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8 Ways to Avoid Feeling Burned Out On the Job

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Of the many perks owning my own business affords me, one of them is never dreading coming to work. I don’t spend all day Sunday thinking about how I don’t want to go back to work the next day. Those that do are on a surefire path to getting burned out on the job. A […]

Human Resources Goes Virtual

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It’s a symptom of the modern workplace and employment landscape. As we’ve explored over the last several months, more and more jobs are going virtual. These days, traditional corporate employers often prefer to have at least some “remote” employees working from home full- or part-time rather than taking up expensive desk space. And many businesses, […]

How to Get a Job after You’ve Retired

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My Dad retired a couple of years ago. Long time readers might remember my Dad worked for one of the big three U.S. auto manufacturers. I often quote him and use his extensive knowledge when I write about saving money on cars, auto repairs and auto insurance. Since he retired he’s been a typical retiree. […]

What’s Preventing You from Achieving Your Dream?

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Before I left my cushy 9-5 corporate job to start my first online business I considered many things. *    Would I be successful? *    How would I fund it? *    What if I failed? *    Would anybody want the things I would sell? I thought about all these objections and more for a long time. […]

How to Cash in on Your Love of Movies

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Many of us – maybe you – have had starry-eyed dreams involving Hollywood. Red carpet photo sessions with beautiful companions on our arms. Flashy sports cars. Taking meetings with big name stars at pricey restaurants. And for the vast majority of us, those dreams will remain simply fantasy. Breaking into show business is often about […]

6 Ways You Are Throwing Money Away on your Lawn

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As a personal finance writer I am constantly thinking about ways to save money and how to cut expenses. When I get the oil in my car changed I think about how to save money on auto repairs. When I’m at the grocery store I’m trying to remember all the coupons that match up with […]

The Most Used and Most Important Skill

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Several years ago I spoke at a conference for internet marketers in South Florida. I spoke endlessly about ways to start and grow an online business. After each session I spoke at I would ask the crowd if they had any questions. Inevitably, there were many. I don’t remember what anyone asked me, except for […]

The Part-Time Appointment Setter

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In today’s hectic commuting-based world a second job would be a welcome source of extra income to any household if only time would allow for it – there are only 24 hours in a day after all. That said, wouldn’t it be great to have a steady, stress-free home-based, less than part-time job that could […]

Are You Ready For Retirement?

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Do these 8 things in the couple years before you retire and you might just end up retiring happy and wealthy. When I was in my 20’s and 30’s retirement seemed like a far off fantasy that I was very much removed from. I imagined it would happen to me one day, but I couldn’t […]

A Beginners Marketing Plan

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I went to a conference about a year ago to try to meet more people in the internet marketing industry. I wanted to meet some more joint venture partners and the only way to do that is to ask. As someone with a well-established business conferences have been hit or miss for me over the […]

The Booming Healthcare Industry and You

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If you look at any job forecast or trend story, one industry reigns supreme in terms of growth and availability of jobs: healthcare. The widespread availability of medical care in the United States, healthcare reform, and our aging population in need of more and more medical services of all types as they get older all […]

The 5 Most Common Scams Mechanics Pull and How to Avoid Them

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“$500,” my husband said. I turned my head around to look in his direction. He wasn’t laughing and I couldn’t see any hint of a smile. In fact he looked relaxed. He leaned his shoulder against the doorframe and looked right at me.  “I’m sorry did I just hear you say you spent $500 at […]

Overcoming the Fear of Starting an Online Business

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Recently I was interviewed by a fellow internet marketing guru for an upcoming product launch. The interviewer asked me how I got started in the business. I told my usual story about working for the “man” and getting sick of making someone else rich.  The interviewer also asked me what I thought the one thing […]

 
 
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