Evernote is free desktop download that works like a large reference file. I like to call it my “external brain.” What is great about this application is that you can store documents, photos, and webpages all in the same place. Everything is keyword searchable. What is really cool is that any text that appears in your photos is also keyword searchable inside Evernote. If you are new to Evernote, here is a list of 21 ways how you can use Evernote to get you better organized this year:
Bad days are inevitable. They happen to everyone. But, there are things you can do to make them better. Here are a few of my favorite ways to turn a bad day around…
Ironically, many children raised in wealth demonstrate the same tendencies as those who are raised in extreme poverty: depression, despair, attempted suicide, drug and alcohol use, and shoplifting. Why this behavior? The parents, who are way too busy making money, sacrifice meaningful time with their children.
I love checklists. Especially when I want to make progress in a particular area but don’t exactly know what steps to take. This is a personal financial checklist that covers many of the steps I have taken over last decade that have helped me move from being a financial mess to having a little bit of an idea of what’s going on.
Why not implement the same type of planning to the paying of your bills? Rather than sporadically paying them as they come in, or checking a pile on your desk every few days, you should be able to designate 2 days a month to pay your bills…
I remember when I was living off of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese that was purchased on a nearly-maxxed out credit card. I remember the feeling of hopelessness as I watched my financial life spiral out of control before my eyes…
I’ve been trying to cut the cable cord for years. If it were up to me, I’d be satisfied with Netflix and Amazon Prime. But I’m married, and I have kids. And my husband and son are both sports fanatics. A few years ago, we cut out cable as an experiment for one year. After […]
Job loss. A lay off. Fraud. Getting fired. Robbery. Legal Issues. Credit card debt. In a moment, any of these instantaneous events can shatter your financial plan. At times these events do not come alone, but they come in groups – event after event. Unfortunately, life is filled with disappointment, frustration, and surprise. So what […]
These are 4 important things to do when you hate your job…
No one likes to fail, but often it is a critical component to our success. These are a few of the things I did to overcome my fear of failure
Life is so stressful and I’m always looking for ways to minimize the stress in my life. One of the ways stress can be reduced is to simply make life easier. But, how? We would all love to find ways to make our life easier, right? What if I said that there are some AMAZING “life […]
Being impacted by my uncle’s premature death and wanting to do everything I can do to help my wife, I decided to create a system for keeping things organized. It has been a work in progress over the last few years, but has evolved into a very helpful tool…
It was 5:30 at night, I was in my work clothes, the kids were cranky, we were all hungry, and I found myself standing in front of the refrigerator again, waiting for something to happen (specifically a healthy meal to jump onto the table leaving us happy and satisfied). After months of this scenario on […]
Over the years, Jan and I have seen the joy of Christmas turn to stress as we annually exhausted ourselves with shopping lists, shopping extravagances, and mounds of gifts to be wrapped and delivered. We had allowed Christmas to become our master, and we found ourselves enduring rather than enjoying the season . . . .
Meal planning doesn’t have to be complicated. Services exist to help you — but beware. Before signing up for a menu-planning service, make sure their food philosophy lines up with yours. You don’t want them sending you meat dishes if you are vegetarian. Nor do you want the recipe for biscuits to include two cups of Bisquick® when you prefer to cook from scratch.
These are my favorite creative ways to say thank you… A lot of respect can be earned or lost by our ability to say thanks. It may not be the way it should be, but some people really take offense if they don’t receive a thank you card within 30 days of sending a wedding gift. And have you ever held the door for someone who didn’t even acknowledge your presence, much less say, “thanks”?
Many Christians – including myself – have struggled with reading the Bible. Either we have too much work to do, are just plain exhausted from our day, or something unexpected draws our attention away from reading. There’s always an excuse why we don’t spend time in the scriptures. But is any excuse really good enough to justify leaving God’s word on the shelf?
Most of us only have a vague understanding of the healthcare system. It’s not just the incredible number of therapies, treatments, and procedures that are within the realm of possibilities, but also the financial entanglements it can create. Fortunately, there’s a calling known a patient advocate who can help us sort through it all.
What do you need to make you happy? A nicer car? A better paying job? A bigger house? The newest cell phone? Now let me ask another question: do you truly believe that these things will give you long term happiness? My guess is that life has taught you that whatever mood boost you might receive won’t last. It never does. The moment you get the latest and greatest, the euphoria dissipates and you begin longing for something else. Am I right?
Generation Y is known for a multitude of things, the biggest being their aptitude for technology and software. With the Apple and Microsoft’s of the world, it’s not surprising that Generation Y has excelled at using the latest and greatest gadgets. Here are some tips for Generation Y when it comes to banking!