Browsing: Weekly Lifehackers

The Hoops edition. If you have played sports at any level then there is a great chance you’ve heard the phrase “offense wins games Defense wins championships,” or some version of it. I mean for many basketball coaches this phrase serves as a mantra and foundation for their programs. Eventually I’m going to give my coaches hypothesis on why the statement is true. But first I want to examine the types of games and players that even play in championship games. Trust me, every player is not a championship caliber player. Being a champion in anything takes hard work! Taking…

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I know in my last blog (check it out if you haven’t already) I wasn’t quite sold on the Microsoft Hololens just yet however, Cuff Jewelry I’m really excited about. Wearable technology is emerging as a Billion-dollar industry leaving smartphones and tablets almost a thing of the past. Who would have thought, right? Lol, the IT Crowd of course. Thanks to nanotechnology we have the ability to run those high powered devices us millennials like to sport on our wrist but move over smart watches and fit bits! Cuff is wearable jewelry technology pricing from $50 to $150…

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The Super Bowl is among us. The mighty Panthers plan to win what we hope to be the most lopsided win in all of Super Bowl history. So, what would it be like to watch the big game with a Microsoft HoloLens? From a pure statistical standpoint the HoloLens would be golden. As your watching Cam Newton bowl over little line backers and dab in the end zone, you wonder, just how big is this guy? Well HoloLens. Show me Cam Newton’s stats. He punches through the wall, dabs, and smiles. You stand up and walk over to him. And…

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Quick when was the last time you had to calculate the circumference of a circle in your job? What about the area of a rhombus? Or the Volume of a square pyramid? Only a select few professions use the formulas and terms associated with geometry, but everyone can benefit from lessons in personal finance because it deals with you managing the income you receive regardless of your profession. So why is personal finance not mandatory in high school where Geometry is in most cases? I don’t know, but it’s a question that has peeved me for some time. In my…

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When I was a kid, I can honestly say I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. I mean clueless. In school I would make up something different every time an assignment projecting our careers came up. Now it’s not that I hadn’t given it any thought, because I did. A lot. My future was just something I wasn’t ready to decide on, until a few years ago. One thing I always knew was my pops was the coolest dude in the world. And he was a basketball coach. I was fortunate enough to watch…

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“Let’s shake on it.” We have all said it at least once in some form or fashion. The handshake agreement goes back centuries to the stone ages. Two parties agreeing to perform some task, exchange some currency, or abstain from doing an activity in exchange for an agreement or action by the other party is the building block of modern contract law in the United States. An agreement that is solidified by a handshake, usually witnessed by others, is what we have come to understand to be a gentlemen’s agreement. Believe it or not, these handshake agreements or gentlemen’s agreements…

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2015 is officially under our belts and 2016 is here! With the New Year comes those “New Year, New Me” post and memes. There is no shortage of new trends and this is no different in the tech world. You don’t have be a conventional “techie” to want to be in the know with the constant evolution of technological innovation anymore. Technology has kicked down our front door, plopped down on our couches, and snatched our attention. Microsoft plans to do that LITERALLY with HoloLens. Last January Microsoft unveiled its HoloLens demo and got the tech world buzzing. The consumers…

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The Consumer Electronics Show is held yearly in Vegas. It’s a sneak peak into the herald of technology. Last year the show had a lot of smart watch antics. Each year of course you get the upgraded usuals. This year a TV caught my eye. The OLED see-through TV. Initially I was nonplussed by the presentation. Then the dust settle just a little. Who in the world would want a see-through tv? How would this be applicable in a home? I guess the geekiest of geeks could look at their Star Wars poster while watching Luke get his hand severed…

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Happy New Year Folks! As 2016 gets into full swing, I think it’s apt that one of your first goals, plans or things you think about is what you want to achieve financially. If you don’t tell your money where to go, then it’ll go on its own before you realize it’s gone. I don’t know if you achieved your financial goals in 2015, but in order to do get closer this year you will have to have a paradigm shift. Reaching financial goals, like many other type of goals, is about habits, consistency, and mental awareness. There’s no get…

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Budgeting during the holidays is a must Tis the season to be jolly and buy nice thing for the ones you love. During this time of the year, people spend lots of money buying Christmas decorations, trees, food for gatherings, and most importantly gifts for their friends and family. All of these things are great! But they should all be decided way before the month of November or December arrives. My Wife and I had a discussion on joint gifts this year for family members, setting the money aside, and looking at deals regarding our shopping. We will be jumping…

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