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Friend vs Acquaintance

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Friend vs Acquaintance

How do you refer to people in your life? Is everyone you meet a friend? Is everyone in your life an acquaintance? I know some people who never meet a stranger and others who will meet someone and have to get to know them for years before they consider them to be a friend. Lately I have been listening to how people refer to other people. They will talk to someone online, through email, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and refer to them as “my friend” sent me an email the other day. Or my friend on YouTube said this.  Is a friend...

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Lifestyle Changes And Goals For 2016 Not New Year’s Resolutions

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Lifestyle Changes And Goals For 2016 Not New Year’s Resolutions

2016 is just a few days away and now is a good time to set some personal finance goals or lifestyle changes for the New Year. Some may say I am talking about New Year’s Resolutions, no, not really. New Year’s Resolutions I am not too keen on the term New Year’s Resolutions. Around 90% of people do not keep their resolutions, many are made on the spur of the moment, on New Year’s eve maybe even after they have had a few glasses of happy juice. Most are never written down and few actually have a specific measurable standard that will determine...

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The 80 20 Rule

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The 80 20 Rule

Today I was listening to an audio lesson on the 80/20 rule.  You know, the 20% of the people do 80% of the work concept. In my experience I have found this rule to be pretty much true to life.  Granted the percentages may be off a little and this isn’t a math lesson or a post about absolutes.   Mainly though, as a rule most people are lazy and a few people are go-getters and/or over achievers.  The majority are more than happy and willing to let the over-achievers do most of the work.  Oddly, the under achievers are very willing to accept the...

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The Word Love Is Overused

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The Word Love Is Overused

Love – Dictionary.com defines Love in part as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child or friend. It is also defined as a verb to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music. It is the latter that I would like to talk about today. Some people use the word “love” as much as I would use the word eat, hungry, or water. As an example, I have had people talk to me or have heard people say “I love your car” or “I love your...

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Watching Vlogs Like The Shaytards?

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Watching Vlogs Like The Shaytards?

A Vlog, video blog defined by Urban Dictionary as “A journalistic video documentation on the web of a person’s life, thoughts, opinions and interests” YouTube has give just about everyone a video voice. A way to express who you are and what you do on a daily basis, it is also a great avenue to share informational and how-to training type videos. Some people and families have become famous and very popular by sharing on YouTube. Shaytards One such family is the Shaytards, they do daily vlog about the day-to-day activities of their family of...

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Can A Rascal Change?

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Can A Rascal Change?

Merriam-webster.com defines Rascal as: a mean, unprincipled, or dishonest person Wordnetweb.princeton.edu defines Rascal as: rogue, a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel Over a decade ago someone important to me once asked “Do you think it is possible for a person who is a rascal to change?”  My answer was something to the effect of “anyone can change if they want to.” It wasn’t until many years after that conversation that I realized, after getting to know this person better, that they were referring to themselves and their actions indicated...

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Husband – Man or Momma’s Boy?

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Husband – Man or Momma’s Boy?

Whenever I am in the car I like to listen to talk radio.  The other day I was listening to the Dave Ramsey show and he had an interesting call come in. It was a man who was 30 years old, married with two small children.  The man said he made $45 thousand a year and had $90 thousand in credit card debt.  The man admitted he had a compulsive spending problem.  Dave asked him if he had a obsessive compulsive disorder or if he was just immature and unable to say no to himself.  The man admitted he was just immature and wanted what he wanted when...

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Cat’s In The Cradle

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Cat’s In The Cradle

This last week a friend of mine worked all day Sunday in addition to working a full 5-day week.  His company requested he perform this work on Sunday because it needed to be performed during “non-production” hours.   Sure my friend could have said “no” but it may have been at the cost of any future promotions, how he is looked at as a “team player” or maybe even his employment at the company.  Basically he was scared to say “no”. His situation reminded me of the 1974 song “Cat’s In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin.  As a kid I always liked the...

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Thoughts About “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” Video

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Thoughts About “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” Video

This last week a video titled “Why I Hate religion, But Love Jesus” went viral on YouTube.  At the time of this writing it had  11,514,233 views.  Not only did the video go viral but it caused many video replies both in agreement as well as disagreement. We each have our own opinions when it comes to religion. We have our own type of relationship with Jesus and we each are at different levels when it comes to learning and knowing the Bible. The one great thing that has come out of this video whether you agree or disagree with it...

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Men Are In Trouble, So Are Women

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Men Are In Trouble, So Are Women

Today a friend sent me a link to an article titled “Why men are in trouble“.  The article discusses multiple statistics of how women are fast becoming, in my words, the superior gender.  It shows statistics of how women are becoming more educated and catching up with men in obtaining high paying power jobs. Women are saying more and more that men are immature, distant from their families, and are less religious.  Over the past couple of decades there is a noted decline in men regarding work, marriage and religion. From a...

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