These are big steps, not baby steps.

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A red and white home standing on a pile of coins
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1. Live below your means over a consistent period


And if it’s time to jump ship

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An overwhelmed male with post-it notes all over his face at work
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It’s better to discuss sooner rather than later

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Two people each with a cup of coffee in their hand sitting at a round table.
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1. How much money do you make?


It’s all about moderation, not deprivation.

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A woman wearing a backpack on a hike.
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“It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.” — Charles A. Jaffe


The answer isn’t “Netflix and chill”

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A couple watching TV with slippers on drinking coffee
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Science says enjoying TV together improves a couple’s relationship through a shared identity.


After many setbacks

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A woman doing a pushup on a yoga mat
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And how to follow through

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A woman raising her arms in a sunflower field
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And how to get there

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A couple holding each other looking out a window
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And how to bounce back

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Image for post
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Stop asking others what stocks to buy

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iPhone with Robinhood app open
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Jessica Vu

Experienced HR and Recruiting Professional looking to explore happiness and life on my own terms.

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