Trading

Trade Log June 2017

This will mark as the start to my trading log reporting.  I will do this in monthly posts.  This is a short report as the first trade was taken in the last week of June. First Trade ends in loss  6/26/17 I attempted shorting the Eur/USD at 1.1193 aiming for a TP of 70 and SL of 20.  On entry…

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Lifestyle

Why We Have It Better Than a King

It is easy to get down about ourself or our lives, when we are constantly bombarded by the media and adverting.  Successful advertising preys on us to intentionally make us feel that we are missing out if we do not buy the products they are selling.  The media continues to grow to levels that never could have been imagined 30…

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Housing

Why You Should Buy The Worst Car and House

There are some things to consider in buying a car and a house.  For a car reliability and safety features are important considerations.  When buying a home being in the right location and near good schools usually is worth paying up for.  After the basics are met many people tend to spend extra for upgrades in each.  Just remember that…

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Lifestyle

Work: Doing Something You Don’t Want to Do

If we think about work in terms of its relation to a job for employment we could define it as “Doing something you don’t want to do.”  There are two reasons for this. Someone is paying you to do the work so that they do not have to do it If someone wanted to do the work for pleasure then…

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Lifestyle

Taking Risks With Some Financial Security Reserves

In America the idea of delayed gratification is well taught to us at a young age.  The idea of working hard and being rewarded is paramount to the American Dream.  For this reason it is very intimidating to consider making any life / work decisions that go outside this line of thinking.  Despite knowing this model does not work for…

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Lifestyle

Justifying the Value of Travel

Travel can be anything you want it to be.  From a staycation, a day trip, to an overnight, to full immersion there is no one best choice.  Travel can be very expensive, but it can also be a bargain depending on how you structure it.  There are so many benefits to traveling that it is worth building a budget and…

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Housing

Tiny Houses are Only Worthwhile If You Own The Land

HGTV has been hitting it out of the park in recent years and has added many new shows to their lineup.  “Tiny House Hunters”, is just as the title suggests a show where people select between 3 different tiny homes / trailers to buy.  I really do enjoy watching the original “House Hunters,” but my main criticism is that they…

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Lifestyle

Determining the Favorable Cost of Living / Salary

When deciding where to live people tend to think about cost of living and job opportunities as separate factors.  They may move to one area because they can get paid a little more, but do not really think about the living costs.  The reverse is true where someone takes a hefty salary cut to move somewhere so they can afford…

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