3 reasons you make a lot but don’t bring home much

first_imgThe fact is, when we make more money, whether it’s a one-time bonus or an increase in salary, we spend more. Many of us think making more gives us the freedom to be less careful in our financial decision-making. This is a huge mistake. Consider the following three reasons why although you think you’ll be bringing more home, your habits are keeping you from seeing an increase in income.You’re living a luxurious lifestyleYou’ve gotten a pay raise. Time to travel, right? Wrong! Don’t immediately book your ticket to Tahiti. Get your bearings first and figure out how you can best use your additional income. Instead of rushing out to buy a new car, consider more responsible ways to put your money to good use. The more thoughtful you are about your spending, the more you’ll appreciate having extra in the end.You’re overly generousYou’ve gotten a big bonus… so, drinks for everyone! Hold tight on forking out gifts and cash to others. Your heart is in the right place, but focus first on taking care of yourself and your loved ones. Be sure you’ve considered your child’s college savings or necessities you’ve needed but haven’t had the funds for. Being generous with others, whether it’s treating a parent or giving to a charitable cause, is a wonderful thing. Just make sure before you give, you plan accordingly for how it will affect your money moving forward.You’ve become carelessJust because you are making more money, doesn’t mean budgeting and saving should go out the window. There’s a reason why the wealthiest people in the world have advisors who help with their financial decision-making. When you get a bump in pay and have money on the mind it can be difficult to see past the dollar signs. Don’t get distracted by the extra zeros. Be smart and not rash when it comes to even the smallest purchases. Life is expensive and even extremely successful people can easily blow their money if they’re not careful. 69SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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What, the Angels worry about center fielder Mike Trout’s batting slump?

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousAngels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against Oakland in the first inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani winds to deliver a pitch against Oakland in the first inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani takes the field to warm up before the start of the game against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOakland starting pitcher Kendall Graveman delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Angels in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)The Angels’ Mike Trout, right, gets a handshake from Kole Calhoun, after Trout scored in the first inning against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Japanese fans take some photos of Angels third base coach Dino Ebel before the game against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Fans gather near the Angels dugout trying to catch a glimpse of Shohei Ohtani after the game against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Fans cheer as Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, heads to the dugout after the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Fans cheer as Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, heads to the dugout after the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Angels’ Zack Cozart beats the throw home to score in the fourth inning against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy waits for the throw. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)The Angels’ Mike Trout singles to right in the fourth inning against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels’ Mike Trout, right, rounds third after hitting a home run to center in the third inning against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart, center, slides into home plate to score on a sacrifice fly by Justin Upton as Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to catch the throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against Oakland in the first inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the dugout after striking out the Oakland batter in the sixth inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against Oakland in the fifth inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani delivers a pitch against Oakland in the first inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani winds to deliver a pitch against Oakland in the first inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)NextShow Caption1 of 17Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani winds to deliver a pitch against Oakland in the first inning in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)ExpandANAHEIM — Right-hander Kendall Graveman and the Oakland Athletics were already trailing the Angels 2-0 when center fielder Mike Trout stepped to the plate to lead off the third inning Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium. Graveman started their confrontation with a sinker that didn’t sink.Trout crushed it, sending it sailing over the center-field fence, over the ficus trees behind the wall and over the railing that forms the lower border of Bo Jackson Country. The ball traveled an estimated 440 feet for Trout’s third homer of the season, a blast that ended an 0-for-14 skid.Trout went into Sunday without a hit in eight at-bats against the A’s during the series. He was only 1 for 18 on the homestand, seemingly the only regular who wasn’t off and running as the Angels raced to a 6-3 record before they defeated Oakland to make it 7-3 on Sunday.In addition to his homer, Trout also dropped a run-scoring single into right field off Graveman in the fourth that made it 4-0 and marked only his third multi-hit game of the season. Graveman exited the game and then Trout stole second off reliever Liam Hendriks. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Trout also became the ninth player in baseball history to score 700 runs and hit 200 homers before turning 27.Overall, Trout is hitting .220 (10 for 41) going into Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers, the start of a seven-game trip that also takes the Angels to Kansas City. Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Justin Upton lead the Angels with three homers apiece. Trout also has seven RBIs.Related Articles Scioscia also said he wasn’t concerned the Angels’ starting rotation was heading for a repeat of last season’s march to the disabled list. However, they’re already without Matt Shoemaker, who is scheduled to undergo tests on his strained right forearm Monday.Andrew Heaney made a rehab start Friday and could join the rotation soon as he recovers from inflammation in his left elbow. But there is no firm date for his return, although he could be slotted into Wednesday’s spot in the rotation at Texas. As of Sunday, the Angels’ starter was still TBA.Garrett Richards is scheduled to pitch Monday and Tyler Skaggs is set to start Tuesday.MOVES, MOVES, MOVESIn addition to placing Ramirez on the DL, the Angels also optioned Akeel Morris to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled fellow right-handers Eduardo Paredes and Felix Pena from their top minor-league club. Pena pitched the ninth inning against the A’s giving up a homer to Matt Joyce.WELCOME TO THE CLUBThird baseman Ryan Schimpf homered in his first start with the Angels, after they recalled him Saturday from Salt Lake to replace Nolan Fontana, who was sent the other way. The Angels are Schimpf’s fourth team since the end of last season. He’s also been with San Diego, Tampa Bay and Atlanta. “If we’re worried about Mike, we’ve got a lot of big problems,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Mike Trout is going to hit. You’re going to have stretches with any great hitter when you’re not quite in sync. It’s going to happen with every player. Mike had a really good day this afternoon.”RAMIREZ UPDATEThe Angels placed right-hander JC Ramirez on the 10-day disabled list because of a elbow strain that forced his departure from Saturday’s loss to the A’s. Scioscia said the Angels had no further clarity on the severity of his injury or what caused it.last_img read more

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