Today, it is really easy to get wrapped up in technology as the end-all need for managing our lives. I get wrapped up in this fallacy myself, but sometimes people are right in saying that using paper just makes more sense.
Some long time readers may remember a series of posts I wrote called “inbox clutter week.” The goal of the week was to wrangle and manage your emails to get your inbox down to zero. I have leveraged that post series to create a brand new email course called Zero Inbox Week. The idea is simple. Each day for a week, you get an email delivered with tips to get your email under control. By the end of the week, we should all be down to an inbox with zero emails and have a system in place to keep it under control.
This is a guest post from Ben Edwards
If you’ve ever played sports or had kids who were on a team then you know how many hours parents have to spend waiting on their kids over the course of a season. Just last week, half the parents at my son’s soccer practice spent part of the time on a Kindle or iPad.
Chances are that they were playing games or checking email and not working on their taxes. However, technology now allows us to work on our finances in the time and place best suited to us. An iPad with a tax app can turn an hour of sitting and waiting into an hour of making a dent in your taxes.
I am a big fan of saving money. I am also a big fan of convenience. I recently joined my first subscription wine club and love getting interesting, high quality wines delivered to my door each month for less money (and time) than a trip to the local liquor store. I found another time and money-saving service that I have to tell you about.
I love good wine. At the end of a long day, nothing goes better with dinner than a great Chianti or Bordeaux. But, as I found my taste in wine evolving, so did the cost. I am always looking to learn about good wines, trying new ones, and saving money. Last week, I found a new way to do all three that I am trying out.
I am a busy guy. A really busy guy. People often ask me how I have time for it all. For a while, my answer was focus. For a while, I said that I didn’t waste time on things like TV. Lately, however, that level of focus and drive has started to take a toll.