Change is Hard

[Guest Post] Making Changes is Hard [Part 1 of 3]

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Today, we have the return of Mr. CEO after a multi-month hiatus. He had to step away from the blog for a while because of work, family, and other obligations. Today we take a short break from the normal financial post (although that does get honorable mention at the end). Mr. CEO is going to pour out what he has been struggling with a bit lately. This is his first attempt to make the changes he wants/needs to make in his life. We all have or have had struggles in our lives. And will have struggles in the future. That’s just a part of life! Without further ado here is one real person to another… Step your Game up Mr. …

The Secret to Productivity

A Day In The Life Of GYFG

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Early to bed. Early to rise. Keeps a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Ben Franklin When people get to know me and hear a little bit about all the things I do, they often ask me how I find the time. A large part of my secret is getting up early almost every day of the week (including weekends). Now let’s define early, because for some that means waking up before 9am (and for others anything before noon is early), but for me its waking up between 5am and 5:30am. Yes, I wake up before 5:30am almost 7 days a week. I say “almost,” because there is the rare occasion that I do sleep in. Don’t laugh, but sleeping …

I Miss My “Guaranteed” 15% Return (or Better) Every 6 Months

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Last week I was reading a post by fellow a blogger and unfortunately did not bookmark the post. And to make matters worse, I don’t remember which blog it was (first thank you to the blogger for the inspiration for this post, secondly this post is going live a few months since reading that post). However, the post was talking about how even people who work in Finance don’t make the best decisions when it comes to their finances. It reminded me of a story that I would like to share with you all here. Back Story I used to work for a public company a little over a year ago that offered an “employee stock purchase program” or ESPP for short. The program allowed …

[Guest Post] Mr. CEO’s First Blog Post – EVER

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Alright GYFG, I think it’s time for me to start telling people what I have to say since you seem to be having all the fun. Before we get too far, I wanted to throw out a quick “about me” so people know who I am and why I am here. [Mr. GYFG – just for fun I will interject occasionally] Here’s my bullet point version: Born in 1979 (so I am just barely part of Gen Y – but I am claiming it!!!) [Mr. GYFG – its close enough] I went to school to be an English Literature teacher and yet keep finding myself in Finance roles. [Mr. GYFG – good thing one of us understands how to communicate using the English language] …

Nominated For The Liebster Award

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Many of you may be asking the same question I did after Brian from Debtless in Texas nominated me for the Liebster award on Twitter the other day. After doing a little research I discovered that this is a cyber award that has been circulating the web for at least a few years now. The intention of the award is to get to know the nominated blogger and to discover other really cool blogs that you may have never heard of. It is another great example of how so many bloggers in the personal finance arena pay it forward. I would like to first thank Brian from Debtless in Texas for the nomination and for serving our country. It is the service …

I Just Brought On a CEO To Help Run Things Around Here

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I recently brought on a new CEO. That’s right I now have a Cheif Englush Occifer. (Mr. CEO here…Gen Y Finance Guy, how many times do I have to remind you that it’s Chief English Officer??? Don’t worry folks, this is the last time you will see these annoying little errors. My job is to make sure you can focus on the content and not worry about spelling and grammar). Well, that was a bit embarrassing.  But this blog is all about honesty and transparency and it’s not exactly a secret that writing is a skill that I am still developing. If we are being completely honest here, I never thought I would ever be doing something that involved writing on …

Yakezie Alexa Ranking Challenge

Joined the Yakezie Alexa Ranking Challenge

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This blog started from a challenge a little over 3 months ago. In order to take this blog to the next level for both myself, current readers, and those readers that will find us in the future, I have joined the Yakezie Alexa Ranking Challenge. Below are the guidelines: Yakezie Network Submission Guidelines The Yakezie Network List is an exclusive list reserved for Yakezie members.  For those who want to be on the list, they must first commit to participating in the Yakezie Alexa Ranking Challenge for a duration of 6 months.  The challenge is open to personal finance and lifestyle blogs. THE YAKEZIE ALEXA RANKING CHALLENGE 1) Install the Alexa toolbar if not already and comment what your current Alexa …

Getting Older

I’m 28 years old, now what?

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By the time this post goes live I will be 28 years old. But unlike many of my friends, I still don’t feel any older. In all honesty, I still feel like I am 16 years old but with a lot more knowledge and life experience. You could say that I’ve matured (even that is questionable), but I will never grow up :). The picture you see in this post is the Del Mar Ocean, where my wife has whisked me off for the weekend. As you can tell from the picture, the view from our condo is absolutely stunning. The sunset last night was even more amazing. I am grateful to have the privilege to be able to do things like this. …

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Why Gen Y Finance Guy?

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In full transparency, this blog is something I have been thinking up for a long time. But why did it take me so long to finally start? I think like most people it’s the fear of failure. Lots of thoughts went through my head every time I thought about buying the domain and setting up the site. Some of the thoughts included: What if no one reads what I write? Or worse, what if they do read my content and absolutely hate it? What if I run out of things to write about? Will anyone take me seriously? What if it’s perceived as just “another” personal finance blog? What will my friends think? What will my wife think? Should I …