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The First Step in Solving Money Problems

100 dollar bill puzzle for blog post about solving money problems

Money problems come in all shapes and sizes. But in all cases, the first step involves defining if it is a puzzle or a mystery.

We discussed the two types of money problems on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a post on Psychology Today by Utpal Dholakia. He borrows a concept from the national security expert who – literally – wrote the book on puzzles and mysteries* for the intelligence community.

The first step in solving a money problem is determining the kind of problem you’re dealing with.
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How to Save Money on a Midlife Crisis

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A midlife crisis can be costly. Fortunately, a new discovery offers us a new way to save ourselves and our money.

We talked about midlife crises and happiness on The BIGG Success Show today. This episode (#947) was inspired by the book The Happiness Curve* by Jonathan Rauch. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

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Retirement Planning an Easier Way

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There’s good news on retirement planning, whether you’re early in your career or further along.

We discussed an easier way to plan for your retirement on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a study on the power of retiring later, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Which of these two options sounds harder to you…

(1) saving 1% more every year for 30 years, or

(2) postponing your retirement by 4 months

The two of us agreed that Option 1 sounds harder. Yet the researchers found the two options deliver similar results.

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The Downside of Finding Your Passion

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We discussed finding your passion on The BIGG Success Show today. Click the player to listen, or keep reading for a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a study on finding your passion to be published in Psychological Science.

The research shows people are led astray by the advice to “find your passion”. It makes it harder to discover one’s passion. So you get stuck. In fact, that’s a conclusion we came to years ago here on BIGG Success.

Fortunately, there is a better way…

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7 Steps to Complain Effectively (and Gain 10 Hours a Month)

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Complain effectively and issues get resolved. Plus, research shows it will free up 10 hours a month of your time.

We discussed complaining on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by an article on Harvard Business Review by Peter Bregman. He does an excellent job showcasing the reasons for and results of complaining.

The two of us fight the same urge to complain as everyone else. So we designed this episode as a reminder to us. We hope it helps you as well.

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