While mortgages have become more accessible over time, the fundamentals haven’t changed. You put a portion of money down, the rest covered by a loan of either 30 or 15 years. The bank collects taxes and holds them in escrow, paying them for you (to lower their own risk). And, if you put down less […]
I love listening to older people’s perspective on life.
There’s a good quote from this book, it talks about how important it is to connect with other people. I couldn’t agree more, as it’s something I learned too late in life. In fact, helping my children be more connected with others is one of my top parenting priorities.
Read this book when you have time to chew on it.
Their consensus: no matter how talented you are, no matter how brilliant — you must have interpersonal skills to succeed. Many young people today are so focused on gaining technical expertise that they lose sight of this key to job success: traits like empathy, consideration, listening skills, and the ability to resolve conflicts are fundamentals in the workplace.
Behaviors change when we’re living in abundance. It’s cliche, but married people have different sex lives than single people. As adults, even young ones, we don’t have the same gravitational pull towards candy or treats as we do as children. I remember having a conversation with a friend about buying music CD’s. I didn’t like that […]
My grandfather worked until he couldn’t any more. He’d work full shifts as a tailor three days a week until after he turned 80. They eventually had to ask him to retire. I get it. But I also understand wandering. Dabbling. It seems that the fastest growing group of employed Americans is the elderly. The future of […]