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Month: February 2018

Recommended Books

I've been asked a couple times about book recommendations.  There's an incredible amount of information available for free on the internet, but I wanted to provide a list of five of the most impactful books I've ever read. Personal Development: How to Win Friends and Influence People:  Dale Carnegie is a legend for a reason, his advice works. This is a must-read for anyone in a role that requires interacting with other people. The book was written before World War…

Why The 4% Rule Will Always Work (Hint: Its About Your Spending)

I'm writing this after the Dow Jones industrial entered its first "correction" in over 24 months, experiencing a 10% drop from January 29th 2018 to February 8th, 2018.  I was walking through Costco this morning and remembered that feeling and a little bit of stress I had in 2009 about investing.   Our net worth just dropped by $80,000!   I don't want to spend a dollar!    There have been a few other market pull backs in the last eight years, but…

The First Job Offer

This time of year means for a number of seniors in college, now is the time you get that first real job offer.   Excitement, fear, nervousness, concern.  Do I negotiate?  Should I just be thankful I received a letter?   I remember that day, back when the offer letter showed up via a FedEx knock at the door. [caption id="attachment_439" align="alignnone" width="300"] Really? Me?[/caption] Read More

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