How to Be a Financially Fit Day Trader

  (This is a sponsored post discussing the in’s and out’s of how to be a day trader – please see my disclosure for more details. Image via Flickr by schrierc)     The basics of how to be a day trader   Day trading is a great option for those who want to make a good income while having the flexibility to work anytime, anywhere. However, it can be a risky venture, especially for beginners. Many new traders just want to learn how to set up their charts and start making money right away.   If you want to make a steady income from day trading, you need to spend enough time learning the ropes and have the discipline to follow a set of rules that many traders abide by to achieve long-term success. Discover how you can be a financially fit day trader.   Treat Day Trading Like […]

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“I Have Accepted Another Job Offer – This is My 2-Weeks Notice”

"I Have Accepted Another Job Offer - This is My 2-Weeks Notice" #2-weeksnotice #resignation #business #employees #respect

  “Wait… What?!?!” Let me just say off the top that receiving our first version of the “2-weeks notice” flanked the $h_t out of me. I never saw it coming… Not even for a second. But after some time to reflect, process, and move forward – as they say, “Everything happens for a reason.” Now all that’s left to find out is whether that reason will set our family up for the next great step in life complete with increased happiness and wealth… or, if that reason is the start of the financial apocalypse as we know it…     (Photo courtesy of Justin Montemarano)   We’ll get back to the 2-weeks notice, but first – a MikedUp Blog original     Don’t know if you’ve heard, but my wife was pregnant with our second child and due back in early January (I don’t say: “we’re pregnant…”).     So […]

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Wins and Losses Series: Millionaire Mob – “In the span of 30 seconds, I lost over $500”

Wins and Losses Series: Millionaire Mob - "In the span of 30 seconds, I lost over $500"

Hi, Team!   Welcome to another edition of MikedUp Blog’s Wins and Losses Series, where we interview a generous participant about 4 of the best and worst moments of their life. The point? To learn from the past so that we can improve in the future!   If you’re interested in participating in the Wins and Losses Series, please send me a note here (you don’t have to be a blogger to participate!)     Check out the complete Wins and Losses Series Here   (Photo courtesy of Justin Montemarano)   This week we have: Millionaire Mob!   Millionaire Mob is an early retirement blog focused on everything online income including: Travel Rewards, Passive Income, Dividend Growth Investing, and Personal Finance advice. I hope to provide the best advice to help you learn and grow along the way. Join the mob of financial freedom experts and escalate your life. Follow us […]

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How to Best Prepare your High Schooler for the Big Bad World

Prepare your high schooler for life after high school

How to best prepare your high schooler for life out of the nest can be a terrifying thought.   Take it from me – the father of a 3-year-old who hasn’t quite approached that stage yet but experiences a 10% rise in blood pressure just as I write this sentence.   Sure, there’s research and logical thought on best practices, but how can you know if that’s what actually works – in the real world?   Well, we are incredibly fortunate to have 2!! people here today that literally work with 14-20-year-olds as they prepare for and enter life after high-school.   These two – collectively – have 3 degrees and double-digit years of experience helping kids just like ours make this transition successfully. There may not necessarily be one “right way” to prepare your teenager, but there are some great general concepts and the two below have graciously offered […]

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Getting Started with Exercise? Never Miss a Monday

Do you know what percentage of your week is equal to 3 half hour workouts? 0.9%.   Let’s go bold and say we’re going to tackle four hour-long workouts. Throw in 15 minutes a piece for drive time. That’s 5 solid hours devoted to exercise and your overall health. Ok, 5 hours is a huge chunk of time, right? We couldn’t take that away from the kids, work, cocktail hour, Facebook, election coverage, or The Bachelor. That’d be ridiculous. What if I told you that is only 3% of your week? Could you sacrifice 3% – for you? Let’s come back to this.   I equate achieving some level of fitness to pushing a boulder up and over a hill. Standing at the bottom looking up seems daunting, insurmountable, and like a waste of time, I get it – but it’s possible. Also, once you reach the top it’s much […]

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