Author Archive | JasonC

Review of The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande My rating: 5 of 5 stars A little over a year ago I heard about this book at a medical conference I attended where we were discussing the benefits of CPOE (Computerized Patient Order Entry) for hospital patients. Based on the recommendations of others […]

Review of the Awesome Book Platform by Michael Hyatt

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Michael Hyatt’s Platform is, in short, a book about getting your online presence in line, and why you should care to do that. Many people, myself included, maintain an online presence including active Facebook posting, Twitter, websites or blogs, […]

The Inevitable Decline of the Brick & Mortar Bookstore

I’ve come back to write a post on my website after reading this insightful article on the I Love My Kindle blog. During the writing of the comment on that, I realized the strong emotional link I have to bookstores and the somewhat sad experience I recently had at the Knoxville, TN Barnes & Noble […]

A User’s Review of YNAB 4

As I have mentioned in a previous blog post, I evaluated several different software options for household budgeting. A couple of these programs were either free (Mint.com) or I already owned (Quicken) or had access through membership to Total Money Makeover.com (Gazelle Budget). I briefly looked into others and did yet more research online. By […]

Your Budget Part 3 – Tips

Your Budget Part 1 Your Budget Part 2 Here are some tips for the budget: Do’s: Prepare (see part one). The more you prepare, the more realistic it is likely to be and the more likely you will be successful. Be patient. It’s going to take a few months to work it out. Make use […]

Next Steps For Your Budget – Budget Part 2

See my last post for the first part in this series Income: Some people have regular incomes, but most people have some degree of variability to their income. If you get paid biweekly, you’re going to get paid twice a month except 2 months of the year you’ll get 3 paychecks. If you have additional […]

Getting Started With A Budget – Part 1

Are you serious about getting yourself and your household on a budget? Not to be preachy, but you should be. This is probably the most powerful tool you have to build wealth. This is a series of articles regarding creating a budget and hopefully sticking to it. I will go into the specifics of using […]

Just Starting Off With 33

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? For me, that number is 33. 33 total “influence” per the Social Influence counter in the right sidebar. Why am I writing a post about this? Mainly because I’d like to keep track of this and see if it’s something that is likely to grow, or if it stays […]

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