Get A 5% Raise For Doing Absolutely Nothing

If you could earn 5% more at work without actually doing more work would you? It’s safe to say that everyone would take a pay increase in a circumstance like this. So now you probably want to know how it can be done.

Get A 5% Raise For Doing Absolutely NothingIt’s done by buying things for the company of course. Alright, maybe that’s not the answer you are looking for, so let me rephrase the idea.

It’s done through reimbursements for the things you buy for the company.

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Is It Rude Not To Cash A Check Immediately?

I’ll give you my answer right now, yes. Back in the old days, before Al Gore invented the Internet, people balanced their bank accounts using a pen and paper. This is not how it is done today.

Is It Rude Not To Cash A Check Immediately?

More and more, people are relying on services like Mint.com to keep their finances in check, and it is only going to continue in this direction. By not cashing checks immediately, you are basically giving people the idea that they have more money than they do, and while I realize you are not responsible for their finances, there are other negative consequences as well.

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Saving Money vs. Earning Money, Which Will Make You Rich?

It may seem like an easy question to answer, because you can’t save money unless you earn money first. What I want to discuss is how each one is going to help you more on the road to wealth.

Saving Money vs. Earning Money, Which Will Make You RichTo make things a little more complicated, I will start off by saying that the answer to the question is both, but you’ll have to read the full article to see how each one can help you attain the wealth you have always dreamed of.

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The Myth Of Luck In Financial Success

Earlier this morning, I read a reply to a post on The Simple Dollar about improving your financial situation that got me thinking.

The Myth Of Luck In Financial Success

Leah W, along with a few other people, disagreed with some of what Trent said.

I’ll be honest, it’s hard to tell which of the comments are her own thoughts, and which ones are the comments of others, but it’s not about who wrote what, it’s about what was said.

Sam is a gentleman that had just written the following to Trent at The Simple Dollar in response to just about all the information available on his blog:

You think your world is all rainbows and puppies. Guess what? Karma will eventually bite you in the [rear]. Seven months ago I got fired from my job for no fault of my own the company was going under. Now I can’t pay my bills and I’m going to lose my house. Your life isn’t a real life.

Here is some of what Leah W. posted:

Not all people are so lucky. Trent often overlooks the “luck” factor and chalks it up to his hard work and dedication. Truly, that’s part of the mix. But some people work just as hard and are just as dedicated, but they end up like Sam.

It is true, many people work equally as hard and are just as determined as those around them, so what is it that makes some of them more financially successful than others?

I would not say luck.

Your Excuses For Not Saving Money Suck

I hear them all the time. People ask me for advice on how to make or save more money, and when I tell them exactly how to do it, I’m told it’s impossible for one reason for another.

Your Excuses For Not Saving Money SuckTo be honest, I used to be the same way, until I realized that I was justifying my actions because I didn’t want to change the way I lived.

What Are Active, Passive, and Semi-Passive Income and How Can I Use Them To Make More Money

So far, many of the articles on The Best Money Blog have covered different ways of saving money as well as adopting a proper attitude towards saving money and managing your personal finances, without really venturing into the realm of earning money.

What Is Active, Passive, and Semi-Passive Income and How Can I Use Them To Make More MoneyToday I want to go over three different types of income (active, passive, and semi-passive), how they all work, and how you can utilize each type to continually increase your net worth.

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