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πŸ’° 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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Cons, Catnip Cabana, and Commencements

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach Cons, Catnip Cabana, and Commencements Dodging a $2500 Con Game Last autumn, I rolled my rig into a nearby RV service department for a routine oil change and a thorough once-over. What ensued was a plot twist I hadn't seen coming. The service team delivered the dreaded news: my brake pads were apparently hanging on for dear life, with percentages that made my heart skip a beatβ€”10% and 30%. Cue the alarms. But something didn't sit right. Sure,...

28 days agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach My Big Week: Speaking, PlanetSmart Finance Fest, and the Catzebo My Big Week You ever have one of those weeks where all the anticipation builds up to a crescendo of excitement and nerves? Well, that's exactly where I find myself right now. But this isn't just any ordinary week. No, this is my Big Week, with not just one, but two major events on the horizon. First up, I've got my speaking engagement at California State University in San...

about 1 month agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach πŸ“’ Announcement: Here's your Free Ticket to PlanetSmart Finance Fest It's All About Priorities I can hardly believe it! I'm approaching the fourth anniversary of that fateful day when I traded in my house in Virginia for the wild and wonderful life on the road. It feels like just yesterday I was filled with a mix of excitement and fear as I embarked on this journey into the unknown. As I sit here this morning, sipping my tea and soaking in the...

about 2 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach In Memory of a Friend I Never Met Recently, I was hit with unexpected news on Facebook. It was a reminder of how the digital world connects us in ways we sometimes overlook. Karin, a friend I had met through one of the RVing women groups, had passed away. Though we had never met face-to-face, her presence was deeply felt in my online community. Karin had a knack for appearing at just the right moment, offering words of encouragement and support...

about 2 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach What if you could build your own community? I am a member of an RV co-op, created 35 years ago from the dreams of pioneering seniors, a testament to the power of shared dreams. Many of the founders still reside in the park, sharing stories and welcoming new members. What began as a dream turned into a vibrant community and a place to call "home." Reflecting on this, my own journey from the inception of the Gutsy Women Club to the brink of the...

2 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach What Would you do if Money Didn't Matter? In the past few months, I've been knee-deep in the nuts and bolts of running a business – marketing, emails, social media, and finances. While essential, this groundwork often feels like a slow grind, with rewards that are far from immediate. It's the kind of necessary toil that doesn't exactly spark joy, as the fruits of this labor can be minimal or take ages to manifest. Truth be told, the...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

A weekly newsletter from Dr. Brenda, Money Coach What will you do with your Third Act? This past Saturday found me in the sprawling expanse of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, marking the final field day of my Archaeology Technician class. Among the remnants of ancient milling stations and stone tools, I couldn't help but feel a deep connection to the past and the indigenous cultures that once called this land home. It was a powerful reminder of the journey I've been on, a path that has led me...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

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 months agoΒ β€’Β 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...

3 months agoΒ β€’Β 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,...

4 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read
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