In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. That isn't just a marketing slogan from an excellent household products company, it's a guiding principle leading us to low impact living in the garden paradise of our dreams.

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Sustainable Personal Finance - Living Beneath Your Means

Personal finance and investment resources have exploded with the rise of the Internet. This guide aims to help you know:

  • What's available?
  • What lessons can one learn from personal finance?
  • What does personal finance mean in our lives?

Like most I had poor education about personal finance while growing up. I had an allowance, a paper route, and various part time jobs, so I had money coming in, but had no clue what role money played in my life, nor how to manage the money effectively. As a result I built credit card debt totalling over $35,000 and teetered on the edge of bankruptcy, but came back from that through learning to manage my personal finances and am looking towards creating financial independance.

A core lesson I learned is this: How you use your money reflects your willingness to have power in your life. Having a pile of money and investments in your back pocket let's you tell the boss "take this job and shove it" more readily when the need arises. Not having a cushion of money and investments means being trapped into taking any crap the bossman dishes out.

The question I have for you is: What dream have you been unable to accomplish due to poorly aligned financial life and a lack of funds?

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