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Frugal Habits Die Hard | Leaving the Herd by Emily Capito

Frugal Habits Die Hard

Judge how you will, over the past year our family has made it a point to tune in to the MasterChef series over dinner. This…

Frugal Friendly Classic Cars

Classic Cars: Frugal Friendly or Luxuries?

This past Thursday, we took a 21-hour bonsai trip to Colorado to purchase and drive home a cherry red 1971 Ford Bronco with 50,000 original…

Faith & Invisible Progress: 2 Years In

Faith & Invisible Progress: 2 Years In

When I left a pretty great executive position on my birthday two years ago, I didn’t see it as a gift. In fact, I was…

How to Bounce Back after a Summer Hiatus | Leaving the Herd

How to Bounce Back after a Summer Hiatus

Vacations are always hard to come back from, but the summer break ritual is a particularly challenging departure from routine. For us, it meant cramming…

The Shed that Dreams are Made Of | Leaving the Herd

The Shed that Dreams are Made Of

My husband is a talented handyman, which makes me a lucky wife.┬áThis spring, he outdid himself once again by dreaming up and crafting the ultimate…

Solopreneur Perk #703: The Biz-cation

Solopreneur Perk #703: The Biz-cation

I only went on a few business trips when I was employed, which was a lucky thing because I disliked traveling with colleagues and I…

How to Take a Rewarding Sabbatical...Right Now | Leaving the Herd

How to take a rewarding sabbatical…right now

College professors aren’t the the only ones who benefit both personally and professionally from a retreat. The truth is…we all need breaks for mindfulness. Repetitive…

The Elusive Passive Income Product | Leaving the Herd by Emily Capito

The Elusive Passive Income Product

I’m coming up on the two year anniversary of leaving full-time work in favor of being my own boss this August. Soon after venturing out…

The Estate Sale Shuffle | Leaving the Herd

The Estate Sale Shuffle

While I was raised to demand a deal, I have become increasingly interested in deals with a history. Estate sales are a wonderful and eerie…

Purple Cow Inspiration | Leaving the Herd

Purple Cow Inspiration

I recently read The Purple Cow by Seth Godin and found myself dreaming up all sorts of business ideas and product improvements based on the…