Weekly Acta #4

Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Acta. The Acta is now one of the more popular pages on the site, and this week it’s full of great information from the FI/RE and personal finance blogosphere.

I’ve also provided some links to other articles that I found exceptionally interesting this week. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!


FI/RE / Personal Finance Blogs

Weekly Acta #4

Best Courses and Books to Improve Soft SkillsClick here to view original web page at engineerseekingfire.com

At the beginning of our careers, we tend to focus on “hard skills”. Software Engineers learn how to design systems, use design patterns, and code in multiple languages. Hardware Engineers learn how to design SoCs, dive deep into ASICs, FPGAs, and use Verilog or VHDL. However, as we all progress in our careers, we find out that “soft skills” become very important and differentiate the good from the great. In this post, I present my personal recommendations about the best courses and books to improve your soft skills.


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New Year Resolutions – Five Strategies That WorkClick here to view original web page at bankeronfire.com

When it comes to New Year resolutions, so many people fail at keeping them that it’s a surprise that anyone still bothers to make them in the first place. According to research, 80% of people give up on their New Year resolutions by February. That’s right, four out of five people will drop their grand aspirations for a better life just 30 days into the year.


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Will my money last till I die?Click here to view original web page at www.latestarterfire.com

Mrs T is 78 years old and lives in a very swanky aged care facility. Her room is large and comfortable, with photos of children and grandchildren.

She is fairly new, having moved in eleven months ago. She tells me she was always available for everyone in her family. But no one was there for her when she needed them.


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6 Ways Practicing Gratitude Can Transform Your FinancesClick here to view original web page at www.theloadedpig.com

Practicing gratitude regularly has been shown to impact how people make decisions about their finances in countless ways. Taking the time to personally express gratefulness can truly transform your finances and your life. Find out 6 ways gratitude can positively impact your financial situation and several ways you can start practicing gratitude today.


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Hazard Pay – Why Hazard Pay Should Be Paid to Essential Workers – Now and PermanentlyClick here to view original web page at www.reversethecrush.com

The internet and technology, such as self checkouts, have eliminated the need for employees to be at an office or physical location.Therefore, hazard pay should be paid if you are forced to work in the current Coronavirus conditions.

And anyone required to leave their house for an employer should permanently receive hazard pay.


Other Interesting Articles:

Is retirement the key to happiness?Click here to view original web page at www.philonomist.com

Why the Liberal Arts?Click here to view original web page at www.tkc.edu

UK Salaries are low, FIREUK is hard. Numbers included. : FIREUKClick here to view original web page at www.reddit.com

The Anti-Crisis CrisisClick here to view original web page at www.artofmanliness.com

Sunday Firesides: Take It Bird by BirdClick here to view original web page at www.artofmanliness.com

2020 Rated Worst Year Ever, Provided You Never Lived At Any Other Time In HistoryClick here to view original web page at babylonbee.com


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