Mr. Zuckerberg trying to get a little sneaky.

Everything was going so well until the investigation with Russian bots tampering with the us elections

Data breaches 

Trials 

Instagram and WhatsApp founders exiting 

Mr. Zuckerberg has had his plate full for some time now.

And now to try and cool things off there is a possibility that messenger, WhatsApp and Facebook might get integrated 

Money money money moneeey

"A better user experience for everyone" 

More ways to make money off of all the users 

Not to mention more data to be able to track 

Privacy is long gone

Privacy has been long gone. Even though it might seem like it’s not that bad. It’s pretty bad. 

Data is used for so much more than just your online profile. Not to mention voice such as Alexa starting to take over. The merger would mean more data that would be used and analyzed. Not to mention even more security issues with even more data at risk.

At the end of the day this is just a blog post and the stories about what is happening are just stories. All of this is not set in stone, but it looks like it is going to happen. Having everything under one umbrella is great for Facebook because that means being able to take advantage of all the users and find ways to monetize the process.

The best part is that people will be in shock when it happens but not to the extent to which people will stop using these apps. Why? They have become integrated in our daily lives. Social networks are the new tv networks that have already taken over. The interesting part about all of this is the fact that it’s just beginning. 

Everyone wants the secrets to saving money. I guess it’s your lucky day because today I am going to share with you the top 5 ways to save.

1.) Stop spending money on things you don’t need.

The first and most important thing to do is to stop spending!! You know you don’t need those new shoes, jewelry, and especially that new pristine BMW. Hey, you want to look good and impress some people, fine? Where are those people going to be when it matters? 

2.) Instead of going out stay in 

Get some beers, cook some food, or even order out. Have some friends over and have some fun. You’ll end up having more and spending less.

3.) Name brand alternatives 

It used to be that name brands were the way to go because of premium ingredients and premium quality, but as time has gone by alternative brands have come up and offered comparable products for bargain prices. 

4.) Shop around 

Unless you need something right that second, take some time and shop around. If your reading this, it means you’re are on some type of portable device. Whether that’s a phone, tablet, or computer. Use whatever method of your choice to check out what stores have a better deal on what you need. 

5.) Groupon or other coupons

Oh, wait you’re too good for coupons? Are you worried about other people’s opinions? If that’s the case, I don’t know what to tell you. If you’re really in a pinch. You gotta do what you gotta do. Even if you’re not, it’s still an excellent way to save some money and spend it on something else. 

Saving money does not have to be complicated, but it seems like every day we have that voice that tells us to buy. Knowing well that we don’t have the money. It’s always the case where we say, “I’ll figure it out.” Then payment time comes around, and we act like we can’t remember the purchase.  So, remember these wise words, “If you don’t need it. Don’t buy it.” 

The new year is here It’s all about those empty promises: Gyms are packed Diets get started A broken record on repeat… But this year is gonna be different Is it really?  

The start of something new

The new year is always a time when people think about changing their lives and doing a complete 360.There is nothing bad about that idea. But like always it’s an idea more than an action.   

Stop reaching for the skies.. reach for the ceiling first

Changing your lifestyle, habits, and anything else isn’t going to happen overnight. More than anything shooting for a goal that is highly unrealistic won’t do any good. Maybe instead of eating 4 slices of pizza eat 3If you are trying to save money start with a small amount every month or even every paycheck and increase the amount as time goes on 

The goal 

What’s your end goal?The goal should never be to make more money, to lose weight, to start a diet. You will fail as soon as you start. Those same principles should be having a job you enjoy, live a healthy lifestyle, or time management to be able to spend more time with family or friends.  At the end of the day if you try and live a healthy lifestyle you will end up losing the weight as well.

Staying on track

Stuff happens and nobody is perfect. Sometimes temptations are going to be there. That chocolate cake at the middle of the night might start talking to you. It’s all about enjoying life but also with balance. So enjoy the cake but stay focused on what you want to accomplish.  Starting a new year is never easy. Especially if you have been trying to change every year but it’s always the same. Ask yourself what’s preventing you from making those changes. Most of the time if not every time you will make excuses and blame other people. At the end of the day, you control your own life so take charge and make 2019 the start of something new.     

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

Busy grocery stores

Traffic

Congested malls

Cranky people everywhere

Houses are decorated with Christmas lights and the inflatable Santa’s begin to roll out.

If you live in California, Christmas is very different than the Christmas you see on tv. If you have ever watched movies like Home Alone and A Christmas Story. The one thing they have in common, is snow. The closest thing Californians get is rain and that’s if it rains. 

The one other thing you get to see are thousands of what seem to look like Christmas lights as you sit in traffic if you are traveling. 

This holiday month is filled with presents and joy. Spending time with family or friends and enjoying memories that can last a lifetime. It seems like the holiday season is always the time people are most happy and joyous. People often come together and help each other out and go out of their way to make other people smile. 

It’s good to remember not everyone is fortunate and has family or friends to spend time with. 

Wherever you are

Whomever you are spending this holiday season with 

Take a second, sit back, and enjoy the simple things that life has to offer. 

A laugh

A smile

A conversation 

A hug 

Those memories you create with the people around you are the ones that you will remember the most.  

That baby face doesn’t help your case either

The fact that most people don’t dress the part

The way you speak

Confidence

The list goes on…

Imagine walking into a room and you are the only one that is in their 20’s

Nobody cares about your opinion, you’re supposed to just take notes, listen, nod once in a while, and never dare to speak.

You have the burden of proof

You could have more experience than some other senior people above you and that won’t change a thing. The simple fact that you are younger is the only proof they need.

You shouldn’t know more than them because that would be wrong. Any time you find a way to prove yourself and do an awesome job. Someway that ends up still hurting you. Why? Because whoever is in charge of you can feel threatened by your ideas.

Be prepared

If you’re straight out of college it might feel like you don’t have much to offer. The number one issue is probably the simple fact that you don’t have any real-world experience. A classroom is one thing but actually doing the work is another. If you don’t have experience, make sure you at least know the basics of what the job requires.

You just graduated so you think you’re finished with school? Think again.

Depending on what you studied, get a certification or take some online courses on sites like Udemy.

Walk the walk

So now you’re excited because you just got your first interview. Now, it starting to sink in. You get butterflies, you can’t sleep, and you’re having dreams about your interview.

You researched the company and are on top of the requirements.

This is where the magic happens.

Think of questions to ask that will stump the interviewer

Such as

-What are a few examples of responsibilities that someone in this position might undertake?

-What is the company culture like more specifically is collaboration something that is welcome?

-Are there any challenges you have seen faced by someone in this position that I can improve on?

Once you’re in do what you do best and show everyone what your made of. People might feel threatened if you’re really good but stand your ground and don’t back down just because you think you’re new or too young. If this happens you know you’re doing something correctly.

The number one key above all is just be prepared. Do your research and do your part to give yourself the best chance possible. Even then sometimes it might not work out. Patience is something that can’t be bought but is a key trait that will open up doors you won’t expect.

As a young adult, no matter where you go criticism will always take place.

Do you have what it takes to do the job?

The answer should always be:

YES!!