The best from Rockstar Finance for July 19, 2018

Today’s best from Rockstar Finance

Success Isn’t about Money, It’s About Peace

Since leaving the corporate world behind 8 months ago, I’ve had a lot of time and space to think. While it’s pretty cool to wake up every morning and do what you want, reaching financial independence will inevitably cause you to go deeper into yourself.

3 Ways “First, Do No Harm” Applies to Personal Finance

We are taught it early and often in medical training: First, do no harm.  The premise is that medical diagnostics and treatment can and do cause harm.

How Big Box Stores Can Cost You More

It’s undeniable that mega-stores like Walmart, Target, and Sam’s Club have lower prices.  They can pressure suppliers to bring prices down from a volume perspective, then they pass those cost savings onto the customer. Simple economics.

5 Things I Didn’t Expect After Being Fired

I was fired almost 2-1/2 months ago. At first, I was somewhat gleeful as I realized all those years of savings gave me a fair amount of financial freedom. Then I  began to feel discombobulated and just really “out of sorts.”

Rockstar Guest Curator

Heather is passionate about financial education and is the director of communications for the nonprofit Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which is dedicated to advancing “financial smarts for students.” Jump$tart works with partners and state organizations to advance personal finance education in preschool through college-age students.

Amanda keeps the Rockstar Finance social media accounts active and helps select the excellent Rockstar articles.

Amanda is also the founder of – a site where she shares ideas, experiences, and tactics for finding a balance between enjoying life today, while still planning for a great tomorrow.

Last modified: November 10, 2018

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