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  • How Does Rakuten Work? (formerly Ebates) Is it a Scam?

    Have you seen the TV commercials for Rakuten (which was formerly Ebates) and been wondering how does Rakuten work? So How Does Rakuten Actually Work? The simple answer is that it’s a portal company that pays you to shop through them. They create partnerships with companies and then send traffic to those companies.  Those companies pay Rakuten … Read more

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  • Quora Partner Program

    Quora Partner Program

    The quora partner program is a great way to make some additional income by asking questions. Although the Quora Partner Program is ‘invite only’ it is a great way to make some additional cash.  Quora pays you a portion of the ad revenue they receive.  They share this with you because without your questions, there … Read more

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  • 50 ways to make money online working from home

    50 ways to make money online working from home

    50 ways to make money online working from home in 2021 I often like to say that there are a million different ways to make a million dollars online and even while working from home.I truly believe this.And maybe you don’t need a million dollars.Maybe it’s just an extra $500-$1,000 per month.That would go a … Read more

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  • Startup Weekend Ideas in Alabama

    Startup Weekend Ideas in Alabama

    Startup Weekend Ideas in Alabama Looking for Startup Weekend ideas?You can take mine.  Keep reading. I recently had a taste of my first Startup Weekend Competition powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.Here is my personal experience — it might help you decide whether it’s something that would be up your alley or not (in case you … Read more

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  • You deserve to Be Still.

    Be Still. Some philosophy hit me this afternoon so I figured I’d philosophize a second. The world whirls around us.New status updates ping our phones.The roads are crammed with commuters.It’s constantly Go, Go, Go.Be Still. We’re making plans for the holidays.The weekend looms and we’re checking schedules.We have meetings to attend.It’s Go, Go, Go.Be Still. … Read more

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  • Travel Hacking Overview

    Travel Hacking Overview

    Travel Hacking 101 I’m a pretty big fan of personal finance and I love the hunt for great deals. I’ll open a new bank account and use their debit card a number of times in the first 90 days to get a free $100 credit.I’ll open a credit card to get a bonus $100 cash back if I … Read more

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  • My Rules for Retirement

    My Rules for Retirement

    My Rules for Retirement I grew up reading financial books – learning about the stock market – increasing my investment vocabulary – on and on. I loved it.I’d read more.More books – Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Knack, The Number, etc. – you can find them on my resource page if you’re interested. I loved it.I got … Read more

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  • Homeaway (VRBO) vs. AirBnB – Costs to Owners

    Homeaway (VRBO) vs. AirBnB – Costs to Owners

    Homeaway (VRBO) vs. AirBnB – Costs to Owners This article is to help those with a home that they want to rent decide which site will yield them the greatest return, AirBnb or Homeaway (VRBO). [if you’re a renter, know that in my opinion, AirBnb provides the most seamless and easy experience – here is … Read more

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  • Life List Updates

    Life List Updates

    Life List Updates So I keep a Life List – these are items that I want to do during my lifetime.Some will take years.Some I could do in the next week if I really wanted to. I don’t believe in a fixed list.As my interests change I add to and take away. I keep a list in … Read more

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  • Start an Online Boutique Store with Shopify

    Start an Online Boutique Store with Shopify

    Take Your Online Business Boutique from $0 to your first $1,000 with Shopify If you’re keeping up with projects that I’m working on, you’ll see that one of them that my wife and I took on was Bottega Collection, a women’s clothing boutique (we since sold the business). We chose to use Shopify as our tool of online sales … Read more

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  • From Proposed to Married in 24 Hours.  Whaaaaa?!?!?

    From Proposed to Married in 24 Hours. Whaaaaa?!?!?

    From Proposed to Married in 24 Hours. Whaaaaa?!?!? One of my life list items was to get married to a beautiful woman (both inside and out).  It happened.As of this writing, I’ve been married about 2 months and it’s still blowing my mind.But it was an unconventional marriage and didn’t happen at all as I would … Read more

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  • 5 Real Reasons to Consume Less

    5 Real Reasons to Consume Less

    Let’s start out by pointing out that folks today are more aware of recycling goods and taking care of the planet more than ever . And the symbol, accompanied by the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is important.Most folks think about the word “Recycle” but the first is actually “Reduce”.If you are able to Reduce, then there … Read more

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  • What Makes a Business Successful?

    What Makes a Business Successful?

    [I originally wrote this article on what makes a business successful in 2010.  I found these 10 rules for success in the real estate business posted online and I immediately printed and put on my wall.  They’re simple rules, but they’re filled with logic.  They were originally written about the real estate business, but I … Read more

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  • Traveling in Guatemala Costs Less than Living at Home

    Traveling in Guatemala Costs Less than Living at Home

    In 2014, I traveled to Guatemala for 6 weeks in order to work remotely, travel, and study Spanish. After returning, I crunched numbers on my finances and figured out that the cost for me to travel the world for six weeks was equivalent to my cost of living at home. Let me say that again. It cost the same … Read more

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  • How to Get Paid $3,000 to Climb a Volcano

    How to Get Paid $3,000 to Climb a Volcano

    How to get paid $3,000 to climb a volcano in Guatemala.

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