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Region: Texas

Trecdom2 wrote:day 20: Favorite Comedy

The Wolf of Wall Street. Nyah ha ha ha! :)


Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Be A Millionaire Day

Quotes of the Day:
“The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial.” - Mike Birbiglia

“Be the person you needed when you were younger.” -Ayesha A. Siddiqi

“Make it your responsibility to be who you needed when you were younger. By taking that responsibility, you are reminding yourself every day that everyone matter, and everything you say and do can touch someone around you, and that feeling alone will make you so much happier, so much more proud.” - Elina Ashimbayeva

Music of the Day:

One Direction - One Thing

On This Day In History:
1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space

1993 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)

1997 US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

2002 The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976)

2013 Yahoo purchases Tumbler for $1.1 Billion

2015 Journal Nature publishes findings of the oldest human-made tools from Kenya’s Turkana basin - 3.3 million years, 1st found to pre-date the Homo genus

2015 5 major world banks (JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS and UBS) fined US$5.7bn for manipulating currency markets - some of the largest ever fines

2019 Google stops support for Huawei's Android system in an escalation of the tech war between US and China

2019 Bangladesh imposes a 65-day ban on coastal fishing to conserve fish stocks

National Be a Millionaire Day

When you think of being a millionaire, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? It could be the ability to buy whatever you want, travel the world, practice philanthropy on a grand scale, or just eliminating debt. Whatever your personal dreams may be, let’s all celebrate National Be a Millionaire Day on May 20, by doing at least one thing that makes us feel like a million. Try these: get a spa treatment, test-drive an exotic car, or at the very least, treat yourself to a special cocktail or coffee.

The point is, while you’re on your way to becoming a millionaire, focus now on whatever it is that makes you feel rich!


Make a list of steps
Do you need to take some classes? Do you need to take a look at your retirement portfolio? What could you do now to set yourself up for success later? Don't start off with something hard; think of simple steps that will pay off (pun intended) later.

Take a class
Learning the ins and outs of 401Ks, IRAs, and investment strategies now may help get you moving toward your first million.

Use helpful apps
Everyone knows that once you have a million dollars you will have to know how to manage all that cash! Start now by downloading an app that tracks all your bank accounts so that you can easily keep track of your money. Getting practice will help you when you have millions to manage.


Have any plans?
When millionaires are asked about how they achieved their financial goals, they tend to have certain, sometimes surprising actions in common. Maybe it's practicing frugality, saving regularly, or planning for their financial futures. All of these habits focus on what’s really important to you (which is different for everyone), and that means being very clear on what you actually want. This focus is the key to long-term planning

It's good to have goals
Proper goal setting can help make larger, intimidating aspirations smaller and more achievable by acting like stepping stones. When you set goals, you fuel your ambition and ensure that your life is geared towards getting the most out of every moment.

One step at a time
Any holiday that encourages people to get moving toward goals is a great one! Take the steps towards becoming a millionaire: get financial advice, find extra sources of income, save, live within your means, and commit to becoming a millionaire.

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Welcome to Texas


PR In Space wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.


Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner