If we don't have anything to be grateful for, then what do we have? Here's a list of things we tend to take for granted that we should be grateful for.The last few weeks have been emotionally trying for a lot of people.

I couldn’t help but think that now is a pretty good time to reflect on what we have to be grateful for.

We’ve got Thanksgiving around the corner in the US, and I believe gratitude can help us overcome all the negativity going on right now.

Some might think it’s a trivial exercise in the face of bigger issues at hand, but if we can’t be grateful, what else do we have?

I’ve been through a lot of dark times in my life, but thinking back, I always had things I could be grateful for.

Unfortunately, when you’re going about your day-to-day, you tend to take the simple things for granted. We place more emphasis on the negative than the positive.

It’s time to change that. I hope you’ll join me in thinking about everything you have to be grateful for, despite the odds many of us are facing.

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I made a huge networking mistake at the biggest industry conference for financial bloggers. Learn from me so you don't repeat it and waste your money.

I made a huge networking mistake at the biggest industry conference for financial bloggers. Learn from me so you don't repeat it and waste your money.It’s confession time.

As many of you in the personal finance blogging world know, FinCon was around two weeks ago.

I had made the decision to attend during last year’s FinCon because, well, that’s usually what people do.

Almost everyone I know has dubbed attending as a “no-brainer” after attending once.

And while that was the case for me the first two¬†times I attended, I can’t say I came away feeling the same this year.

Let me explain why.

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I'm wrapping up the year and reflecting on being grateful for 2015 as a whole. So much has happened in such a little time, and I'm looking forward to 2016!

We have less than two weeks left in December and I’m stubbornly in denial about where the hell 2015 went. (What else is new?) I’m sure most of you will agree, but when I think back to 2014, I definitely didn’t know what amazing things 2015 would hold. There’s a lot I have to be grateful for, and I wanted to do a year-end wrap up of it all. Plus, it’s always nice to take a moment and appreciate all that has happened to get…Continue Reading “Being Grateful for 2015”