“The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” -Ben Graham You might think that an investor is just somebody who hands you a paycheck and steps away from the picture, but that’s not exactly the case. True, the root word ‘invest’ does mean to “put money to use by […]

Sharing information about your business can be dangerous, especially if you face stiff competition in your field. But in order to turn your idea into a successful venture, you’ll probably have to discuss it with multiple people, including potential clients, freelancers, and prospective investors. You need a guarantee that your concept will remain top secret […]

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” -Henry David Thoreau Alright, I can’t help but think of Ebenezer Scrooge with this quote. Think about it; he had all the wealth in the world, and yet it brought him absolutely no joy. Thoreau would say that Scrooge was not truly wealthy. And indeed he wasn’t […]

For creative professionals, the concept of spec work is nothing new. In fact, novelists, filmmakers, and artists have long been expected to produce a brilliant piece of work for free in the hopes of being “discovered.” What many non-creatives fail to realize, however, is that spec work has also translated to business-based creative work, as […]

“Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.” – Jack Benny Saving when you don’t have money may seem like an impossible task, I’ve been there. And I will admit, I’ve had to dig into my savings account and scrounge up loose change from […]

” I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.” -Malcolm Forbes Money can seem like a difficult thing to achieve, but it doesn’t always have to be. Many people go out looking for their American Dream, and others still might find it landing in […]

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – P.T. Barnum ‘Whoever has the gold makes the rules’ comes to my mind as I read this quote. People have always ruled over other people in one way or another, but money being a master has become a frighteningly frequent trend. Being ruled by debt […]

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs Innovation is defined as “the action or process of innovating”, or  “a new method, product, idea”. There are plenty of followers out there, plenty of people jumping on the bandwagon of the newest fad, but true leaders start the fad. Steve Jobs certainly was an innovator, […]

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