Someone said to me yesterday “If you make great choices today, you will have a great tomorrow.” Isn’t that the truth?
Archives for February 2012
Last week, I spoke about my appraisal at work and the effect of blogging on it. Although nowhere near the previous two bonuses, I still managed to get a significant lump sum amount. I have been pondering, where to invest the money? Here’s the solution, we are going to stock this entire money in our home buying fund, not in retirement fund. Here’s how we did invest the money.
If you have missed, you can check out how much do I need save for retirement, the calculation showed that we are on-target for our nest egg with monthly contribution to 401(k) and IRA and a company match.
Last week, Monday, brought me a sweet surprise. I was formally inducted in Yakezie Network, if you have missed my introduction, I would request you to head over and read my member post, none of my posts ever saw comments go above 100 before this post.
I am thankful to all Yakezie member and challengers, you make blogging easy!
Stealthily I am building a new site, personal finance related. Finance Product Reviews, which brings on my product reviews on various personal finance products. I have planned on to separate out product reviews from this blog and move them over to FPR.
In January I did a little experiment with my life. I started doing one good thing a day to become a better person than I am now. Not that I hate who I am still, no harm in getting better.
The following is a guest post from Suzanne of CareOne Credit
No, I am not joking, I really want to talk openly about debt. For many American’s living with economic challenges has become quite normal. Of course, most of us don’t really view the stress of mounting credit card debt as a ‘challenge’, but more of an inconvenience to be dealt with eventually…like retirement.
Paying off or consolidating debt is one of those things on our to-do lists, something we resolve to work on with the New Year etc. But, it’s not something we actually deal with, not until we have to.
Is it possible to find a job through social media, Linked In, Facebook and Twitter?
There is a jargon in management world these days, “bring in a known good person rather than an unknown better person”. This refers to hiring from within a known circle of people, or with recommendation from a known circle of people.
Does blogging affect work?
Last year, when I started blogging, I didn’t know the answer, or at least, I didn’t want to find out.
I got caught up in the intricate world of blogging, to an extent I was never fascinated with anything else. Not even my day job. The reality was, there were no blog income, where as the salary was more than satisfactory.
I reported a few bad news last week. I did found out solution to a few of them. Tomorrow I am going to publish a mammoth post on how this blog affected my at-work performance. I request you to come for that article tomorrow.
Our older car, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, finally gave in. The cheap car with cheap parts has its limitation. With KBB value of $2,800 I am not at all fond of shelling out $2,500 towards fixing my engine, radiator, AC belts and a new battery.
I am eyeing for a Toyota or Honda used car as the replacement. I spoke to a few friends and colleagues. I may get one by March second week. Until that happens, SMB has to wake up early and drop me to office and every evening she has to pick me up from work.
I have used Chase Freedom credit card for last 5 years. First applied when the solicitation mail came in my mail box. That time card was offering 2% (sometimes more than 2%) return on all spending.
2% cash back was welcome break from my otherwise no-reward secured card from Bank of America. I readily accepted the offer.
Is the fear of how much an engagement ring will cost holding you back from taking that next step in your relationship? Shopping for an engagement ring should be a pleasurable experience…one you remember forever!
Not one filled with anxiety and pressure! Below are tips that will not only help men eliminate the stresses involved with purchasing an engagement ring but also save money in the process.
Set a Budget
A good idea would be to establish what is the most you would spend and what would be the least. Giving yourself a high and a low baseline will allow jewelry dealers to pinpoint exactly what range you are able to purchase in.