Month: May 2014

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #76

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Tree devouring a sign Nature is relentless. It will always find a way. Thanks to Jennifer Gensch for this wonderful picture. 2. Mark Twain on education Whenever I learn …

Turn Off Lights You’re Not Using (152/365)

A single light bulb in your home, depending on type, can burn between 7 watts (some LEDs and CFLs) and 100 watts (a 100W incandescent) of electricity. One light bulb. Our basement has six light fixtures, as does the master bathroom. My office has three (in a ceiling fan), as does our bedroom and the …

You Don’t Need Money to Start a Side Business

When I started my computer consulting business, I spent about $150 in startup costs. I printed some flyers, had some business cards made, and had a lawyer check over a few documents. That’s it. When I started The Simple Dollar, I spent even less. I spent somewhere around $40 launching the site, all told. In …

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