Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let’s talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your budget, and how to choose what’s best for your needs.
No. 4: Buying New Cars … and Thinking It Matters
According to USA Today, the average price of a new car surged to more than $30,000 in recent years. But when you’re a 20-something, you don’t really care. You might do or say nearly anything to justify the purchase, telling yourself things like, “Everyone has a car payment!” and “I can totally afford this,” all while not really having a clue what your life will be like in the future.
Lie #6: Becoming Financially Successful Will Take Too Much Time/Be Too Much Work. It’s not an easy task, going from a broke lifestyle to a financially secure lifestyle. It takes time: time to educate yourself, time to implement changes in how you manage your money, and time to learn how to live like a person heading toward wealth.
The answer to both questions is no — those habits don’t have an end, and they don’t bring happiness or contentment.
“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”
“We polled our team to find out the top productivity tools for staying on top of things, getting organized, and working efficiently. We hope these will help ease you into your goals for 2015 and make those resolutions stick (if only there were a tool to help us say no to cake).”
“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” —Jefferson Bethke
After graduating high school, most tradesmen will attend some sort of schooling for a year or two, be it a community college or technical school. Community college is in many ways just a pared down version of a 4-year liberal arts school. You’ll get training in a specific field, but also often be required to take classes that aren’t related to your area of study in order to earn an associate degree. Community college will also cost more, as you’re getting those additional credits. With a technical school (also sometimes called trade school or vocational school), your training is dedicated entirely to your field of study.
“When we talk about investments on a personal finance site, we’re usually discussing things that you can buy for a certain amount of money that will, in theory, provide a return on that money. Stocks, bonds, real estate, porkbelly futures – you get the idea.
Such investments are a valuable thing to know about, of course, but it just scratches the surface of investing. You actually invest all the time, whether you realize it or not.
I prefer the broader definition of investing: an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result. That worthwhile result doesn’t have to be money at all – it can be a good relationship or an improvement in your health or anything else.”
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain