It’s the beginning of a new year, and many of us are thinking about our goals for 2022. Do you have any? In this post, I’ll teach you how to write personal OKRs to clearly define and track your progress towards those goals. What is an OKR? I was first introduced to OKRs at work,… Continue reading How to Write Personal OKRs
Do you set a reading challenge for yourself each year? Last January I decided I wanted to read 50 books in 2021. I read a lot throughout the year, but didn’t quite hit my goal. 2021 ended with a grand total of 37 books read, or 74% of the way to my goal. Although I… Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenge
Do you want to spend less money over the holidays? You can save thousands by switching to a Secret Santa. Or as we call it in our family, a Secret Shlomo, since we exchange gifts for Hanukkah. I’ll explain how we did it this year. My siblings and cousins exchange gifts every year. As everyone… Continue reading Save Thousands by Switching to a Secret Santa
In this post I’m going to talk about 5 things that are worth spending on. To me, being frugal isn’t about spending nothing at all. That just makes you cheap. Being frugal is about saving on the things that don’t matter, so you can spend on the things that do. I cut a lot of… Continue reading 5 Things Worth Spending On
Are you still not sure what gift to get that special someone for the holidays? If they like to read, a good book is a good gift. Books are my favorite kind of gift to get. I keep a wish list throughout the year, and whenever someone asks what I want, I just send that… Continue reading A Good Book is a Good Gift
Do you usually spend more this time of year? If you want to change that, the good news is you can save money during the holidays by tracking everything. And yes, I mean everything! December can be extra busy with parties to go to, holidays to host, and of course, gifts to buy. It can… Continue reading Save Money During the Holidays by Tracking Everything
What is an ETF? You might hear the term thrown around often when people talk about investing, but what does it actually mean? ETF is short for “Exchange Traded Fund.” It is a collection of securities (like stocks & bonds) that can easily be traded just like an ordinary stock. ETFs often track certain sectors… Continue reading What is an ETF?
How will the stock market react to the Omicron variant? We’re all hearing about the latest Covid variant, Omicron, in the news. Are you letting that affect your long-term investment plan? Maybe taking a look at how the market performed last year, when Covid first became a concern, can help put things into perspective. For… Continue reading How Will the Stock Market React to the Omicron Variant?
Do you spend too much money on books? Well, good news! You can save money by buying used books, like here at The Book Trader in Old City. When I say “used” I don’t mean ruined. I just mean that someone else has owned them. They’re still fine! Most books I find here are still… Continue reading Save Money By Buying Used Books
Is someone else hosting you for Thanksgiving? If so, don’t show up empty handed. Hosting for the holidays isn’t just a ton of work, it can get expensive too. Turkey, side dishes, appetizers, desserts and alcohol don’t just appear out of thin air. Your host has probably spent a lot of their time and effort,… Continue reading Don’t Show Up Empty Handed