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Why Aren’t Millennial’s Pulling The Trigger on a New Home?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / October 28, 2013

I still get the terms confused all the time…young adults are labeled as “Millennial’s”, “Generation Y”, “Boomerang kids” – all to describe Americans currently aged 18-35.   Life was much easier for me as I grew up in the “Generation X” era.  We only had one label similar to baby boomers.  I still don’t know why this group has so many different labels? What I do know is that…

Money Management 101 For 20 Year Olds

by / ⠀Personal Finance / October 25, 2013

  If there’s one thing all humans are bad at, it’s money management.  If we were as good at budgeting and investing as we were at gossip, the financial problems of the world would be extremely low.  We don’t have that luxury, however. What we do have is a brain.  In that brain, we can learn new things, get in good habits, and even teach other people the…

10 Mistakes That Millennials Make With Their Credit

by / ⠀Personal Finance / October 24, 2013

  Millennials are generally described as those born between 1982 and 2002. These are people who have grown up with technology. They have information at their fingertips 24 hours a day. No previous generation has had easier access to financial planning tools to help them plan their future. There is a downside to being a part of the Millennial Generation as well. Though much-needed information is available, this…

5 Smart Money Moves to Make Before You Hit 30

by / ⠀Personal Finance / October 13, 2013

When it comes to creating financial stability for later in life, the earlier you start the better off you should be. There are numerous money saving techniques that you should consider  before you hit 30, if you want to have the comfortable retirement most people dream of. This includes going through your finances with a fine-toothed comb to figure out what can be cut out of your current…

Education Is Good, But What Kind?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / October 9, 2013

Education is good. It is good in a different way and for different purposes than you might have thought. College is necessary. It is needed for the advancement of technology, humanity, and to make sure we live like humans. There is no better indicator of societal advancement than the level of education the masses receive. The conventional wisdom that investing in a college education is the best way…

Travel the World for Cheap as a Non-Tourist

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Travel / October 7, 2013

Whenever I do anything, I usually try to make it epic, especially with traveling. I am very fortunate to be under 30 years young and have been to over 30 countries. The type of business I have had for the past 2 years has financially supported my annual international trips and has allowed me to come back and start working it again. I came up with the idea…

6 Tips for Paying Off Medical Bills

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / October 4, 2013

Being a recent college graduate, or young person in the business world often means being buried in debt. Student loans, credit card bills, and medical bills can really add up. Unfortunately you can’t wave a magic wand and make all of your bills disappear, but by following these few simple steps, you can at least get your medical bills under control. Negotiate Everything Your first step to paying…

5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

by / ⠀Personal Finance / September 5, 2013

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement. In my work consulting with entrepreneurs, I commonly find that they spend so much time juggling the competing demands of their business that they take little time to analyze their personal saving, spending, and…

13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Travel / August 14, 2013

Question: As an entrepreneur, how are you finding time/budget for travel this summer? (name one tip)   1. Make for a Happy Homecoming “This summer, I’ve gone to Denver, L.A., Nevada, Orlando and Montreal so far! The key is planning the week of your return in advance. Don’t take any meetings; instead, spend that first morning easing back into your flow. Catch up on your emails and assignments.…

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