For entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone just “trying to make a buck” on the side, one of the most useful and beneficial things about the Internet is the ability to develop and sell a product without a lot of middle men and “permission.” Products are evaluated and vetted not by the preferences of a … Continue reading Developing a Product to Sell Online
Side gigs, a.k.a. freelancing, moonlighting, side businesses, etc. are all the rage these days. It seems that every blogger writing about personal finance, career development, or just about anything else, is promoting and encouraging readers to start side gigs, particularly if those bloggers themselves have "made it big" with their online or offline business. On … Continue reading Could Side Gigs Hurt Your Career?
If you've done any kind of planning, financial or otherwise, at any point in your life, you've likely hit an important question that can affect the success of those plans. That question has to do with timeframe--what's too short and what's too long? When it comes to life planning, I cap out setting "goals" at … Continue reading The Power of Quarterly Goals for Your Money
First of all, our family wishes you a happy and prosperous new year. 2013 was an exciting new year, full of changes and new opportunities, and 2014 promises to bring more of the same. You haven't heard much from me last year, as our family settled into a new home and into a new routine … Continue reading This Blog in 2014
Even though the vows clearly state “until death do us part,” there are many marriages within the United States that are not fulfilling that promise. More than 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it is not surprising that an increasing number of couples … Continue reading Before You Say I Do: The Ups and Downs of a Legal Prenuptial Agreement
When purchasing a used car, most consumers will assume that there is some room for negotiation in price. This is also the case when buying a new car from an auto dealer. Whether it's including extra accessories or getting a better deal on in-house financing, asking for discounts can pay off in many cases. However, … Continue reading How to Get a Discount at the Auto Dealership
With reports of international trade beginning to rebound as the world shakes off its isolationist tendency following the financial downturn of half-a-decade ago, reports that shopping in the Middle East is about to enter a new expansive phase is another indicator of good times ahead. There's no country better equipped to lead the nascent recovery … Continue reading Shock and Awe as Dubai Looks to Take Shop Until You Drop to Another Level