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Sanity Savings Bank

Yes, you can run a business and have fun.  There is a dirty little word we must follow – PLAN.  If you want personal time, you must plan for it.  With July almost in the record books and fall on

Posted in Business Culture, Personal Improvement, Planning for Business

Clean Up Your Inbox – Email Filters

For how tech savvy I am, I have never really messed with email filters. I like seeing all my emails, even the ones that come from stores. I know I shouldn’t check my email every time I see my new

Posted in Business Improvement, Personal Improvement

What’s in Your Wallet?

Summer is here and the season of travel is upon us.  What’s in your Wallet? is a good ad for a credit card, but it is even a better reminder of what is really in your wallet.  Before you take

Posted in Financial, Personal Improvement, Planning for Business

How Are Your 2014 Goals Going?

It is June and I thought to myself, lets see how I’m doing on my goals. Apparently better than I thought but also worse. I’ve failed to do or complete about 28% of my personal goals. The worst part is

Posted in Personal Improvement, Planning for Business

Life Tips

Some common life tips have always been: Drinking 8 glasses of water a day, get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat healthy, be kind to others, put money away into your savings, brush your teeth twice a day. These are all

Posted in Personal Improvement

Are You Really an Entrepreneur?

I often have thought of myself as an entrepreneur with what I do with my web design business, Liquid Mechanix Studio. But after a conversation with Linda on a project we are working on for Changing Lanes, I realized I’m not an entrepreneur. We were trying to break down and analyze different types of entrepreneurs which caused a flood of thoughts. First, entrepreneur by definition is this: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. But that really isn’t what being an entrepreneur means any more. I think of an entrepreneur as some one who who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise that will change how we do business. Some one who creates a fresh idea or puts a twist on a current idea. Some one who is a game changer. With that thought, I am not an entrepreneur. So what am I then?

Posted in Personal Improvement, TOS - Totally Off Subject

You Need A Budget – Follow Up

It has been three months since I started using You Need a Budget. I’m pleased to say that I’ve stuck with it and am really starting to get my budget under control. Here are a few things I’ve learned so

Posted in Personal Improvement

Delegation Makeover

Monday morning, again.  Here are just two things you can start doing this Monday that will make you more productive.  INC Magazine, one of my favorites, had a great article on the nine things to help you be more productive

Posted in Business Improvement, Personal Improvement, Saving Time

The Biggest Mistake of My Life

Long ago I worked for a small company. My business was pretty new and I was looking for money any where I could so I agreed to work part time. I helped this company bring a failing web application back

Posted in Personal Improvement

You Need A Budget

In general I’ve always felt I’m pretty good with money. My parents taught me the value of a dollar, why it is important to save money, and why debt is bad. But I’ve never really had a budget. I never felt I really needed one because I wasn’t living pay check to pay check and at the end of every month I had spent less money than I brought in.

However, over the past few years as I make more money I started to succumb to lifestyle inflation. In most respects I think I’ve done a pretty good job of cutting back and not giving in but it is a constant battle. The other thing I realized is I couldn’t tell where all my money is going. Yeah I have a record of it because I rarely pay in cash and use my credit card for everything (paying it off in full each month) but that doesn’t do much for me if I’m not managing my money. So I thought it is time for me to get a budget.

Posted in Business Improvement, Business Management, Personal Improvement
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