Monthly Archives: October 2018

What’s the Definition of a Successful Business?

This can mean different things to different people. As a business owner, you can do a lot to ensure success by planning in advance. That’s why it’s so important to create a business plan as the first step. It’s also wise to know your customers and how to reach them. In the end, successful businesses are determined by metrics and measurements, of course, as well as their reputation and their ethical manner.

From loyal customers to brand awareness, check out these ways in which a business defines its success:

Halloween Revisited


Who’s going to catch the latest installment of Halloween? This one is special because it brings back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, who engages in her final confrontation with Michael Myers. He first went on his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Today, she’s back to settle the core.

I love Halloween. The movies are iconic, the decorations fun and it’s a great way to close out fall. The original came out in 1978 and I watch it on TV every year. Pretty excited to see the new one. Let me know what you guys think!

Is Youth Just a Mind Set?


It would appear so. LeBron James of the LA Lakers says he feels like “just one of the guys” among all the new young players on the team this year. age really just a number? I think as long as you take care of yourself and feel young inside, that’s all that counts.

LeBron says he prides himself on being a leader among all those young players, who just signed a four-year contract this off-season. Unlike in previous years, though, James isn’t surrounded by multiple other All-Stars. In fact, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart grew up watching LeBron in the league!


Personal finance: managing your money so it doesn’t manage you


At first glance, personal finance looks to be primarily about money: getting rich and optimizing your investments. While it is about that in some ways, more importantly it may have nothing to do with money at all and everything to do with optimizing your values and priorities.

That’s why it’s important to learn how to manage your money so it doesn’t manage you. In the end, money is a tool, not an ideal. Use those tools to live your best life! Read more here:

Reasons to invest in your 20s

When you’ve finally emerged from college in your early 20s, you’re just ready to start making a living. And with that influx of money from (hopefully) a full-time job, you understandably want to start buying things — lots of things. These range from the large (house, cars, trips) to small (clothing, purses, shoes, furniture).

While these are all noble pursuits, it may be in your best interests to hold off on the spending and invest that money instead — while you’re young.

Unlike previous generations, this one has much more freedom to job-hop, going through four different jobs by the age of 32. This gig economy comes at a price. You’ll need to start a retirement fund from scratch.

There are many more insights into this at: