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Boldly Preparing for the Promising Future

Sponsored by blooom, inc. Originally posted at blooom.com/blog

“Knowledge equals profit.”
– 74th Rule of Acquisition

I’ve been fascinated with the future since I was a kid. I grew up watching reruns of “Star Trek” with my dad, as well as “Star Wars,” “Back to the Future,” and “Logan’s Run.” I even frequently played out scenes from “Battlestar Galactica” (first generation) at recess. (Perhaps I’m dating myself a bit with these references….)

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Money, Online 401k Management in the Future

Money didn’t play a huge role in a lot of these futuristic societies, though you did often see Starbuck racking up cubits at the poker table. And Quark, like any good Ferengi, was obsessed with amassing gold-pressed latinum. Pretty much all the stories were about making it through the crisis situation of the moment. (Pesky Klingons and Cylons!)

I wonder if Quark, the owner of Quark’s Bar on Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine space station, ever thought about the future and planned for his golden years? Or was he more focused on that week’s take from the Dabo tables? With a little simple planning and a good 401k analyzer, he could build a nice nest egg and let it blooom into an optimized savings strategy for his future (see what I did there?).

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Geeks and Mental Health: A New Hope

May is Mental Health Month, and all you geeks are on my mind.

So many of us geeks face challenges daily, just because we’re a little bit different. We like weird TV shows, we wear weird clothes, we prefer books and pets to people, we feel anxious in social situations, while desperately wanting to feel included. This can lead to anxiety, depression, and a list of other conditions that qualify as general mental stress and sometimes illness. But I’m here to tell you – there’s hope. You’re not alone.

Many geeks struggle with mental health issues. During Mental Health Month, find some encouragement and resources on KCGeeks.com.

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Add Some Geek Flair to your Trivia Team Name!

Some friends and I are putting together a team for the Ultimate Geek Trivia Showdown at Planet Comicon on the 27th. As part of our planning, we had to come up with a team name. Given that it’s a geek trivia event, we did some research and brainstorming on geek trivia team names. I thought I’d share our brainstorming results with you, in case you’ll also be there, or if you’re just headed to a Geeks Who Drink or other trivia night, and want some geeky ideas.

Need some geek trivia team names? Find a list of ideas on KCGeeks.com!

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Bring Your Imagination to Life with 3D Printing (and more)!

Interested in Kansas City 3D printing? Did you know you can print small to medium size projects for FREE through the Johnson County Library? I found out about this community service through a super-secret covert it-takes-a-village Christmas present for my husband. Read on to hear about the hijinks, as well as how you can make use of the service!

Find out where you can find free Kansas City 3D printing and other Maker resources on KCGeeks.com!

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