Comment on Financial Slacker Monthly Update – June 2016 by FinanceSuperhero.
It sounds like you had a great month, Dave. Maintaining your blog must be tough with your busy weekends.
June has been good. It is a month of transition and rest for me; I’m an educator living the summer vacation dream while also pursuing new part-time side hustles like real estate agency, financial consulting, and my blog. I’m trying to look at this time as setting the foundation for future success.
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State of Uncertainty
I applaud you for having the courage to depart from your normal routine to write about something that is important to you. The current state of the US is very discouraging to me, as well. In the past, it seemed that the media focused on the negative and pushed the positive stories into the background. Now, it seems that there are actually fewer and fewer positive stories even making their way onto the news.
I recall learning about sensationalist journalism in high school and feeling thankful that it was relegated to history books. Now we’ve come full circle.
As for what can be done about it? I’m not sure either. As you pointed out, we’ve lost sight of the fact that we all have far more in common than we’d like to believe.
Refinance Analysis of a Commercial Mortgage
I think I would advise the refinance, as it improves your client’s cash position via the reduction in annual payments. There are lots of things to think about though. I’ll be curious to see what you suggested.
Regrets Can Become Opportunities
This is a tough topic to write about (and think about, for that matter). My biggest regret is leaving my first job too soon, as well. However, it has helped me redefine what I really want to do for the rest of my life, so in that sense, my error may yet work out in my favor.
Suffering From Perfectionism or Procrastination?
I agree with your suggested steps to avoid procrastination, FS. The one that has been most beneficial to me is setting interim delivery dates. Even the most monumental tasks become easier when they are broken down.
Working From Home Benefits and Challenges
Great points all around, FS. My day job keeps me out of the house, but my side hustles are work from home. I cannot imagine working from home on a daily basis. I would be far too distracted by other tasks.