Category: Financial Freedom

The 13 Keys to Success (+ the next documentary you need to watch)

Napoleon Hill's Master Key: 13 Steps to Success

I’m a huge documentary fan, so when I came across Napoleon Hill’s Master Key (featuring his 13 keys to success), I was intrigued enough to hit play. My curiosity was immediately rewarded with an inspiring and powerful documentary that was honestly more impactful than some paid webinars these days. It’s old…really, really old (it was filmed in the 50’s!), but the lessons are timeless and so important. He basically lays out exactly how you can succeed at anything in life. What’s better than that?

So if you’re trying to achieve anything at all, keep scrolling to find out the 13 essential keys to success and move this documentary to the top of your watch list. Luckily, the episodes are only about 15 minutes each, so you can squeeze them in here and there.

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Daily Affirmations for Financial Freedom + Printable List

Money Affirmations to Help Achieve Financial Freedom

This post contains a free printable list of daily affirmations for financial freedom.  I highly recommend you print it out and give it a try! Wealth and money affirmations have the power to help you get out of debt, build your investments, and create habits that will transform your financial health.


Since I discovered how powerful daily affirmations are, they’ve been my go-to tool for anytime I’m demotivated or down.  AND THEY WORK. Every. Single. Time.  But not only do they work when I need a pick-me-up, they also are extremely powerful as a means to achieve any goal I have. Seriously.  And right now?  That means daily affirmations for full financial freedom – living debt-free, making more money, and having full control over my schedule.

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10 Amazing Sites that Offer Free or Cheap Online Courses

These websites offer a great (free) form of self-improvement and self-care.

There is no better investment in life than one made to improve yourself!  So it’s no surprise that online learning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And of course, free or cheap online courses make the decision easy – you have very little to lose!

Once you’ve found something that you love, you can make the decision then to spend more money. But for now, this are a great place to start.

Here are some of the best sources of free or cheap online courses:

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10 SEO Tips to Increase Your Blog’s Google Ranking

10 SEO Tips to Increase Your Blog's Google Ranking

SEO has always been king.  Claiming the #1 Google spot for just about any search term will almost always bring success and stability.

And now that Pinterest is attempting to model the search engine giant, SEO is even more important.

If you’re a decent blogger, you’ve probably accidentally found yourself showing up in Google searches and getting a hand full of organic search traffic. But at some point, you need to start being strategic.

Let me be clear – you can not game Google. You can not follow a list of tips and turn up in new search results tomorrow.  

You can, however, set yourself up for long-term success by being SEO-friendly and focusing on the right topics.

What follows are SEO tips that will help your overall SEO strategy, whether you’ve got a blog or website.

Good luck!

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6 Life-Changing Habits that Will Get You Out of Debt

Just as with most big changes, getting out of debt is a lifestyle adjustment.  It’s not something you do in one big moment, it’s not something that’s done once and then over.  Living debt-free is a lifestyle and a mindset… a really, really great lifestyle and mindset.

So getting out of debt isn’t just about all the things you can do to save or make money (though those help). You can actually get out of debt by simply making little adjustments to your day that have huge and lasting impact.  Because when you keep up with these little adjustments, they turn into habits. And that’s when the magic starts!

So if you want to live debt-free and thus financially free, incorporate these habits into your life and watch the magic happen!

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52 Easy Ways to Boost Your Financial Health This Year

Ways to Improve Your Financial Health

The path to financial freedom may be long, but it is exciting and full of opportunities. There are so, so, so many different things you can do to improve your financial health and there’s no better time to start than now!  

My husband and I have tons of financial goals, so I am constantly on the lookout for more ways to be a savvy investor, frugal spender, and high earner.

Obviously, the easier the task, the more I love it!  So that is what this list is.  EASY things that you can do this year (just one a week!) to totally transform your finances and get yourself one big step (or 52 little steps) closer to financial freedom and debt-free living.

Good luck!  Make this the year that changes everything!

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10 Business Documentaries that will Completely Blow Your Mind

Business Documentaries that Will Blow Your Mind

If you’re a regular reader here, I’m sure you saw this one coming!  As a documentary fanatic and personal finance fanatic, there just had to be a list of amazing business documentaries.  Because those are the best!

Most of the documentaries on this list are at the top of my all-time favorites list and quite a few of them are brand new, which makes them even better.  Not only will you learn from these, but most will also keep you on the edge of your seat!

Ok, now to the good stuff….Happy Watching!!


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How to Turn Budgeting into a Date Night

How to Create a Budgeting Date Night

I know what you are thinking: “Wow, Nikki. You guys must really have a lot of fun in your house. Budgeting date night. What a blast.”  And I get it. Budgeting gets a bad wrap.  It’s boring, restrictive, and uncomfortable.

Unless, of course, you make it fun, empowering, and inspiring.  Then, budgeting takes on a whole new life and becomes PERFECT for a date night.

THAT is what we do in our house.  We’ve turned budgeting into something we look forward to.  It motivates and excites us.  We love it so much that we do it to relieve stress and relax.  If we haven’t seen each other in a while and want to reconnect, we have a budgeting date night.

It makes us financially stronger, it helps to visualize our dreams and set goals, and every time we have one of our date nights we’re one step closer to getting to our ultimate goal of financial freedom and early retirement.

So are you ready to have the best date night ever?  Here’s what you need to do to make it perfect:

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Get Paid to Drive: 7 Ways to Make Money with Your Car

How to Make Money Driving Your Own Car

Ever wish you could just get paid to drive your own car?  Listen to music all day, experience some freedom, and maybe earn some extra cash?  Believe it or not, there are tons of side jobs that give you that opportunity and they don’t require you to get a special license or become a full-time trucker.

In fact, some jobs that pay you to drive are not only perfect side gigs, but great for stay-at-home moms or parents that have odd schedules and small blocks of free time (or no free time at all…).

So if you’re happy in your car and think you may be up for getting paid to drive, this list is for you!  All of these part-time jobs give you the chance to make money driving your own car and for the most part, on your own schedule.  Good luck with your side endeavor!

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10 Hobbies that Make Money for Stay-at-Home Moms

All of these hobbies give stay at home moms the ability to make money from home!

I’ll be the first to tell you that nothing is as wonderful as staying at home with your kids.  I’ll also be the first to tell you that nothing is as wonderful as making your own money, on your own terms, doing what you love.  

And as luck would have it, you can actually do all of these things at the exact same time. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s totally achievable.  You just start by making money from your hobbies!

I have not one, but two hobbies that make me money while still being a stay-at-home mom.  Neither interferes with taking care of my kids.  In fact, often, they’re a welcome, if not necessary part of it.  But most importantly, these hobbies (both of which have the potential to become full-blown careers) provide me with more mental stimulation than I ever got in a 9-5 office setting.  They also give me something to talk about with my husband that doesn’t revolve around our kids or household.  And of course, they make me money, which means much more than just the extra cash around the house.

So if you’re feeling the pull to go back to work, but also have a big case of mom guilt, consider some of these hobbies that may be able to give you the best of both worlds!

Related post:  60 Ways to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom  

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