This journey to financial semi-independence started with a gradual adjustment of priorities. I suffered a sort of early, mid-life crisis. Over a period of at least one year, I did a lot of soul-searching, reading all sorts of things online and spending time reflecting, in my search for a more-meaningful life. While there are several mental shifts to thank for my new goals and outlook, the new perspective on money was a key factor in changing our trajectory. I often think about how best to educate others to see their true financial options and try to use this blog to provide as much helpful information as possible. So, I was super excited to receive a copy of “It Is Only Money” by Cara MacMillan that I can share with one of my lucky readers.