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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Future College Student; Need Advice to Save for Tuition

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:39 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2167


Try looking for a program that offers co-operative education. You take an extra year to finish, but you earn as you learn and you'll graduate with experience, making it easier to get a job. That's how I got through school without debt.

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Terrible Undergrad Transcript and wanting to apply for MBA

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:37 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 5851


I used to teach for a GMAT prep company, so I have a lot of experience seeing people apply to MBA programs. Honestly, it really does come down to your entire package. It also depends on what you are looking for. I know many people who went to lesser known schools but still went on to very successful...

 Forum: Community Involvement   Topic: Quiet folder!

 Post subject: Quiet folder!
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:56 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 18048


I noticed there isn't much activity in this folder. How sad! I suspect many of us reach out to other members of our community. I run a blog on starting and running a consulting business. As part of this, I use a portion of proceeds to sponsor entrepreneurs in lesser developed countries - I recently ...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: Developing Financial Game Needs Opinions

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:53 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 21630


Wow, that sounds like an interesting idea! It would be fun to play, but I'd want the option to be male or female and have my own choice over the gender of my partner.

 Forum: Tips, Tricks, Links, Pointers   Topic: Help with working from home

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:00 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 28090


If you know that you want to work from home but you don't know what you want to do, it might help to start by doing a personal inventory. This is where you basically come up with a list of all your skills, interests, qualities and so on. Then you work through it and see what might actually help you ...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: New business plan kit

 Post subject: New business plan kit
Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:54 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 9511


Hi there, I haven't posted in the forums for a bit - I usually stick to the main page comments. Anyway, I know we're allowed to post our projects here, so I thought I'd tell you about mine. I just launched my new business plan kit: Write Your Business Plan Now. You can check it out at http://www.con...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: How long should you stay home after having a baby?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:35 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 15108


Here in Canada, it is pretty common for dads to take time off too. This shouldn't just be about your wife taking time off, unless there is some reason you think you would be unable to ever return to work. In Canada, it's becoming more common for dads to take even 4 months off.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Needs vs. Products: Roomba?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:22 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2616


Roomba makes me clean up my floor, which is a good thing. :)

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Needs vs. Products: Roomba?

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:22 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2616


OMG...I love my Roomba. I love it. I wax poetic about Roombie! I call it Roombie. I persuaded my BFF to get one. She calls hers Roombie and we never even discussed that before hand. Roombie rocks. I am a super frugal person, but I love Roombie!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How long did it take you to pay off your student loans?

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:18 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5533


I worked my way through my undergrad, graduated, worked for a few years, then worked my way through my MBA...except for taking out a small loan for the last semester. But I got a job part-way through the semester and paid it off before the semester ended. So I was only in debt for a month or two.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Thinking about buying a condo in Chicago's South Loop

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:15 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2435


Here in Vancouver, the Olympics led to a bit of a gold rush with property values. We're all waiting to see if things crash in February. $1M for a fixer upper house is not particularly sustainable, so I think things have to come down. People are posting their condos for Olympic rentals, but I'm not s...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: THE 4 ways to earn money on the internet, in a nutshell

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:12 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3321


I make money from my blogs and ebooks. However, I also gain leads for my consulting services, workshops and speaking. You can make money online pretty much the same way you make it offline. These days, I'm not sure you need to make a distinction.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Do you feel better and healthier when you have debt paid off

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:05 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1337


I know I feel best when I have good cash flow, an emergency savings fund and balloon payments on my mortgage, probably because I feel like debt is pressure.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: My entrepreneur friends versus my normal friends..

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:02 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 3274


It sounds more like your entrepreneur friends can see how to help you. Your "normal" friends haven't got the same background and, to them, being an entrepreneur AND shutting down probably sounds like the scariest thing they've ever heard of. Your entrepreneur friends know that many busines...
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