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Making money in rural America
I've already recommended the Opera browser as one of the best programs for your computer.Well, given that there's such a focus on creating apps for smartphones/tablets, Opera makes an app called Opera Mini for phones—I'd argue that Opera Mini for phones is even better than Opera for desktops!One handy feature of Opera Mini is that it sends notifications about current headlines to your phone, ...
Great deals on great laptops!
Looking for a new high-performance laptop? Of course, you want one that will be reliable, cost-effective and capable of handling any task you need!Well, as always, I've got you covered:ASUS R518UQ; $659Amazon U.S.Amazon CanadaThis is the best all-around laptop I can find:
It has a 2-in-1 design, with a Full HD 1080p touchscreen. I originally figured that 2-in-1 designs were gimmicks...that is, until I got one! It's a ...
Do you hate earbuds?Me too! They're often uncomfortable (especially for people with unusually small or large ear canals), they tend to fall out if you're physically active, they can damage your hearing, and all but the most expensive ones make music sound terrible!
If you're like me, you want comfortable headphones with great sound quality, durability, and a bit of eye-catching style. And you want it all for less than $25!No ...
Great deals on great headphones!Do you hate earbuds?Me too! They're often uncomfortable (especially for people with unusually small or large ear canals), they tend to fall out if you're physically active, they can damage your hearing, and all but the most expensive ones make music sound terrible!
If you're like me, you want comfortable headphones with great sound quality, durability, and a bit of eye-catching style. And you want it all ...
Sharing is caring, as they say, so I'd like to share a couple things that I enjoyed.On a serious note, this quote from English author G.K. Chesterton is an absolute gem:
And one of these strategies is more likely than the other to get you across the finish line of actually being satisfied with life. Any guesses which one?...
On a less-serious note that will be very relatable for anyone who has ...
“If you had hard times in your family, would you ever consider laying off one of your children?”
Leaders inspire people. How? By going the extra mile to support them!Unfortunately, many organizations instead function by hanging a figurative axe over each employee's head and proclaiming, "Perform...or else!"But fear stunts growth.I thought it was very insightful when Simon speculated that people have such a hatred of CEOs who get massive salaries, stock ...
The 15 (or so) Best Articles For Your Financial Health, September 2017
Is frugality an idol for some people? http://katesmalley.com/good-money/
How this guy and his spouse deal with $150,000 in student loan debt: http://commoncentsmillennial.com/10-ways-to-destroy-your-student-debt-lessons-from-a-bitter-postgrad/Dealing with debt? Check out my summary of two popular debt-destruction approaches, as well as my own advice, here: http://froogalstoodent.blogspot.com/2017/03/trick-yourself-out-of-debt.html
Don't let your behavior be dictated by what [you think] other people expect from you: https://www.ajourneytofi.com/refuse-let-others-influence-decisions/#more-1010
Are you pursuing early retirement? Why? http://www.zencents.com/early-retirement-with-purpose/Vanguard ...
Is Grit All It's Cracked Up to Be?
I've promoted the concept called "grit" on this blog in the past...more than once!
What IS grit?According to Angela Duckworth, who coined the academic usage of the term, it refers to the A) passion and B) persistence to achieve a goal. Both, according to Dr. Duckworth in her widely-viewed TED Talk, are crucial aspects of what she calls "grit."
Very sensible, and very quotable
But...However, I just saw ...
10 Facts That Prove Facebook is Evil
It gets worse as you go down the list...
1. Facebook's policy of forcing users to use their real names could result in people being extorted, blackmailed, or, in extreme cases, even murdered! https://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001133.html
Don't believe that? Well, someone reportedly had an abuser who showed up to real-life events to which she RSVPed. How'd the abuser find this person? Facebook made her change her FB name to ...
Links for your financial health, August 2017
There's no substitute for personal responsibility and fair laws (not to mention equitable enforcement of those laws). Their absence may lead to the downfall of the United States: http://howigrowmywealth.com/made-america-wealthy/ -Don't think the U.S. is fiscally doomed? Illinois might already be.
Excellent advice for college students: http://www.themillenniaires.com/managing-the-colossal-costs-of-college/Excellent financial advice for college students (and non-college-students, for that matter): https://kjhfinancialservices.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/starting-college-financial-tips/Would less work make us more productive? https://crew.co/blog/why-you-shouldnt-work-set-hours/Great points about frugality in marriage: http://www.thefinancepatriot.com/finding-your-frugal-compromise/Speaking of marriage, ...
Posted: Aug 04 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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