Category Archives for Financial Independence

7 Excel Templates To Help You Manage Your Budget

Here are seven of the top Excel Budget Management templates that will help you successfully organize your personal and family finances.

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How to Become a Financial Coach (Part 4)

The fourth step in becoming a financial coach is sales and marketing. Your goal is to build a strong referral network and learn how to overcome objections.

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The Next Phase (Part 3): Downsizing and Lyfting

The transition from a house to an RV has begun. I started downsizing, which is ruled more by emotion than logic. And I became a Lyft driver!

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How to Become a Financial Coach (Part 3)

The third step in becoming a financial coach is learning techniques and developing programs. Skill-building for both coaches and clients takes center place.

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The Next Phase (Part 2): Time to Hit the Road

I’ve moved into a new phase of my life. I’m ready to give up the house and create a different life for myself. The RV lifestyle may be just the ticket!

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Fired! 18-month Net Worth Report

Here’s my net worth report, 18 months after losing my job and becoming an entrepreneur. Despite zero income, I’m doing okay and optimistic about the future.

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How to Become a Financial Coach (Part 2)

The second part of becoming a financial coach is setting up the back office. Main activities include using scheduling software and establishing processes.

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How to Become a Financial Coach (Part 1)

How do you become a financial coach? Here’s part 1 of a series discussing Dr. Brenda’s journey to becoming a certified professional financial coach.

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The Next Phase (Part 1): More Questions than Answers

I’ve reached a new phase of my life. I’m ready to make a big move but I’m not sure where I’ll go. I have more questions than answers at this point.

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Escape to Africa

Reflections on my trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe

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My Five Journeys Have Become One Journey

The quest for financial independence has extinguished other aspects of my life. Now I’m ready for a change, but I’m not sure what that looks like.

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Fired…15 Month Net Worth Report

Fifteen months after being fired, and still having no income, my net worth chalked in at its highest peak. I’m still in good financial shape.

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