A firm foundation of financial unrest

I received this quote today. I love it because it speaks to the “enoughness” I teach in Your Money or Your Life as well as in my class The Freedom of Enough:

To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea… “cruising” it is called.

Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world Continue reading


Cool website to trade, rent or buy

A friend just sent this link http://borrowme.com/ which I had to pass on without “thoroughly vetting” to use corporate lingo. It looks like a combo of www.freecycle.org and www.craigslist.org – a community by community way to free up resources, to buy or trade or rent. On Whidbey Island, Continue reading

Free enough

That could mean that I’m free enough, that I am at liberty to do as I am called but not to do any old thing I want.  But in this case it means this free recording of my introduction to the Freedom of Enough class starting this Tuesday.

This Enough course teaches the underpinnings of the program in Your Money or Your Life. It reflects the philosophical ground of being for  how Joe and I lived, the soil that grew the 9-step program. The program without the inner dimension is just strategies for saving a whack of money but cutting out unnecessary spending and keeping your eye on the goal of financial independence. It’s effective, but without a sense of what it’s all for, it is pretty mechanical. I like going for the soul. That’s definitely part of my “enough point” – or perhaps I should say my “well of enoughness”.

In the “I wish I’d said that” category

Trent Hamm is my special guest for a free 1-1/2 hour class Wednesday evening, March 3, starting at 5.00 PM PST. Click here to join the class – yes, really free!  Just so you know what an opportunity this is, I’m going to give you a link to his DAILY blog about intelligent money decisions. He reviews books on money, leadership, leading a good life. He is personal, talking about his own experiences. He is generous, giving away great material for free. And he says just what I would say if I blogged daily about money, frugality and simplicity. Try him, you’ll like him – in print and on the teleclass – here’s a link to his archives. Click anywhere and you’ll find something useful. And join the free class.

For what I’m doing with my time, you can listen a free classe here, and sign up for my next The Freedom of Enough Class here. It starts Wednesday, March 9 and runs for 5 weeks with teleclasses, a groupsite for sharing insights and 12 amazing practices that let you see the freedom of ‘enough.’