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💰 Sociologist, Speaker, Financial Coach, RVer living a life of adventure with her 🐈🐈🐈. See my resources at linktr.ee/drbrendau. 🎯 Sign up for my newsletter!

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How do you get out of a Funk?

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ I almost let this week's newsletter pass me by. Yet, here we are, together again. I feel it's important to share that recently, I've been navigating through a lingering funk, a sentiment I know many of you can relate to. Even in California, the winter can cast a long shadow, but this goes beyond seasonal blues. As someone who usually thrives on the energy of living on the road, engaging in financial coaching, and sharing insights through...

3 days ago • 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ Life is About . . . Catching a Break Over the last few weeks, I've been thinking about a single word - REJECTION. As an entrepreneur, rejection seems to come with the territory, a constant companion on my journey. But is it genuinely rejection, or merely a detour pointing me toward my true path? This morning, I was reminded of trip down a quiet country road in Florida in my RV. There I was, following my GPS when suddenly, a yellow yield sign...

10 days ago • 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ Are you Ready to Move from Spectator to Participant? We are in the midst of rain and storm advisories in Southern California, but the forecast now promises a sunny reprieve by week's end. From my vantage point on our mountain ridge RV resort, the aftermath is clear: hills are lush and vibrant, a testament to nature's resilience, as the landscape awakens with greenery and blooming flowers. It's a reminder of the dynamic shift between seasons,...

17 days ago • 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ My last few Saturdays were spent playing a real-life game of "Where's Waldo?" in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Let me tell you, being an Archaeology Technician in-training is not the Indiana Jones adventure you might imagine. Ever tried finding a needle in a haystack? Or better yet, a 4-leaf clover in a vast field of grass? That's me in the desert, shuffling along, eyes peeled for artifacts. And when you do find that proverbial 'clover,'...

24 days ago • 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ It's Giveaway Time! Before I cut to the chase, let me tell you about my first weekend in the Archaeology Technician program at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Friday nights are educational sessions in the library. And Saturdays? They're all about fieldwork under the vast desert sky. It's quite the drive to reach my destination, with the last 10 miles on serpentine mountain roads. Here's an overview of how our first weekend went. Learning to...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ Accelerating Productivity: My Game-Changing Week This past week, I've been thinking about the concept of obsession. Typically, it's not seen in the best light. Being obsessed usually implies a laser-focus on one area, sometimes at the expense of everything else. But what if we could channel this obsession in a positive way? Imagine using it as a lever to achieve remarkable feats in a surprisingly short span? It's about transforming a perceived...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ Note to Self: Simplify and Thrive Dear friends, Simplify and Thrive," that's my motto! But this weekend, I was reminded of how often I veer off this path. You see, I was pegged to be the Treasurer for our RV co-op's Endowment Committee. Sounds straightforward, right? Well, I found myself inheriting an old-fashioned ledger book - yes, a physical book - filled with years of handwritten transactions. I'm a fan of using whatever tool works best,...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ A Fresh Start and a Renewed Focus Happy New Year, dear friends! As we step into 2024, I'm thrilled to reconnect with you in a more classic newsletter style – think of it as a cozy chat with an old friend. I'll still sprinkle updates on my business and offerings, but let's dive deeper into the adventures of life together. Have you ever found yourself lost in thought, staring out the windshield, pondering the road ahead, or maybe sneaking a peek...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ Ask Luna: Can you help me stick to a holiday budget? Oh, those Sneaky Expenses I just returned from six days in the rugged splendor of Death Valley National Park. A dream, right? But, as an RVer, I had to deal with my biggest villain – gasoline prices. I shelled out a whopping $600 just to get my rig to and from Death Valley. And that’s not even counting the jaunts in my Jeep within the park. Just like my gas guzzler gobbled up my budget,...

3 months ago • 3 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach​ Ask Luna: Can you help me feel better over the holidays? Does it Feel Like a Blue Christmas? Last night, while searching for train tickets for my son, I stumbled upon a great deal. Eagerly, I suggested the idea to him, but he declined. Currently, he's in a phase of rebuilding his life, staying in a homeless shelter since Labor Day. However, there's a ray of hope: he's recently obtained an official government ID and is on the hunt for a job....

3 months ago • 4 min read
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