Life area: Money

Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Debt

23 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” – Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”

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Having Fun on a Budget

21 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

We all go broke once in a while and during those times, we often can’t think what’s left to do if money isn’t part of the equation. It helps to keep a positive outlook on things, even when your wallet begs to differ. At such a time, sayings like “the best things in life are free” come to mind. You appreciate the little things even more, and if you keep an open mind, you can have much more fun than you would expect. Here are a few ways you can spice up those broke, on-a-budget days that are begging for a little inventive spark:

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How to Live Frugally (and Still Feel Rich)

14 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Living frugally is about making the most of what you have, and saving on what you don’t really need. While many people appreciate the benefits of saving money, living frugally can actually be a hard thing to achieve. As human beings, we seem to be hardwired to seek comfort and luxury. For someone looking to start their life of frugality, staring slow is recommended. Don’t just go cold turkey on expenses at once. Eliminate one expense at a time. See what you can do without. Experiment until you know you can’t trim your budget anymore. Here are some tips to start living more frugally today:

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What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

07 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Not everyone with a great, viable business idea goes on to become a successful entrepreneur. The truth is, a degree from some of the best business schools in the world won’t teach you everything you need to know about becoming a successful entrepreneur. Most of those lessons you will learn on your own, or better yet, from other successful entrepreneurs who take you under their wing.

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Job Search Mistakes that Hurt College Grads

02 Oct, 2014 0 comments All life areas

No luck yet, huh? As recent grads, we all have had to go through the process of finding a job; you’re not alone. We are still feeling the effects of the scary economic downturns of the past few years, but things are starting to get better, bit by bit. Employment rates, for one, have been on a steady rise. This means employers are willing to hire again, and graduates have to use the ‘bad economy’ excuse less and less. But as a recent graduate, it also means you have to be on your A-game if you are to land a position at any company because there are still plenty of others just like you, all gunning for limited positions.

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How to Tell People You’re Quitting Normal Life for Location Independence

26 Aug, 2014 0 comments All life areas

The time has come: You’ve saved some cash, made a plan, told your boss that you’re leaving the 9 to 5 and are ready to live abroad in your new, location independent lifestyle. But wait. How do you break the news to your family? To your friends? To people who equate your new lifestyle of choice to that of “dropping out” of the real world? When these people express their concerns, chances are they are coming from a place of real kindness and caring. Maybe they have never imagined that location independence is a real lifestyle choice that exists for thousands of people around the world. And as for what the naysayers, well, they’re just jealous they don’t have the courage to go out and do it for themselves.

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10 Tips for Starting a Location Independent Freelance Career

19 Aug, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Whether you are stuck in a job you hate, looking to break into the job market, or want to experience the freedom of location independence, a freelance business can be a lucrative career that grows with you and can travel with you wherever you go. When you are your own boss, you alone are in charge of your success, and you’re free to work as hard or as little as you choose. Short on cash? Pull an 80-hour week. Want to play hooky from work and spend an afternoon at the beach on the first sunny day of the year? If you’re a freelancer, you can.

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10 Affirmations to Bring Money Into Your Life

31 Jul, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Feeling a little short on change? Want to finally get your bills off of your mind? Whether you’re looking for a new job or just hoping to make a larger profit off of your current endeavor, these money-making affirmations are a great way to boost your self-confidence and manifest your monetary goals.

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How Couples Can Work From Anywhere

16 Apr, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Do you dream of a life spent working from the shores of a Thai beach or the quaint surroundings of a Mediterranean village? Does it sound exciting to work from anywhere ? Maybe you are an itinerant nomad at heart, but your partner is set in a full time job with the bleary prospects of only two weeks of vacation per year. Contrary to popular belief, being a perpetual vagabond doesn’t mean slipping into the ranks of societal dropouts. Many people live a lifestyle of complete nomadic freedom and have a steady enough income to live out their dreams abroad. If you already ply a trade that is location independent such as as a writer or graphic designer, read no further. But if you and your partner are hankering to step out into the world and willing to attempt new endeavors in order to get those coveted passport stamps, read on for unique ideas that couples can use that will allow them to work from anywhere in the world.

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Find Out If You Are Ready To Lead a Location Independent Lifestyle

03 Apr, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Many people fantasize about living a location independent lifestyle—a nomadic existence lived on the road, with each day bringing countless new places, people and experiences. Thousands of people simply make it happen with just a laptop and an open mind. And there’s no limit to the far-flung places they choose to call home on any given day—except maybe a reliable WiFi connection. But before you get too excited and start to browse travel websites like LonelyPlanet, KayakTripAdvisor, Orbitz , ExpediaPriceline, TravelocityRail EuropeMake My Trip ask yourself the following self awareness questions to make sure that a nomadic lifestyle really IS the right choice for you.

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