A few years ago, I founded phroogal with a mission to empower a generation to live their dreams through financial knowledge. As phroogal evolves to solve specific personal finance problems, it made sense to create a new space where I can continue to share experiences, thoughts, and articles that can help you live your best life.
I started the Smile Lifestyle blog as the name for the articles on phroogal. But things have changed and evolved to more clarity and purpose.
I have changed. I started a movement breaking the social taboo about money called the Road to Financial Wellness and wrote a bestselling and New York Times reviewed book called You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life.
I've learned so much about how to navigate life and serve a purpose. I learned how my interests can be my passions. And how life is truly best lived.
In this quest, I’ve met thousands of amazing people who are working on their dreams and living their best life. They are not making excuses or blaming others. They have taken responsibility for their mistakes and misjudgments. They are making better decisions to improve their lives and choosing better options to achieve their goals.
They embody my Smile Philosophy – having clarity of values and a vision for life – to live our best life in this lifetime. The Smile Lifestyle is living the good life.
The Smile Lifestyle is a collection of personal essays, articles, and stories that are meant to educate, inspire and motivate you to action.
In this blog, I write about my personal life, my random thoughts, experiences, and share resources to help you on your journey to living The Smile Lifestyle. This is my space to experiment on thoughts and ideas and share them with you.