Archive for April 22, 2017

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Tips for Buying a House

  Be sure to have at least 20% down payment By having a 20% down payment ready when you go to purchase a new home not only will it lower your monthly mortgage rates, you won’t have to pay for private mortgage insurance. If you don’t have the 20% down payment more often then not you’ll have to have private mortgage insurance….to make things simpler you’ll have an additional payment in addition to a mortgage each month.   Mortgage shouldn’t...

10 Tips to Prepare for a Job Interview

Congrats! You just got a call after you’ve submitted your resume to a potential employer about coming in for an interview! The good news is if they’re calling you in for a job interview, you’ve met all the qualifications; they just want to get to see what your personality is like. Here are just a few tips in preparing for it! 1. Know Where You Are Going For The Job Interview Don’t wait until the morning of to try to...

What Makes Success?

              In today’s society there seems to be confusion about what will make a person so called “successful”. Some people think it’s GPA, some people think it’s attending overpriced private universities, some people think it’s because you were born into an upper class family. While perhaps maybe some of those factors may help you, they are not the sole factors that you will make you successful. Just because you graduated and now have a college degree doesn’t mean that you’re...

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Selfishness

     It’s one of the most famous quotes of the Declaration of Independence “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. We have a culture that constantly tells us: “ “do what makes you happy” and “if it feels good do it”. Even if your motivates are selfish, go against God, and will bring you harm later, if it feels good and will make you happy in the moment do it. People have such a distorted vision of what will bring...

Keeping Up With The Jones’s

They used to be our next-door neighbors, but now we keep them in our back pockets, the Jones’s. Fifty years ago, they were the family that lived down the street from us who always had the bigger cars, the nicer clothes, the more expensive house, and the perfect family. Of course they wouldn’t share that they are in debt up to their eyeballs, their mortgage is underwater, or that their fifteen year old just got in trouble with the cops....

Selfies-A New Narcissism

Ah the selfies, a new phenomena introduced by the world of social media. For those that do not know a selfie is a photo one takes of themselves, with only themselves. Sounds simply right? Not so fast. I always feel bad for the girl I see posting multiple selfies of herself almost daily. The act of the picture taking are telling me a lot more about her than the picture it’s self. I notice that there is a “look at...