Myths that Keep Us from Doing What We Were Born to Do
This topic has been suggested by frequent reader/commenter Tim Kozlow, and it's an excellent one. I believe many have a nagging feeling deep inside that they should be doing something other than what they are. Tim suggested we’re constrained by myths that keep us from doing what we were born to do Continue Reading
Breaking Free of the Constraints of Being Middle Class
Back in the 1990s, our metropolitan newspaper was doing one of those local-boy-does-well pieces, focusing on a 30-something-year-old guy who started his own IT company from scratch, and had recently sold it for something like $10 million. The article was a loose interview with the young man, Continue Reading
6 Actionable Steps to Achieve Your Career Goals
All professionals have dreams. Whether you want to found your own business, climb the corporate ladder, or develop a new product, discovering how to make your professional aspirations a reality is one of the most difficult –– but rewarding –– endeavors anyone could hope to undertake. The sad Continue Reading
Getting Mobile Before the Next Recession Hits
A recession is out there somewhere waiting to happen. The best time to prepare is always before it hits. One of the best forms of preparation possible is getting mobile. That may include changing your living arrangement. As is frequently the case with articles, a topic often takes unexpected turn Continue Reading
If There’s No Inflation How Come Our Insurance Premiums are Exploding?
Within the past 30 days we've gotten two pieces of disturbing news on the insurance front. The first is that our health insurance premium is going up by about 25% for 2019. The second is that our home insurance just tripled. They're not just rising, our insurance premiums are exploding. Now all t Continue Reading
What You Need to Know About Fix and Flip Loans
With a vision, some hard work and a bit of technical knowledge about construction you can begin making an income fixing and flipping houses. But the hurdle that determines who can take on this endeavor and who is left in the lurch comes down to the loan. There are a few different loan types for flip Continue Reading
The Anti-Trump Revolt that Wasn’t
When I first began this blog back in 2009, I promised myself I wouldn't write about politics. It’s divisive, and in the end it solves nothing. I think that's exactly what we're seeing right now in the American political circus. But on the other hand, that circus is getting just too entertaining Continue Reading
Why Most People Make Bad Leaders and Managers
Years ago I read a Wall Street Journal article that estimated about 80% of managers are unqualified. With life's experience, I think they were wrong. I think the number is much higher. The unfortunate reality is that most people make bad leaders and managers. I bet you've noticed the same thing. Continue Reading
7 Reasons Everyone Needs to Have a Blog
"Everyone" is one of those absolute words we should generally stay clear of. But I’m violating conventional wisdom, sticking my neck out, and saying everyone needs to have a blog! You can beat me up for violating protocol, but before you do, consider the seven reasons why I’m making such a bold Continue Reading
5 Small Ways to Make Your Home Feel Fresh and Inviting Again
With all of life’s demands, it can sometimes be difficult to prioritize cleaning and sprucing up your home.  This can be especially tough during the holiday season, when most of your free time is probably spent baking, wrapping presents, and sending out holiday cards.  If your space could use so Continue Reading