Friday, January 3, 2020

A New War with Iraq 2020?

The remains of a vehicle hit by missiles outside the Baghdad airport. The commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, was killed.
Credit...Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office, via Associated Press

Alot has happened last night. A air strike took place in Iraq via USA. All Americans are urged to leave Iraq immediately. The attack will leave ripples of its effects on the USA and other countries. I'm thinking of our troops their families and children. This saddens me knowing what will happen next. Our Men and Women that serve our Country will be injured and killed in this kind of conflict. Lets all take time to Pray for our Country, Men, Women, and Children. 

See article below CNN Business by Paul R. La Monica. 

Gold, crude oil and other "fear trades" spike

Most stocks on Wall Street slumped this morning on the news of the US drone strike in Baghdad that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. But investments that tend to do well during times when traders are nervous about geopolitical turmoil shot higher.
  • Gold rose more than 1% to about $1,555 an ounce.
  • Bitcoin surged 4% to $7,250.
  • The VIX, a volatility measure often dubbed Wall Street's fear gauge, was up 7%.
  • Crude oil prices rose nearly 4% to above $63 a barrel.
  • Dow oil stocks Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) were each trading higher.
  • Top defense stocks, including Lockheed Martin (LMT), Raytheon (RTN) and Northrop Grumman (NOC), were all up in early trading.
Meanwhile, the CNN Business Fear & Greed Index, which looks at seven indicators of market sentiment, plunged this morning after hitting a record high yesterday.
CNN Posted:

What you need to know

  • Iranian military leader killed: Qasem Soleimani, top general and one of the most powerful men in Iran, was killed in a drone strike at Baghdad airport early today. His deputy was also killed.
  • Trump ordered the strike: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the airstrikes disrupted an "imminent attack" in the region that put American lives at risk.
  • Iran's response: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows for "harsh revenge."

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2020 Goals and Reflections

Hello Friends, 

Looking back at 2019 I can see where I can make positive changes. 

I want to grow closer to God. I want a strong Spiritual Armor.

Slowing down and keeping up with traditions. Enjoying the small moments and celebrating them.
Changing my way of doing things at home so it can make more sense. Putting my children first before those dirty dishes that are not going any where. Letting the dust bunnies visit a little longer so I can play with my children encourage their growth and answer those million questions they have. 

Social Media:
I already closed down my Facebook account. I have Instagram but never post. I do read emails and spam alot of them that are time wasters. I want to focus on my Blog A Frugal Life Now and Youtube. 

As a full time homemaker and business owner. I see that I need to work on my other outlets of income. Everyone should have several streams of income. All Billionaires and Millionaires have their hands in more than one pot (several streams of income).

This I am already working on and see positive results. I want to make healthier life decisions in general. 

I want to continue learning and adding to my food storage with long term foods. I call them get it and forget it. You know it's there when you need it. Call it Food Insurance. 

Growing Food:
I have never had a green thumb in my life. This year my husband I want to grow food for our home. 

Reading and Crafting:
I want to read more books. I want to craft more and enjoy my hobbies.

I want to challenge myself to try new recipes. 

I want to step up my game in donations. I believe in giving back to the community and the places I normally shop. I want everyone to find treasures just like I do.