How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas Hubbard was more technical than I expected and a great refresher, and then some, on my old statistics course. Hubbard gives several insights into the reason to measure and methods to think about how and what we’re measuring. According to Hubbard, measurement isContinue reading “How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business”

Investing Your HSA (and from Fidelity to Lively)

A Health Savings Account is a great way to pay for your health-related expenses. An HSA is a tax-advantaged account that, in 2020, allows individuals to save up to $3,550 and families up to $7,100 tax-free. If you’re 55 or older, you may save an additional $1,000 in catch-up contributions. You may then spend thoseContinue reading “Investing Your HSA (and from Fidelity to Lively)”

Reflection on our Digital Declutter

This September, Heidi and I read Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. Newport first shows how our digital environment has stolen our attention and diverted it too often meaningless and wasteful activities. Often, social media is described as the worse offender. But, I’m sure we can add several other activities, like television, gaming, or endlessly searching shopping apps.Continue reading “Reflection on our Digital Declutter”

Installing NPM Globals without Sudo

I recently purchased and set up my new iMac. I might write something on the machine itself at some point and how it performs compared to my old MacBook Pro, but today I’m discussing NPM. Before setup, I had come across an article from Andrew Crites, Don’t use sudo with npm. In my MacBook, I thinkContinue reading “Installing NPM Globals without Sudo”

Full Stack React App

This application allows users to sign up and create available courses for others. The REST API portion of the application is served on Node.js using Express, Sequelize ORM, and sqlite. It handles GET, POSTS, PUT, and DELETE and returns a proper response. If data fails validation protocols, errors are returned. React was used to designContinue reading “Full Stack React App”

Investing between the Lines

In my desire to reach financial independence, I am on a mission to increase my investing knowledge. I’ve read several books on the subject, and Laura Rittenhouse’s Investing Between the Lines just happened to be the next book on my “investing” reading list. Understanding the management that operates a business is essential to the researchContinue reading “Investing between the Lines”

Should We Celebrate the Fourth of July?

Almost 250 years ago, our fledgling nation declared its independence from Britain. Our forefathers set in motion an experiment of freedom and prosperity that we continue today. Over the years, the significance of this start has faded among Americans. It’s hard to believe many truly reflect on Independence Day’s importance while prioritizing their bbq, drunkness,Continue reading “Should We Celebrate the Fourth of July?”