Posts Tagged ‘money’

People Getting Shocked Over Simple Savings

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 by

The other day I went to buy some juice as a person was telling me that they had difficulty finding it. As well, they didn’t drive and so dragging it back home is a pain. So I decided to buy a bunch which worked out to a little less than $1.70 per carton. When I brought it to the person I was asked how much it cost and she was shocked as she usually paid about $2.20 for each cartoon. This was shocked like as if someone won $1000 shocked.

I found it cute and at the same time it kind of showed me how so many people shop simply based on convenience. As a result, your simple knowledge of finding good deals is probably more valuable than you think. I think everyone appreciates it when someone tells them about a good deal to save them money right? It’s just sometimes we set ourselves up to such a higher bar of what a crazy deal would be that we forget that even the small deals can be big for others. I guess in general, learn to share your deals and money saving tips to others as it can brighten people’s day. :)

Expenses To Simply Chat With Friends

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by

Today while doing a job I just happened to bump into a friend who was passing by and we haven’t seen each other in a while. As a result, we decided to catch up a bit and went first went to get something to eat. After having a meal, we were just chatting away and it was pretty apparent that the waitress was trying to turn over the table as fast as possible. This then resulted in us going to a different place where my friend ordered a small dessert and we were able to sit and chat without any worries of time.

It made me think about the notion of having to pay money to just hang out with the people you know in a casual way can sure add up if it is constantly random like this. Then again, there isn’t really a way to plan for it ahead of time unless you have in-depth knowledge of the area to know the best places designed for people to socialize. The other funny way I was thinking was that if we kept in touch more often than we wouldn’t have been in this scenario. Simple as that huh?

Making You Think About The Free Services That You Use

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by

I am pretty sure in almost every news story lately there have been talks about how celebrities have had their personal photos and accounts hacked as a result of people obtaining access to data on a cloud network. Of course this created debate such as how some people are saying you shouldn’t ever put anything extremely private or important on these kinds of services in the first place.

That’s one of the reasons why I personally try to avoid free services such as Gmail for my e-mail or whenever I see options to back up my data on a cloud service I try to avoid it. Sometimes it’s just better to spend the extra money to have better security over your data and properties. Unless we are talking about things that you specifically want to get out to as many people as possible such as a funny greeting card. Granted that doesn’t mean you are 100% safe, but it sure reduces the risk of it getting compromised as easily.

Even when it comes to software I prefer to buy a standalone version as opposed to ones that force you to use its web based solutions. May have to pay more, but it gives you more security control I think.

Your Cause Or Your Personal Finances

Monday, September 1st, 2014 by

One big news around here lately is how the teacher’s strike has unfortunately dragged on for so long that the school year isn’t going to start tomorrow. As a result, there are many teachers who will be in financial trouble where they are literally not getting any form of income during this dispute. It’s pretty reasonable to expect too that many teachers budget their finances with their regular incoming income in mind. In this case, would you be inclined to continue fighting for your cause or would you simply do what makes the most immediate sense to take care of yourself financially?

This kind of makes me think of business scenarios in many ways too where speaking from personal experience it’s just the nature of life where you see a lot of things that you would love to fix or correct for the better. However, many times the simple fact that it costs a lot of money to do so is enough reason for you to think twice. Like in those cases, for myself I tuck it away where when I have the time, finances and energy to pursue it then I will go ahead with it.

That’s probably not the most popular answer as I am sure ideally we would all like to be super heroes and solve everything in a day as if we have money that grows on trees. Will be interesting to see how this turns out as this issue will sure open up a lot of financial obstacles for people.

A What To Invest In Mindset

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by

There are about three different items I was thinking of investing in as a way to get some specific projects going and it got me thinking how this is kind of an important mentality to stay out of debt in many ways. Basically, instead of always using your money on entertainment or lavish ways to dine out you should get into the habit of thinking how you can use your money to either make more or to free up your time.

Trying to do this during times where finances aren’t really an issue is a good time to do so too as oppose to scrambling to say find some money making opportunity when you are in a pickle in hopes that all your financial problems will go away with a lottery mentality. It helps to surround yourself with other like-minded individuals as I often find doing so allows you to get ideas and support from others who have similar goals. Basically have to be pro-active in finding ways to not always have zero savings if your goal is to have a good nest to rely upon.