There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praise worthy. – Wallace D Wattles

Hi and thanks for reading my blog. My name is Ariel, and, as all of us do, I have many roles; artist, mother, wife, business owner… you get the gist.

I am now dedicating my time to writing at my new website: http://www.arielsnapp.com. There I write about intention, ux, and life by design. I hope you enjoy my work!

This blog is dedicated towards keeping myself on track and charting my progress towards living an intentional life.  This involves finding balance between many areas including my finances, happiness, and overall state of being. My goal is to one day be financially free, because I believe that will allow me to make more of the choices I want to make. What does being financially free mean? It means that you can pay your monthly expenses without lifting a finger. (View my definition of financial freedom post for more information.) That the income you make from your investment choices is large enough to cover your expenses. If you live modestly, this doesn’t mean that you have to be a millionaire to be financially free. It just means that you don’t have to work to ‘pay the bills’ or ‘survive’. I want to work, but I want to choose the work that I do out of desire rather than necessity. That is not going to happen overnight, but I still intend to make choices that will improve both my life, my family’s life, as well as our financial freedom. I write infrequently on this blog now, but with its regular traffic have left it up in hopes that some of the posts are helping others in their quest.

Wealth and greed are two entirely different things. I believe that greed is often confused with wealth and those that attain wealth often get consumed by greed and forget their purpose.

To begin my journey, I wrote a list of some of the key answers to the question: “What do I want?” Here are my answers in no particular order:

  • I want to be FREE to move my life forward
  • I want to get my POWER back
  • I want to WRITE
  • I want to LOVE what I do for a job
  • I want to feel comfortable and at PEACE
  • I want to take CONTROL of my own destiny
  • I want to spend more QUALITY time with my family and activities I want to do
  • I want to find SUSTAINABLE happiness
  • I want to live an INTENTIONAL life


All information provided in this blog is the author’s opinion only. I make no claims of knowing the ultimate answers, and if you choose to follow my suggestions, opinions or advice it is at your own risk. Please read the full disclosure and privacy page.

Thanks for reading!


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ariel,

    Are you still contributing to this blog? If not, what are you doing now?


  2. Hi Julie – thanks for asking. I am not currently updating the blog mainly due to lack of time. Once I reached 1 year last October of making a commitment to my finances I have continued to work towards improving them, on basically a weekly basis, using many of the tools and investment options outlined in this blog. I still have a lot to learn about taxes and investing before I’ll get to my ultimate goal of reaching an attainable financial freedom. I was freelancing but I now work full time in online software. While I want to be my own boss eventually again, right now it is providing a great learning opportunity so I am happy.

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