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The Shocking Truth about Modern Day Enslavement

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Slavery, it’s still happening in this country; in fact it’s happening across every nation. Don’t think that just because we have entered the 21st century slavery still doesn’t exist. It absolutely does. All that’s changed is who is enslaved. Oxford dictionary defines slavery as “a person who works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation.” […]

Get Paid for Your “Useless Knowledge”

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If you’re the kind of person who always has the right answer in Final Jeopardy… or you always bring home the jackpot at trivia night down at your local watering hole… or you’ve been banned from playing Trivial Pursuit with your friends because you always win… there is a quick and fast way you can […]

Where Did a Year Go?

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Happy Holidays my friend and welcome back. Details on your special Christmas gift follow! And so that time of year is upon us once again when everyone says to you, “Where did a whole year go?!” Now, while the question sounds like the usual banality, it’s actually a good question if we treat it seriously. […]

Be the Man, Don’t Work For Him

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I originally wanted to wait until the New Year to write this post because I wanted you to have a recent experience to draw from. But this post is bursting out of me and I simply can’t hold off writing about it any longer. For me, as a business owner, knowing a new year is […]

From Foodie to Food Profits

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If you love food and drink (and really, who doesn’t?) you should know one very important thing: we are in a golden age of food-love. Thanks to celebrity chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay and the glut of restaurant themed TV shows (not to mention an entire channel dedicated to cooking […]

Keep More of Your Money

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Knowing what has happened in our economy over the last five years it’s hard to imagine how anyone has not only survived but profited from it. But long time readers know that’s exactly what’s happened to a small fraction of the people in our country. We may have less rich people now than we did […]

Serve on an Online Jury – and Get Paid!

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If you’re like me, you’ve had to serve on a jury before: that colored envelope showed up in your mail box and told you that your services as a juror were needed. Sigh. Didn’t I just get one of these last year? It told you when you needed to report. You probably needed to be […]

Holiday Tipping Guide 2013

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How’s your Christmas shopping going? Got everyone on your list a gift yet? Buying gifts can put a lot of extra stress on people this time of year. It’s so hard to come up with good gift ideas, especially for relatives. What is a good gift for your teenage nieces and nephews that isn’t too […]

The Gap between the Rich and the Poor is more like a Canyon…And It’s Still Growing

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A lot has been written about the gap between the wealthy and the poor in this country. You probably hear weekly from a news source that the rich are getting richer and the rest… are getting poorer. The stability of the U.S.’s fragile economy depends on a thriving middle class. That’s what most people are, […]

The Professional House Sitter

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What’s the first thing to pop in your mind when you think about becoming a care taker? If you’re into horror movies like me, it might be the classic film The Shining with Jack Nicholson, where he and his family are cooped up in an enormous, deserted, and haunted ski lodge for an entire winter. […]

Tax Moves to Make Before Christmas

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How can it be December already?! This year is just flying by. In fact there are only 27 days left in 2013. There are a lot of things I need to do before the end of the year. Not only do I need to buy gifts for my friends and family to celebrate Christmas, but […]

Everything you’ve been taught about money is exactly what’s keeping you poor.

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You can see the Great Wall of China from space! We’ve all heard this before, right? Don’t swallow your gum! It stays in your body for years. Well that’s true…isn’t it? Your hair and nails continue growing even after you die! You were grossed out by this notion, but you still believed it didn’t you? […]

 
 
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