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How Jesse Clark Made a Business out of Helping Others Enhance Theirs

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Tell us a bit about yourself and your business. I’m Jesse Clark, a veteran high school and college teacher and Founder/CEO of uShine Technologies that has been in the technology industry for over a decade. I’ve found a passion in helping organizations and small businesses enhance their online presence and I hire only the best professionals around to offer the best products and services for my clients. Why did you want to own your own business? I wanted to set my own schedule. In my opinion, there is nothing more valuable than...

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WKW 56: How to Create a One Page Financial Plan with Carl Richards

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Our guest for today is Carl Richards, a certified financial planner and the director of investor education for the Bam Alliance, a community of over 130 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. Carl is also the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in The New York Times, and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, The Leonard Lopate Show, Oprah.com and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual...

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Nails in the Coffin of Your Investment Plan

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While, I don’t believe money alone can buy happiness, it can certainly enable you to spend time doing things that bring happiness. Money provides options and increased flexibility,  and it is also an important predictor of longevity and quality of life. Given money’s essential role in our lives, it is both necessary and wise to spend time evaluating things that can lead us to a bad monetary position. This article does not attempt to provide a comprehensive list, but rather highlight a few common pitfalls to avoid and concepts to contemplate...

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How to Payoff over $500,000 in Debt in One Month

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How did you acquire $560,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? The $63,000 was all credit card debt. We also had a mortgage totaling nearly $500,000. The short version is I bought an expensive home just as my business income was about to drop off a cliff. Why did I take the plunge and buy a house in 2010 when the real estate crisis was still going strong? For starters, we were beyond tired with the rental home we had been living in since 2001. We had been working hard all our lives, and figured in our 50s it was time to acquire a nice...

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4 Things You Should Consider Before Starting a Business

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It seems that everyone one looks these days, experts are touting the benefits of owning your own business. Business ownership definitely has its upsides. Dreaming about leaving the rat race and doing your own thing often sounds like the answer to all world work hassles, and there’s a reason for that. Working for “the man” means you follow his schedule; working for yourself means you make your own Working for an employer often limits your income; working for yourself gives you the freedom to pay yourself more Working for an employer means your...

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