Ever since I was little I've been curious about the idea of having one million dollars. My mom told me to marry a rich man (!), but as an eight-year-old who didn't like boys I said, "I want to do it myself!"
I'm not a millionaire. In fact, I wrote a post for Get Rich Slowly about paying off $70,000 dollars of debt a few years ago, and I'm slowly climbing my way up. During the journey, I also read numerous books about millionaires, but I decided I wanted to learn directly from the millionaires themselves.
Last year I started a podcast series of interviews with millionaires to find out what their pivotal moments were, how they did it, and what advice they had to offer. I concentrate on business building, but I also ask about how they handle their personal finances.
Finding affordable health insurance was one of the biggest obstacles we faced when I quit my job. My husband is a self-employed performing artist (juggler/musician). We had always relied on my job to pay for our insurance.
Health Insurance is a complicated issue. We knew we needed to have health insurance because without it we could face financial ruin; but I didn't want health insurance to stop me from quitting a job I hated to pursue my dream of working for myself.
Before I quit, I spent hours researching different health care options. This post is about what I learned.
In 2005, I was working more than 60 hours a week in a position that required me to travel around the U.S. I made great money, but I hated my job.
My husband and I wanted to start a family, and I knew that I couldn't work so many hours with a baby. My goal was to work part-time. The problem was we had over $70,000 in debt, and I made over two-thirds of the income.
I felt like I was at the bottom of Mount Everest looking up, but I knew I could only take it one step at a time. I was focusing on the top of the mountain when I really should have been looking at the start of the trail.