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What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

My students, clients and friends often ask me what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Naturally, every so-called expert has his or her own list of attributes, but for me it boils down to three basic things: 1. Love. … Continue reading

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Outpacing Inflation

One of the few, if any, benefits of the recent recession is that, with so many people out of work and the rest of us feeling less secure regarding financial matters, consumer spending decreased. So what does that mean? Like … Continue reading

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

OK, so you put losing weight and quitting smoking on your short list of New Year’s resolutions – good for you and certainly good for your health! But possibly the most important resolution you can make to improve your financial … Continue reading

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Time to go on a diet?

As we near the end of the year, some folks begin to consider making that dreaded New Year’s resolution – it’s time to go on a diet. If we want to lose weight, we know the obvious answer, and it’s … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Holiday Hangover.

Oh, my achin’ bank account! Yes, you know how you’ll feel when you wake up late on New Year’s Day. You hear the parades on TV, and you struggle to recover in time for the football game you’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Consider your opportunity cost!

One of the most basic principles of finance is the concept of opportunity cost. Simply stated, opportunity cost is whatever we give up when we make a decision regarding what to do with our money. Here’s an easy example: say … Continue reading

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Time for a change?

A great follow up to yesterday’s post about unconscious spending can be found in the following article from the Orlando Sentinel The fact is that banks are clearly rethinking their fee structures based on new banking regulations and in an … Continue reading

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Beware of Unconscious Spending!

In my debt reduction seminars, one topic that generates lively discussion is something I refer to as “unconscious spending”. To me, unconscious spending is simply any fee I pay any commercial bank or credit card company. Examples of these fees … Continue reading

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Think Before You Borrow!

After teaching a recent seminar on debt reduction strategies, I was approached by a college student who, several years ago, had taken advantage of a pre-approved credit card mailing to sign up for a $20,000 credit limit MasterCard.  When I … Continue reading

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Free Debt Reduction Seminar

For those of you in the central Florida area, I will be conducting one of my Reducing Your Debt – It’s like eating an elephant seminars Tuesday, September 14th at 5:15PM in the Entertainment Business auditorium at Full Sail University … Continue reading

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