Muscles: Cutting Expenses vs. Earning More Money  “Paying off debt is a muscle. Earning more money is a muscle.” But they are two completely different muscles. Michelle teaches me how to level up from personal finance enthusiast to expert. The discussion evolves into some creative coaching ideas focusing on my skillset. She gives two or three ideas on products to…

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Piggy Bank

Assisting Low-Income Earners: The Tweet that started this post

I recently connected with a few FIRE folks on Twitter in an elongated discussion about how to best assist low-income earners. The example stated in the thread was a single mom of 3 making $10.68/hour working 60 hours 6 days per week making a gross income of around $33,000 by @Makerealcents.

@Makerealcents Tweet that started the discussion

Those engaged in the thread agreed that more needs to be done to assist low-income earners, as this is something, I am passionate about. When I started my FI journey I was making about $10.50 plus benefits, working 40 hours a week.

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