Want to read about the $10,000 Candlestick?

Recently, I had the honor of writing a guest post for ESI Money. In it, I referred to my $10,000 candlestick. Well, it didn’t really cost $10,000 – but still – a tidy sum. Here’s my article, “Three ‘Must-Do’ Actions to Take Before you Leave the Workforce.” I hope you enjoy the read!

About the Author Brenda

Dr. Brenda is a financial coach, educator, researcher, and sociologist. In addition to blogging at The Five Journeys, she writes 30-day challenges at Her passion is guiding people on their journey to financial freedom through coaching at DrBrendaMoneyCoach and online courses at