Sometimes the articles I post generate a flood of comments. Sometimes they only generate a trickle. And sometimes it just takes a while for the conversation to get started. The latter seems to be the case with yesterday’s guest post about scams and pyramid schemes. Things started slowly, but today the comments have been interesting. For example:
- Veteran Military Wife buys MLM products on eBay for a fraction of their price. (Love it!)
- M! says that the best way to make money off MLM is to be the bartender at one of their conferences. (Ha!)
- Eight describes a typical recruitment scenario (which matches my own experiences).
- JenK tells a couple stories about MLM.
- And finally, Missy says that her parents have wasted their lives on MLM.
It’s because of stories like these that I’ve said time and again: Get Rich Slowly readers are the best on the web. It’s you folks who give this site value. I’m just the bus driver. Speaking of “best on the web”, here are a few personal finance articles I’ve enjoyed recently at other sites:
For the past few months, I’ve been contributing material (in the form of old posts) to MSN’s Smart Spending blog. I love my editors. I’m learning a lot from them. One of them, Donna, just had a daughter get married without breaking the bank. In fact, Donna says it was a “frugal hack wedding”. Sounds like my kind of affair! Congrats to Donna and her family.
Meanwhile, at Consumerism Commentary Sasha recently offered an introduction to ethical consumerism. She discusses moral boycotts and voting with your dollars. Does your spending reflect your beliefs?
Finally, Penelope Trunk at Brazen Careerist posted some great advice today. “You already know what you should be doing next,” she writes. “You can figure out who you are and what you should be doing by telling yourself the stories of your childhood.” What you did and valued when you were a child has real value, and if you take some time to just ignore the baggage of adult life, you may find that you can learn from your younger self. Great stuff.
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