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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How to Live with Intention in the New Year

For the new year holiday weekend, my family drove up to Marquette, Michigan to spend some quality time with my sister and her family.  A winter trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan might not sound like the thrill of a lifetime to some, but for us Marquette is our family’s little slice of heaven.

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2017 Goals: Marathon, Mortgage, Millionaire

2017 is right around the corner!  

I’ve made some exciting and challenging goals for myself for the new year.  Some are short-term and some are long term.  I like to dream big with my goals, but also infuse some reality into the process.

2017 is my “M&M&M” year … Marathon, Mortgage and Millionaire.

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7 Smart Gift Ideas to Improve Your Health

Staying healthy requires determination, focus and daily action.  If you’re on a journey toward improving your health, having the right tools will help you reach your goals faster.

Here is a list of gift ideas for that special someone in your life looking to improve their health.  Most of these products I enjoy personally and some are ones that I’m excited to try!

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How to Fight Cancer as a Family – with Gene Villeneuve

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year.  Globally, that number rises to around 15 million people.

As sad as those statistics are, they are just that … only statistics.  Until cancer effects you, your family or someone close to you, you don’t realize the seriousness of the disease.  At least that was the case with me.

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4 Tips for Better Sleep Tonight

I’m a pretty solid sleeper.  In fact, I come from a long family line of “immediate sleepers”.  We lay down on the pillow and, in less than 10 seconds, we’re fast asleep.  Now … leaping tall buildings or flying would be cool, but I’ll settle for falling asleep quickly as my super power.

Staying asleep is another story.

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My Tim Ferriss Inspired Morning

Earlier this year, my brother-in-law suggested I listen to Tim Ferriss Show since I was getting into podcasts.  He enjoyed his random topics, high profile guests and Tim’s irreverent humor.  I gave it a try and I’ve been enjoying it a lot.

Tim usually has guests on the podcast that have incredible backgrounds like life coaches (Tony Robbins), best selling authors (Seth Godin) and oscar winning actors (Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton).  He interviews these guests and dissects their daily habits to learn more about why they are so successful.

One of the questions he always asks his guests:

“What is your morning ritual? “

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Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

Last month, work was insane.

I traveled out of town nearly every week.   And when I was in the office, I worked some decently late hours.

It was a stressful time for both me and my family.

Thankfully, October is already looking to be a better month so I’ll just chalk it up to the insanity of meeting my year-end sales goals.

I’m happy to say that frantic September is not the norm at my job.   My employer challenges me and asks a lot of me, but also gives me the freedom to enjoy other parts of my life.

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