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I was a Mooch and a Human Sponge, Hampering my life and Financial Aspirations

By |February 11th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

In the exact same way that small children have security blankets or sacred teddy bears, a sort of psychological talisman portending safety via proximity, grown adults use excuses, self-pity, and delusion in similar measure. Excuses can only go so far for grown adults who won’t help themselves. Children can’t help themselves. They’re young impressionable, impulsive, and don’t understand the long-term

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Why Seniors have to take care of Their Dental Health

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

So, there I was, watching The Walking Dead and eating a Quarter Pounder with cheese value meal from McDonalds. I shouldn’t have been eating it because I want to eat healthier. But I just can’t resist fast food temptation. What happened next was probably the work of the Personal Health Karma Gods. It made me realize that I am getting

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I Gave Up Collecting Comics to Save Money – It’s Killing Me

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I was a comic book fan long before comic book movies took over the world. In 2007, the year before Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man film took over the world, if your said you liked comic books, people would look at you strangely. Back then, comic book fans were considered immature, socially maladjusted, and purveyors of cheap literature. It was

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Why Lying On Your Resume Isn’t Worth the Shame

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

As George Constanza once said on an episode of Seinfeld, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.” That’s the worst thing about lying, and habitual lying, in general. You just end up lying to yourself more than to others, which was the original intent. Lying, especially in a professional setting, just becomes a perpetual cycle of confusion and chaos

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Never Turn Down an Undesired Job When You Don’t Have One

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Never pass up a sure thing. Especially when it comes to job offers. You don’t have to look at it like a multiple year or decades long slog. Sometimes, you must consider taking a job you don’t want now to plan for the financial future you need later. This is great advice to consider when the alternative is continued unemployment.

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How Voice Tone Influences Job Interview Results

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Did you know that people usually switch jobs or radically alter their career paths at least 5 to 15 times within a working lifetime? According to a 2018 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs at least a dozen times throughout their life. Why do people change jobs so often? Does it have anything to

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