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Jerry Texas

Lover of Coke Zero

Suggesting you read Not Open To Suggestion

I suggest you read this awesome post by Mo Bitar or don't if it's not something you were gonna do anyhow. I think the article was really neat, however I also think there are times when you are just being social and going with the flow to go for a walk or have some coffee with your friends. Once I felt like the walk, but not the coffee so I just walked with my friends, but didn't do the coffee. I was surprised how "offended" my friends were that I didn't buy the coffee and just did the walk, but I was OK with it. Hope they were too in the end.

FB

Trying to decide if I need to sell my FB stock. It's gone way lower than I thought it would. . .

Weekend is Over

It's sad how fast the weekend goes by. I feel like I am going through life at full speed right now. Kind of stressed about the week ahead, but there are some fun things coming up. I am secretly cheering myself on.

Vacation Weekend

Vacation Weekend

We are celebrating this weekend! That's all there is to say. Here's a cool idea for something someone should create, an Ambiance Monetizer. Someone asked me what headphones I was wearing and I gave them a link on amazon to them. They actually ordered it. What they didn't know what that person's link was one of my website affiliate links, so I actually made some money off the sale. Should that person know? Should I split the reward with them. Am I being unethical for not telling them that they were a pawn in my great experiment? So far, I see that the order has been placed, but it hasn't gone into my "estimated earnings" yet. Well off to that vacation!

These are awesome headphones

Really Good Headphones

I totally love these headphones

Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset - Black

headphones

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analytics

by reading this, you're giving me a bunch of data about your browser, ip address, screen resolution and a bunch of other data points. I'm testing on the other end to see what I can learn about you.

Also testing embedded youtube content. Listen to Ben Shapiro WIPE THE FLOOR with Whoopi!

Taxes 101, (a simple explanation of a complex system)

This article was written by Greg, the better looking Money Viking :)

It is that time a year again, tax time is upon us. There are hundreds of strategies and approaches people deploy. Some people like getting a big refund as a kind of savings bonus, others want to break even because they do not want the government borrowing their money all year long. Remember it could have been invested for you all year making you money. I want to lay out a very simple way that one can think about taxes to develop an effective strategy. This is a taxes 101 that I wish someone had taught me a long time ago. Again, our education system never talks about this stuff and it is so important to us personally and for our country. It is important to pay our fair share and no more. Someone has to pay for defense, roads, food inspection, research, bio-defense, infrastructure, social security, etc.

30 Day Challenge : Day 6 : Combining Rewards

Yesterday I combined a CVS reward of $1.00 from their app with an already on sale bottle of mouthwash ($4.60) while at the same time as using a credit card from privacy.com with 1% cash back that had a $3.33 reward on it. That 1 litre bottle of mouthwash was only $0.27 cents!

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Cascade Dishwasher Refills

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Listed Test - Q&A Section

Q&A Section

Q: Can I publish to listed from here?
A: Not if you're on mobile!

New Note 564

New Note 564

A Personal Blog

I'm like totally writing this in markdown

March 22, 2018

So it's been a while since I blogged. I got into privacy WAAAYYY to much and in a big way and I overdid it. Now I think I've adopted the best privacy practices for the average guy. I have another blog I'm trying to make some $$ with it, and I'm learning about SEO and AdSense I'm also a real person, behind the person, behind the man behind the man.

What are those best privacy practices for me? Well if I listed them here then it wouldn't be very private, now would it?

Listening to SRV (That's Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride & Joy).

30 Day Challenge : Day 4, Work From Home, Save Some Killowats

For Day 4, I’m working from home. For most people this would mean saving on expensive gas! For me as an electric vehicle owner, this will save me from driving 24 miles. This amounts to about 6 killowats of electricity with my EV or $1.20. I will invest the $1.20 into an agressive growth stock or fund. This is simple and easy using Stash or Robinhood!

30 Day Savings Challenge: Day 2 : Coffee & Lunch

This is Viking Jerry. Today I'm going to skip Starbucks and pack my lunch like Greg. My Grande Coffee usually is about $2.32, and my lunch can be upwards of $10.00. That money is going into Stash's "Delicious Dividends" ETF.

We will calculate our grand totals saved and invested through small actions at the end of the 30 days. Hope you will join us and share your successes!

30 Day Savings Challenge: Day 4 : Working From Home

For Day 4, I'm working from home. For most people this would mean saving on expensive gas! For me as an electric vehicle owner, this will save me from driving 24 miles. This amounts to about 6 kilowatts of electricity with my EV or $1.20. I will invest the $1.20 into an aggressive growth stock or fund. This is simple and easy using Stash or Robinhood!

How Crypto bought me a Car

It's not a Lamborghini or Tesla, but it will get me from point A to point B from the power of the sun! I had been experimenting with cryptocurrencies for a while and decided to take some profits. I sold all my ETH (not much) and then paid off the rest of my car loan with it. The loan wasn't that much, but I still feel good about reducing debt! I got bills to feed and mouths to pay!

Moral of the story for me is that I needed to examine my overall financial picture. Know when to take some profits, especially if it will improve one's overall financial health and strength. As far as cryptocurrencies are concerned, it is early to tell where all this will go. Will they add value? Will they be widely adopted? Time will tell, but in the meantime my sweet electric ride is that much sweeter knowing I don’t owe anything on it.