Never Forget Another Birthday Gift Again

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March is a birthday-filled month for us for some reason. I recently purchased five gifts for friends’ and friends’ kids’ birthdays. My productivity trick for never forgetting to buy birthday gifts is simply setting up recurring scheduled tasks in my to-do list app, Things. A lot of people use calendar events to remind themselves that they need to get birthday gifts. This isn’t a horrible idea, but I personally don’t like… Continue Reading

The Hunt for the Best Free iOS Calendar App

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Image from Tempo So the other day something horrible happened. My work calendar stopped being pulled in by my iPhone calendar app, Tempo. So I deleted it, thinking I could just reinstall. When I went into the App Store to re-download Tempo, it was nowhere to be found. I Googled a bit and found out that the app got bought by Salesforce last summer. Tempo was the best free iOS… Continue Reading

Monthly Book List: February 2016

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Books I Read in February Title Author My Rating Goodreads Rating 1 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom 3.89 2 Dark Places Gillian Flynn 3.91 3 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think Laura Vanderkam 3.64 4 Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Jeff Sutherland 4.20 5 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living… Continue Reading

My Automated Personal Finance System

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I hardly do any manual work or maintenance for my finances. Everything is pretty much automated, from paying bills to setting aside savings from every paycheck. I learned this system from a book called I Will Teach You To Be Rich, which sounds cheesy but is actually a really good book.     Our Automated System Explained Our income comes primarily from our paychecks. Other Income includes the schooling allowance I… Continue Reading