Giselle Giulia. Spreadsheet. September 12th , 2021.
The second wall that hinders a small company’s growth is similar but another rung up the ladder. The system that supported five people is starting to break down under the strain of 30 people. A new type of thinking must be applied to streamline the company’s operations and automate them - again. This time, the system will be larger, will take longer to design (or purchase), and cause more of a disruption in company operations when it is implemented. What happens internally when a system no longer meets the needs of the busy employees? They start creating workarounds to get their job done. And often their solutions involve spreadsheets. And so, the spreadsheet culture is reborn and the cycle begins again.
There are many women that fret and worry over how much money should be applied to each category that has been planned for their big day. As each individual category, for most women, is as important as the next, this is often not a very simple task to achieve. This is, however, a worry that can be put in the past, when you make the wise decision to use a wedding budget spreadsheet throughout the planning process of your ceremony and reception.
What I liked most about our ”Forever” Portfolio is that it eliminates most risk. As a lifelong entrepreneur, I really believe that after 40 years of trading and investing, I understand the nature of the unknown and investing RISK. It’s not about going into a spreadsheet, hand picking some dates and blend of assets to see what did best, and then going out and buying those investments. If investing were that easy we’d all be filthy rich!
This is why I find it so absurd when some analyst or pundit claims that an asset like gold is ”worthless” in an investing portfolio because of some biased spreadsheet work they did. I wonder if these people have ever gotten far enough away from their spreadsheets to see how the world markets really work? Having some portfolio insurance like gold around is a really splendid idea. YES, the Forever Portfolio holds gold, silver and displays a good record with other assets likes stocks (mainly ETFs), bonds and cash. But what in history suggests this is not a good idea? Show me the flaw! Show me the data? It doesn’t matter what your chart is showed worked best over a particular time period. The fact is that concentrating your bets is dangerous, and sometimes your stocks and bonds don’t payout on your timetable. This is just how life works. I am finding out more each day. Diversifying a little bit is prudent.
By taking the time to master Microsoft Excel, you can increase your productivity to keep your work and your life in order. When you take the time to learn this powerful program, you will be working to achieve a better understanding of all its strengths and capabilities. You will be able to build fast, usable spreadsheets and have a better idea of how to use the software to maximize your own productivity. In addition, since Microsoft Excel is commonly used in office settings, you will help yourself become a valuable asset to your place of employment.
A lot of portfolio back tests (and their resulting charts) are just silly. Any moron can go into a spreadsheet to find what worked best in the past (especially when cherry picking dates). But it takes some real thinking to work out a strategy that can deal with future unknown risks. You can’t optimize for returns going forward because you don’t know what those returns will be. So anyone designing a portfolio based only on what worked best in the past is making a major tactical error with their investments. A mistake that could destroy a retirement plan.
If the forgotten Excel password is associated with the file that contains the workbook then this password also needs to be bypassed. You will need to find software that unlocks all types of passwords, for files, workbooks and spreadsheets. Some of these products offer a free demo that will show you the first two characters of your password. This may be enough to jog your memory, otherwise you will need to purchase the product.
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