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Enterprise Architecture Jobs: All About TOGAF Certification

The Open Group Certified Architect program and Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a designation that was initially meant to validate individuals’ abilities as an IT professional, specifically in the practice of IT and enterprise architecture. This program still focuses on IT-related work, but it is constantly evolving as a profession and incorporates multiple disciplines that were not part of the original program. If you’re interested in this exciting, constantly evolving career, here’s what you need to know to get started in it.  What Is The Certified Architect Program? Open Group Certified Architect program is a certification program that focuses ...

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41 Things To Do Before Turning 41

I had a serious post ready to go today, but since it’s my birthday, I decided to do something a little more fun. I honestly have a hard time saying that I’m 41 years old today. It sounds so old, but I feel awesome and I’m more excited about the future than ever. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to revisit the past. I came up with 41 things I think people should do before age 41. See the Grand Canyon Have a snowball fight Max out an IRA Go to Europe or the US if you already live in ...

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Turn The Taps Off! Save On Energy Costs & Save Our Future Water Resources

We get it, you’ve had a long day and all you want to do is wind down in a bath, throw your favorite album on and bliss out for an hour. Then again, you might not be so relaxed if you took a moment to look at the statistics attached to baths and water consumption, as gathered in a recent survey by Online Pump Supplies. The usage and costs of a daily bath currently stand as follows:  80 litres of water per day, which is £0.78. 29,200 litres of water per year, which is £283.24. As opposed to a shower, ...

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Response to Yahoo trolls

Kryptonite To The Yahoo Trolls

I read an article earlier this week about a couple who paid off $92,000 in debt in less than three years. As with many articles like this, it was featured on Yahoo Finance, the all star team for trolls. Once I got into the post, I was amazed to find that the couple who paid off this massive debt were both teachers from Tennessee. They achieved their goals by cutting back as much as possible and earning extra income, a tried and true formula anyone can use to get out of debt, even teachers! I could not think of a ...

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Why People With Pension Jobs Still Need To Invest For Retirement

Back in the day, workers could count on putting in 20-30 years on the job and scoring the coveted gold watch AND a lifetime pension. Sure you might be too old and broken down to enjoy it, but by golly, there was a check every month. With that sort of guarantee, there was really no need to save for retirement. Nowadays, pension eligible jobs are few and far between, but if you can score a position with the federal, state or some municipal governments, pensions do still exist. Does that mean people with government jobs don’t have to worry about ...

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