Wilbur Pack Jr.: Following Dreams through Struggle

Wilbur dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, so he went to night classes for women’s apparel at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Everything was going fine until he got to sewing class. He couldn’t sew; he didn’t know how. A few minutes after he began his professor would appear at his elbow, bend her already Read more about Wilbur Pack Jr.: Following Dreams through Struggle[…]

Prosperity Now NLEN: Helping Willing Hands Work

You take the car out at 8pm every night, because that’s when the prison doors clanged shut. You stare out at the stars ahead of you. The darkened sky with little specks of hope you haven’t seen in ten years. You are the one with the keys, and you turn one in the ignition. You Read more about Prosperity Now NLEN: Helping Willing Hands Work[…]

Brunch Bite VIDEO: How to truly become financially independent

Dyalekt and I were lucky to celebrate Canada’s Independence Day in Canada and America’s Independence Day in America this year. So we thought we do a video on how to become financially independent! Watch this quick video on the number one way to create financial independence and be in control of your money: We’ve done a number of Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO: How to truly become financially independent[…]

Brunch Bite VIDEO – Don’t Let Anyone Define Your Grind

Dyalekt and I celebrated Juneteenth last week in Ashland, OR, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In honor of the celebration, we shot a video on the economics of fried chicken and watermelon and why it’s so important to let no one (NO ONE) define your grind: There is no such thing as what an entrepreneur Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO – Don’t Let Anyone Define Your Grind[…]

How to crush your income goals in 2016

When people think of personal finances or financial planning, we often think we’ll be told to spend less and save more. It’s money we feel like we can control because it’s already in our hands. Worrying about the money you already have has its limits though. There’s only so much less you can spend and Read more about How to crush your income goals in 2016[…]

How I got over my fear of selling (mostly) | Brunch on a Wednesday

One of the things I always knew in the back of my head that I would have to do when I decided to do Brunch & Budget full time is actually sell my services to prospective clients. It might be why it took so long to quit my day job in the first place. The Read more about How I got over my fear of selling (mostly) | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

If you’re saving in your 20’s, are you doing it wrong? | Brunch on a Wednesday

This is the first time we were compelled to actually directly respond to an opinion piece as a whole radio show episode. But Elite Daily’s click-baity title, “If You Have Savings in your 20’s, You’re Doing it Wrong,” was hard to pass up 🙂 I can see the appeal of the article and the outrage it caused. Read more about If you’re saving in your 20’s, are you doing it wrong? | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

Should you be an employee or contractor? Here’s why it matters | Brunch on a Wednesday

There hasn’t been an easier or more exciting time to consider being a freelancer or entrepreneur than now. Technology has made it possible for more and more people to work for themselves and choose a life of financial independence. But sometimes, companies will take advantage of that, whether it’s the small business owner who is Read more about Should you be an employee or contractor? Here’s why it matters | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle | Brunch on a Wednesday

One of the first things you learn in investing in that you should have a diversified portfolio. You may have heard something like “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” That is, don’t put all your money in one stock, or one sector, or one type of investment even. So why has it become the Read more about Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

Why You Should Never Retire | Brunch on a Wednesday

When I first started meeting with people for Brunch & Budgets, I used to ask them what retirement meant to them. The answers I got were so unexpected that I eventually stopped asking the question. Most people said “it doesn’t mean much to me,” or wrote something vague they had read about online.The real kicker for me, Read more about Why You Should Never Retire | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]