Cecil Grant

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Goal setting is dead. Do this instead.

When it comes to goals, a lot us experience what I call the Treadmill of Disappointment. Tell me if this sounds familiar…• We get really motivated to …

Does an Extra Payment Have an Impact On Your Mortgage?

Let’s look at a “typical” mortgage. Right now, the average American mortgage is $235,000, so let’s use that as our baseline. The Seattle Times …

Personal Finance

How the Concept of FIRE Changed My Perspective About Money

When I first became interested in personal finance, I felt as though I was learning a new language. I started learning new terms related to …

Are You Subscribed to the 14 Best Podcasts About Money?

<i>By Christina Lavingia, Editor</i><p>Podcasts are the perfect medium for digesting news and information, as many Americans are fast discovering. According to an Edison Research study, the percentage of total podcast users grew 163 percent between 2006 and 2012; in 2014, there was a 25 percent uptick in …

10 Things You Should Stop Doing In 2015 To Save More

Do you want to save more money in 2015? January can be hard on your bank balance, but these 10 simple methods show you how to start saving money …

The Legend of Chris Kyle

There’s a story about Chris Kyle: on a cold January morning in 2010, he pulled into a gas station somewhere along Highway 67, south of Dallas. He was …

This 🙌

Five 1-Minute Projects That Will Change the Way You Taste Wine

(Image credit: Jill Silverman Hough)<p>Wine isn’t cheap. In fact, of all the beverages you could choose, it’s often the most expensive. So why not spend …

Flunking Retirement Readiness, and What to Do About It

Americans don't get the basics of retirement planning. Automating 401(k)s and expanding benefits for lower-income workers may be the best …

Retirement

10 RULES TO LIVE BY FOR THOSE WHO LEAD A LIFE OF WISDOM

<b>RULE 1: FOLLOW YOUR HEART</b><p><i>“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the</i> …

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not...

Work-life balance is dead

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

How to Manage Your Healthcare Costs in Retirement

In retirement, you may encounter expanding healthcare needs or even experience a life-changing disability. When trying to cover these health costs, you may realize that health insurance and Medicare fall short when it comes to providing ongoing, long-term care. For instance, if you don't need the …

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Whether a couch potato, weekend warrior, or elite athlete, we're all susceptible to back pain at some point during our lives. If you suffer from chronic back pain, you might be inclined to avoid physical activity to avoid more pain. However, you might not be aware that <b>certain activities and</b> …

Infographic: Here’s How to Live a Regret-Free Life

You’ve heard about brain games that promise to boost your cerebral prowess, but Happify’s “science-based” games and activities profess to bolster emotional strength. It takes only two months, according to the company’s website, for 86% of Happify members “get happier.”<p>Skeptical? Happify’s latest …

(Images) 52 Motivational Picture Quotes For An Epic Year Of Success

<i>Quotes have the power to change our perspective and motivate our minds</i> to achieve amazingly wonderful things in life.<p>I have lived an amazingly …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Self-improvement

4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>We should all be comfortable, shouldn’t we?</i><p>Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

7 Money Rules You Need to Know

If you’re smart, accomplished, advancing in your career, and embarrassed by how little you know about money, you’re not alone. We have to make a lot …

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.<p>Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles …

Productivity

Think Like a 5-Year-Old to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams

<b>“Don’t grow up. It’s a trap.” ~Unknown</b><p>A little over a year ago, my brother and I decided to write a book together. At the ages of nineteen and …

Motivation

Motivational Video Dare to dream

ShareEmailComments<p>Do you have a dream? Do you think it’s impossible? Do you think you can never achieve it? Then let me prove you wrong, every dream …

How do I figure out what to do in life?

Time to grow up and give yourself a better childhood. Let me explain, via Bill Gates the Potato Farmer.<p>You know how anyone can be anything they want, …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Dealing With Excuses

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i><p>I didn’t have any money so couldn’t start a business. And even if I started one, I didn’t have an office, or clients, and I was too shy to cold-call clients. I …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

How to Create a CD Ladder

Investing in the stock market could be a bumpy ride. If you’re looking for something that’s a little more predictable and generate steady interest, …

Want to Follow Your Dreams? F*CK IT!

Following your dreams is not for the faint of heart. The truth is a lot of stuff will go right and a lot of stuff will go wrong. At the end of the …

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus | The Art of Manliness

“Pay attention!”<p>“If you just focused more, you’d be more successful!”<p>We’ve all probably heard these kinds of admonishments from a teacher or a …