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Saving Money: We Saved $420 Today!

Saving Money

Cheers my good people, for today is a good day. We’ve been inspired by reading so many awesome stories from other bloggers saving money that we had to take action ourselves. I spent 20 minutes of my time to save a cool $420 for the next 12 months. Continue reading

Investment Reminder – Stay On Offense

Investment Reminder - Stay On Offense

I mentioned in a previous post that I have a tendency to be far too conservative when it comes to investing. I spent the first three years of my working life contributing to what amounted to a bond fund investment in my 401k. Talk about the opposite of what you want to do as a 22 year old! Continue reading

Suicide and Coping with Coworkers

Suicide and Coping with Coworkers

The word suicide never bothered me to say or type before until this week. I know others who experienced suicide with their families or friends, but not directly. This week, one of the members in management who interviewed me for the current position I am in, I often consulted with for specific questions and he wore a referee shirt if a coworker and I took opposite stances, took his own life. Continue reading

The Benefits Of Standing

The Benefits Of Standing

For over 11 years now, I have been sitting at an office desk and never thought about the standing desk concept. In my mind, I thought I made up for not standing at work by running 4 miles a day, did other strength training workouts, or got up and walked around when my Fitbit buzzed at me. Continue reading

Find Your Balance In Life

Find Your Balance In Life

Gosh time flies doesn’t it? Fall is already upon us and I’m dreading the thought of winter. It tends not to be very kind to us in the upper Midwest. We are in that season when you might have a rainy 50 degree day or it might get to 70. Funny how those days in the 70’s are usually during the workweek isn’t it? Continue reading

Lifestyle Creep Is A Perpetual Battle

Lifestyle Creep Is A Constant Battle

Since Friday afternoon, I’ve talked to four different Verizon reps on the phone regarding our cell phone plan. Pardon me if I’m a little edgy today. You see, they don’t seem to get the fact that I’m trying to save money here. Or at least they don’t appreciate my efforts. Continue reading

Passing on a Promotion Opportunity

Promotion Opportunity

Hey there ya’ll, it’s Mrs. Defined Sight again and I came across quite the unique promotion situation the other day that really made me intrigued. Continue reading

Want an Interview? Beef up the Resume!

Resume Tips

Note from Mr. Defined Sight- Today Mrs. Defined Sight unleashes some of her resume knowledge on us. We hope you enjoy and find these tips useful! Continue reading

Patience Is Crucial When Starting Small

Patience Is Crucial

Just the other day I was texting back and forth with an old college roommate. We talked about our homes, yards, and fertilizing lawns. The stuff that 50 year old people talk about except we are in our 30’s. Continue reading

Leverage Is A Powerful Thing If Used Correctly

Leverage Can Be Powerful If Used Correctly

People are often more powerful than they realize. We live in a world of high competition which bodes well for us as consumers. As for employment, there is also high competition but most companies that are worth working for will go above and beyond to retain quality talent. Continue reading

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