March 2010

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Kids – the eternal business idea

Many good business ideas revolve around the idea of tapping into a market that never goes away. That’s why we like investing in residential income properties so much. No matter what else, people want a place to lay their head at night. That makes it...

Minimum wage bad for young workers

A rising minimum wage is good, right? Everybody working at or near the bottom of the payment scale likes to think government enforced upward pressure on wages is a good thing. In a perfect world, where small businesses had unlimited resources, that might be true....

Fear the expense ratio!

You’ve got a handful of prospectus’s from your favorite mutual fund companies, and it’s time to sit down and give them a critical read. As a newbie investor, you don’t want to screw things up from the start. When you get to the part that...

Get paid like a reality tv star!

Have you ever been tempted to forget about investing wisely for the long haul? It seems easier, and possibly more lucrative, to become a reality television star. Let’s take a look at just how much filthy lucre gets tossed to those who make these ?unscripted?...

Avoid startup killers

We love entrepreneurial thinking and startup business ideas. It’s the American Dream. If you’re one of those creative types itching to get out of the regimentation of traditional schooling spread your wings, we say ? beware! Not because starting your own business is a bad...

Unemployment is bad for society

When you’re a young gun, full of vim and vigor, just out of school, looking for a job is part of the game. You figure you’ll find one sooner or later. But what about those crazy unemployment numbers? The Atlantic Monthly claims there are six...

Who did Warren Buffett learn from?

Chances are that even the most clueless among us have at least heard the name of uber-investor, Warren Buffett. If you’ve had a few too many margaritas, you might be thinking about Jimmy, who makes a pretty good living himself singing songs about warm places...

Invest early, retire early

There is no better time in life for investing than immediately out of college or a few years into your career. The numbers will never be more in your favor. Time is on your side and simple arithmetic can make you rich. You have two...