Used or Leased EV Tax Credit?

Fiat 500e EV tax credit

Leasing a new electric vehicle can cost as little as $20-$100 per month. This is because you can combine the generous federal EV tax credit with state EV tax incentives to get super savings on “plugin hybrid” vehicles and “all electric” vehicles. Plus, if you have solar on your home, you can power your EV with energy from the sun… And enjoy the 30% federal investment tax credit on your solar PV system.  Then you’ll have “free” electricity to power your EV. Can I Get The EV Tax Credit On A…

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The Entrepreneur and The Devil

the entrepreneur and the devil Baudelaire

There are at least two of you, probably three… Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Alpha is the person you want to be. Bravo is who you are. Charlie is like a “Bizarro World” version of Alpha… In other words, Alpha is the worst “you” ever. Alpha, Bravo and Charlie don’t play well together, and each is fighting for dominance. Charlie will tell you “you suck” in a voice that comes from inside your head, sounding like you. Charlie will try to trick you into thinking he doesn’t exist, and that it’s…

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How Do You Update HomePod?

How Do You Update HomePod? Apple released its first HomePod update today. If you want to update HomePod, you should not have to do anything, per se. HomePod is designed to automatically install new updates to itself, with just your WiFi connection. However, if you’re of the “trust but verify” variety, you can manually check for updates in the Home app. How to Check HomePod Updates to Current Version Open the Home app on your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, etc.) Check to make sure that you are logged in with…

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Side Hustles as Art

Creative itches need to be scratched or they drive you crazy. If you paint, sculpt, write, have lots of ideas for things you want to build or whatever, you need to get your ideas out of your head and into the world. If you’re a creative person, that feeling shouldn’t be ignored. The challenge is finding the discipline to control the animal inside. To tame yourself, and your ideas, long enough so that you can actually make them real. Side hustles are a form of art. You know you want…

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Thinking 50 Years Ahead

You will have ideas that don’t go anywhere. Some ideas just won’t work. Other ideas you will consider to be failures, when others might find value in them. Very few will be successful. One or two may be wildly successful. You can also be too early. Being early means you’re thinking ahead, which is a good thing. The smartest, most successful people and families think 50 years ahead. The challenge, then, is surviving that 50 year period, living with yourself, and struggling through difficulties you’ll encounter before you get there.

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Weakness is Strong

Weakness is strong. Weakness can overpower me easily. I know some of my bad or lazy habits make weakness even stronger and put it in a very comfortable position of power. Sometimes if I give weakness just a shred of a chance…It gets the drop on me. How Do You Fight Weakness Weakness is no match for ingrained habits. Over time, developing good, daily habits takes the random decision making out of your daily routine as much as possible. Tim Ferriss recently said something to the effect of: “…Don’t think…

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Recycle Yourself For Greater Efficiency

“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is the mantra of sustainability minded folks… Same goes for the phrase, “Think Globally, Act Locally“. But would the world, and you, be better off (and more successful in your personal life) if you really did reduce, reuse and recycle locally? Like SUPER locally? You can do so by reducing the amount of food you eat, and then let your body reuse and recycle itself. How does this work? Autophagy. What is Autophagy and is it Good For You? When you drastically reduce the amount of…

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