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Money Goes to Where it is Needed the Least

by SMD · 1 Comment 

I ran across this story on CNN.com about how to tell if you are a financial “Grown-up” The first 4 points are not anything earth shaking but the fifth is the essence of all success in my opinion. “#5 Less really is more. ” “The true signs of a financial grown-up: Instead of ratcheting up your [...]

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Maybe I am Rich After All

by SMD · 3 Comments 

One of my other guest bloggers on the Personal Finance blog, Rob, posted this story about the Global Rich List. This site allows you to enter in your annual salary and find out where you rank in the entire earth’s population. Here’s my result: You are in the top 5.57% richest people in the world. [...]

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Investing in Art

Art as an InvestmentOne of the [many] pseudo careers I’ve had is that of an artist. Now that I am into investing and business, I’ve been thinking about art as an investment. It seems to be a nice combination of buying a useful tangible asset and high potential returns. The booming art market: it has been [...]

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Paying the Price

There’s a guy at my gym: he’s a 95-percent guy. You see I measure the success of my workouts by the percentage of my t-shirt that is covered in sweat by the time I quite. He’s there every morning, and he’s almost always 95%. Greyish hair, has to put paper towels down on the floor around the [...]

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Fun With Buttons

by SMD · 1 Comment 

I promise to get back to last night’s topic of not paying the price to get rich, but I ran across a couple posts over on Problogger that caught my eye. The first was this one about creating your own buttons. Just like those viral bloglines-this and xml-that buttons: Here’s my next attempt: How can I get [...]

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Why I’m Not Rich

by SMD · 16 Comments 

True confession: I’m over forty and have a net worth of ~$20,000. It actually hurts to see it written out in front of me like that. So why is someone like me, who has every skill and good fortune necessary to be long retired with zero money concerns, staring at such an unpleasant number? Because [...]

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Mark Cuban – Buying in on Register.com

The Motley Fool has an interview with Mark Cuban. He’s wildly rich and entertaining as hell and he has a blog.  Hear about his latest ventures. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for a number of things. He was the co-founder of Broadcast.com. He starred in the ABC reality show The Benefactor. He’s the founder [...]

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ProBlogger Throws a Vacation

Everyone’s favorite blogging guru, Darren Rowse [ a.k.a. ProBlogger ] is taking a vacation. Now taking a vacation when you, and only you, run a network of blogs, that rely on a constant stream of new material, is not an easy thing to do. I would imagine just the decision to leave all the ‘babies’ [...]

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Old Fashioned Radio for the 21st Century

The internet is just so great. I wanted to introduce one example. Radio Paradise. Bill Goldsmith has been programming & DJing progressive radio stations for a long time, but (as you might have noticed) there’s not much room for creative, eclectic, and diverse radio on the FM band these days. So Bill [and his wife [...]

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Passion [Follow Up] & Unstoppable Goals

Give Your Passion Room to Flow In my last post I commented on passion and what it takes to achieve goals. David left the following comment: That is what I am going through with getting into the Military. Everything inside me and outside me is telling me to give up on it, but I won’t… [...]

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