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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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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Side Gigs That Make More Money Than A Full Time Career

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The average American makes about $47,000 annually, or about $900 weekly for the typical 40-hour workweek. Even though the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades, many Americans are struggling with making ends meet. If you have marketable skills, or an enterprising spirit, then there are many part-time side gigs where you’ll make good money. In fact, you might make more money with...

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