Three Types of Financial Abuse

By Rachel Puryear Previous posts on this blog have discussed financial abuse. This is an important, and under-discussed subject which can have strong ramifications for people’s lives, and their personal autonomy. As a legal mediator, and relationship and financial life coach of many years; I have observed that financial abuse – as well as financial…

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Quitting is Underrated

By Rachel Puryear For most of us, all our lives, we’re told: don’t quit. Quitting is for losers. Never give up. Never surrender. Always persevere. Always keep going. Such advice usually comes from a well-meaning place. And certainly, most things worth achieving in life will only come following a lot of hard work, resilience, sacrifice,…

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Why It’s Much Easier to Build Wealth When You Already Have Some, Explained by Cows

By Rachel Puryear If you have any interest in economics, you have probably heard of the “two cows” analogies used to illustrate the various economic and corporate systems of the world. These popular analogies are helpful to give a basic – as well as satirical – introduction to how different economic systems work. Here are…

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Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo

By Rachel Puryear Enjoy walking by the water? The Sawyer Camp Trail – one of San Mateo’s most beloved hiking spots – features a six-mile, wheelchair-accessible, paved path along the beautiful and peaceful Crystal Springs reservoir. Trees, wildlife, and scenery are abundant along the way. The trail stretches from San Mateo to Millbrae, and can…

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