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Living the Simple Life: an Encouraging Visit with a Friend

Living the Simple Life: an Encouraging Visit with a Friend

Living simply is its own reward, but it’s still great to be encouraged about what’s important in life by those around us.  I recently found such encouragement while visiting a longtime friend, a high-profile attorney with a successful career.  But, unlike most attorneys, he lives a simple life, saves, coupons, and is more satisfied than any attorney I know…

While the herd went one way, he went another…

My friend (We’ll call him “Jim”) and I share a high-achieving, ambitious, and overachieving background.  But somehow, he learned to live the simple life, one that continues to inspire (and challenge!) me.

When we met, Jim and I lived in the same place and were colleagues, and many years later, we once again had moved across the country and lived in the same town.  We shared nights out on the town, intellectual conversations, and many values.

But that’s where our similarities ended. 

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How we saved almost $1,000 per year on insurance…while remaining well-insured

How we saved almost $1,000 per year on insurance…while remaining well-insured

We have always thought of ourselves as responsible, and maybe even frugal insurance customers.  We don’t buy things we don’t plan to use, and, following Dave Ramsey’s advice, we made sure we were reasonably well-insured.

But we were wrong.  And it had cost us money.  Now, we are saving almost $1,000/year more – without losing any of the insurance we need.  And we’re receiving a bonus check to boot!  Here’s what we did….

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