About 6 months ago a friend of mine proposed the idea of regular friendship meetings. At first I thought the idea was absurd as if we didn’t talk. Then I really thought about the concept and I was sold. I realized my friends and I talked but it was not in great depths about personal things or concerns.
So how did I get here? This writing journey began about 20 years ago when Don Feigel, the editor of an amateur radio newsletter, asked if I could contribute some articles. I’m a professional electronics technician, so I was interested in the tech side, but the pieces quickly devolved into comedy. I found a character, earnest but not overly bright, who may not be far removed from my own. It’s been a merry downhill run ever since.
Somehow we have been programmed to believe that the only way to wealth and success is through the Education system. Now don’t get me wrong, Employment is still important. We all need to communicate and in order to perform basic daily functions, we need to understand how to communicate, or add and subtract. When did we assume that to become successful we had to have a degree? When did we assume that in order to have your own business you need a business degree?
How about the party plans, PartyLite, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys…. Again many of these MLM companies are good solid companies. Their method for building is an untrained sales force but they have great passion for their product. There is a huge push to sell sell sell. If you are not a sales person probably not a great type of company to try.
Technology has facilitated the increase in global business by allowing people to easily communicate in spite of time and language barriers. If you want to work in the global business field you will need to be able to utilize many different types of technology. As you take your courses make use of various technologies like VOIP, email, social media and online collaboration tools. These tools will make it possible to effectively communicate with others worldwide.
MLM Companies like Melaleuca, Shakley, Herbalife… these old established companies have been around for many years. They are solid companies with solid products that have stood the test of time. The people who were involved with these companies early on have really been a part of why they are where they are today and are handsomely rewarded for their early efforts.
Cutting to the chase, the biggest change this year is that all paid tax preparers are now required to obtain a PTIN or Preparer Tax Identification Number directly from the IRS. So one of the easiest things you can do when choosing a tax preparer is to ask if they have a PTIN from the IRS…if they say no or not yet…keep in mind that in order to prepare tax returns for 2011 the preparer should have obtained the PTIN already.
Saving accounts are a great way to save money for almost anything. The best thing about saving accounts is that they come with interest. The more money you have in these accounts the more interest you’ll earn. You might be surprised at how much interest you can make if you leave your money in your savings accounts for five or ten years. Even small amounts of money will have a nice revenue if you just leave it alone. They may not be the best way to make money on your money, but it is certainly better than nothing at all.