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Top 3 Ways to Spend Less Money and Not Feel it

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What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

 I received this in an email yesterday and I was blow away.  With everything that is going on in our country today, I think that it is absolutely necessary that everyone gets an idea of how much money a trillion dollars actually is. This information was originated from http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html. continue reading...

How to Have Thanksgiving on a Budget

As family first entrepreneurs grow more and more cautious about how they spend money, my team and I have decided to search out, and make available, good cost saving information found online.  Our intent is to save you some time and money.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I felt this one to be both appropriate and timely. continue reading...

Entrepreneuerism is Not a Lottery Ticket

I had coffee today with my trademark attorney, and in our discussion he said that many of his potential clients have one thing in common—each of them believes that his or her business idea is a winning lottery ticket.  As we talked about the reality of going from an idea to money in the bank, I realized we had stumbled upon a topic for my next blog. continue reading...

Work, Pleasure or Duty?

A blog reader recently emailed me this:

“Ok. I’ve got a question for you that I was hoping to get your opinion on. continue reading...

The Message

As I speak and write about the topic of Family First Entrepreneurism, I am continually amazed at how ready people are to hear this message. We, as people, seem to be looking around right now at our “signs of wealth” and we ask ourselves, “Was the time away from the things that really count worth the time it took to get these material things.” continue reading...

Peaceful Saving

When I am working hard and making good money there is a little part of me that feels that I validate my hard work by buying stuff. Good food, toys for the kids, trinkets I don’t need, toys for myself, and on and on. I noticed this desire again recently, and I realized that I have learned to channel that desire into saving and that saving has become my new validation. continue reading...

It’s About Income

In today’s economy, the solution to many Family First Entrepreneur’s financial woes is income. I say that because borrowing and selling are both difficult proposals. The ones who make it through this current dip in one piece, or better yet, growing are going to be the ones that find new or better ways to produce income for both staying power and cash investments. continue reading...

It Takes a Village

I was recently in an important meeting with a potential business partner discussing sales training when suddenly from behind me I heard, “Excuse me.” I looked over my shoulder and there stood a seven or eight year-old boy who had just ridden up on his bike. He then proceeded to ask us if we had seen the movie Alien Vs. Predator and I told him that I had. Next he pulled an Alien action figure out of his backpack and made a short “pitch” at selling me it for fifteen bucks. continue reading...

Smart “Wants” Consumption

In my book, ONO, Options, Not Obligations, I talk about controlling your consumption to create wealth. My basic premise is that it’s not about how much you make, it’s about how much you invest entrepreneurially. The largest mistake I see people make is in their consumption of what I call “wants,” things that they want, as opposed to things that they need. continue reading...

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