Chase your dreams for FREE

As the lyrics to one of my favorite songs go:

Are you a dreamer also and just don’t know how to take action? Keep reading…

I sometimes find myself surprised at what I stumble upon at the local library. We’ve gotten kids books, music, audio books, downloadable books,DVD’s, and even watched a magic show or two. I’ve seen puzzles and games there, and they even have computers with games for kids or internet access for people who need it.

They do a lot of free events also, like the summer reading program or the Random Acts of Kindness December where kids can earn free books. We do these things every year and my kids love the library and to read. Seriously can’t think of anything better than my kids getting smarter while feeling entertained for free. 🤷‍♀️

While my kids have gone once a month and filled a bag of a bazillion books for years, I haven’t really taken full advantage for myself. I occasionally grab a trashy audiobook for my commute, or the book we’re reading in the book club I’m in, but just recently I realized something epic.

I’m NOT too old to learn new things. Im NOT too old to follow my dreams. I’m definitely NOT smart enough to know everything there is to know out there either. So why not take advantage of the free resources I have available?

As you have likely noticed, I AM a dreamer and I always dream big. I’m on a journey to improve the financials of my family and really into the F.I.R.E. movement (Financial Independence Retire Early). I have also been interested in real estate investing for years. The library was that next step for me that took me from dreaming to doing. I have already read 6 books this year, and have gained the confidence and knowledge I was lacking to just go for it already.

What have you been dreaming about and what are you waiting for? I bet there’s a book that can turn you into a doer at your local library. 📚 Still scared that you won’t be able to turn your dreams into a reality? I bet there’s a book for that also, and seriously..don’t be’s free, so you have nothing to lose and only knowledge to gain. 🤓

Author: mindytempleton7371

Tales of my imperfect journey towards financial freedom. Paid off $165,000 in debt and now working on building wealth instead! Follow me as I share all things on money, retirement, real estate investing, minimalism, and wealth and wellness. Sharing why you should believe in your wealth and invest in your wealth..because you are worth it!

2 thoughts on “Chase your dreams for FREE”

  1. Another cool thing is that you can use the Libby app with most libraries, so you can checkout ebooks or audiobooks from home, and read it on your phone or Kindle.
    My local library also gets new movies and TV shows in pretty quick, as well as older stuff that can be expensive or hard to find elsewhere. I even saw one library in rural Missouri that has VR equipment setup, so their patrons can try it out. Libraries are pretty awesome.

    On the topic of other free stuff:
    PBS has a lot of free TV shows and documentaries available online and something new every week. Plus, you can pick it up with just an antenna. NPR has a TON of good podcasts and weekly shows on the radio, as well as news and even music. There are actually a lot of radio and TV resources that are free. It’s not just top-40 (or country music, where I live) and Fox News.


  2. Yes I am going to have to see if our library has the VR stuff..that’s awesome! Will have to check out PBS since we have an antenna so I’m sure we can get it. I listen to podcasts during my commute..mainly on frugal living and real estate investing, but I’m naturally curious about society in general and why people do certain things. There are so many good resources out there..for FREE..and consumable in many different no excuses!


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