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Quit Smoking with the WordPress Support Group

Today is the first day of the rest of my life–as a non-smoker. Last week, I was puttering around in the WordPress forums and came across the thread, “Who wants to quit smoking with me.” I hovered my mouse arrow over the title, contemplating the question. Do I want to quit? Yes. Do I need …

Greatest Military Blunders

I always loved watching the Greatest Military Blunders show on the History Channel, back in the day.  Even though I may have been 16; the show, as far as I was concerned, allowed me to analyze and expand my reasoning skills by learning how and why the leaders of the past made decisions, their decision’s outcome, and what …

How to Get Good Grades and Why it Matters

I know you’ve heard it before – “Get good grades.” But does anyone ever tell you HOW to get good grades? Or why it even matters? Let’s break it down. Way too many students undervalue the importance of doing well academically. I guess I can see why. Besides your parents and teachers nagging you, maybe you don’t …

Throw My Bed Away!

The title means just what it says, “Throw my bed away”! I’m never asleep so you might as well. My motivation is far too high to let time go by sleeping. After all, time is money, so I can’t waste it. I have to be the one to follow my own advice, so I can …

Direct Marketing – The Old School Way

You can often improve your direct marketing and advertising by 100% or more with one simple strategy… Study the “old classics.” You can often find a new selling angle for your product/service, a new way of presenting the offer and some killer copywriting techniques. How is this possible, you ask? Simple: even though technology changes, …

Heres A Silver Bullet Marketing Strategy. The”80/20″ rule

Back in the late 1800′s, an Italian guy named Vilfredo Pareto discovered one of the most powerful principles of business and economics… The”80/20″ rule. It sort of works like this: 80% of your revenues come from 20% of your customers 80% of your problems come from 20% of your employees 80% of your sales come …

Exposed: Lead Generation Chop Shops

Have you ever seen those online lead chop shops? Or, worse, have you ever fallen victim to one? What I’m about to say will make a lot more sense if you have. If not, maybe I can spare you some agony and drama. Because today I’m going to tell you why lead generation chop shops are …

Best Books with finance insights for young investors

I’ve reviewed most of these. Feel free to check out my Book Reviews category. Payback Time When I was contacted to review one of Phil Town’s latest books, Payback Time, I was thrilled. I read his first book, Rule #1, and when I used the principles he outlined, I actually made quite a lot of money …

Choosing A University

I am finding it difficult to blog about such things as the new cell phone or piece of technology on the block, or which politician has screwed up the most, especially by today, at the end of the week. Which is not to say that I don’t blog about all those things and more, I do, in fact, that’s …

What’s Going On, On Mars

Leonard David of LiveScience.com seems to be on the uppity regarding some “buzz” about what’s going on off-world, namely on the world of Mars.  He reports that the buzz is related to some “provocative new news” regarding life on the planet. Provocative enough to warrant alerting the White House to new evidence for the “potential for life,” as reported …