With Obama's reelection it's unsettling to see how divided the country really is. Barack Obama received only 50% of the country's vote. His closest opponent, Mitt Romney, received 57,005,600 votes which amounts to 48%. This election was literally divided down the middle. The question is, what does that mean for you personally. How does this election change your personal or financial life.
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Hurricane Sandy could end up being the biggest storm in the last 30 years along the east coast. It definitely has made its presence known. The New York City subway system was closed for business and the water has risen several feet. On the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks, still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene, is now forced to rebuild once again. When a natural disaster hits I am reminded of 3 important lessons.
Food is necessary. You don't eat. You die. There is no way around it. It's not like the cable bill that you can cancel. The best we can do is learn all we can so that we save money on groceries. Eat good and not break the bank.
How do you define success? Is it determined by the size of your salary? Or maybe by the number of cars in the driveway? Maybe it has nothing to do with money or material possessions but rather is defined by not having to answer to other people. Regardless of how you define success there are a few things you will need to do to make it a reality. In doing so you may find that your idea of success needs tweaked a bit.