6 Tips for a Great American Road Trip

A cliché of freedom in America is the classic road trip: getting out on the open road without much of a plan and letting adventure take the wheel is a tried-and true way of declaring your freedom from the routine, 9-to-5, cubicle-dwelling existence that many of us live day to day. So, when my 24-year-old […]

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Jeez, how hard is it to achieve financial freedom, and how long does it take?

Good questions. To answer them, though, we need first to discuss what financial freedom really is and what it means to achieve it. A critical component of personal freedom is financial freedom: having enough financial assets to generate income that will cover your living expenses without the need for any kind of employment (except for […]

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Freedom in the Face of Death

This past weekend, I attended a wake and service for the daughter of a cousin of mine. She had been ill for several years, but her passing was still a shock for both her extended and especially her immediate family: she was only 40 years old and had a husband as well as five children, […]

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What, exactly, is “freedom?”

“Freedom” is a beguiling concept that has bewitched philosophers, theologians, writers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and psychologists for thousands of years. Why do we yearn for it? Do most of us even know what it means? Before we even talk about “declaring our freedom” we should get a decent handle on what “freedom” itself is and how […]

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