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Up your dating game

When it comes to dating, you probably have that one douchey friend who always gives you the same advice: “It’s just a numbers game bro”. But your friend doesn’t understand things from your point of view. You’re different from him. You can’t just go out there and hit on every girl willy nilly. You have standards. It’s too dark in the club to see her face.  It’s too creepy to ask out a complete stranger. Or maybe… just maybe… you’re kind of being a bitch right now. Having standards and hitting on more girls to increase your chances are not mutually exclusive. With 7 billion people in the world, I’m sure that there are more girls out there that meet your standards than you have time to talk to. So it’s quite possible that maybe your douchey friend is right and…
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What’s up?

Yep, my name is Albert and the person in that picture is me. It is the first and hopefully last ‘selfie’ I’ve taken and subsequently uploaded to the internet. This is mainly because I think selfies are kind of really dumb.

Unfortunately, it seems like nobody else agrees with this view. I’ve noticed a very steep upward trend in the popularity of posting ‘selfies’ over the past few years and still think it’s incredibly weird. All of your friends already fucking know what you look like. They don’t need a daily reminder. It’s also super funny to me when people go places and take an up close picture of their face and then in the description they need to tell you where they’re at because their face is blocking the background. So in the end they just have a collection of identical pictures of their big dumb face taken at different places they’ve been. Seems a little counterproductive, but I digress. Read the rest of this entry »

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12 Ways To Get the Raise You Want Faster

What’s stopping you from asking your boss for a raise? Does this sound like something you would do? Like most people, your initial reaction might probably be to reject this idea. Maybe your company just laid people off… maybe you’re certain your boss won’t give it to you… maybe you don’t want to seem too greedy. Whatever it is, I’m sure there are a hundred reasons for why you shouldn’t ask for a raise right now. Also, nobody wants to force an awkward conversation on their superior or put themselves in a position to get rejected.

But I’m sure having an uncomfortable 10 minute conversation would be worth it to you if you knew it could bring you tens of thousands of dollars more a year. Your mother has probably told you that you’ll never get what you want in life unless you go and get it yourself. So, let me help you get yourself a hefty raise with a couple of simple, easy-to-follow tips.

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Oh hey there.

I know. I failed to post for the last couple of months and I legitimately feel kind of bad about it. To be honest, I was really hoping that my next post would be an announcement of the launch of a new site I’ve been working on, but my developer recently got a girlfriend and stopped working on it and started working on her (oh!). So… yea… I guess I’ll just let you know when and if that comes out.

Anyways, a couple of months ago this article went viral. It’s an article about advice handed down from a Hong Kong billionaire telling you how to save your money. On the day it went viral, it was sent to me at least five times before I even ate lunch and I also saw it posted all over Facebook. Overall, I think that the message of the article was good, even though his method of budgeting didn’t seem super practical or realistic. What was funny to me though, was how everyone was jumping on this dude’s dick about how important it was to save money and how they were all of a sudden so inspired.
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The Tragedy of Valentine’s Day

As this site continues to grow, the majority of my readership has slowly gone from friends, to Facebook friends, to internet strangers. Due to the stuff I like to write about and the increase in readership, I would like to make some announcements about my personal life. Additionally, please know that I am incredibly grateful for and appreciative of every person who takes the time to read my blog; it makes me very happy. I want to announce that I recently got a girlfriend. She is incredibly caring and thoughtful and I’ve never met anyone who understands me as well as she does. She is smart, driven and has a very successful future ahead of her. I am extremely happy and lucky to have her. Also her cuteness level is as high as, if not higher than, her awesomeness level. She is also more than supportive of this blog, which is pretty surprising considering the majority of its content. So, I thought it was fitting for me to give her a shout out, especially for what’s about to come next. Read the rest of this entry »

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Upping that Offense

I recently decided that I wanted to become more productive with my time outside of work. I figured that if 99% of the time someone sends me a youtube video, I’d already seen it, I was probably doing something wrong with my life. I decided that I should try to up my ‘offense’ and start looking into alternative ways to make more money.

I’ve always daydreamed about starting some sort of business on the side. But to be honest, none of my ideas have been very actionable without already having a good amount of start-up money or some pretty good programming knowledge. Neither of which is something I possess. I’ve always been low-key jealous of people who majored in computer science for this reason. They not only had the best job opportunities immediately after college, but they left college with a real technical skill. They had the skills to build something that was actually useful and sought after in the real world. I, on the other hand, majored in Economics and left college with zero technical skills. Actually, other than having the ability to make boring things that happen to me sound somewhat interesting, and being fairly good at humble-bragging (see that?), I don’t really have any other marketable skills. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s Not What You Think

I somewhat regularly get asked “Does what you write in your blog make you worry about your personal brand?” I think this is a pretty good question and I’ve thought about this quite a bit in the past. The short answer is no. No, it doesn’t. The longer answer would probably also be no, but I’m not sure if that was always the case.

I wrote my first post in 2010 about how to save sixty five cents at Chipotle. I was 22, just graduated college and was selling insurance full time for far less than minimum wage. At that time, I still embarrassingly received $1,000 a month from my parents, $600 of which went to rent. As you can imagine, I had very little spending money. The main reason I wrote that first post though was because I thought it would be funny. It should be pretty safe to assume that I didn’t care enough about sixty five cents to put that much effort into writing about it, but because of my financial situation, the fear of other people thinking that I did had crossed my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Diamonds are Forever Stupid

This blog basically serves two purposes. One, it is entertainment for me; and two, it sometimes helps people save money. More recently, however, I discovered it actually serves a third purpose, which is… three, it helps make sure that I never get laid.

And even while aware of this, with every post, I continue to shoot myself in the foot penis time and time again. I don’t know if it’s my dislike for wasting money or love for making sense, but I can’t seem to stop. Well today, I’m here to continue to dig myself into a deeper hole in order to address a topic that affects my current age group.

Diamonds, more specifically diamond engagement rings, are a waste of money.
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By now, you probably already know that I have a lot of theories. None of them are at all scientific, but I still think that they’re pretty true. Here are a few that I can think off the top of my head: It’s very rare for guys and girls to be real platonic friends. People who hashtag IDGAF actually, in fact, do give a fuck. And white guys can’t tell the difference between good looking Asian girls and ugly Asian girls. And trust me; I can back any of these up for hours minutes on end.

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feesI turned 25 this month. Luckily, I did all of my freaking out when I turned 24, so I’m fully ready to embrace my mid twenties. I think I’ve learned a lot about myself and also changed a lot since I started this blog, three years ago. One thing that I had come to realize, and am finally ready to admit to the world is that… I’m kind of a hater. The good news, however, is I think I am becoming less of a hater as I continue through my never ending journey of self improvement.
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