So you’ve decided that a life of debt isn’t for you.
Congratulations! Good choice. Welcome to the club.
You know the first step to seeing big results is to sell your expensive vehicle, but there’s one problem.
You’re upside down. Way upside down. And it looks like you may not get flipped back over.
Don’t panic! You have some options, and you can still make this work. Here’s how.
This “weekend reading” thing is fun.
I’ve been reading a lot more articles, knowing that I need to pick the best to share with you guys.
I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am! Here’s what I have for you this week:
“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.” – Shelby Foote
Jim Rohn says “most large, exquisite homes have a library. Does that tell you something?”
There’s a reason these homes have libraries. The books in that library are one of the reasons they are where they are today. Of course, you don’t need an expensive house to have a library. A bookshelf in your bedroom or an empty closet works just fine.
If you’re short on space, go through your books and get rid of the junk first. Make room.
Jim Rohn gives guidelines in his books and seminars for what he believes should be in a basic home library.
Here’s Rohn’s advice, plus more on starting your home library.
First-time homebuyers struggle with the process because it’s overwhelming.
There’s a lot to contend with: mountains of paperwork, mortgage rates, the down payment, and the list goes on.
The last thing a new homebuyer needs is to lock themselves into a lifelong commitment that ultimately winds up being the wrong decision.
With more than 880,000 homes in foreclosure, that’s a very real possibility.
The secret to ensuring your dream home doesn’t become a nightmare purchase is to put together a solid plan; this is the essential information you need to know, so your experience of buying a home is a positive one.
Let’s get this out of the way: it’s only called life insurance to make you feel better. It’s death insurance, folks.
Now that we understand what it’s actually for, what exactly does it do?
And who needs life insurance anyways? Just employees? Stay-at-home spouses? Children?
Let’s go over everyone who may need it, and those unique situations.
Some people ask me why I write about money and productivity, instead of simply picking one.
I usually respond by saying “it’s easier to write about both than one or the other.”
The line between money and productivity is thin — sometimes nonexistent.
You won’t usually see a whole lot of one without the other.
So I’ve stopped separating them in the weekly reads.
Here’s this week in money and productivity.
Benjamin Franklin was widely known for his practices and habits…specifically: his virtues.
He was a lifehacker before it was cool.
He believed in living a fulfilling and productive life, which is what brought him to these 13 virtues.
I’ll go over each one and show you how to apply them to your life to increase your productivity.
The facts are in: most entrepreneurs never make as much income operating their own business than they did as an employee working for someone else. This may shock you because we see entrepreneurs on television, featured in magazines, and we constantly hear stories of massive success. It turns out, however, that these stories of massive entrepreneurial success are the exception and not the rule. There are five important reasons why most entrepreneurs never turn a profit and why entrepreneurs fail.