3 Career Fields Bill Gates Recommends to the Class of 2017

“If I were starting out today and looking for the same kind of opportunity to make a big impact in the world, I would consider three fields.” Those fields are: Artificial intelligence, because “we have only begun to tap into all the ways it will make people’s lives more productive and creative.” Energy, “because making…

10 of the Most Fantastic Train Trips in the U.S.

Ready for a long relaxing trip? The cost depends on the season, route and class of train car, but this may be a great option for a truly relaxing trip.  If not having to get rental cars, fight traffic and parking, running through train stations and dealing with hotel sounds like heaven, consider these scenic…

Will Technology Steal Our Jobs?

Will Artificial Intelligence and/or automation take over you job?  Maybe…  AI and automation has been improving for decades and it’s not going to stop.  In fact, some experts are predicting that half of all jobs will be fully automated in the next 10 years.  I wonder if they are right.   Machines and computers have…

International Tipping Guide

I don’t know about you, but when I travel internationally I have absolutely no idea about local customs when it comes to tipping. If you are in the same boat, here is a quick guide to help you plan your finances for you next trip. Mexico: Restaurants: 10-15% Housekeeping: $1-$3 per day Tour Guides: $6-$12…

What Exactly Is In Your Drinking Water?

After the water crisis in Flint, Michigan making international news due to their lead-tainted tap water, I wonder what I’m drinking every time I visit a water fountain or drink non-bottled water. How do we know what we’re actually drinking? Well, some cities send out copies of their water tests and if you don’t believe…

Need a Cheap Beach Home?

I know that I’m ready to retire.  If I had to do it now, this is a good list to use to get started on your beach home hunting.  Let the good times roll! Per Realtor.com these are the 10 more affordable places in the US to buy a beach home and the median home…

11 Secrets to the Good Life From the World’s Happiest People

Last year, Denmark was rates as having the happiest people in the world according to the World Happiness Index. So what’s their secret?  Well, here are the keysaccording to their smiling faces. Spending real time with your friends.  Not just text and emails.  Real ttime. Take more relaxing baths. As odd as it may sound,…

Do you REALLY Want to go back to school?

Do you REALLY Want to go back to school? I guess it should boil down to why.  Why do you want to go back to school?  Is it because you want a better job?  Do you need more décor for your office?  Did you make a promise to yourself or someone you love? If you’re…

Financial Goals To Hit Before 50

I don’t know about you, but I am very goal driven. I make immediate, short-term and long-term goals and make sure that they are written down. I look at my goals at least four to five times every week and make sure that I stay on track. Here are a few goals to keep in…