Monthly Archives: May 2009

Diversify Your Savings with Gold

I have been learning about gold recently. Gold has been used as money since before recorded history. In more modern times it became easier to carry paper money and less valuable coins to pay for goods and services, but the money was still backed by gold and silver. I actually have an old $1 bill that bears the words “Silver Certificate”. In 1971 President Nixon took the US off the gold standard changing American currency to fiat currency.

From Wikipedia: “Fiat money achieves value because a government accepts it in payment of taxes and says it can be used within the country as a “tender” (offering) to pay all debts.”

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The Myth of the Self-Made Millionaire

You’ve heard about self-made millionaires before, right? Have you ever met one? Were they really self-made, as in they did it all by themselves?

I’ve been studying Loral Langemeier‘s programs again and she puts out the idea of team-made millionaires because you cannot really become a millionaire all by yourself. In reaching that point you will run into things that you don’t know how to do or things that are better left to others so that you can stay focused on making money. You need a team to take on those tasks, such as bookkeeping or cleaning your house, so that you can stay focused on the tasks you need to be doing. Besides, you are supporting other businesses in your area by hiring out those tasks.

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Is Network Marketing Really a Pyramid Scheme?

Have your heard that network marketing is a pyramid scheme?

I had a customer recently criticize network marketing as a scam.  Her first point was all the pay-per-click ads she had seen on Google claiming that network marketing is a scam.  If she had clicked them or even looked at the URL she would have seen that it was actually someone selling a program like Magnetic Sponsoring that teaches network marketers how to prospect online.

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Want to Pay Less in Taxes Next Year?

April 15th has come and gone and tax season is over for another year.  Were you happy with how much money you gave the government or would you like to decrease it?  Now is the time to look at that and prepare for next year.

I don’t mind paying my taxes every year but I definitely don’t want to pay more than I have to.  The best way to reduce your taxes is to be in business for yourself.  If you have a regular job then you know that you pay taxes on the amount of money you make then you pay your expenses with what’s left.  Did you know that businesses do it differently?  They pay their expenses from the money they make then pay taxes on what’s left.

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