As the New Year approaches, I'd like to thank everyone who liked our Facebook page, took the time to read our blog posts, subscribed to our blog via email, and shared with your friends/family. We reached 100 likes, Yaaaayyyyyy!!!!
I'm not the New Years resolution type, and I like to think that every day we wake up is a New Year, with a new opportunity for us to better ourselves. That means you can START working on your goals EVERYDAY that you wake up! In fact, you can start writing down your goals right now! Don't wait until January 1st to make positive steps in your life, no matter what those goals may be! But I do understand the power and need to reflect back using a certain measure of time, so that you can see how you have progressed from start to finish. Do what works best for you, but make sure you start ASAP and stick to it!
If you have any topics you're interested to hear discussed in 2017, feel free to leave a comment or send suggestions to email@example.com . Here's to an even stronger 2017! Let’s make it to 1000 Facebook likes!!!!! Let us grow together!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone around you is cheerful and filled with glee for the upcoming holiday season. Holidays, especially Christmas, bring back joyful memories of time spent with family, great food, and gifts given and received for many. But it's not all Egg Nog and Sugar Cookies for many Americans. Holidays can be a stressful time of the year as well. Family and Friends may have waited all year to give and receive that special gift for a person they love. Many families stress out about what to buy, when to buy, and most importantly...how to PAY for it all! On average, according to the American Research Group, Americans plan to spend over $900 on Christmas gifts this year! Depending on your level of income, $900 can be a big chunk of change. According to the Pew Research Center: Middle Income (Fort Myers) $33,000 - Upper Income (Fort Myers) $98,000 (80% of Americans are below Upper Income Level) Middle Class Family . 29% of Americans (lower income) make less than $33,000 a year. 51% of Americans make between $33,000 and $98,000 (middle income). Now these numbers are based on a Family of 2. For a family of 4: Middle $46,000 , Upper $138,000.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm....lets say efficient! Efficiency is the best Fish in Sea (just made that up). So why aren't we all more efficient by using the power of Automation??? Who knows, but it's certainly great for mundane tasks like budgeting! Almost everyone loves automation, whether you realize it or not. One great way to tell is the amount of people who use Direct Deposit. Unlike the approximate 30% of people who actually decide to create a budget, there are positive signs for the amount of people who use Direct Deposit.
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I enjoy discussing and learning about technology, stocks, sports, and beating my wife at Dominoes! As I learn, I love to share with family and friends so that we can share our knowledge. Thanks for being apart of the journey!