Brain Bites – Issue 13

Brain Bites – Issue 13

Brain Bites by YPG Blog

Brain Bites are “now and then” updates regarding trends, statistics, and interesting info-bites in personal economics.

These tasty tidbits help maintain your edge over an unpredictable future.  Think of them as cerebral snacks for the hungry mind!  Continue reading Brain Bites – Issue 13

Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.

Bill Gates did it.  So did Oprah Winfrey.

Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.

NeXters, you’re strong, good-looking, and above average.

As recognized persons of genius and talent, what are the odds that you, too, will become a billionaire?

Not as good as you think.  Continue reading Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.

What you know (that just ain’t so).

What you know (that just ain’t so).

What you know (that just ain't so).

“I remember landing under sniper fire—we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

“If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your (missing email) situation.”  Continue reading What you know (that just ain’t so).

What the Bleep! happened?

What the Bleep! happened?

What the Bleep! happened?

The sense of relief that Americans used to feel after a contentious election seems a distant memory.

After what seemed like a slam-dunk for Clinton, many NeXters are incensed about Trump’s victory.  How did the predictors get it SO wrong?  Continue reading What the Bleep! happened?

Every pizza is a personal pizza.

Every pizza is a personal pizza.

Every pizza is a personal pizza.

Pizzas are never cut perfectly. And, quite naturally, most of us want to scam the largest slice for ourselves.

We seek to maximize the gain (most cheese and pepperoni) and minimize surprises (who ordered the anchovies?).  Continue reading Every pizza is a personal pizza.

The sum of your choices.

The sum of your choices.

The sum of your choices.

The fundamental decisions most young persons will make are the same ones faced by their parents and their parents’ parents.

In a world less forgiving of mistakes, the ability to make smart decisions is a particularly vital skill to master.  Getting it wrong can cost a bundle. Continue reading The sum of your choices.

Bachelor’s degree in stress.

Bachelor’s degree in stress.

Bachelor's degree in stress.

Stress is a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried, or run-down.  Are you stressed out? These days, who isn’t?

The American Psychological Association (APA) suggests that money and finances continue to be the top cause of stress.  Continue reading Bachelor’s degree in stress.

Old habits die hard.

Old habits die hard.

Old habits die hard.

A bad habit is an undesirable behavior pattern.  Common examples include procrastination and overspending.

But removing established habits can be a challenge because they are a part of who we are.  Continue reading Old habits die hard.

Good habits, good life!

Good habits, good life!

Blog 71 - Good habits, good life!

Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors, through regular repetition, become automatic.

Surprisingly, the time it takes to form a good habit can be much longer than most of us realize.  Continue reading Good habits, good life!