Monthly Archives: August 2011

Should You Reinvest in Your Business?

Everyone can pretty much agree that now may not be the best time to start a business.  With the economy circling the drain (or getting washed out to sea), lenders clutching the purse strings tight, and businesses going under at every turn, it’s a little scary to even think about quitting your day job and

How to Look Like a Millionaire (Without Spending Like One)

Having a million bucks and looking like it are two different things, and lucky for most of us, the absence of one does not preclude the other.  Just because there are very few millionaires living amongst us lesser mortals doesn’t mean we can’t all look like our highfalutin brethren, with the rich, luxurious clothing and

What Makes a Franchise a Good or Bad Investment?

The dream job for many adults is to own and manage their own business.  And while most of us don’t necessarily have a plan for what that business might be, there are easier ways to get started than by waiting for a shiny, new idea to pop into your head.  You don’t need to reinvent

Retirement: Are You Financially Ready?

Stop what you’re doing and take a moment to think about how much money you bring home in a year (as in what gets direct deposited into your bank account).  Now think about how much of that you have left over in savings or checking.  With these numbers in mind, you can determine with a