Entries for March, 2009

Should I buy a franchise?

I know for a fact that there are a TON of you out there asking yourself this question right now…Should I buy a franchise?  So many folks are losing their jobs and getting laid off, it generally causes most all of us to consider “going it on our own!”  Being your own boss is great, […]

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Filing Your 2008 Taxes

So I broke down and filed my 2008 Federal & State Taxes last night!  I’m am SO GLAD to have it behind me.  It was a great tax year for me in 2008.  I had instituted significant tax planning at the beginning of the year that paid off big time.  No one has paid me […]

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Franchising For Cash Flow

 Over the past 5 years I’ve had the opportunity to buy, operate, and sell five franchised restaurants.  The restaurant businesses, and specifically franchised restaurants, have provided significant additional cash flow for my family (on top of my earnings as a financial advisor 2002-2006, and VP @ Private Equity firm 2007-present).   I think the key is to realize […]

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Wisdom Teeth Advice

So I got my wisdom teeth out today.  Easy as pie my friends.  I had heard SO MANY horror stories that my nerves were going crazy this morning.  I’m feeling great though, so as I relax and recover I thought this would be the perfect time to try to dispense some Wisdom.   First of all […]

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How I Shaved $30,000 From My Family Budget

In 2007 I sold two successful restaurants that I owned to a gentleman who had three other similar restaurants.  He was looking to expand his empire, and I was looking to simplify my life a bit.  This sale was GREAT in that it put a couple hundred thousand into the bank pretty fast.  What was […]

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What is a meme?

The longer that I blog, the more I realize that there are folks all over the world who literally LIVE ON THEIR COMPUTERS!  They have got so much “online” time to fill that they create little online games…then they sucker their blogger friends into spending a perfectly good Friday night playing along.  So Sire …I […]

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World’s Best Credit Card

Now that I’ve officially dumped Capital One and let you, my friends and loyal readers, know of their evil ways…I’m going to take you along for the ride as I search out and hopefully find the worlds best credit card. This credit card program must have it all.  Great rates, awesome customer service, and particularly […]

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How Low Can Stocks Go???

WOW! This word is all my little brain could register when I pulled up my retirement account at Firstrade today. I’ve been a licensed securities broker for almost 9 years now, and I NEVER saw this coming.  Buy and Hold index fund investing is officially a TRAIN WRECK if you started in about the last […]

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TAM Interview

IF YOU HAVE KIDS, YOU WILL APPRECIATE THIS. NOTHING BETTER THAN A LITTLE UNSCRIPTED FUN WHEN YOU HAD THE KIDS THE VIDEO CAMERA!

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