The Bible, The Art of War, The Richest Man in Babylon, learn those young! Study them often!
Anthony Calhoun
Simple Living: What does it mean?
The definition of simple - Easily understood or done, presenting no difficulty. So simple living should not mean give up all your belongings and technology.
Investing Money For Beginners
If you are new to investing you are probably very confused with all the options out there. Even if you have been in the stock market for years the options can be overwhelming. What should you invest in?
Growth, Value or Dividends: What Works Best for Who
When I read a title to an article that says best dividend stocks to put $500 right now, I wonder how many people are putting such insignificant amounts into dividend stocks?
QQQ: Textbook Breakout Again
The triple Qs for some time has been on a move. From its lows of 2020 it’s up over 100% and the chart looks like it’s breaking out again. Keeping life simple I swing trade two ways,
Hustles: Side Jobs vs Passive Income
Everyone wants to earn extra income, but are side hustles for everyone? I prefer to keep life simple, simple living equals less stress. One thing about most side hustles is they will require time. These are things outside of your normal day job.
5 Mistakes Every Investor Should Avoid!
1. Emotional buying. When you buy a stock because of emotions it is usually a bad decision. Greed is usually a factor and can get you burnt.
Trading ETF’s: LABU and SOXL
Getting rich overnight is for the lucky, making millions over years of compound interest are for those that will take advantage of opportunities and play it safe at the same time.
Stocks and ETF to Buy Now
We will look at 7 stocks and 1 ETF that are oversold now. The stocks are WDC Western Didital, DUK Duke Energy, DTE Dte Energy, EXC Exelon Corporation, STX Seagate Technology, JNPR Juniper Networks, LUMN Lumen technology, and the ETF is XLU which is a Utility ETF.
AbbVie Stock Buying Opportunity
When you find a great long term growth company like AbbVie Pharma, that pays a good dividend, the share price is oversold, and they have a presentation coming up in a few days why wait any longer to add to a position or start one?
Stock Market Update 5/23/2021
Will the US Stock Market crash? Could stock news, or a stock market update tell you that in advance, no no one knows.
Two Dividend Stocks for Next Week
When it comes to large cap dividend companies to own these two should be a part of your portfolio. 1. Raytheon Technology.
GUSH ETF
Why did I buy GUSH at an overbought spot and top of the bollingerbands? I could have bought soxl etf when it was oversold, instead I entered gush at $79.95.
Swing Trading Leveraged ETF’s
Swing trading stocks can be very profitable, but also risky. I keep things simple by trading leveraged ETFs. If you read my book, you will see why and how. Here we are going to look at SOXL which is the leveraged version of SMH.
2 Ways to Live a Simple Life
Living a simple life does not mean you have to have a small house, minimal things and live in the woods. Living a simple life means life is easy to understand, deal with, etc.
Chip Shortage and the Economic Impact
In 2020 we see an article about how much electronic manufacturing supports the U.S. economy. Bannockburn, Ill., USA, May 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, May 13, 2020 -- Electronics manufacturing contributes powerfully to the U.S. economy, according to a new report released by IPC, the global electronics manufacturing industry association.
Tired of Living Paycheck to Paycheck?
I know the feeling, working every day just to pay the bills. Living paycheck to paycheck and have nothing to show but an empty wallet? Are you paying yourself?
Best Stocks, ETF’S and Mutual Funds for Yield
Letting your money work for you is one way to live a simple life. That has always been the idea behind investing in any asset that pays a yield. Passive income is something you should be focused on.
3 C’s
What are the 3 C’s? Why are they important? Every problem I run across I address the 3 C’s. I have established this from being a technician for so long. In your job you move anything you can use to your life. The 3 C's are Concern, Cause, Correction.
Interview Tips
About to go to an interview? Nowadays experience is great, but just being able to show a magnificent work ethic might get you that position so do not be intimidated if you do not have all the experience needed.
Stock Market 2020
I think most people are happy 2020 is over with. It has been a nightmare for a lot of people. One thing it has not been a nightmare for is the stock market. The question that everyone is asking is will 2021 be another great year in the market or will the nightmare most people feel like 2020 was start reflexing in the market.
Stimulus And Social Security Fix
When every American is born, they receive $1,000,000 into a fund yielding 4-5% dividend returns per year (40-50K).
Favorite Stock and ETF List
Watchlist in the market are must have. I like to keep them short and simple. The less you have the less likely you are to over-trade. Believe me over-trading can cost you money. You must have patience's and be able to pick the right entry and exit based on your charts.
C8 Corvette Driving School
These videos are from the Corvette I was driving. These vehicles are equipped with a Personal Data Recorder. This was a Ron Fellows driving course in Pahrump, NV
Ready For Retirement?
This should be simple so do not over complicate things. What is the minimum you can live on? Assuming you pay off all debt. Can you live on 30k a year? That is 2,500 a month.
Leave Your Children Better Off
We should try and give them the best head start we can and teach them about the mistakes we made so they do not do the same.
Vehicle Repairs
Owning a vehicle is a wonderful thing but can be stressful especially when it breaks down or needs some type of repair.
Technician Tips
1. Stick to the basics. That means perform your visual inspection, check for bulletins and P.I.’s, check fuses, battery condition. Always no matter what cover the basics. K.I.S.S. is true on everything.
Vehicle Maintenance Budget
I would say if would be safe to say bare minimum setting aside $100 a month for owning a vehicle should be done. That is not including gas or a payment if you are financing the vehicle.
Compound Interest
Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who does not ... pays it.
Simple Financial Rules You Should Follow!
A good percentage of wages spent. 70% living expenses 10% savings/investment 20% any debt until debt free, and then investment The less you spend on living expenses and getting out of debt the more you can invest and put to work.
The Most Important Life Decision!
If your materialistic listen to Warren Buffet who says the most crucial decision a man can make in life is his spouse or his partner.
Just so it is with the sons of men. Give them a choice of gold and wisdom — what do they do? Ignore the wisdom and waste the gold. On the morrow they wail because they have no more gold. “Gold is reserved for those who know its laws and abide by them.
The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason
Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu The Art of War.

Life can get extremely difficult at times.  

 
 

Sometimes life can have you hating it and cursing the day you were born. Combine your finances, your family, your work, your home, your health, with any other daily struggle and life can seem extremely difficult. The best thing to do is stick to the basics. I like living a simple life. Set a straightforward process in place for every area of your life. Whether you find that process here or elsewhere have a daily structure. Here I look at the basics and tips to living a simple life. I like taking what I have learned and sharing it with others. I love to keep life simple; it is easier to enjoy that way. I want everyone I meet to succeed. Welcome, make yourself at home, and remember life is simple, let us not complicate it. 


I have been in the Automotive industry for over twenty years. Fifteen of those years I was a technician at a GM dealership. I went to a vocational school for automotive technology, then took and graduated the G.M. Automotive Service Educational Program in 2003. The remainder I have been in management. I had a hunger to learn, grow, be the best, and make money in the industry. I have done well in those areas. 


I always handled my own finances, investment, and trading accounts. I learned a lot of things the hard way, my hopes are you do not have to. You will see a lot on here about personal finances, and the Automotive industry. I am the Author 17 Years of Stock Trading what worked and what did not. I like to keep it simple. 


My goal is to help others, so they do not have to learn the hard way. If I can explain what I have learned hopefully it will help someone else.  Life can be and has been extremely difficult at times. Only thing you can do is stick to the basics and keep grinding. 

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14