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Kim Parr is a private practice optometrist, freelance writer, and personal financial blogger. You can follow her journey to 20/20 financial vision at Eyes on the Dollar.

Finding the Balance

I have been in my current business for twelve years, and I am ready to make some changes. I have owned a private optometry practice for the past ten years.  I am one of those people who always knew what they wanted to do. I finished my undergraduate work a year early so I could get into optometry school sooner. I assumed I would do this forever. I have not had multiple careers, reinvented myself, found my inner goddess, etc. Optometry school taught me how to be a good eye doctor, but nothing about running a business or managing money. My husband and I have seen our income grow, while, unfortunately, watching our debt rise as well. When you start making money after never having any, you feel like you deserve “stuff. ”  We have made some realy smart AND some really dumb financial decisions. I’m not sure if I am having a mid-life crisis. I don’t want to go buy a Corvette or  study yoga in India, but I have come to a point where I want to work less and spend more time with my family. I am not ready or able to give up my income though, ...

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