Career Tips to Succeed and Advance Your Career

How are you going to kick ass in corporate America?  It begins with these steps; be confident, be prepared, and be ready to learn quickly.  Acting timid and overwhelmed makes you look weak. We do not want to look like weak little bitches. The most confident, prepared, and curious standout from their peers. Regardless of … More Career Tips to Succeed and Advance Your Career

5 Good Spending Habits, and 3 bad ones (Financial Literacy Series)

Most people’s spending habits suck! Why do they suck? Well, because spending is an emotional venture. Choosing to buy or not buy is reflective of what you want others to think of you. Frugal people justify saving, frivolous people justify spending, but it’s always based on personal beliefs about money. Financial literacy about understanding financial concepts, … More 5 Good Spending Habits, and 3 bad ones (Financial Literacy Series)

Financial Literacy – Stock Investing? Pick Stocks You Care About

Let’s talk about stocks, baby. (Salt-N-Pepa voice) Stocks seem really scary if you watch various business media and attempt to understand the entire market. In my experience, there isn’t much coverage on how to invest for everyday people. Let’s try and remedy that! Stock investing has multiple avenues and they range from wildly complex to … More Financial Literacy – Stock Investing? Pick Stocks You Care About

It’s Simple, but It’s Really Not Simple. Figuring Out How to Save

Is it really that simple to save? The answer is, it depends. In theory, saving is very simple. Spending less and saving whatever is left every paycheck sounds really easy. What if there isn’t anything left? When my family started out, there was nothing left. Saving was a dream when you make $45,000 gross income … More It’s Simple, but It’s Really Not Simple. Figuring Out How to Save

Don’t Get Stuck in the Middle, Make a Decision and Start

Indecisiveness will stop you from starting. Indecisiveness will crush your confidence. Indecisiveness will stop you from achieving your goals. My dad used to say, “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” My philosophy to decisions is taken from the zone running scheme in American football. The concept is that once the ball is handed off to … More Don’t Get Stuck in the Middle, Make a Decision and Start

Financial Literacy – Handle Personal Finance Like a Business

Profitability is one of the primary goals of a business. One could argue the same thing for a family or individual. A company has three standard financial statements used to assess their standing, Income Statement (aka Profit & Loss, P&L), Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows. Each statement provides different insight into the current … More Financial Literacy – Handle Personal Finance Like a Business

Adapt and Overcome – Military Mantra For Business

Four years. A typical military contract can range from two to four years, but mine was four. In those four years, you are demanded to assimilate to military culture and develop mental strength that is unlike other professions. When you walk into boot camp the mantras begin. During my time in boot camp, every RDC … More Adapt and Overcome – Military Mantra For Business