M. Bernard Bloom
I'm a middle-aged, middle-class family man and long-time economic development professional residing in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Aspiring writer and NFT artist with interest in personal finance, self-improvement, and digital art.
This is the Best Day of the Week to Work From Home
I hate Mondays When I write "hate," I mean that I loathe, despise, abhor, and generally detest Mondays. As a local government employee for going on twenty-nine years and rapidly approaching the past seventeen working for the same city, I have spent quite a lot of Mondays at work serving as a warrant clerk (arrest warrants, not draws on funds), adult probation officer, economic development coordinator, and economic development director.
The 7 Ways We Paid Ourselves $56.30 Per Day
Before I launch into the seven ways how I should issue two disclaimers: First, it can all be boiled down to one way, which is to just do it. However you pay yourself or “yourselves,” or as I like to refer to it, “ourselves” since it also includes my wife, you simply need to do like the Nike ad says — Just Do It.
7 Tiny Habits to Improve Your Life 7-Fold in the New Year
In the spirit of 7's, I have likely read about seven hundred books, articles, stories, and blog posts about self-improvement over the past 7 years. After doing so, I can help save you from having to do the same and have come to the conclusion that the two most powerful things that you can do are to improve your mindset and improve your habits.
7 Things to Know About Fundrise
A middle-aged guy like me who has invested for more than two-and-a-half decades has been around the block a few times. As such, I have invested and speculated on a very eclectic and wide-ranging variety of instruments over the past twenty-six years. Some of them did quite well, like the Wellington account that helped my late grandfather make me an extra fifty grand and not-quite that amount for my son a few years back to help put my children through college.