There was a time, every couple of months, when I looked at the invoicing for my home business, saw the outstanding bills, and ground my teeth.
As my bank account dwindled due to mortgage and car loan payments, retirement account contributions, and paying off what I’d spent on my credit cards during the month, it was frustrating to know that I should have $2,000 more.
A similar feeling used to set in when a major expense appeared on the horizon, and we had to sit around waiting for the university’s distance education department to pull it together and deposit the pay for the online class my husband teaches.
It’s still frustrating to be in those situations, but learning to manage our cash flow has taken some of the stress out of our finances. [click to continue…]
I love when people try to convince me that they can time the market and day trade their 401k.
That they honestly believe that they can pull their money out at the peak and consistently do this to where they will never lose money.
Unless you have some crystal ball that I’m unaware of or there was a major called “Market Timing 101″ that I missed on my school’s class curriculum, then the chances of you timing the market are slim to none.
Even worse in your 401k since selling or buying your funds does not typically settle on the same day.
To all my 401k market timers, this video’s for you….
Have a co-worker that thinks you need to day trade your 401k? Be sure to send this video to them.
It has by far been the job of my dreams and thus far the only real career job I’ve had. I don’t consider my time in college selling vitamins at GNC a real “career job”.
The economy, social trends and technology have a great deal to do with the jobs that are available. Keeping on top of career trends and the areas that offer the most growth is one way to choose the path that will provide the most opportunity and stability. [click to continue…]
As I get older, it seems that I’m constantly getting these nagging injuries from me doing my crazy Crossfit workouts. (You can ask the wife, she’s tired of hearing me complain).
I’ve tweaked my shoulder, left knee, right trap (upper back), forearm, and; most recently, my right bicep.
I had never hurt my bicep that much before and was surprised on how much it affected my day to day activities.
It affected them so much that I had to rely on my left arm to pick up the slack.
The incident had reminded me about some show that I watched that discussed on how much of a benefit it was to use your non-dominant hand.
You may be surprised to learn that there are benefits to you when using your opposite hand – I know I was.
It feels awkward and you are likely to have much less control over what your non-dominant hand can do, but when you use your opposite hand you are “growing” your brain! I used my injury as a chance to permanently grow my brain for ever more.
I made a vow to start using my left hand for as many tasks that were previously always done with my right. It was time to grown my brain. Trust me. I need all the help I can get. [click to continue…]