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7 Things They Never Taught You in School About Money

We spend 12 to 16 years in school on average. I don’t know about you, but I never once learned about how to get rich, retire comfortable, or even budget my personal finances. So today we are going to go over the 7 things they never taught you in school Read more…


8 Financial TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

8 Financial TED Talks that will Change Your life

You’ve probably heard of Ted-Talks, a non-profit organization for spreading thought inspiring and motivational ideas. These talks are usually delivered in quick 20+ minute videos that you can watch in your free time and will no doubt leave you feeling inspired and motivated to create change in your life! These Read more…


How to Save Money When Decorating Your Home

How to Save Money when decoration your home

  We are thrilled to have this guest post from Kim over at ourhomeliving.com! We highly recommend checking out her site for all things design and organization inspiration to turn your home into a sanctuary! She also knows how to stay frugal in the process of reaching your dream home Read more…


HOW TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON AND LOVE IT

HOW TO BECOME A MORNING PERSON AND LOVE IT

This post contains affiliate links. See Affiliate Disclaimer.   In the bible, it says David woke up early the day he slayed Goliath. Think about that. Think about the reason why it was even needed to be said that he woke up early. You won’t slay your giants hitting the Read more…


10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

10 Ways to Save Money on your Food Budget

The dreaded food budget. I despise the food budget. I can’t help but feel that I pay hundreds of dollars for good food that gets eaten by my 5 kids, just to pay for toiletries to clean up after it! J If you feel this way then you are always Read more…


Success Means Going From Failure to Failure Without Loss of Enthusiasm

SUCCESS MEANS GOING FROM FAILURE TO FAILURE WITHOUT LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill   If success means going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm, then we have to find success in our failures! It’s hard to fail, however if we learn in our failure is it really Read more…


9 Side Hustles You Can Do From the Comfort of Your Bed

9 Side hustles you can do from your bed

Let’s talk about some side-hustles that you can do from the comfort of your own bed. We feel at The Willow Brook Life that not having a side-income is one of the biggest financial mistakes that you can make. Having a side-hustle from the comfort of your own home is Read more…


5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A CAR PAYMENT

For middle class America, car payments are a normal way of life, everybody has one! I’ve even been told; “a car payment is a sign of being an adult”. Yes most of us were raised to believe that this is the norm and that every car we own comes with Read more…


THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT SELF-CARE

THE HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT SELF-CARE

What is “Self-Care”?   Is it manicures and massages? Is it silence and meditation? Or is it more than that? Today I’d like to share something with you that I was personally not very good at. I thought long and hard about even being qualified to write to you about Read more…


7 TRICKS YOU NEED TO BE A TIME NINJA

7 TRICKS YOU NEED TO BE A TIME NINJA

Time is our most precious asset. You can’t get more of it and everyone on the planet has the same amount of it! I have a revelation for you! What you decide to do with your time is completely up to you! It may not seem like that but trust Read more…