A couple years ago, I lost several hundred dollars to experimentation Google Adwords, without making a dime. I suspect that this is completely normal. It is easy to lose much more, I imagine.
I was discouraged, leaving Adwords alone since then, despite the fact that I know a couple people personally who make multiple . . . → Read More: Getting Started Making Money with Adwords
I’m in the middle of reading Robert Frank’s fascinating new book "Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich."
One measure of a book is how many conversations it sparks, and by that measure this book is gold. I brought it on vacation, ending up talking . . . → Read More: Enjoying Richistan
According to Your Credit Advisor, this site is ranked 60th in the top 100 finance blogs in the world.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Academy, all I can say is that I deserve the award. Thanks. We’re number 60, we’re number 60, woot!
I did think that the site described Fearless Money in an . . . → Read More: We're number 60!
This weekend I finished reading "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich" by Timothy Ferriss. I just got it last week, and I read it straight through, putting aside all other books for a couple days.
I’m not going to give it an in-depth review. I think David . . . → Read More: Timothy Ferriss and Scared Geeks
Since I started taking clients for my business last fall, I’ve been careful to track my time. I don’t usually charge by the hour, preferring the simple honesty of flat-rate prices for tasks, but even then I still track my time religously. . . . → Read More: Review of Cashboard
Every once in a while, I take a shot of the books I’m currently reading. It gives an almost uncomfortably accurate picture of what is occupying my mind right now. . . . → Read More: Virtual Coffee Table for March 2007
When I initially started my family’s trek toward wealth, I was a follower of Dave Ramsey. I still think he is a good kick in the butt for people who repeat that garbage myth “Everyone in America has credit card debt. It is normal and OK.”However, I’ve really outgrown him. I think he is wrong in his insistence that debt can never be used as a tool. . . . → Read More: Leaving Dave Ramsey Behind
After a month hiatus, I am back to taking shots of my “virtual coffeetable”, where I’ve stacked all the books I am actively reading.This summer, I took a break from my non-fiction diet, since a book I’d long been anticipating finally came out. I knew the first one was a cliffhanger, so I waited (years) until the second half of the story came out. Each is about 800 pages, so that was a lot to read! . . . → Read More: Virtual coffee table for October
Starting a business is possibly more important than exactly what the business is intended to do.At least, that’s what I’ve been thinking about for the last few months as I’ve worked toward launching my first real business. . . . → Read More: Starting the business is more important
On my coffee table this month, I remain focused on building my business, but I’m adding a sprinkling of personal development and religious books.This month, my “actively reading” list is: “iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business” (Jeffrey S…. Simon) “Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy Every Time” (Maria Veloso) “The Irresistible Offer : How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less” (Mark Joyner) “Grow Rich! : With Peace of Mind” (Napoleon Hill) – One of the most recommended self-help books of all time, a great grandaddy of them all. It is worthy of all that praise, in my opinion…. Hamilton) – Just picked up, I like Hamilton, but I haven’t started this yet. “Deadhouse Gates : Book Two of The Malazan Book of the Fallen (Malazan Book of the Fallen)” (Steven Erikson) – So far, not as gripping as the first book, but still very involving and interesting. I like the exceptionally detailed world. “Interface” (Neal Stephenson, J. Frederick George) – just picked up for my vacation trip, but didn’t get to it. . . . → Read More: Virtual Coffee Table for August