Will Money Make You Happy?

Investing is an important part in learning how to control your finances. In order to maximize the amount that you make every month or every year, taking a percentage of your income and placing it into the hands of an accountant or broker will you help you survive even the most troubling of times. I watched my dad make people hundreds of thousands of dollars through some of the most simple stock pair trading strategies or simply setting up intelligent IRA systems so when they retired, they would be able to retire in both comfort and in class. There is so much money to be made and all it takes is a few clever financial decisions to fatten up your own bank accounts or portfolios. Unfortunately for me, I have never been able to quite learn what my father knew as the man seems more like a mathematician than some kind of investor!

It’s all numbers to him. He doesn’t worry about the end result; only the string of equations that will come out with an answer. The answer for those people that he works with is, of course, money. I’ve always had issues with trying to equate the importance of money in the context of my own life – it just does not compute! Sure, I know I need it for the basics like food and shelter but as far as things go like entertainment or being happy, it’s not something that has always been able to help me achieve either of those things. There was a time when I had a good deal of money that I spent freely, hoping that it would in fact make me happy. It didn’t. In reality, all it managed to do was stress me out even more but at least it did provide me with some great food!

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Saving Money when Switching Satellite Providers

I have been using this one satellite provider for awhile, but I think I could get better value out of my television service, if I were to switch to Direct TV in the near future. I have been thinking about making a switch for awhile, due to the fact that I have not been getting a very good price for my television for awhile now. The rates went up a few months ago, and it made me fairly upset. After a bit of browsing, I have been looking at: http://direct-satellite-tv.com/direct-tv/. I am trying to use this site to locate deals on Direct TV in my area, and hope to find something that will be to my liking.

I want to get more high definition channels than I currently have. I thought that I was signing up for a package that would have a large number of high definition channels, when I signed up with my previous provider. However, it was several fewer channels than I thought it would be. To make matters worse, a lot of the high definition channels that I did get, were channels that I cared nothing about, and would have no reason to ever watch.

That does not really do me a lot of good. It would be nice to be able to pick the channels that I actually do watch, but that would never fly with television providers. I want to try to get a package where I will get a lot of sports channels. I spend too much of my time watching sports, and it is probably one of my biggest vices. I guess that is not too bad of a vice though, all things considered. It is not like I am spending my time gambling on sports, so I am not too worried about it.

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