6 Reasons Why Supersets Are God’s Gift to your Workout

Can't Exercise When you Have the Kids?? Think Again

  It seems to me that it’s getting more difficult to be a productive, happy, family oriented dude and still prioritize fitness. Maybe I’m getting a bit older (with more responsibilities – thanks adulthood) or maybe fitness isn’t as fun so it’s easier to save that one until tomorrow? In any case, I had to find a way to earn and sustain my level of fitness – to make sure I’m putting in the work but limiting my time in the gym due to all those other fatherly, workably (no – not a word), or other activities. Happening upon supersets helped me become a more efficient exerciser.   A superset is performing more than one set of an exercise in a row without stopping (i.e. doing 8 reps of bench press and then going immediately into some number of squats without pausing to catch your breath in between).     You […]

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So you Want to Teach your Kids About Money but Don’t Know How?

So you Want to Teach your Kids About Money but Don't Know How?

  In this Current Events Friday’s Post (CE-Friday’s), I’ll be letting you know about a brand new way to help parents teach their kids about money – and have fun doing it – with Family Money School.   CE-Friday’s – “What you need to know today in less than 500 words”     Alright, Team, one thing to mention up front – if you like what you see in the product below and decide to make a purchase through one of the links in this post, I’ll get a small kickback for referring you to the course at no extra cost to you.   Why do I mention that?    Well, a couple of reasons… I’m next to positive it’s the law, I value your trust and try to be as transparent as possible with all the content on this blog, and I’ve never directly pitched a product on the […]

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“I Need to Lose 25 Pounds of Baby Weight – Help!”

"I Need to Lose 25 Pounds of Baby Weight - Help!" #fitness #calories #weightloss #health

    “I need to lose this baby weight but I have no idea how…” Her words both excited and terrified me at the same time. You see, my wife had asked me for fitness help in the past. And while things were great at the onset, I became more like “hardcore drill sergeant” and less like “caring and supportive husband”. Ultimately she started doing her own thing, we quit working out together, and my workouts haven’t been as spicy or fun since…   That was about 7 years ago and stasis has persisted from that moment forward.   Until today.   Today my wife was able to overcome the memory of me being an overly intense coach and the one who drove her away from P90X3 for good, all because she now faces an obstacle she’s never seen.   The woman was a track star, college volleyballer, and has […]

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The New Dad Survival Guide you Didn’t Get at the Hospital

The New Dad Survival Guide you Didn't Get at the Hospital #parenthood #firsttimer #dad #girls

  You leave the hospital after 9 months of preparations, hormones, long nights of crib construction/nursery preparedness, breast pump assembly, car seat checks, YouTube parenting video watching, and – oh – watching childbirth (bonus points if you’re in the O.R. for a C-Section – I’ve got 2 of those badges, thank you very much), and you’re smiling ear-to-ear because that baby is finally in your arms. But let’s get real… You’ve got no clue what you’re doing. But don’t worry – I got you. This is the New Dad Survival Guide they didn’t give you at the hospital – that you so desperately need.     Do you remember that time you were watching that movie with the Navy Seals and you were thinking, “Man these guys are tough. They never lose, they’re all rock solid, and they always kill the bad guy. I mean, I know it’s the movies […]

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What is 5G and should I care?

What is 5G and should I care? #wireless #data #technology

  In this Current Events Friday’s Post (CE-Friday’s), SC from MissFunctional Money is here to answer the 1.5-year-old question – What is 5G and should I care?   CE-Friday’s – “What you need to know today in less than 500 words”   (Photo courtesy of MissFunctional Money)     So … what is 5G?   Currently, 4G is the mobile network that’s predominantly used worldwide. It’s the “data” part of your cell phone plan that allows you to make calls, send text messages and mindlessly scroll on Instagram surf the web when not connected to Wi-Fi.   Every decade or so, another “generation” of mobile broadband is rolled out — making 5G about 10 years in the making. So, in theory, 5G will ultimately replace/augment the current 4G LTE connection that you already likely use.   Unlike the latest and greatest smartphone which features, like, one tiny upgrade from the previous […]

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How to not Let Cognitive Biases Delay Your Financial Freedom

How to not Let Cognitive Biases Delay Your Financial Freedom #biases #freedom #personalgrowth

    Hello, MikedUp Blog readers!  My name is Jerry, the creator of Peerless Money Mentor – a personal finance site that is primarily focused on helping people become financially woke, and I’m here to discuss how to not let cognitive biases delay your financial freedom.     First of all, I’d like to thank Mike for letting me borrow his digital space.  I always find his content very entertaining and highly informative.   Today, I will talk about something we all struggle with: cognitive biases.  While there are about 20 cognitive biases I can name off the top of my head, I have narrowed the list down to two.  We will discuss the sunk-cost fallacy and recency bias.   I’ll tell a story of how I have struggled to overcome each one of these biases and provide examples.  After covering each cognitive bias, I’ll provide a potential solution for […]

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Starting a Small Business: A Bird’s Eye View

Starting a Small Business: A Bird’s Eye View #hiring #marketing #training #leadership #entrepreneurship #business

  This is a sponsored post discussing the main things to consider before starting a small business (and I think it’s really good). Please see my disclosure page for more details.       Starting a Small Business: A Bird’s Eye View   Are you thinking about starting your own small business? Starting a small business that you are passionate about is exciting. You get to follow your dreams and go to work every day knowing you’re your own boss and that you get to have control over how your company is run.   However, starting a small business is no easy task. It takes a lot of time to thoughtfully plan out and map the logistics of your business to ensure it will be successful.   These are some of the higher concept ideas you must flesh out before you can even consider going over the intricacies of the […]

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Back to School: The Importance of Basic Maths Skills

  Today’s guest post explains exactly why you’ll be glad you paid attention back in math class. Maybe it’s true what Mrs. Jones said – “You’ll be using math every day… all the time, in the real world.” Let’s check out some reasons why.       Back to School: The Importance of Basic Maths Skills   For many adults, the maths lessons that they took in school were the last time they sat down and really seriously thought about applying mathematical skills to a problem. We are always told that ‘math is all around us’ and that it is at work in everything we see and do, but we rarely stop to wonder just how we use it ourselves in everyday life. Here we’re going to take a look at the basic maths skills that get us through some of the most commonplace tasks in adult life and show […]

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Beware of the Negative Comparison Game – You Do You

Beware of the Negative Comparison Game - You Do You

  In this Current Events Friday’s Post (CE-Friday’s), Scott (from Making Momentum) will be letting you know why comparing your success against that of your peers is a waste of time and mental energy.   CE-Friday’s – “What you need to know today in less than 500 words”         Hello MikedUp Blog Readers and a big thanks to Mike for letting me contribute to CE Friday’s! It’s my pleasure to be back for a third time (Wins And Losses and Walks To Work Interview) on the site.     Today I’m diving into something that has been on my mind lately. It also came up in recent conversations around the office when a coworker was talking about how much “further ahead in life” their friends from university are.   With that in mind, I say…don’t play the negative comparison game, do you and start big or start […]

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The Blogs and Podcasts I Absolutely Love

    Big thanks to a personal finance blogging icon (and Mt. Rushmore fixture) – J. Money from BudgetsAreSexy – for calling me out and letting me know that this sorta thing used to be a requirement…   As a personal finance writer (and, dare I say, community member) for the past 3 years, I’ve had the great fortune of getting to know some incredible people and great writers. So, the list below is to let you know the folks who I can’t stop reading. My hope is that you’ll find a few that you love as well!   Last updated 3-20-19   My Favorite Personal Finance Blogs Accidental Fire (Makes numbers sexier than anyone can – his stuff “wows” me) Bitches Get Riches (Great content with zero filters) Budgets Are Sexy (All things personal finance – I learn something new with each visit) Dr. Breath Easy Finance (Love his […]

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