Thinking about your budget, your mental health, and your environment is key

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You finally made the decision. You’ve seen enough videos about entrepreneurship and living abroad on YouTube, and you’ve decided that the best path going forward is to move abroad and work for yourself as a digital nomad. Great!

Living abroad is one of the most enriching experiences you can give…


Gaining 40 pounds in 1 year has exhausted my body

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From Will Smith and his “dad bod”, to Jazz Jennings opening up about her increasing weight, and Valerie Bertinelli clapping back at trolls commenting on her shape on Instagram — weight gain has been one of the many problems we’ve been dealing with as a result of the pandemic.

And…


Just because they love you doesn’t mean they’ll support you…at first

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I was in high school the first time I dreamed about traveling abroad. My school was planning to send one of its students to France as part of an exchange. I was eager and applied, but ultimately lost out to another girl.

A bit over a decade later, I had…


And most of them are NOT about money

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There’s no such thing as a wasted experience. Even years at a “dreadful” job can teach us a lot. That’s how I feel about my time working at my state’s retirement board.

Though I wouldn’t call it a dreadful job, it was certainly not what I envisioned for myself after…


What I finally realized once I “mentally” left the nest

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November 2017 was one of the many turning points in my 20's. …


It’s ok to change your mind and let go of perfection

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It was during one of my many Christmas vacations in the Dominican Republic, my place of birth, that I remember explaining to someone for the first time what I wanted to do as a career.

We were cruising along Santo Domingo’s “Malecon,” on the familiar one-hour plus car trip from…


Tips to get started teaching English online in the next few weeks

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Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of people working remotely all over the world. This has been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic which impacted our economies, increased unemployment, and produced a greater number of online work opportunities.

This has led to an understanding…


Massive action and learning from mistakes might be the best solution.

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Ever since I left the U.S. to live abroad in November 2019, I knew I wanted to live differently.

Working as an administrative assistant for more than two years left me feeling like an aimless zombie.

Almost two years later, rather than an aimless zombie, I am more of a…


Because building wealth starts with taking control of your money

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Learning how to create a budget is a skill we should all learn. It helps us keep track of our spending and achieve our financial goals.

Believe it or not, managing your money is about three. simple. things: knowledge, discipline and patience. And by knowledge I mean basic math.

A…


As long as I was awake, negative thoughts permeated every minute of the day.

It was the middle of March 2016, and the nervousness had taken it’s toll. Surprisingly, it was an old washing machine that did it. A constant headache, for sure. …

Angela Martinez

Writing about fulfillment, money, discipline, education and motivation.

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