Ah the end of summer is quickly approaching. What will August bring this year? I had lunch today with one of the co-founders of BuzzLogic. We caught up on life and discussed the world of online social media.
If you don't know about BuzzLogic, the company is one of Silicon Valley's great start ups. They got into the blogging world early. BuzzLogic developed a unique technological platform and a fantastic premium display ad network. It maximizes the returns of advertisers and publishers alike. If you're an advertiser or publisher, it's definitely worth a look.
Related: How To Start A Blog: Insights Into Building Your Own Website
What Will August Bring?
The funny thing is, my friend and I have been playing poker together for the past couple years, and I had no idea what he did. I just assumed everybody was a poker junky.
Anyway, I did my best to blend in. Often times I tried to beat the lowest denominator on the dress scale. My go-to was raggedy sweats and a soiled baseball cap.
Perhaps they'd have mercy on me given my appearance, or perhaps they'd smell blood and bulldoze me over! Both strategies have their strengths and weaknesses. But after a while, they all figured out I'm one of the tightest players at the table.
At any rate, it just goes to show you how small the world is. So be nice to everyone, especially in a big city. While you're at it, work on improving your emotional intelligence. You'll make more friends, and get farther in your career and life.
Let's Make A Difference This August
My friend shared with me many great tips for Financial Samurai, one of which I will implement today. At the end of every month, I will produce an “Editorial Calendar” with a theme for the following month.
Given that it's only a matter of time before the unemployment rate breaches 10% nationwide, many of August's entries will be related to the intricate world of employment.
From interview tips, to maximizing your chances of getting your foot in the door, to getting ahead in your career, I'd like to share some of my strategies and experiences.
In addition, I want to highlight posts from the personal finance community to analyze and discuss. I'm confident that we can collectively help make a difference.
“How High Can Unemployment Go Before We Derail?”
“To MBA Or Not To MBA”
“Do Rich People Try Harder?”
Increase Your Knowledge And Make More Money
Here are some additional personal finance resources I’ve put together. I hope they will help you on your financial journey. With more knowledge you can earn more, save more, and have a comfortable retirement!
- Take advantage of free online financial tools: Free Wealth Management
- Explore my top financial products recommendations
- Learn how much you should aim to have saved in your 401(k) by different ages. The numbers could surprise you.
- Look beyond your salary and start earning passive income. Here are the best passive income streams I recommend.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody and stay frugal!
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1 thought on “What Will August Bring…”
RB – Looking forward reading the series about unemployment. It's been especially tough for a lot of us in the outskirts of major cities, such as where I am now in beautiful Lake Tahoe. I would estimate unemployment to be closer to 15% where we are. Rough!