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Why You Need to Make It On Your Own

September 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

From LewRockwell.com, I recently found the article Real Wealth, Gold, and Why Government May Want You on Food Stamps. Here’s an excerpt that really jumped out at me: The bread lines of yesterday are the Food Stamps of today. In the 1950s Russian people stood in bread lines for hours. It was the best way […]

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Movie Rebel Lessons for the DIY Entrepreneur

July 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

I happen to be a huge movie fan. My DVR is usually full because I’ve recorded too many movies – I can’t watch them fast enough to delete them. I have DVD’s piling up all over the house. I simple love the escape of a good film, and from another perspective – I love the […]

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The Underground Economy

June 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

…And that’s what this post is about: the making of money (without paying taxes) in what is called the underground economy. This is not a guide or a how-to or a step-by-step list, but rather a primer to start you thinking.

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Tags: DIY Life · Underground Money-Making

JACK Or MASTER? Focus Brings Order and Success

May 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

My sister works for a local company here in the New Orleans area. This company is in the process of opening up some new restaurants and cafes. They are new to this kind of endeavor, having gained success and money in a totally different arena. I don’t mean to criticize just to be a jerk. […]

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Tags: Advice & Inspiration · Business How-To's · DIY Life · Leadership · Running a Business · Self Employment News

Find A Mentor To Help You Succeed

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Ok. So we moved back to the New Orleans area after living in Minnesota for 2 years, thanks to Hurricane Katrina. And when we got back, I started dabbling in real estate investing. So it’s been about 6 months and I’ve made a few bucks here and there. At first, I read a book called […]

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Tags: Advice & Inspiration · Business How-To's · DIY Life · Running a Business · Self Employment News

7 Easy Ways to Save Money with Car Expenses

September 23rd, 2007 · 10 Comments

Practically everyone has one or two cars these days, some even more. Such a used and useful amenity costs money to acquire and more money to maintain. Here are 7 easy things you can do to save some bucks when it comes to car expenses.

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Tags: DIY Life · Money Management · Thrifty Living

Save Money During a Move

September 8th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Moving is such a pain. I have moved 9 times since I got married, and we aren’t even military!!!! It’s always a lot of hard work and never any fun. And it can cost a small fortune. But if you have to move and you are on a budget, there are a few things you […]

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Real Estate Options that are FAST & PROFITABLE All the Time

August 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Real estate isn’t as hard or intimidating as it might seem. A few months ago, I wrote a post about us putting our house up for sale and doing it FSBO (for sale by owner). This is a follow-up post about some things we learned along the way and some important changes we made that […]

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Tags: Advice & Inspiration · Business How-To's · DIY Life

Things You Should Never Pay For

July 4th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Nothing in life is free. Or so they say. BUT, there are times when you CAN get free things. As a matter of fact, there are some things you should NEVER pay for. I am not talking about bootlegging movies or music, or stealing satellite TV. (Never break the law, ever. What would your momma […]

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Cash Only Jobs in the Underground Economy

June 8th, 2007 · 5 Comments

When I was in junior high school, I did what my brothers and sister had done before me: I started a lucrative (for a kid, anyway) candy-selling business. We did not get any allowance and so we all had other ways of earning money; this was one that we all dabbled in for a bit. […]

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