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The Beta Software Tester

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Let me paint a scenario that you have no doubt encountered: you get a new laptop and all the software runs smoothly – for the first few months, at least. But pretty soon, little boxes pop up that notify you of a new version of the software is available. It seems that certain programs, like […]

Could What Happened in Cyprus Happen in the U.S.?

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If you’ve been watching the news at all during the last week you probably heard something about the country of Cyprus. The people of Cyprus, called Cypriots, have had a go of it lately. Their country is in financial turmoil, like most of the world and they are the latest country in the Eurozone to […]

How Email Marketing Helps Small Businesses

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Long time readers know I got into email marketing about a decade ago. But what you may not know is why I’ve stayed in this business for so long. That’s the story I’d like to tell you today. For those of you that don’t know, email marketing is the process of selling through email messages. […]

Project Coaching and You: Succeeding Through Communication

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Communication is the bedrock of any successful enterprise. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new business venture, artistic endeavor, or merely organizing a party: if there isn’t good communication, the project will more than likely fail. The first, and most obvious step, is that goals and expectations down to the last detail need to be […]

7 Rooms to Clean and De-Clutter in Your Financial House

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Hooray! It’s the first day of spring today. Are you feeling like it? Nah me either. It’s hard to get excited when there is still snow on the ground and the threat of more cold weather is ever present. I spoke with an old college buddy of mine who lives outside of Minneapolis on Monday […]

It Doesn’t Always Pay To Be the First

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When Christopher Columbus landed in America he declared himself the first to ever set foot in this new land. The truth is the first people to discover America came here hundreds if not thousands of years before him. If you do a search on Google you’ll find articles stating everyone from the Vikings to the […]

The Stay-At-Home Vacation Planner

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Do you enjoy a nice vacation and think that planning it is half the fun? You love getting a great rate on a luxury hotel, scoring discount theme park tickets, securing coupons for restaurants… as well as setting up an itinerary to maximize¬† the fun you’ll have during your time off. Or maybe you’re just […]

7 Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund

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$3,000 is nothing to sneeze at. It’s a big chunk of change. If you suddenly got a check for $3,000 how would you spend it? I think most of us would answer a vacation, a new high definition ultra-thin television, maybe a down payment on a new car, or an upgrade to a hip new […]

7 Ways to Get More Done In Less Time

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A couple of thoughts before we dive in… Firstly, it’s important that you understand a simple principal about managing your time to really grasp the importance of what I’m about to share with you today. You see, whenever you say yes to anything that comes your way, what you’re really saying is no to something […]

Providing Customer Service… From Your Home

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We’ve all had the following experience: after encountering a problem with a product or service, whether it’s a laptop or a toaster oven or a credit card or satellite TV, we’ve called the help line and someone with a foreign accent comes on. While they’re polite and they try to be helpful, your problem just […]

7 Tips for When You Own the IRS More Money than You Can Afford

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Two weeks ago Mr. Patterson and I sent off our tax documents to our accountant. Now we are playing the waiting game. We’re waiting to hear back on if we owe money to Uncle Sam or if he owes us money. We think we’re getting a refund this year, but we’re not sure. So we […]

Market Irrationality and Investing in its Most Simplistic Form

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(Editor’s Note: Over the last few weeks the League of Power has been running a special and timely series from master trading expert Rick Pendergraft. You may recognize Rick from his numerous appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.) “The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” John Maynard Keynes The […]

Hunt Down Your Bounty Online

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If you’re looking to make money in your spare time but don’t exactly want to work the graveyard shift down at the local gas station, you should join SurfBounty.com. You’re not going to be able to quit your job with the money you make. But it’s a great way to get paid for doing all […]

 
 
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