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Living On Purpose

I am a guy who has thought a lot about financial stuff in life. I’m the owner of a publishing company, I love my kids, and I want to go through life making intentional decisions. A few years ago, I succumbed to a building and unyielding draw away from the beaten path, toward the Road Less Traveled.

This blog was created to share lessons I’ve learned over the years with friends and the public, but also to chronicle these thoughts for my kids.

Why my kids?

I’ve noticed that despite my own great education, wonderful loving parents (one of whom was self-employed), and college degree in business, I somehow managed to miss picking up lessons on personal finance and strategy. In fact, it wasn’t until my early 30’s that I began to really start thinking about money in the right light.

If I had lots of advantages and still didn’t figure out financial truths until my 30’s, how many people never discover these truths? I believe there is a huge hole in how we educate our kids, both at school and at home. Money, like sex, is taboo, and it shouldn’t be; setting our kids up for a bright financial future is one of the best gifts we can give them.

Therefore, this is my attempt at doing just that. I’ll use this blog and Facebook Page to share what I’ve learned and hopefully gain some new tips from you guys, my readers.

Feel free to contact me if you want to talk, or have investment ideas.


PS: I owe credit for the slogan of this blog to my friend Clark, blogger at Family Trek. Clark once said to me, “less money, better life.” That slogan stuck with me, only I changed the “less” to “smart,” because less money isn’t really the trick, instead, it is “smart,” money, that is, using your money to buy what you really value in life, instead of using money to try to prove to your neighbors (who don’t care) that you can be a better slave than them and have shinier childish toys in your garage.

Skiing with my kids: