I started this blog a few months ago after critically thinking about how I could best tie what I enjoy doing in life with how to best provide value to those I come into contact with everyday. By day, I’m a Business Analyst helping my company run more efficiently, offer better value to our customers, and make more money, but by night (and weekend), I enjoy over-analyzing how I spend my time, what I’m getting out of my money, and whether I’ve forgotten to have fun with all my great friends along the way (hence the tagline Find Time. Save Money. Have Fun.).
After thinking about the things that truly entice me, I decided a great hobby would be writing about all the things I over-analyze and using it to help people. Looking back now, it has all made me think about the difference between this hobby I work on at night and the job I go to every day.
Alright men, next Sunday is when restaurants, card makers, jewelers, flower growers, etc. expect you to save them from a struggling economy and spend your past month’s worth of income on your girlfriend/spouse/date… This may sound like an overwhelming task, but you may be able to earn a few brownie points from the lady with some creative yet low cost ideas. Here are some ideas provided by women I asked about surviving Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Feel free to share your own creative ideas in the comments below.
Congratulations to our January Giveaway winner James C! He won a $10 iTunes giftcard for having the most friends join him in supporting the Obsessed Analytic Facebook fan page.
Update: Kasey is the February Winner of Three Cups of Tea!
This month I am giving away a recent New York Times Bestseller – Three Cups of Tea.
The book is about a man who was sheltered by a Pakistani village after failing to climb K2, the second tallest mountain in the world. After learning the ways of the village and seeing how they were suffering from poverty, he pledged to return one day and build schools for them. It’s an inspirational true story that will open up everyone’s eyes to reaching out and supporting people in need.
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I often sit and wonder how some people get super rich. I’m not stuck on getting rich myself. I’ve learned that being rich doesn’t really mean you’re happy or living out your purpose. Instead, I’m more just curious how, economically, people get rich.
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In life, time is often times our most valuable asset. In an attempt to simplify my finances and reduce the amount of time I spend on them, I have tried to minimize the number of banks I use and focus on banks that provide me quick and, at times, instant services.
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I have always loved the idea of public transportation. You get to sit there and not worry about navigating traffic. You have time to read or if you have an iPhone you can even play games and catch up on the news. Recently, I decided trying public transportation for a week would be a great social experiment. Believe it or not I survived, and after looking back, I realize I learned a lot about myself, people, and public transportation in Atlanta. Here are the highlights.
Behind the scenes of the internet, there is a war going on between web browsers that has helped improve the internet experience for everyone. Gone are the days of Netscape vs. Internet Explorer. Today, there are many new players and a few very innovative companies that are leading the way.
One struggle in my life is motivation. Some people seem to have an abundance of energy, but I on the other hand like to ponder and think and when it comes down to just getting stuff done let’s just say I’m not a natural.
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