What are the Challenges of Opening a Thrift Store

  Want to start a business? Be proactive. Opportunities don’t magically appear. It’s important to seek out or create opportunities. Remember that big things start in small ways. Facebook started in a college dorm. Apple computers were brainstormed in a garage in the 1970s. Whether you want to work in a small business or have higher aspirations, opening a thrift store may be the best way to...

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Now May Be the Best Time to Invest in the Airline Industry

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I am a grown man, but I am not afraid to tell you that I am terrified. Probably just like the rest of the world right now. The COVID-19 pandemic slowly engulfing the world is shutting down almost every area of industry. Major sports seasons have been suspended or canceled. The retail and service industries have ground to a halt causing the layoffs and firings of millions. It seems like we live in...

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I Should have made Small-Scale Investment Risks (in Myself) long ago

Several years ago, I converted a small academic pension into a decade long annual annuity. I used to be a teacher and an academic adviser many years ago. So, I had a small pension that I could have looked forward to in old age. A mini-retirement nest egg. When I converted my pension into an annuity, the investment and pension company created a contract where I would receive an annual payment for a...

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Countries Where you can buy a Second Passport

One of my favorite plot tropes in action films is when the agent/spy/hero goes to a safe deposit box in a secure location, pulls out numerous documents, the currency of multiple countries, and plots their next move. I would always imagine that it was I who was shuffling multiple passports of various countries and contemplating my next move. Well, you can’t own a dozen passports like Jason Bourne...

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