Understanding The Tech That Powers Your Blog

Understanding The Tech That Powers Your Blog

Technology is all around us. It is extremely difficult to rid yourself of electronics — even tags on clothing are being embedded with RFID chips to deter shoplifters. Your passport probably has an RFID chip so you can be automatically identified. Hell, I go to spin classes at the YMCA and the bike computers are more powerful than what flew our Apollo astronauts to the moon. Given the ubiquity of technology, we should know more about it, but we don’t. This post will explain the tiny slice of technology that powers your blog.

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Posted by David in Blogging, 0 comments
Bug In Bag Update

Bug In Bag Update

Building an emergency fund is one of the single most important financial decisions that you will make. It can be difficult figuring out how big your emergency fund should be. You really need to figure out what can go wrong, and then figure out what type of impact that would have. Some people even analyze the real-world emergencies they may face, and prepare for them. This could include earthquakes, hurricane evacuations, even power outages or snow storms. I created my “bug in” bag about 6 months ago, and I have re-evaluated my choices and am making changes to better suit my specific needs.

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Posted by David in Lifestyle, 2 comments
What I’m Reading #5

What I’m Reading #5

Welcome back for What I’m Reading #5! Here you will find the blog posts that I found particularly interesting this week. Don’t worry if one of your articles isn’t here, I typically read 50-100 articles a week and I also look for older content that I’ve missed.

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Posted by David in What I'm Reading, 6 comments
How Much Money Does Your Emergency Fund Really Need?

How Much Money Does Your Emergency Fund Really Need?

Emergencies are always waiting to strike. It could be weather or a job loss. Your car could break down, or you could have an unexpected medical bill pop up. Regardless of the situation, having a stockpile of money to help you through these problems is extremely important. Not only will it help you weather these emergencies, but it will give you peace of mind that you can weather these emergencies. But how much money should you have saved? Well, that entirely depends on what your emergency fund is for.

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Posted by David in Budgeting, Lifestyle, 26 comments
Mixing Traditional and Roth 401(k) And IRA Contributions Sucks

Mixing Traditional and Roth 401(k) And IRA Contributions Sucks

Get ready for a long read, because saving for retirement is extremely important. The government wants to make this as complicated as possible so you don’t do it. When it comes to saving for retirement, the two most popular ways are investing in a 401(k) and Individual Retirement Account (IRA). A 401(k) is a retirement offered by your employer, an IRA is an account that you can open at any brokerage firm. You purchase shares of individual stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and even bonds with the hope that they increase in value over time and pay dividends. These accounts are popular for retirement because they provide you with a tax advantage.

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Posted by David in Investing, Retirement, 7 comments

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