5 Dumb Ideas That Made Millions

Have you ever watched television and an As Seen On TV infomercial or commercial popped up with something for $19.95 or $9.95?  Of course you have.   Did the commercial make you think that the product was the dumbest thing that you had ever seen?  Did it then occur to you that someone would probably make millions of dollars from that one product?

I know that I have.  One extra stupid commercial for the Bacon Wave got me thinking about some more dumb things that made people rich.  I couldn’t resist putting together my own list of 5 dumb ideas that made people extra rich.  Enjoy. […]

Making Your Hobby Pay Off

Making Your Hobby Pay Off

I’ve been doing a decent job of evaluating secondary income streams since overtime at work is non-existent. I’ve sort of stumbled into a good one – building websites for people. Let me give you some background on this.

I first started building websites like everyone else – just tinkering here and there with no real plan. I really just wanted to learn about this whole internet thing. I built a website that was called the Premedical Student Guide which at one point ranked #1 in Google searched for the search term premed. I had NO clue what I was doing but I was getting lots of traffic and questions from people who visited my site. I wish I knew the potential gold mine that I was sitting on. That site went away when Geocities folded into Yahoo. I was too busy with school anyway. […]

How to Go Green Cheaply and Save Money

How to Go Green Cheaply and Save Money

This is a portion of my article on eHow. If you’d like, please stop by and rate it! Every rating an comment helps me earn money towards the debt snowball.

Going green is the cool thing to do, but some green ideas can leave your wallet hurting. This doesn’t have to be! If you are just starting to go green, here are some simple ideas that will reduce your impact, won’t leave your wallet in pain, and can save you money. […]

Grow Your Own Food, Save Money

Grow Your Own Food, Save Money

I have a degree in Biology and I thought that I would grow potatoes in a pot this year. Trust me, it can be done. So I selected some red potatoes, brown bagged them so that they would sprout, and got ready to plant them. Let me say that I had them sprouted for months. I went to the home supply store and got organic soil and a large pot. I got home all ready to plant the potatoes that I’d now had sprouting for months.

Finally, My W-2

Am I the only been that’s been impatiently waiting for their W-2? I FINALLY got mine on Saturday and I plan on doing my taxes today! I plan on using some of my refund to start an emergency fund and the majority to reduce some debt. So I’ve heard a million times that you should always make sure you have your deductions at the right level so that THE MAN doesn’t end up owing you money at the end of the year. Personally, I’d prefer to have the peace-of-mind of knowing that I won’t owe the IRS than getting a tax free and interest free loan all year. But I also don’t want to be so stupid that I end up with a large refund at the end of the year either. That would mean that I am depriving myself all year and giving the government a loan. So I change my deduction two to three times each year. That was I make sure they will owe me something, but not too much.
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