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Moving Day!


Hello all,

If you are one of the subscribers that follow my website often, you know that today is moving day! And no, I’m not just moving from one city to another, we’ll be traveling across 6 states in order to get to our final destination that we plan to call “home” for a long time. In fact, we’re moving back to the same area that used to be home only a few years ago. There, we’ll reacquaint ourselves with friends and family of old.

My wife and I have actually wanted to move back home for quite a few months now, but since we are now adults and have bills to pay, it couldn’t be a spur of the moment decision. We spent countless hours updating our resumes and applying for positions online. Luckily, one of the jobs that I posted for was perfect for my experience and interests! I now have a salary that’s 10% larger than my most recent gig, plus we get to live with our friends and family again! Life is good.

If you want to take away something from this random post, I would say, “Make sure you have a plan for the future.” If we had no plan for moving home and just decided to pick up and go, we might have landed jobs, but they would not have been our dream jobs. On the same note, if we just started to apply for random jobs online without utilizing a network, I believe that we wouldn’t be moving today. I’d still be stuck in my old job without any hope for the future.

Make a plan to take action on your future today! What is that you’ve always wanted to do? Why not do it? What’s holding you back?



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. Derek, all the best to you and Dar! It’s absolutely essential to have a plan before making life-changing decisions. Looks like you guys did your “homework” before the big move, and saved yourselves a lot of financial stress that way.

    • Thanks Sabina! Sorry we couldn’t see you before we shipped out.

      Yes, we definitely did our homework on this one. By selling a few of our big items, we made a little bit of cash, plus we saved a ton by renting a small trailer rather than loading up a truck. In fact, I just finished packing it and everything fits perfectly (whew)!

  2. Good luck and drive safe!

    • Thanks! We’re really excited. Hopefully I’ll be back posting new articles in no-time! 🙂

  3. Enjoy the drive and your new adventures!

    • Thanks Lindy Mint! I’m sure our adventures will spark many new articles. Stay tuned! 🙂

  4. Good Luck and safe drive. Terrific advice about making plans and taking action. Looks like you did both! 🙂

    • Thanks Buck! We made it safe. It took a while, but we made it. 🙂

  5. Sounds exciting for you. I hope all goes well!

  6. Congrats. We’ve moved 7 times in our married life. It’s always an adventure!

    • 7 times initially sounded like a lot, but as I thought about it, my wife and I have already moved 3 times in our young lives!

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