Do You Fear Change or Crave It?

I’m addicted to change. I can finally acknowledge this and say it out loud. I’m not talking small changes like dying your hair or painting a room. I love big changes and accomplishments, like moving, getting married, starting a new business, traveling, having a child, going back to school, etc. I’m not sure whether thisContinue reading “Do You Fear Change or Crave It?”

2021 Reflections & 2022 Goals!

I’m going to hold off on the cliché: “I can’t believe another year is gone! It feels like 2020 just started!”. I set a ton of goals for 2021, and I (we, for some) accomplished all of them! There were a few that I ended up crossing out because my values/priorities changed. 2021 goals thatContinue reading “2021 Reflections & 2022 Goals!”

Stop Forcing Yourself to Like Things Just Because Other People Like Them..

Recently, I have realized many things I thought I liked as a teenager & college student that I actually dislike/hate. It’s wild how society will have you thinking you want something when you actually don’t. So here is a list of things that most people love that I dislike or hate: (Disclaimer: It’s okay toContinue reading “Stop Forcing Yourself to Like Things Just Because Other People Like Them..”

Books That Will Change Your Life!!!

Hello and welcome to a post I am very excited for! All of the books that have changed my life & may change yours too! These books majorly influenced my mind and outlook on life. *Links are affiliate! Which is awesome because now I can make a bit of money by promoting a company IContinue reading “Books That Will Change Your Life!!!”

Your Productivity ≠ Your Worth:

I had a conversation the other day that led to some very interesting realizations: I equate my value as a person to how much I accomplish in a day. I also only consider days a “good day” when I get a lot completed. When I don’t get a lot done, I feel guilty and shameful.Continue reading “Your Productivity ≠ Your Worth:”

The Dumbest Purchases We Have Made:

I always preach that to achieve FIRE you need to stop all unnecessary spending, but to be honest, over the years, we’ve (particularly me) been terrible with this.. I would say only in the last two years, we’ve greatly improved. So if we can be on track for FIRE after making all of these dumbContinue reading “The Dumbest Purchases We Have Made:”

The 4 Principles I Base All of My Life Choices On:

I read the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People a while back and have since focused even harder to center my life around a few core principles, rather than things like: what would benefit me the most, what would make my spouse happy, what would make us the most money, etc. The book explainsContinue reading “The 4 Principles I Base All of My Life Choices On:”

Grief, Ego, and Principles

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” -Arthur Schopenhauer. I cannot express this sentiment in better words. When you lose something, or particularly, someone, that is exceedingly important, an extreme paradigm shift occurs, rather rapidly. Which can be excruciating, but as Carl Jung said, “There is no coming to consciousnessContinue reading “Grief, Ego, and Principles”

Quick & Important Ease Your Financial Payne Instagram, Blog & Podcast Updates:

Hello & Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! I just wanted to make this quick post to let my followers/readers on here know some important updates regarding Ease Your Financial Payne. I created an Instagram account for this blog (@easeyourfinancialpayne). I personally don’t like a lot about social media, but I see it asContinue reading “Quick & Important Ease Your Financial Payne Instagram, Blog & Podcast Updates:”

9 Reasons Why You Should Quit Social Media:

In 2020, I took 2 separate month long breaks from social media, once in January & once in June, I ended up never going back to any socials except Instagram, Pinterest, & YouTube (& a touch of TikTok to post financial education videos). Now on May 20th, 2021 I started another indefinite break from socials.Continue reading “9 Reasons Why You Should Quit Social Media:”