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Pay Yourself First

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. –Ayn Rand — I talked recently about the effects of debt on your pocket book, and more specifically about how credit card companies and bank loans can have you paying twice or sometimes even thrice the price of the item you initially bought.  It was not a pretty picture, but I hope it was... read more

Why Stop Complaining?

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects. --Lord Jeffrey — While my personal sentiments aren’t quite as strong as Lord Jeffrey’s up there, I do believe that complaining is a kind of plague that has spread rapidly throughout the human race, and that in order to be successful one has to purge themselves of it. ... read more

Stay Positive

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright — This might seem like common sense– especially on a website such as IEvo, but hear me out.  This is going to have a lot to do with me, because while there is a great deal to extol on the topic of positive thinking, I think there is little that would convey... read more

Dealing With Manipulative People Part 3

Manipulators suck. –Thomas James — So, as it turns out, there aren’t that many quotes on manipulation.  Which I thought was kind of surprising, to be honest.  Luckily you have an incredibly witty host who can provide you with little gems of wisdom like the one you see at the top of this article. If you hadn’t already noticed from the title of this article, this is part 3 (Of... read more

Dealing With Manipulative People Part 2

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable. –Dr. Joyce Brothers — As usual, I’m not going to spend much time on the pre-amble since this is the second part to this post.  I would highly recommend viewing the first part of this post before... read more

Dealing With Manipulative People Part 1

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.  If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. –Philip K. Dick — Not so long ago I had to finally put some issues to rest that I’ve been having with a family member my entire life.  Someone who had (Or so it seemed at the time.) been very subtle in their attempts... read more

Why I Avoid Debt Like The Plague

The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor. –Author Unknown — If you’re only going to read one article on this site, it needs to be this one. Paradoxically to me, debt has usually been viewed by my peers as a convenient tool they can use to attain things they want before they have the means to do so.  If they were a little low on cash, they would just... read more
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