Archive for May, 2011

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Backups (Part 2): Backup Methods

Since you understand the importance of backing up your files, and decided which files are worth backing up, you need to determine how you will backup the data. The amount of data that you want to back up plays an important role in this decision. External Hard Drive External hard drives offer the same functionality […]

May 30, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Weekly Roundup: Discipline, Gen X Retirement, Google Wallet, Career Moves

Weekly Roundup: Discipline, Gen X Retirement, Google Wallet, Career Moves

The Myth of Discipline – Is discipline just too hard? Think again. Leo Babauta contends that every single thing you do is a result of motivation; NOT discipline. Check out my review of Leo’s book, The Power of Less. 4 Reasons Your Retirement is Riskier Than Your Parents – The article cites three year Boston […]

May 27, 2011 | 1 Comment More
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

The Power of Less by Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta, author of The Power of Less, also happens to be the author of the top ten blog Zen Habits. I’ve been a reader of the blog for years and recently picked up The Power of Less hoping it rivaled the quality of Leo’s blog. I was pleasantly surprised with the eye-opening time management […]

May 23, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Weekly Roundup: Do the Opposite, 401k, Google Advisor, Cable Alternatives

Weekly Roundup: Do the Opposite, 401k, Google Advisor, Cable Alternatives

Career Advice: ‘Don’t Do What You’re Supposed To’ – Ori Bengal offers ten fantastic tips for hopeful entrepreneurs. 5 Things to Know About Your 401k – Are you getting your employer match? Will you be able to keep your money when you leave your employer? Are you buying tax advantaged fund in a tax-deferred plan? […]

May 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Hard Drive Crash Girl

Backups (Part 1): Why Bother?

The hard drive is the part of the computer where all of your data is stored. Unfortunately, the hard drive is also the part of your computer which has the highest likelihood of breaking unexpectedly.  As shown by a 2007 Google study (of hundreds of thousands of hard drives in their data center), there is […]

May 16, 2011 | 1 Comment More