How to Demonstrate Good Communication Skills at a New Job

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Unless you want to be nicknamed as an “office-chatterbox” at your new job, you better learn the right way to communicate in the workplace. Not everyone is born with excellent communication skills. Not everyone can understand when it is appropriate to talk and when it is wise to shut up. If this sounds like you, […]

The First Car I ever Owned…My 1990 Chevy Cavalier…

I was reading CNN a few weeks back and stumbled across this article. I have to say that the first car I ever owned was my first car a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier in gunmetal grey, probably my best car as well.  My parents came off a lease that we had been driving and my parents bought me my first car.  I was 17, it was a used car and had a little over 100,000 miles on it.  Being used and having that many miles it had some wear, but that didn't stop me from falling in love with her.  I loved her so much that everyone I knew referred to her as “Magnum.” The best part about having it was that it was all mine.  I was young and back when I thought it was cool to put all those lights inside to … [Read More...]

Who else loves Tax Season like fantasy football ?

What better way to spend Superbowl Sunday than doing my taxes?  Well that is what I did on Superbowl with fantasy football Sunday.  I am not much of a fan of fantasy football and I am not much of a gamer interested.  It seems as those 2 go hand in hand on Superbowl Sunday.  My wife and I usually get a big tax return due to my withholding philosophy.  I personally like the psychology of receiving a big pay back from Uncle Sam. This year we are receiving close to $3,000 back from the IRS and the state.  That is a lot of money that had I been a better money manager throughout the year I could have put it to good use. Say I had opened up an investment account I could have put my money in … [Read More...]

The handyman services ! who dabbles in finance

When I was younger I had a father who took pride in fixing things around the house.  This was not only the economical for him, but it also provided him a sense of accomplishment of handyman services.  He used to fix things for a local fitness club too and was very good at it.  I used to apprentice with him and he would take me out for ice cream after the job well done. Fast forward about 20 years and I have my own house and have a wife and kids.  I have learned to take on the same pride my father had in fixing things.  It is a sense of accomplishment when you can see that toilet, or whatever is working now due to your handy work.   If you have the skill set and the want to repair or build … [Read More...]

Unemployment down ! the economy heading way, hopefully!

Wow did you see those employment numbers on this weekly economy?  That is fantastic hopefully for the economy we can start seeing the economy on the rebound. It seems like it has been depressed way too long.  Well if any of you out there are reading this and you were one of the ones in this statistic and got a job, Congratulations.  If you do not have one these are good strong signs that you may have a job out there on the horizon.  So keep up the due diligence and your head up and good things will happen and make sure your resume is up to date. The strong job numbers are a prediction that companies are starting to have confidence in their financial picture that they can take on some … [Read More...]

Is web designing easy for an MBA Student ?

It has taken a lot of effort to get this webpage off the ground to what it is that you are reading today about web designing for an MBA Student? The time and energy exerted and MBA student was enormous.  I am proficient in finance; web design is not my specialty because i am an MBA student.  Since this is a personal finance website let’s discuss this a little further for our clarification. Say it took me about 40 hours to design the my MBA degree website I don’t know exactly what it has taken from me.  I should have kept track but I didn’t think of this until last night.  Assume my hourly rate of pay is $30.00 for my this MBA degree site.  If I had paid myself to create this website it … [Read More...]

Call your financial advisor incase of an emergency?

While we are no DINKS we are finally the opposite, Dual Income Two Kids about an financial broker.  I graduated from the MBA Online degree program back in 2008 and Mrs. MBA graduated with her MBA masters in 2007.  I was working while I went to school and we were fortunate enough to be in a situation where she could just focus on school.  This worked out well.  She finished first and started out substitute teaching until I finished and then we moved closer to her family, so that when we raised our children her mother would watch the kids.  Long story short when we moved out here we found out she was pregnant with our first child.  Then she stayed home for the first year with our first child … [Read More...]