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Avoiding Burnout: How To Recharge Your Batteries

Avoid Burnout By Finding Way To Recharge Your Batteries

Everybody deals with burnout eventually. I don’t care if you blog for a living or you are Metallica’s drummer, it’s going to happen. My second job out of college was really mentally draining. Let me just be blunt, it friggin’ sucked. I was a support tech for an internet provider and we had a lot of customers that needed support. Believe me, they likely needed more than tech support. Continue reading

Why I Gave Up My TV Shows and What I Gained in Return

Why I quit TV

Dear Netflix, I have a love/hate relationship with you and my TV. You provide hours of entertainment. However, you steal time away from my family, friends and my side hustle. We are judged by the company we keep. I have things I want to teach my son. Binge watching hours of TV is not one of them.  Here’s what happened when I gave up my TV shows:

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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

How To Live Your Life With No Regrets

How to live your life with no regrets

Regret is poison. It’s literally about the worst thing you can have because it will eat you alive. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to avoid being 80 years old and having regrets. By that age, there isn’t much you can do about it. Continue reading

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

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

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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