Two Years Biking and a New Bike

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I’ve been regularly biking for about 2 years. It’s one of the biggest behavioral changes I’ve made that consistently contributes to my goals of financial independence and fitness. I am happy to say that using a RideKick combined with a really inexpensive Craigslist bike, I was confident enough to get out there on the road, and actually replace car miles with cycling miles. Unfortunately, I haven’t yet reached my goal

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Side Hustle: My New Retail Food Business

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Lately, if been sacrificing a lot of my free time in pursuit of something fun, challenging, and strangely fulfilling: I’ve been cobbling together a real-life side business.

I believe that entrepreneurial thinking has always come naturally to me, but because working for other people is so comfortable, I’ve never really put forth the effort and started a business. I was intrigued as a kid by many of the “small business” books my dad read, and I’ve had an itch to try my hand at starting a business for a long time…

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Two Side Income Ideas You Can Start Now

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Over the last few months, I’ve run across two very easy and legitimate ways to earn some pocket money. If you have a few minutes right now, you should be able to jump right into using both, and earning a little extra in your spare time.

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Yet Another End-of-the-Year Tally

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I won’t bore you with any additional thoughts on my 2013 goals, but I wanted to take a minute, here at the end of the year, to note the status of 3 things I’ve been keeping a close eye on this year. First, I logged all of my bike miles in 2013, and each of the logged rides replaced a trip in the car (which is usually a cost of ~$0.25/mile). My grand total mileage for the year was…

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2013 Goals in Review

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At the beginning of the year I published a list of things I’d love to accomplish this year. The purpose of the exercise was to keep myself accountable to some of my bigger goals in life, improve myself, & have more fun. I’ve had this list posted in my kitchen all year, and I’ve tried to remember it regularly. Some of the items on it were ambitious, & life is always unpredictable, but here’s how I fared over the past 11 1/2 months in reaching my goals…

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Awesome Podcasts, Frugal Entertainment

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Have you ever listened to a podcast? There are countless hours of free audio entertainment & education available online, covering a huge variety of topics, & recorded by a smart and entertaining group of people. If you’ve never explored what is available in the world of podcasts, I think you’ll like what you find!

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A Year of Bike Commuting & a New Way of Life

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I bought my used bike and ridekick in August 2012 and I’ve been pretty regularly biking for over a year now; I have to share with you that it’s been an awesome year! Here are 10 reasons I’ve loved every minute of biking over 1,000 miles in the last 12 months…

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