How To Use Mint To Manage Your Budget & Spendings Online Mint is a free, automatic online finance tracking and budgeting platform much like Microsoft Money and Quicken. Since adding my financial accounts (Paypal, credit cards, banking), I”˜ve stopped using similar software applications on my Mac and iPhone. Mint does all the personal accounting work for me. How to Make a Mint Budget – Setting Up Categories When you add your financial accounts to your Mint account, about a year’s worth of your past and current transactions get added to your account. Here’s how to do it. Open your Mint account and click on Transactions in the menu bar at the top of the webpage. Select the current category for the transaction and click on the triangle in the selection field to either change the name of the category or see if there’s a sub-category. In the resulting dialog box, select “Always rename Amazon as Amazon and categorize as Books.” Setting Budgets For an existing budget, you can increase or decrease the amount by clicking on the left and right triangles.
How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy The various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy are well known to teachers, students, and the rest of the education world at this point. You need to slowly ascend the pyramid in order to effectively reach your goal(s). That’s great. This happens. The visual guide you see below is from Flickr via Kris McElroy’s Pinterest board (she shares a lot of fabulous resources so check ‘em out!). Level One From the base knowledge level of the taxonomy you can see that you start with the usual ‘who’ ‘what’ ‘where’ and other questions. Level Two You’re asked to re-tell and dive in a bit deeper into the topic you’re researching or discussing. Level Three How do you actually apply the skills you’re learning? Level Four Like a good scientist (this is close to the Scientific Method after all), we must analyze the results that are now coming forth. Level Five Time to remix and synthesize some new ideas or formulations. Level Six Boom. Think about that the next time you’re asked your opinion.
Get anyone to like you Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves. This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The simple communication techniques that follow will help you keep the focus of the conversation on the person you are talking to and make them feel good about themselves. The Big Three Our brains continually scan the environment for friend or foe signals. Eyebrow Flash The eyebrow flash is a quick up and down movement of the eyebrows. Head Tilt The head tilt is a slight tilt of the head to one side or the other. Smile A smile sends the message "I like you." Empathic Statements Empathic statements keep the focus on the other person. Example 1 George : I've been really busy this week. Tom : So you didn't have much free time in the last few days. Once the basic formula for empathic statements has been mastered, more sophisticated empathic statements can be constructed by dropping "So you..." Example 2 Flattery
Three Tasks You Should Do Every Day to Stay Happy and Productive How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint I use it with my BoA account. It's great, and the budgeting system is awesome, especially since I just got out of school and am living on my own with bills/loans to pay. I have two gripes, however: 1. 2. Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Resources On This Page: Lesson Plans & Rubrics KIPP King Curriculum Planning Guide <img height="12" width="11" class="media-image media-element file-content-image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/content_image_breakpoints_theme_edutopia_desktop_1x/public/content/08/pdficon.gif? Back to Top Tools for Critical Thinking Scope and Sequence, Speech and Composition <img alt="" title="" class="media-image" width="11" height="12" src="/sites/default/files/styles/content_image_breakpoints_theme_edutopia_desktop_1x/public/content/08/pdficon.gif? Culture at KIPP
12 Ways To Calm The Overactive Mind Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do you perpetually think about random thoughts throughout the day? Law of Attraction According to the Law of Attraction, you will receive whatever is predominantly on your mind. Hijacking the introverted mind We have been indoctrinated into a society that places ego and materialism above everything else, so many people will end up thinking about these things and how they are being perceived by others. It is estimated that approximately 75% of the population are extroverts and virtually all television programming is geared to reinforce the “all-about-me” persona while deterring people to look within for answers, which is they key trait of an introvert. Reinforced irrational thoughts By allowing the mainstream media to influence our thoughts and perceptions, we are creating irrational thought processes based on completely fictitious ideas, premises and images. Time is money, money is time 1.
Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy How Can I Be Productive Without Everyone Else Piling On More Work? Learn to fail (in things that are not important). When I feel overloaded I deliberately start failing at things that are not important, but highly visible. So I 'forget' to do agendas for meetings, I send minutes out late, or sometimes just bring photocopies of scribbled bullet points. I forget to book meetings, or fail to carry out minor tasks that have little impact - especially if these are very helpful to my boss. If people are used to you producing good agendas, minutes, etc, and are used to you executing even minor tasks effectively, then they quickly get the message, and often start worrying about you. As an experiment I tried this until I had almost no work at all, but got a bit bored.