I’m guessing most of us joined Facebook to share updates and information with friends and family. Some of us learned to enjoy Facebook groups of people with similar interests. Deleting Facebook would cause us to lose access to things we actually enjoy. So, the answer isn’t to delete Facebook. The answer is to remember why we joined Facebook in the first place and interact with it on our terms.
Obviously, everyone needs an education in basic math. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions are encountered by most people on a very regular basis. On the other hand, the vast majority of people rarely use algebra, calculus, or geometry.
On Friday, I began the process of canceling my Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. While I’m obviously thrilled to be starting my new job tomorrow, I have to admit that I was a bit nervous to start the process that will result in my no longer collecting benefits.
As part of my preparation for my new job, I decided I should once again get comfortable using my cane. Obviously, I much prefer going places with Ufi, but there may be times when it would make more sense for him to stay home. Also, there may come a time when he is sick. And, of course, he will eventually retire.
March 1, 2018, started out as a normal day. March 1, 2018 will go down as one of the most important days of my life. As the title indicates, March 1, 2018 is the day my years-long job search came to an end. I no longer have to read through job listings, think about cover letters and resumes, and wonder when I’ll get another chance to prove what I can do. Very soon, I will start work as the Disability Equity Specialist in Portland’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.
John C. Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds, Updated 10th Anniversary Edition is one of the most influential books I have ever read. If you are at all interested in learning more about investing your money, you need to read this book.
David Bach’s The Automatic Millionaire is an absolute must read for anyone interested in saving money. Even though I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about money, I learned a lot from Mr. Bach’s insightful work. What really stood out to me about The Automatic Millionaire is how well Mr. Bach communicated concepts that are often hard to understand and can sometimes be intimidating.
I got myself the Apple Watch Series 3. I chose the GPS version, because I’m not paying 10 dollars a month for cellular connectivity.
In May of 2016, Mom and Aunt Barb got me an original Apple Watch for my birthday. I have warn it nearly every day since and have learned to love having it on my wrist.
I have had many discussions about the value of a college diploma. In thinking about those discussions, I have come to one important conclusion: the key to finding a career that provides the benefits you need is to make yourself as irreplaceable as possible. Putting it simply, the easier you are to replace, the less your employer will care about you. That sounds harsh, but it’s true.