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Adapting to an Undefined Change in a Business Model

Business

Adapting to an Undefined Change in a Business Model

I previously held a management position in a large business with many layers. I was privileged to be a part of meetings where change was discussed at high levels. Occasionally, I got to weigh in with my opinions to help higher up managers with their decisions. The final decisions were above and outside my circle of control. However, I was at least in a position where I could see the impact. I would try and make enough changes along the way to transition my team before the change was fully rolled out. Today, I am in a different ballgame and am finding ways to adapt to an undefined change in a business model. Continue reading

Preparing for Your Performance Review: 5 Tips to Remember

5 Tips to ace your next performance review

5 Tips to Rock Your Next Performance Review!

You took the effort to beef up your resume, ditched your old job like a bad relationship and now landed a new career. Hard work is over right? Wrong. It’s performance review time buddy! For some people this may roll around once a year. For others it may be twice a year or even quarterly (yikes!). Don’t make the mistake of assuming your boss knows you are doing a great job. The curtains are up. Spotlight is on you. It’s time to put on an infomercial selling how awesome you are. And don’t forget, all while sending subliminal messages how you would like your job or workplace improved. Here are my tips to prepare for your performance review: Continue reading

Market Crashes Provide Life Lessons

Stock Market Crashes Provide Life Lessons

Today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the largest stock market crashes in history, often referred to as Black Monday. On that Monday in 1987, the stock market fell by 22.6%, or 508 points. In a matter of five days encompassing that event, the market lost 30 percent of its value! This would be the equivalent of our current Dow losing roughly 5,000 points. 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

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

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

Hate Your Job? This Can Be A Benefit

Do you hate your job? This could be beneficial

 

If you’ve read some of my past writings, you’ll know that I’m not crazy about my current line of work. I get paid fairly well. I get along great with my boss and I do get to work from home. There are things about my job that aren’t that bad. Continue reading

US Credit Card Debt Is Out Of Control

US Credit Card Debt Is Out Of Control

In the personal finance world, there should be one golden rule. Aside from living below your means that is. That rule is do not, for any reason, get into credit card debt. This is no secret, every financial guru denounces this kind of debt. But yet here we are. Continue reading

My Favorite Financial Advice

My Best Financial Advice

I learned how to manage finances at an early age. No, I wasn’t reading Buffett, Munger, or Graham when I was 12 years old. The man who I learned from wasn’t a CEO of a big business or a stock trader. Continue reading

Investing Mistakes I’ve Learned From Through The Years

Investing Mistakes

Hindsight is 20/20, especially when it comes to investing. I was just recently texting with a buddy of mine about this. We traded investing fails back and forth and had a good laugh. In thinking of some of my hits and misses, most errors made were from a lack of experience and knowledge. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way that will hopefully provide some benefit to novice investors. Continue reading

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