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The Importance of Keeping a Personal Financial Journal

Today’s guest post is about one of the most important and least appreciated aspects of success: keeping a journal. It is so easy to assume that we will remember all the important things that we notice and learn. I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember where I put my keys! It seems a bit unrealistic to believe that we can remember dozens of thoughts and ideas when we forget so easily.

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I think that a journal is critical in learning any new skill. It is so much easier to refer to our notes rather than try to keep everything in our head. In fact, after doing much research about trading, I learned that it is critical to keep a trading journal. This enables us to learn from each trade and track all the information properly.

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SSD Hard Drive Upgrade Results

After suffering with an incredibly slow laptop for a few years, I finally decided to upgrade the hard drive to a SSD. SSD’s are pretty cool because they are an application of Accelerating Technology that directly affects our computing lives.

Access Times with Old Hard Drive

My laptop is pretty old (maybe 3 years), made by Sony, and was never fast to begin with. I cleaned it out and defragmented it, but it was always slow. Starting up seemed to take forever. And working with Visual Studio was slow and frustrating. Even browsing the internet (on Chrome!) was slow for me. The hard drive above is the standard 5,400 RPM SATA drive that came with the laptop.

Was the investment worth it?

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