Thanksgiving has come and gone (at least, if you’re living in the United States). After every Thanksgiving holiday, we seem to have less money than when the holiday started. Spending time with family and friends is a wonderful time. Now it’s time to see how you did financially and whether you’ve done better than the average family in the U.S.
Everybody has an invisible employee. Some seem to have more invisible employees than others, but the great thing is, everyone has them. This particular employee doesn’t have any feelings to consider for, will never complain, and you legally control it like a slave. What employee am I talking about? Time.
It could happen. You could suddenly win the lottery, win over-the-top health insurance money, or any of the other things that could give you a pile of money. I potentially could be put in that situation where I come out $50,000 richer.
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve traveled from Alabama back to my home state of Texas. With that travel came with 10 hours driving on the highway. I’ve noticed a few peculiarities during my road trip that is very transferable to personal finance and getting ahead in life.
First, I want to apologize. I haven’t had enough free time to devote to blogging this past week because I moved from Alabama back to the good old state of Texas. I’m almost settled in to the new city so I will have time to up my time to blogging more. I will never quit or stop blogging so do not worry about that! A lot of things happened in the past week (ahem, Trump) and I have a few opinions about Trump’s rise to presidency.
Back when I was living the student life, I wondered if having no cars, eating the cheapest meal, or occasionally refraining from the nightlife would ever pay off. Long story short, it did. I’m so glad that I went through it all because it’s set me up to not live like a student currently. Building a good enough nest egg during college took money stress out of my life. I don’t have to worry about repaying student loans, car loans, or credit card loans. If someone hasn’t gone through living like a true student yet, I highly recommend it, because it just might set you up for life, financially.
Do you want to dominate your job interview? Of course you do! The trick to dominate your job interview isn’t to answer questions perfectly. It’s to take care of the little details that give a good impression. Yes, you need to be able to do the job and you need to answer questions very well. However, the most judgement will go towards the little things that you do.
I’m blogging hopefully to better my reader’s financial lives. I write about how to save thousands a year, how to become a millionaire, developing your career, and everything in between. These are things I advocate because these are components that I can see my ideal self having. However, with every end goal to be the best that you can be, the first step is to determine your purpose.
I’ve always wondered how people achieve career success. Is it their personality, is it that they outwork others, or is it that they’re naturally talented? I recently started my career mid-2016. As a person who’s heavily influenced by Malcolm Gladwell, I’m beginning to realize that what matters the most for a career to be successful is the environment.
Like many of my readers, I want to be a millionaire. Heck, I even took the millionaire pledge for crying out loud! As part of my pledge, I shared that no one in my family has ever been or is a millionaire. I hope to be the exception to the rule.