Is Scheduling Software for You?

If you’re taking on freelancing or side gig work outside of your regular 9 to 5,  you may soon find that scheduling software is the solution to a problem you’re facing.  Why?   Well if you’ve ever tried to schedule appointments with leads from the public through the phone or email, you know how it goes typically.  …

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The Best Two Weeks of Your Life

Modern life often has us on a treadmill that can make enjoying life a challenge.  Our time typically falls into two categories throughout our career.  Gross oversimplification, but I’m talking about time employed and time unemployed.   But there is a third category that arises once every few years for many people. Time while Employed “Time employed” …

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M1 Finance compared to alternative robo-advisors

Is M1 Finance a Betterment Killer?

Signs are pointing to “YES”. There’s s quite a few brokers in the “Robo-Advisor” market these days.  Wealthfront and Betterment were among the first.   Vanguard has an offering.  Fidelity and Schwab do as well.    I’ve even read recently that E*Trade has jumped on the bandwagon.   I have experience with Wealthfront and Betterment and I …

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50% of Workforce Remote? We’re Gonna Need Bigger Starbucks.

So Market Insiders is reporting that apparently some projections indicate that 50% of the US Workforce will be remote by 2020.   I’m not sure I believe this but it definitely an idea that provokes some thoughts.  What are the repercussions?   Let’s speculate a bit. If we give 50% of the workforce location independence, I’m going to …

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Working late again?

50 Hour Work Weeks? Not Even Close to Worth it.

How many of you work in a corporate office that has a culture where getting ahead requires “playing the game”?   You know what I’m talking about right?  Keeping up appearances.  Showing up early.  Working late. Regardless of the actual amount of work done, you need to put in the time, be there, and appear busy. There …

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Do you really need an Emergency Fund? Nah.

Disclaimer:  If you’re not at the point where you’ve started investing and are still working on paying off credit card debt, at this stage in your financial life, an emergency fund may make sense.  Other then that I think they are generally unnecessary. If you follow some of the personal finance bloggers and podcasts, you …

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Why You Should Have 5 Websites or More

The past year I’ve done a lot of experimentation with WordPress and making sites and it’s pretty fun and cheaper than I thought.  The beauty of blogging or building a website is once you understand the basics and have hosting space, setting up a new blog is as easy as securing a domain name (typically …

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