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5 Tips for Financial Success

Tip 1: What's right for you is not right for someone else.

The biggest tip is to ignore the hot tips and helpful hints you might hear from friends, family and even the media, and chart your own course.

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Simplify Your Life - 60 Ways

We should all keep life simple.  The old KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Silly) doesn't seem to get much of a run any more.
I came across a great list for exactly this.

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Partnerships - they're like marriage

Many times we have discussions with people about going into business with someone, or bringing someone into an existing business.

It got me thinking about how it is that people go about selecting their business partners.

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Preparing A Three-Way - Budget that is

What can a business can do to make sure it is profitable and successful?...Without doubt, using an annual process called the Three Way Budget.

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Customer Service - A Dying Art

A couple of weeks ago I went to Queenstown in New Zealand for a week, mainly to celebrate my birthday somewhere different.  And what a great place it is.  Lots to do (bungy jumping was a must) and some of the most beautiful scenery.  

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Is Technology Your Friend or Foe?

Technology, whether you like it or not, infiltrates and impacts every aspect of our lives.
Smartphones allow us to have the world at our fingertips and to be accessible wherever we are, even at the most inappropriate and inconvenient times.  But that doesn't make it a bad thing?

 

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Budgeting?? Include Some Generosity

I don't think I'm the only one who as a kid thought it would be great to earn a million dollars a year, to be a millionaire, and dreamed of what I'd do with it.  Looking back now though the problem was that every dream was self-centered and me focused.  Cars, big boys toys, house, holidays and the like.  I never really gave any thought to what impact I could have on the lives of others.

 

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Growing or Groaning? It's your choice

I heard a funny story from my friend Rob Nixon.  It went like this ...

He took the kids to a movie. On the way out 2 of the 3 kids were mucking around in this tiny school bus.

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