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Student Tools: ClearCheckbook

On GearFire, I write about productivity and time management. If the adage “time is money” is true, then students need to manage their money too. Enter ClearCheckbook, a free Web 2.0 application for personal finance. ClearCheckbook runs under the slogan “money management made easy” and I can wholeheartedly agree having used it for the last six months. Registration is simple, requiring only your...

GTD Mastery 100: Step 21

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post. Step 21 to GTD Mastery is: I have a mobile office space set up, if needed. As a student, it is definitely needed. Utilizing the time inbetween classes, events, and extracurriculars is crucial. This alone can make or break your academic success. This semester I was fortunate enough to schedule my classes with no gaps. I like hard transitions during my day (e.g....

The School Supplies List You NEED to Have

I swear, I’m going to scream at the next person who asks me to borrow a pencil in my accounting class! Okay, maybe not because I’m not that kind of person- and that’s an overreaction. But I distinctly remember the teacher telling us on the second day of class that we were not allowed to use pens in accounting, as we need to be able to erase our mistakes. In fact, she takes marks off our tests and quizzes if...

The Big Secret Key to High School Success

Image courtesy of Ul Marga I am currently in my second semester of my second last year of high school, and looking back on all that I’ve learned, I realised that there was something I really wish someone had told me on my very first day of the ninth grade. If I knew then what I knew now, I would have payed much closer attention and been a lot more successful. I wouldn’t have gotten that blasted 64% in math last...

12 Minute Pulse Raiser

Image source gregorrohrig Firstly, I would like to thank those who took time to comment on my first post here at GearFire and provide me with some topical ideas for future posts. There were various suggestions ranging from 15 minute exercise routines to stretching to preventing illness prior to exam week, all of which I will gladly write about. This post is centred upon the 12 minute exercise routine as requested by Martin...