How Early Retirement Can Enhance Your Marriage – with Tanja Hester & Mark Bunge

If you’ve been married and working full-time for a while, you know the importance of quality time spent with your spouse. This is a chance to catch up, to talk about fun memories and make new ones together.

Unfortunately, our busy careers can make these quality get-togethers really difficult most days. There are late nights at work, deadlines and out-of-town trips. But … 

  • What if you woke up on Monday morning and you didn’t have to go into the office?
  • What if there were no more business trips and no more work-related deadlines?
  • How would that enhance your relationship with your spouse?

To answer these questions, I’ve invited Tanja Hester and Mark Bunge on the show today. After 10 years of marriage and 6 years of diligent savings, this young couple decided to retire from their busy careers in late 2017 and give more time to their marriage.

At 38 and 41, Tanja and Mark have regained the best years of their lives. As early retirees, they are pursuing their passion for the outdoors, travel and spending more quality time together.

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How Your Sex Life and Student Loans Are Connected

Who hates student loan debt, but loves sex?

Yeah, me too! 

Before my interview with Shannon McNay and Erin Wiley, I didn’t realize how these two topics were so intertwined.

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7 Simple Ways to Avoid Distraction at Work and Home

A couple of weeks ago, I had an impactful conversation with Author Curt Steinhorst about his new book Can I Have Your Attention*.  The focus of that interview was all about how distraction affects our work and home lives.

That interview with Curt really hit home for me. I think it’s because Curt and I are in a very similar spot in life. We’re both busy with our work, but we also want to be fun-loving Dads and a supportive husbands. Focus is required to be successful in all of these areas.   

I’m all about improvement and action. I’ve outlined 7 things that I’m working to improve following my conversation with Curt. These action steps will help me enhance both my work and home life.

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Conquer Distraction at Work and at Home – with Curt Steinhorst

Distraction can come in all different forms. It can be from unnecessary chit-chat with your colleagues at work, smart phone notifications or even being the “always on” parent.  The constant challenge of blocking out the “noise” and focusing on the most important task can sometimes feel impossible.

Today, we’re going to conquer distraction together. The goal for today’s episode is to help you win back your time, your attention and your focus.

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How Are Your 2017 Goals Going?

Tomorrow is the 241st anniversary of the United States of America declaring its independence from Great Britain. While I’m preparing to spend a fun family day filled with hot dogs, beers and fireworks, I remembered that I also made a declaration of my own at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. We’re halfway done with the year so I thought I’d check in, share my progress and hopefully, you’ll do the same with me.

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10 Reasons We Love Our Vitamix

Nicole and I were strolling through Costco a few years ago when we came across the Vitamix demonstration table. After hearing such great things about this revolutionary blender from friends and family, we decided to check it out. The demo was hosted by a dude with a headset speaking to the crowd like he was leading a ball toss game at a carnival. “Step right up and try this amazing mango-spinach-banana juice!” After trying the juice and watching his demonstration a little while longer, we decided we’d splurge for the Vitamix 6300.

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How to Have Your Best Career Today – with Mo Faul

Over the last 6 months, we’ve reviewed a lot of ways that you can win with money. We’ve discussed debt elimination, investment strategies and how to increase your income. And today, we’re going to review a topic that is important to a lot of people out there. We’re going to chat about how you can have a career you truly love.

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5 Easy Tips to Lower Your Grocery Bill

Food … Evidently, you need it to live. Fine, fine, fine … As frugal as I am, I still like living. But why does it take up so much of my monthly budget?!

We are currently spending around $900 per month on average on our grocery bill. This includes things like toiletries, paper towel and laundry detergent. I find this number to be way too flippin’ high for my liking! 

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Upgrade Your Diet to Upgrade Your Life – Donnie Desanti

I know I can’t be a super Dad, a kind and caring husband or a master of my money if I’m not feeling my very best. And that all starts with the food I eat.

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4 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

The grind.  The 9-5.

As average Americans, we work at our jobs 40 hours per week … 50 weeks per year … for 40 years of our lives – and that’s if we work hard and have a cool supervisor!

I’m one of these average Americans.

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