Stash Invest Legit Way To Build Savings

stash invest legit way to build savings

Is Stash Invest legit?  Sadly, I will admit that I am a total novice when it comes to investing money in the stock market.  It was not a general topic of conversation in my household growing up.  But I knew that I wanted to make smarter decisions by putting my money to work.

So I began looking for modest ways to leverage my money without diving head first into major stock trading. I came across a few investment apps that seemed like a safe entry level way to get my feet wet and broaden my understanding of investing. 

I downloaded the Stash Invest App on March 22nd, 2018, signed up and committed to a whopping $10 auto-stash per week, because I’m such a go-getter! 

stash invest legit way to build savings

The Stash Invest app itself is well designed and translates the various stock portfolio’s into a language suitable to my understanding.  

Investing with Stash Invest

Right out of the gate, I easily identified a portfolio that was relevant to me and I dedicated $5 of my initial killer $10 investment towards Young Money, a catchy portfolio name that was way easier to relate to than the official Global X Millennials Thematic ETF title representing stock ticker MILN

Each portfolio in the Stash Invest app breaks down the top holdings and provides an easy enough snapshot of how they are performing. Young Money Top Holdings:

I was immediately intrigued as I either shopped, purchased from or was a customer of 90% of the companies listed.  I felt comfortable investing my hard earned $5 per on a weekly basis on companies I myself was a customer of.

So… how did I do after 10 Months as a total novice and being uber conservative?

Take a look:

stash invest legit way to build savings

The above is a snapshot that was taken roughly ten and a half months into investing money with the Stash Invest App.

After a full month of auto-stashing $10 per week, I took a leap of faith and took the plunge with $25 per week total, I know I know… I’m a savage.

I also diversified my personal portfolio to include other easily identifiable holdings.  Here is my current spread:

I know what your thinking, with that sweet $60 nest egg, why is this guy not retired on a beach somewhere.

But seriously, can I retire next year at this pace? The answer is no.  Is Stash Invest Legit? I’d say yes.

By my humble Einstein levelish calculations, I’m estimating that by investing  $1025 with the Stash Invest app, yielded almost but not quite a 6% return in under 12 months.

Had I just deposited the same amount weekly in my personal bank account or even a CD account, it would at best yield 2% to 4% (depending on the bank).

So yes, I would say that Stash Invest is legit.  Its an easy introduction into the larger stock market world. It especially appeals to the masses not “in the know” as well as millennial’s with its clever portfolio naming convention.

And in the time of me finishing these few paragraphs, I even gained a few bucks in my bank breaking stash… see the update 10 minutes later:

stash invest legit

If you are considering investing money and are overwhelmed where to start or which investment apps are best. Do your due diligence first. 

I went with Stash Invest and I can see the potential in investing.  If you are ready to dive in and get started with your very own investment journey and appreciate my humble review, pay it forward, use my Stash Invest referral link to get started!

For anyone else that has used Stash Invest or similar apps.. feel free to comment below with your experiences.

Leveraging a Travel Club to Vacation more Often

Travel Club Vacation More Often

Travel Club leveraging

I love traveling!  Experiencing different cultures and meeting new people!

My dilemma was how to travel more often.  And do so on a budget, as I still grind at a 9 to 5 to make ends meet.

I looked at a few vacation groups and decided to become a member to take advantage of volume booking.

Although it isn’t necessary to join a Travel Club to take vacations, you can however leverage the perks they offer, experience more destinations, and vacation more often. Continue reading “Leveraging a Travel Club to Vacation more Often”

Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas

Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

If you are ready to make your October sizzle, here are some sinfully sexy Halloween costume ideas to make your onlookers melt.

The box office and network Television has once again been dominated by heroic female roles this year and its no coincidence that Hollywood inspired heroine themes are among the most popular Halloween costumes for women.

Whether or not you deplore or enjoy the hit Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale, the striking costume has sparked controversy and is highly popular.  Here is a simple list of items to build your own Handmaids Tale costume:

the handmaids tale costume
The Handmaids Tale Costume over coat
the handmaids tale costume
The Handmaids Tale Bonnet
the handmaids tale costume
The Handmaids Tale Costume red dress
the handmaids tale costume
The Handmaids Tale Costume Hooded Cloak

Represent the Mother Land in true Wakanda Fashion with a deluxe Shuri Costume or Royal Guard costume from Marvel’s Black Panther:

Black Panther Shuri Costume
Black Panther Shuri Costume
Black Panther Royal Guard Costume
Black Panther Royal Guard Costume

Stop them dead in their tracks with this incredibly sexy Mrs. Incredible costume:

Mrs Incredible Costume Super Suit
mrs incredible costume wig
Mrs Incredible Costume Wig

If you are feeling a bit zany, release your inner Harley Quinn with this sexy halloween costume outfit:

Harley Quinn Costume
Harley Quinn Costume

Star Wars fans will be at your feet with this memorable sexy Princess Leia inspired Halloween  costume:

Star Wars Princess Leia Costume
Star Wars Princess Leia Costume

Fix Instagram Sorry we couldn’t log you in

If you manage multiple accounts you may have come across the annoying message on Instagram Sorry we couldn’t log you in.

Before we begin, click here to see if Instagram is down.

If instagram is not down, then this is more than likely due to exceeding the maximum allowed login limit of 5 instagram accounts.  But for many users, 5 Instagram accounts is not enough!

instagram sorry we couldn't log you in

If you have been greeted with the message “Sorry we couldn’t log you in” on Instagram, fortunately, this is an easy fix.

STEP 1
First, click OK and log in to any one of your other working accounts.  Once you are logged in, hit the GEAR icon in the upper right corner, next to the Edit Profile button.  This takes you to the Options menu.

instagram sorry we couldn't log you in

STEP 2
Once you are on the Options Menu, you want to scroll all the down to the bottom of the page and click Log Out of All Accounts. Then Click “Log Out

instagram sorry we couldn't log you in

STEP 3
The next screen allows you to manage all your accounts. Instagram allows you to log in up to 5 accounts.  You can add more, but only be logged in to 5.

instagram sorry we couldn't log you in

STEP 4
Log back into all your accounts. Or Log out of any seldom used accounts and add a 6th.  Instagram allows you to remain logged in to 5 but you can add more.  I currently manage 6.

Hopefully this helps.  I had to search around and only saw instructions to remove and reinstall the Instagram app.  This is much easier… No need to uninstall Instagram.

Please comment below and let me know if this worked for you!

Happy Instagram account juggling!

10 Things Men Find Attractive

10 Things Men Find Attractive

Things Men Find Attractive

Ladies, this is for you. If you have ever pondered about what men find attractive in women.  Take a look at the results of this survey, which list 10 things men find attractive

I reached out to a group of stable mature men, sound in mind and flat out asked them to send me their respective list of things they find attractive about a woman.

A few of these you are all to familiar with as Men are not overly complex creatures. 

Some of these you may already be inadvertently doing and attracting men without even trying.  But first, lets get the obvious number 1 thing out the way.

What Men Find Attractive: #1 Her Body

Things Men Find Attractive - Her Body

No surprise here.  From the instant a woman enters a man’s sonar range, we instinctively gaze upon her body. Whether he’s a Butt man, Breast man, Leg man, whatever man. 

The first fledglings of attraction initially starts with her body.

But what exactly is implied by “Her Body”?  

Note that it doesn’t mention Body Size.  But rather simply states “Her Body”. It’s a relative term, and ultimately involves different attributes to different men.  

But there is no denying that a man’s genetic makeup is coded with an affinity towards a woman’s curves. Her Legs, Thighs, Buttocks, Breast all attest to the marvelous design of a woman’s body.

A woman’s “Body” “Shape” “Physique” came in unanimously as number 1 on the list of things that a man finds attractive.  

If you have that magical Breast to Waist to Hip Ratio, (with or without a waist trainer) it won’t matter much if you are a size 6 or size 16.  

Something about that ratio is mesmerizing to a man! Now that we have gotten the obvious out of the way, on to number 2.

What Men Find Attractive: #2 Her Smile

Things Mend Find Attractive - a nice Smile

Yes ladies, after your body, the test panel of men noted that a woman’s Smile can be sexy and attractive.  

Smiles are dangerously contagious.  It conveys the thought of someone who is comfortable and doesn’t mind sharing the enjoyment of the moment visibly.

So go ahead and flash them pearly whites.  Don’t worry ladies, If your teeth aren’t their pearliest and you are not looking to spend a grip at the Dentist, whitening strips are effective, affordable and fit conveniently in your purse.

What Men Find Attractive: #3 Her Lips

Things Men Find Attractive - Her Lips

Sliding in as the third thing that men find attractive about a woman is her Lips.  

A sexy pair of full lips is a blessing from birth.

Men love a set of thirst-quenching, juicy and ripened lips.  

It’s no coincidence that professional makeup artists and women utilize Lipsticks and Lip Gloss that typically resemble various shades and moist surfaces of fruit.

What Men Find Attractive: #4 Her Hair

A Man’s attraction to a Women’s Hair has long been known. And was so prophetically stated by the legendary Fatman Scoop, who uttered:

“If you got Long Hair on your Head from your Ear to your Sleeve, even if you got a Weave”.  

Whether you sport it long or short, blonde or brunette, curly or straight, braided locks or an Afro.

Men simply love,  and are attracted to a woman that features a style that elevates her inner sexy.  The main thing is feeling comfortable and confident appearing how you want to appear.

What Men Find Attractive: #5 Her Personality

Things Men Find Attractive - Her Personality

Ranking higher than you may have thought, at number 5 on the list of things men find attractive is, her Personality. That’s right ladies, its not only the physical aspects of woman’s body that men love.

Nothing like a woman with personality that knows how cut-up and have fun.  Having a good well rounded sense of humor is must have.  

So go ahead and show us you have a pulse and reveal the sexy playful silly side.  Men are irresistibly drawn and attracted to a woman that with some personality.

What Men Find Attractive: #6 Her Style

I believe it was LL Cool J that said:

“I love it when a woman ain’t scared to do her thang”.  

Guys love a girl with Style.

Whether you rock classy sun hats or over-sized wayfarer frames, men are attracted to a woman oozing with a little style.  A sundress and strappy heels will trigger an alert on any mans radar.

And if you didn’t already know, sexy toes are the new boobs.  Treat yourself to a nice pedi at your local nail salon, or get your arts and crafts on with an at home nail and pedicure kit

What Men Find Attractive: #7 Her Conversation

Things Men Find Attractive - Her Conversation

Listen up ladies, as number 7 is critical and has an overriding factor even if you hit home-runs in all the other aspects of attraction. Up until now its mostly been about visual attraction.  Men are also quite skilled at using their audio sensory (ears) as well.

Guys can be extremely clandestine when observing a lady. 

If you’ve already passed his personal eye exam and are anywhere near his perceptible range of hearing. You better believe he is listening to how you carry yourself in Conversation, especially when you are with your crew.

Your Mannerisms and Conversation has the power to alter his whole perception of you.

What Men Find Attractive: #8 Her Voice

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Number 8 on the list of things men find attractive further expounds on, and appeals to, a man’s ears.

Yes, men use more than just their eye balls. We are mesmerized by the soft sensual tones of a woman’s Voice,  the cadence of her dialogue, the pitch of her particular brand of laugh. 

Especially if you laugh at his jokes!

Now this is a tough one to manufacture as some women are just born with a sexy voice

But alas the term “sexy voice” cannot be limited to a particular type.  So In general, if you’ve arrived at the point of one on one conversation with your would-be admirer. The sound of your voice is already leaving an indelible impact. 

Men find a certain attraction to the sound of woman’s voice, especially a whisper.

What Men Find Attractive: #9 Her Scent

Things Men Find Attractive - Her Voice

Nothing allures a man like the Scent of a woman.  Whether its some dormant primal instinct or the odorless secretion of female pheromones.  Men are attracted to the scent of a woman!

Be it her perfume, lotion, conditioner, fabric softener etc. There is some unfathomable chemistry happening beneath the surface that men find irresistible.

Managing to find the perfect balance of fragrance is no cake walk, especially if you also use lotions and oils that may emit their own aroma. 

But If you are looking to increase your cache of fragrances, check out amazon’s inventory of name brand perfume’s under $30

What Men Find Attractive: #10 Her Swagger

sexy woman with swagger

Number 10 on the list of things men find attractive is the Swagger factor.  Super critical, as swagger has that overriding capability. Men are attracted to women with swag.

What exactly is female swag you ask?

The proper vocabulary doesn’t exist to explain it. But if I had to put it in words, she is confident, secure and comfortable with herself despite any perceived flaws that commercialism may cast.

No matter her height, shape, hair length, skin shade, or bank account. Her aura practically overpowers and intoxicates all around her.  In other words, she unequivocally knows that she is the bomb!

Confidence is a beast and can manifest itself physically.  She’s bad and she knows it.  And she knows that you know it too.

If I can manufacture swagger and put it in a bottle, I’d be a millionaire.  The best thing about swagger is that you can develop it.  Believe in yourself.

There you have it ladies.  10 things men find attractive. 

The follow up to 10 things women find attractive. This list was composed from a survey of mature gentlemen…

Including myself.

Feel free to Comment and Share your thoughts below

10 Things Women Find Attractive

Things Women Find Attractive

Things Women Find Attractive

Listen up fellas, if you have ever pondered the secrets of how to attract women, I will get straight to it!

This information was compiled from a group of beautiful females from varying backgrounds and ethnicity’s discussing what the find attractive about men.

These results were compiled from the top 10 most re-occurring answers. Here are 10 things women find attractive. 10 things that women look for in a man.

I never would of guest that we fellas are sized up and analyzed from the second we step on the scene

What Women Find Attractive: #1 His Shoes

Things Women Find Attractive - Shoes

Photo Credit Atlanta Photographer Timeless Imaging

Apparently guys are systematically scrutinized from the ground up. Nearly every lady I spoke with said they look at “His Shoes” right off the cuff.

Gentlemen, if you want to get past check point one, step up your shoe game. You won’t even register on her radar donning a pair of scuffed up dusty pilgrim shoes.

If purchasing a nice pair of Buckskin Oxfords or stylish Leather Brogues is not in the budget.  At least refresh your existing dress shoes with a budget friendly military grade shoe polish. Women are attracted to and pay high regards to the man sporting a cold pair of shoes!

Things Women Find Attractive

What Women Find Attractive: #2 His Teeth

Things Women Find Attractive - Clean Teeth

Ranking in as the 2nd most popular thing women are attracted to is “His Teeth“.

That’s right fellas, women love a sexy smile.  By sexy smile, they are referring to a clean set of teeth.  From the responses I received they are not necessarily looking for perfectly straight teeth.  

Having clean teeth and a nice smile will prove to go a long way with the ladies. You can’t be rolling up with plaque buildup encrusted across your fronts.

Its true that not all teeth are naturally straight, but chronic halitosis and plaque is easily preventable. Get your hands on a Water Flosser, a high RPM power tooth brush, and a Whitening Kit. You don’t have to be a millionair to get that million dollar smile.

What Women Find Attractive: #3 The Way He Smells

Things Women Find Attractive - The way a Man smells

Number 3 on the list of things women find attractive is the Scent of a Man.  Part of a mans main objective in life is to find his signature scent.

If your lucky enough to have found yours, you can skip ahead to Thing number 4.  If you haven’t found yours yet, don’t give up.  The thing with cologne is that it may render different due to varying skin chemistry’s.

My current favorite Channel Blue may smell different on me than it does on you. Don’t feel like shelling out top dollar, no problem, peep these female approved fragrance’s for under $30

What Women Find Attractive: #4 His Style of Dress

Things Women Find Attractive - Style of Dress

Photo Credit Atlanta Photographer Timeless Imaging

The 4th thing Women find attractive about a guy is his Style of Dress.  Is it neat, is it clean, do the clothes fit properly.  This doesn’t imply taking out a small mortgage on an Armani three piece. 

But you would behoove yourself to have at least one Blazer, a Collared Button Up (clean and pressed), and a Waist Coat at your disposal. Rocking that with Jeans or Khakis is your preference, but don’t forget to set off your shoes with a banging pair of dress socks

Things Women Find Attractive

What Women Find Attractive: #5 His Personality

Things Women Find Attractive - His Personality

If by some happenstance you’ve made it passed the scrutinizing first 4 items on a woman’s checklist, here is your chance to shine. A fellas Personality can make or break his chances to stay in the game.

Every female interviewed mentioned “personality” or “the way he conducts himself”.  Women are attracted to a confident man. Must have swagger, but not arrogant.  They want to see that smile, that style, that makes you YOU.

What Women Find Attractive: #6 Offering to Pay

Things Women Find Attractive - Offer her a Drink

Number 6 on the top 10 list maybe controversial but, Offer a Drink.  It seems this timeless act is still attractive to women. But can be a double edge sword if the lady in question:

  • Rejects the drink as if you are a creepy pervert…
  • Accepts the drink but can out drink your whole crew… 

But alas, notice the keyword is “Offering“, which implies that its basically the gesture that counts.  Give it a shot… even its just a bottle of water.  Which in some spots could costs you as much as Ciroc.

Now if you want to really score some cool points, just send a drink over to her table or from across the bar followed by a silent toast and head nod.

Things Women Find Attractive - offer a drink

What Women Find Attractive: #7 His Watch

Things Women Find Attractive - Mens Watches

Being a self proclaimed watch connoisseur, I was pleasantly surprised to learn this.  Women appreciate a man with a nice Manly Watch.  Not necessarily the overly gaudy watches bedazzled with gems.  But a nice solid looking timepiece.

As a man, you owe it yourself to stock at least one fashionable chronometer in your arsenal.

What Women Find Attractive: #8 His Walk

Things Women Find Attractive - His Walk

Little did I know, the 8th thing that girls find attractive about a guy, is His Walk. Or as one response I received so elegantly stated “a man with that Big Boy Walk”.

Now this may take some effort to develop your trademark stroll. Some dudes are just born with it.  

Walking that walk is not something you can just put on and take off like a jacket. That limp will have to become your way of life.  A state of mind.  Feel confident and let it guide you.

What Women Find Attractive: #9 His Hands

Things Women Find Attractive - Mans Hands

Sliding in as the 9th thing that Women find attractive is a Man’s Hands .  

Not so much the size but the hygiene. You just can’t walk in the spot like you just finished changing oil out in the parking lot or making biscuits in the back.

Ashy hands and  dirty nails don’t fly so well with the ladies. But this is an easy fix. Get you a handy travel kit for your glove box and stay ready.

What Women Find Attractive: #10 His Grooming

Things Women Find Attractive - His Grooming

Last, but not least, Although I’ll admit I’m surprised it is not closer to number 1. Coming in at number 10, Ladies appreciate a Well Groomed Man.

Just takes a little forethought.  If you plan on going out,  hit up your local Barber Shop or Great Clips. Line up them edges.  Eradicate all those unsightly ear and nostril hair follicles. And for the brethren of bearded men, trim up the unruly whiskers and throw some oil up in there.

Don’t have beard oil? Make your own… Argan OilOlive Oil and Coconut Oil are great substitutes.

There you have it, the top 10 Things Women find Attractive.  Not to bad, and for the most part, the list seems somewhat achievable.  

Ladies, please email me or better yet..

Comment below to let me know what we missed from your top 10.  

Fellas, email me your the 10 things you are attracted to and notice about a women.  I’m eagerly looking forward to compiling the Gentlemen’s responses for part 2 of this article… 10 Things Men Find Attractive.

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Indian Healing Clay – Amazing Skin for Men and Women

Indian Healing Clay Aztec Secret

Indian Healing Clay Simply Works

Its no secret that Aztec Secret is a phenomenal product.  There are literally droves of everyday users relating their results through Continue reading “Indian Healing Clay – Amazing Skin for Men and Women”

Back to School Shopping Essentials

Back to School Essentials

Back to School Shopping Shopping

Back to School Shopping can be hectic and stressful.  Each year the items children need for the upcoming school season seem to grow exponentially.  Here is a quick and dirty list of last minute essential Continue reading “Back to School Shopping Essentials”

Common Arguments at a Spades Game

Spades Game

All to Familiar Arguments at a Spades Game

The game of Spades is arguably one of the most popular card games ever to grace the tables of Family Reunions, and Back Yard BBQ’s. Continue reading “Common Arguments at a Spades Game”

10 items to get your 4th of July party rockin

10 games to play on the fourth of july

Keep your 4th of July Party Rockin

Independence Day is right around the corner,  are your ready! Here is a quick list of must have games and items to keep your 4th of July party rockin. Continue reading “10 items to get your 4th of July party rockin”