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A Life I had to Share

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Hello my friends. It has been ages since I have last posted anything on this blog. I have been meaning to do so, but with all that has been on my mind and the various things I’ve been looking into I felt that there was not much to really share. However, today when I had browsed some of the posts on my facebook news feed I saw an article that just really touched my inner being. If you are interested in reading the article go click on the picture above.

 

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Book of the Month

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I would like to share with you all a book I have just finished this month. I have a rather voracious appetite when it comes self help or self improvement books and this book was particularly interesting. Have you ever asked yourself why you aren’t achieving your desires or goals? Or have you told yourself that if you knew what you needed to do to get from point A to B that you could succeed, then this book can definitely help.

In the book, “I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was”, Barbara Sher helps explain why we haven’t been able to find the answers that we need to succeed. Barbara doesn’t just tell you that you are lazy as the soul reason for you not succeeding the way that you should. And she provides you with ways to help you become the success you deserve to be with simple solutions.

I’m not going to say this is the end all book to your problems. There are many good books out there with information that could have that one particular piece of advice or an answer that you are looking for, but I do feel strongly that this book is a great step toward finding those answers. For those of you who are interested in a copy of this book I have posted a picture link below. Now, I would like to share some personal news with everyone.

I would like to announce that I have just recently become an affiliate for Barnes & Nobles. This is the first time I’ve actually tried something like this and am very excited for it. Each of the books that I plan to share for the book of the month will be something I will have personally bought and read. I do plan to mainly focus on self help or self improvement books, but if something interesting pops up I will share that as well. Another purpose for this book of the month section is that I would like to help people find information that could be beneficial to them. I feel that by doing this I can take that personal step toward my goal of wanting to help as many people as possible and hopefully save people some time and money. Now if you are strapped for money do use the public library. However, if you can afford to buy the book, then consider doing so, because authors need our support too. Not everything on here will be something I would suggest to buy, but I do hope that the majority of the stuff I share on here will be.

P.S. If you would like to help me out and buy a book through my link, then please purchase an audio or regular book. The program doesn’t support ebook purchases. Of course do whatever is most convenient for you. Thank you all for your help and support.

The Path of Educating

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My apologies for the late post. There were many things that were going through my mind. One of the main things going through my mind today was how do I make this goal of helping people into the ideal that I am hoping for it to be? So a few days ago I had ordered a book on counseling careers. Today it finally arrived. And after reading it I was a bit dismayed.

The book wasn’t bad. It was relatively informative of the various careers in the field. The thing that made me feel a slight feeling of despair was the part about education.

Yes, education is important. In fact, I think it is an essential toward a better life. However, I also believe that true knowledge should be freely given and not hoarded. This is not to say that an individual should not be compensated for their work. However, when one’s economy is not doing well it becomes more imperative that the country works to truly educate its people instead of binding them with debts that can be difficult to pay off. At the same time though I feel that having looked into the amount of education it takes to be a counselor has made me see a clearer path on how specifically I do want to help others, and that path is through helping people become better educated individuals.

Right now I am in my late 20’s, I work two jobs, and I have a fair amount of debt with a limited amount of college education. The fact that I am in my late 20’s leaves me a bit anxious about the success of my goal of helping people. I know I need to become better educated and that I should work to get a college degree, but the lack of resources does leave me rather lost. I don’t know quite how to proceed from this point, but I now have a more focused idea to work with which I am grateful for. If any of you have any good suggestions you would like to offer please feel free to comment about it. Thank you everyone for your support. Until next time take care.

Growing A Money Garden

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When I posted my last post I talked about a project I was going to be starting. The project was the start toward growing my own money garden. Sad to say that the project will need to be postponed until I’ve gathered sufficient funds for it. The first plant of this project was to start investing in binary options.

Binary options are a very lucrative way to make money. However, with all financial vehicles you must be prudent with how you handle them. For those of you who don’t know what an option is, an option is the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell an asset at a set price. Options are derivatives of these assets that are being bought or sold. Of course, this right only applies to the investor that is buying the option. For those that are selling them they are obligated to buy or sell the underlying asset if the option is exercised. This can be very costly if you do not hedge yourself properly. Of course, there was a bit more to this than I originally had thought.

A short while back the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, also known as CFTC, has been trying to crack down on brokers who are not regulated by regulatory group. One of the main underlying reasons is for the safety of the investor. These unregulated brokers could at any time take all your money and just run away with it. This is not to say that all unregulated brokers are bad or not safe, but this is a word of caution. On top of that it is illegal for a U.S. citizen to invest in binary options that are not being brokered by a regulated broker. So if you’re not a U.S. citizen, then perhaps this may not apply to you. Now back to why I didn’t start planting the first plant for my money garden.

As I had mentioned earlier I was going to wait till I’ve gathered sufficient funds to start planting this plant. This doesn’t mean I can’t start, but the broker I decided to go with was offering those who put in $5,001.00 or more a 100% bonus on the money they were going to deposit. For someone that isn’t make a whole lot gaining an extra $5001.00 is a big deal. Of course, this isn’t the only plant I want to plant to gain financial freedom.

In my last post I had realized that I really hated working a job. This dislike in working a job made me realize I needed to plant a garden of money. So besides the investing plant I have actually already started working on another money plant, and that plant is this blog.

As many of you already know blogging is a viable way to create passive income through affiliate programs and advertising. I know I’m still on the bottom of the totem pole, but I feel that it is important to share my experiences for this garden of money I am starting to work on as well as anything else that I feel strongly about to help improve oneself. So on that note of improving if anyone has anything they want to share or learn about please let me know. I am an avid learner and would love to help everyone become better than they were before. So please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. I will keep you all up to date about my current project. Until next time take care.

 

Trapped By Money

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Recently I had tried to quit my job with Wal-Mart. By the end of my attempt to quit I ended up not being able to quit. It’s not that I couldn’t the job, but I have lately been feeling that I’ve been overly focused on short term gains by the means of a job. This doesn’t mean having a job is wrong or bad. I think it’s good to do some form of work. However, I don’t think this line of work well for me. It was at this point that I realized I really hated working any job in general. Some jobs were better than others. In the end though there really wasn’t a job I cared to work. The only reason I had for working these jobs were to try and pay bills. I had fallen into the money trap.

I feel that it’s safe to say that the majority of the world has fallen for this trap. Being taught and bombarded by imagery of wealth most of us are tempted to do whatever we can to obtain these materialistic joys. Sadly the only way to obtain these goods is to use what we know which has been taught to us from a young age that is to go get a job and work. At this point it got me pondering about life and what I’ve spent my time learning in life. I’ve read so many things; especially things on business and investing, however I have yet to really apply what I have learned on my own. So I decided to start something stupid and will post more about it this coming weekend.

The money trap is a reality that we all must face. It’s our duty to escape it. So are you going to remained trapped or are you going to break free? The choice is yours. Until next time take care my fellow readers.

Having Less with More

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When I first saw this picture I questioned myself about my life. I know I don’t really care to have a lot of stuff. Though even with that I suppose the things I do want is almost never ending; especially when it comes to some of the things I really enjoy. So why do we do so much if we are getting less? In particular it makes me wonder about how I am using my time in life.

Many of us work most of our lives. There is nothing wrong with working, but your time is limited. So let me ask you this. Why do you do what you do? If you can honestly say because it is something you truly enjoy, then that’s great, but if you can’t, then why are you doing it? This topic comes to me often when I go to work. My work isn’t bad, and it pays my current bills, but I often question myself why. The only answer I can come up with is instant gratification in the form or a paycheck. However, is this a good reason to do so when you already know that a fair portion of it is going to taxes and bills?

So the next time you do something, particularly something you don’t really enjoy, ask yourself why you are doing it. If it’s something you don’t really like doing, then ask yourself what you can do to fix that. We only have so much time in this life of ours. So why not spend it doing things we love? Until next time take care everyone.

Thought for Food America

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When I saw this picture today it got me thinking more about our education system. Why don’t we follow those that are more academically stronger than us? Sure, we’ve had many innovations in our country, but perhaps we could have more if our education was made more accessible and affordable to the entire population. Sure, there is always self learning and that is the most important thing to have, but I do feel that the majority of us do need a bit of pushing to learn. What are your thoughts?