Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ways to Improve Quality of Life

There are so many different ways to help improve the quality of life.  Sometimes with the rush of daily life, we can get burnt out and our quality of life is affected.  Some helpful ways to improve our quality of life would be to do something as simple as meditating. Call it what you will but spend time each day alone with your thoughts. This surely isn’t the first time you’ve heard that advice, there’s a reason for that! There’s also a reason that this is the first step in the list. Doing the other things in the remaining nine suggestions without taking some time to reflect almost negates any benefit gained elsewhere.

Gerald Simonelli
Another way is to make it a point to do something bold every day. Step out of your comfort zone and leave the routine even if for only a second. This might mean talking to someone that you generally wouldn’t talk to or starting a project that you feel intimidated by. It’s also great to learn something new. Pick a topic, preferably something you know nothing about and learn something about it. A good source of inspiration for this can be the newspaper. It helps if you have time to make a note of what you learned or explain it to someone else, but even if you don’t get the chance to do that, your brain will thank you for the new patterns you introduce as you learn something new every day.

As an event planner for a local restaurant with over 20 years of experience in management, Gerald Simonelli is an efficiently organized individual who works hard to meet his goals. He has an extensive education and life experience with which he has formed a unique perspective and desire to help people. He has spent years traveling and working as a missionary for local parishes.  In addition to helping people throughout the world with charity work and fundraising, Gerald also works within his small community. He is a member of 4 chambers of commerce and was chaplain to the Addison Fire Protection District. He regularly attends mayor’s conferences in order to offer his opinions in improving the town. Gerald would like to become an event planner for a large charity organization to continue helping others.


Expert Fundraiser Gerald Simonelli’s Budgeting Tips

Gerald Simonelli has over 20 years of experience in administration and management. As a pastor in his hometown in Illinois, he helped organize fundraisers that collected millions of dollars for parish and community improvement. Currently, Gerald Simonelli is pursuing a career in professional event planning and management. As both an event planner and fundraising activist, Gerald Simonelli is an expert when it comes to budget. In the past, he helped a local parish get out of a twenty year debt within 3 months. Being so good with budgetary concerns, Gerald Simonelli offers some budgeting tips to people who may have trouble saving.

Gerald Simonelli

Start with the 50/20/30 rule. 50% of your income should go to fixed costs, like rent, utilities, and car payments. 20% should go to payments to help you secure a financial future. Savings accounts, paying off credit card debt, and emergency funds all fit into this category. The final 30% goes towards daily expenditures and other flexible spending. This can include groceries, dining out, gas, shopping, hobbies, etc.

Estimate low for income, and high for expenses. If you’re rounding out numbers, it’s always best to work with the lower figure for you income, and the higher for your expenses. That way, any discrepancies will end up in your favor.

Utilize saving options. If you have the extra money to save each month, open a savings account where it will gather interest. If you work for a company that offers 401(k), you should absolutely invest, as companies will usually match the amount you save every year. Some states offer IDA programs that match your savings towards a home or business if you agree to attend financial education sessions.