Browsing: Weekly Lifehackers

I was an avid gamer growing up. E3 was definitely the time of year that I looked forward to learning about the new games that will be released. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and other software companies would display some of their best work to get you excited and ready for the new wave of games to hit you the coming holiday season or spring of the following year. This year, we have a couple of rumors to look forward to. We know that Sony will be releasing a more powerful version of the PS4 for VR. It won’t make an appearance…

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Recently I just reached a five year milestone with my company. I figured this would be a suitable time to reflect on that journey. I believe sometimes the best advice and insight you can give someone is just sharing your story. Fresh out of college at twenty-two, I started my job working at the bank the Monday after my graduation. I was excited just to have a job, let alone one in my field. This first job provided me with some professional structure, experience to platform from, and discernment about my career desires. Appropriate dress attire, scheduling meetings, e-mail etiquette,…

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Minority Report, Total Recall, and the Fifth Element. What do all of these movies have in common? A futuristic world where people did not take control of the wheel. They were driven around by robots or auto piloted cars, and It appears that those foreseen futures are coming to life! We already know several automakers are preparing for this future. There are cars on the market now that park themselves. And we know that Apple is up to something and sure to have competitors on their heel.  So with that being said, let’s take a look at what that future…

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Everyday we see products being marketed to us in every facet of our life. It could be the rotating ads on the billboards on your way to work. It could be the thirty second infomercial on the radio. It could be from the various companies you follow on instagram. Businesses spend millions to billions of dollars just to make sure there products are seen. Political campaigns spend millions to market one candidate or slander another. The cost of a thirty second ad during the super bowl is five million dollars. My short version definition of marketing is basically the subtle…

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Currently submerged in my second year of coaching I can comfortably and honestly say I have improved as a coach. As I should expect, considering I am in the gym coaching six to seven days a week. ( Sidebar/s: 1. Ball is Life. 2. If I miss your call/text/tweet… Gyms have very bad reception.) Be it high school, AAU, and even training I have had the opportunity to be a “sponge” around some coaches and programs extremely fond of winning. What I can take away from this is winning is a process. A process built around trusting three different ways.…

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So we’ve talked about budgeting before and its importance. But let’s take it one step further and actually look at some tools to help you get started. If you’re like me and grew up in the tech savvy age, you might be inclined to use something digital that has a good user interface, an app, and that’s easy to set up. My first suggestion, Mint.com, has it all. I used it for some time and I was actually overwhelmed with all the ways you can track you spending habits, your debts, your bills, and all sorts of things. But it’s…

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An electric car that can save you money and go from 0-60 in 6 seconds? No not a damn Prius. Though they did have a cool Super Bowl commercial. My friends, we are talking about a Tesla. With oil and environmental concerns on the rise, we have been challenged with being creative. Tesla has made electric vehicles attractive. Tesla has been known for their high end quality car tailored to those who can afford $80,000+ (base package) cars. Recently announced however, was Tesla s model 3. This vehicle is priced much lower at $35,000. It has a driving range…

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Last month my former high school, Southeast Raleigh High (Raleigh, NC) honored retiring Coach John Baker III, at one of the basketball games. A more familiar “Coach Bake” is what the community, students, and players, myself included know him by. Bake was a tough coach, I mean physically opposing in stature, and even more in basketball philosophy. I had a lot of basketball coaches growing up, and Bake easily took the cake when it came to having the hardest practices. I could’ve easily competed in cross country running after playing for Bake, the conditioning and practices were INTENSE. However, I…

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Cyber Warfare… You remember the movie Hackers? Yeah me either. I think the movie came out long before I was born. Maybe I should check it out. Either way, cyber threats are more prevalent today than ever before. There are so many different attacks out there! Sometimes you may not even know that some days you have has been compromised until 6 months later and the hacker is long gone!! Sheesh. That’s scary isn’t it? There is one attack in particular that I want to point out. These baby’s are called ransom attacks. Yes. Ransom. Have you seen the movie…

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Around this time of year you see lots of ads, commercials, and media publicizing tax refunds. They promise a certain percentage back, they tell you about special programs, and they tout about the millions in refunds that were handed out last year. And it’s enticing; the average Tax Return last season was almost $3,000. Businesses know this as well, they “discount” TVs, laptops, and other desirables knowing your getting ready to receive a large sum of money. But it’s not a good thing. Basically you’ve given the government a nice loan over the year, and they returned it without interest.…

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