Monday, March 31, 2008

Great Work-From-Home Ideas to Make Money

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If you want to start a business from home, there are many possibilities you can explore. The Internet has opened up a lot of virtual markets where you can trade in goods and services and thereby earn money.
Here are some possibilities:

Start a Day Care Center

If you have a big home with a nice-sized backyard, then you could start a day care center or nursery to provide care to young toddlers.
You will need to employ staff and get the necessary certification, but once you establish a good reputation, the rewards could be both financially and personally satisfying.

Start an Online Marketing Business

To run an online business, you will not need to use your entire home for the business, but only a room with an Internet connection and a computer. Do the proper research as to what items sell well on the Internet.
You’ll also need to find out their purchase and sale prices so you can figure out the profit margin you stand to make.

Become an Online Writer

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Don't tell me you don't like to spend money! Well, maybe you don't for whatever reasons. Frankly speaking, my wife did spend quite an amount on the stuffs that she loves in every end of the month after Pay Day.
Sometimes when I check back all those bills for the month, I was indeed in a great shock too as for the amount she has spent. I won't stop buying things but I'll go for this immediate credit card care service to look for a card which is most suitable according to our needs, spending and most importantly, our affordability of course. This could be better in managing my wife's expenses in a more organized fashion. I trully understand why many girls always dreaming that " why I'm not Paris Hilton?..." I know the answer exactly!

Monday, March 24, 2008

25 Rules to Grow Rich by

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Here are some fundamental rules, not to become filthy rich, but live a comfortable life.
The ones in bold are ones that I religiously follow, or at least try to.

  1. For return on investment, the best home renovation is to upgrade an old bathroom. Kitchens come in second.
  2. It's worth refinancing your mortgage when you can cut your interest rate by at least one point.
  3. Spend no more than 2 1/2 times your income on a home. For a down payment, it's best to come up with at least 20%
  4. Your total housing payments should not exceed 28% of your gross income. Total debt payments should come in under 36%
  5. Never hire a roofer, driveway paver or chimney sweep who is going door to door.
  6. All else being equal, the best place to invest is a 401(k). Once you've earned the full company match, max out a Roth IRA. Still have money to invest? Put more in your 401(k) or a traditional IRA.
  7. To figure out what percentage of your money should be in stocks, subtract your age from 120.
  8. Invest no more than 10% of your portfolio in your company stock - or any single company's stock, for that matter.
  9. The most you should pay in annual fees for a mutual fund is 1% for a large-company stock fund, 1.3% for any other type of stock fund and 0.6% for a U.S. bond fund.
  10. Aim to build a retirement nest egg that is 25 times the annual investment income you need.
  11. If you don't understand how an investment works, don't buy it.
  12. If you're not saving 10% of your salary, you aren't saving enough.
  13. Keep three months' worth of living expenses in a bank savings account or a high-yield money-market fund for emergencies. If you have kids or rely on one income, make it six months'.
  14. Aim to accumulate enough money to pay for a third of your kids' college costs. You can borrow the rest or use some of your income to help out when your child is in college.
  15. You need enough life insurance to replace at least five years of your salary – as much as 10 years if you have several young children or significant debts.
  16. When you buy insurance, choose the highest deductible you can afford. It's the easiest way to lower your premium.
  17. The best credit card is a no-fee rewards card that you pay in full every month. But if you carry a balance, high-interest rates will wipe out the benefits.
  18. The best way to improve your credit score is to pay bills on time and to borrow no more than 30% of your available credit.
  19. Anyone who calls or e-mails you asking for your Social Security number or information about your bank or credit card account is a scam artist.
  20. The best way to save money on a car is to buy a late-model used car and drive it until it's junk. A car loses 30% of its value in the first year.
  21. Lease a new car or truck only if you plan to replace it within two or three years.
  22. Resist the urge to buy the latest computer or other gadget as soon as it comes out. Wait three months and the price will be lower.
  23. Buy airline tickets early because the cheapest fares are snapped up first. Most seats go on sale 11 months in advance.
  24. Don't redeem frequent flier miles unless you can get more than a dollar's worth of air fare or other stuff for every 100 miles you spend.
  25. When you shop for electronics, don't pay for an extended warranty. One exception: It's a laptop and the warranty is from the manufacturer.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Credit Questions

Nowadays almost everybody has at least one credit card. There are too many banks, credit companies and products they offer. Thus, it is important enough to get useful credit card advice when you need the most. helps you to find Fast-and-Easy Credit Solutions. Ask your specific question and get the competent answer.

Monday, March 10, 2008

How to Make Money with Your Hobby

Millions of people all over the world collect stamps as a hobby, and the number is growing every day. It is indeed an exciting and rewarding hobby, and it can also be extremely profitable. The price of stamps vary with supply and demand due to the number of collectors increasing. The price of stamps is steadily rising, as the supply of stamps diminishes and more people want to acquire them. Most people start a collection for the pleasure and education just like any other hobby, but this hobby offers a financial reward as well, as collections experience a steady increase over the years. It is possible to start your own business if you are experienced, and already have a good size collection. I guess you should try.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

12 Credit Card Secrets Banks Don't Want You to Know

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1. Interest Backdating
Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf!
REMEDY: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due date.

2. Two-Cycle Billing
Issuers which use this method of calculating interest, charge two months worth of interest for the first month you failed to pay off your total balance in full. This issue arises only when you switch from paying in full to carrying a balance from month to month.
REMEDY: Switch issuers or always pay your balance in full.

3. The Right To Setoff
If you have money on deposit at a bank, and also have your credit card there, you may have signed an agreement when you opened the deposit account which permits the bank to take those funds if you become delinquent on your credit card.
REMEDY: Bank at separate institutions, or avoid delinquencies.

4. Fees Are Negotiable
You may be paying up to $50 a year or more as an annual fee on your credit card. You may also be subject to finance charges of over 18%.
REMEDY: If you are a good customer, the bank may be willing to drop the annual fee, and reduce the interest rate -- you only have to ask! Otherwise, you can switch issuers to a lower- priced card.

5. Interest Rate Hikes Are Retroactive
IF you sign up for 0 interest rate cards online, when the introductory period expires, your existing balance will likely be subject to the regular and substantially higher interest rate.
REMEDY: Pay in full before the rate increase or close the account.

6. Shortened Due Dates
Most card issuers offer a 25 day grace period in which to pay for new purchases without incurring finance charges. Some banks have shortened the grace period to 20 days--but only for customers who pay in full monthly.
REMEDY: Ask to go back to 25 days.

7. Eliminating Grace Periods
That fabulous offer you received in the mail for a gold card with a $10,000 credit limit, and lots of features may not be so great. The most common "string" attached is the card has no grace period. You are charged interest on everything from the day you buy it, even if you pay on time.
REMEDY: Throw the offer out!

8. Disappearing Benefits
Many banks enticed you to sign up with extra benefits such as lifetime warranty, a 5% discount on all travel, or protection if an item purchased is lost. Now, some banks have cut back on these extras without the fanfare that launched them.
REMEDY: Read annual disclosure of changes, and switch cards if need be.

9. Double Fees On Cash Advances
Most credit cards impose both finance charges and a transaction fee on cash advances. Interest starts from the day of the advance, and the transaction fee can be up to 2.5% of the amount taken. Beware of cards advertising "no finance charges." Transaction fees may still apply.
REMEDY: Limit cash advances.

10. Fewer Rights On Debit Cards
Some Visa and MasterCards have payments deducted directly from your checking account (debit cards). Under federal law, you technically don't have the same right to "charge back" problem purchases as you do with a conventional credit card. Also, if the card is lost or stolen, you can have up to unlimited liability for losses if you don't report the problem within 60 days, which is different from the $50 maximum liability on credit cards. (Exception: the $50 limit applies to debit cards as well as to credit cards in Massachusetts.)
REMEDY: Know your card. Is it a credit cards or debit cards? They can look alike.

11. Misleading Monthly Minimums
You may think it is beneficial to have a card where you only need to pay 2%-3% of your balance monthly. It is just the opposite. The bank stands to make far more money from finance charges the longer you carry out payments--and you foot the bill.
REMEDY: Pay all you can monthly.

12. Interest From Day One
When you carry a balance from month to month, there is no grace period on new purchases on most cards. The 20-25 day grace period where no finance charges accrue does not apply when you don't pay in full each month.
REMEDY: Find cards that exclude new purchases when calculating interest.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Read Books to Be Well-Educated

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Today I'd like to share with you some interesting books I have read and would recommend.
1) Tom Peters - Circle of Innovation
2) Maverick - Ricardo Semler
3) Managing Radical Change - Sumantra Ghoshal
4) Every Business is a growth business - Ram Charan
5) Getting to Yes - William Ury
6) Getting past NO - William Ury & Gang
7) The Ffth Discipline - Peter Senge
8 ) Made in Japan - Akio Morita ( A very simplistic book though )
9) First, Break all the rules - Marcus Buckingham
10) Best Practices - Arthur Andersen