Category Archives for Getting Started

How Not to Become a Better Investor

“It’s not strength that matters; it’s focus.” — Bruce Lee As you’ve read in my story, I graduated from college in 1996. For four years afterwards (four really fun years…) I did not focus on investing or on “personal finance” at all. These were the boom years, the party days, the “sure I’d love… Continue reading

Financial Independence: Earning Your White Belt

Yesterday we talked about the “7 Steps” to achieve financial independence, or really to achieve ANY type of independence with a new skill. Today, however, I’d like to get more specific with you, and show you exactlywhat you need to do to achieve true financial independence. I warn you, it is not easy (nothing… Continue reading

Mastering Your Mind: Others Can Teach, But You Must Learn

Mastering Your Mind: Others Can Teach, But You Must Learn Last weekend I had the great fortune to meet with two of my Internet heroes, Craig Ballantyne and Matt Smith, along with a small group of other dedicated entrepreneurs. We spent eight hours helping each other with our businesses, and Matt and Craig gave each of us specific, actionable advice to help us create… Continue reading

Technically Speaking, I Was An Idiot

Technically Speaking, I Was An Idiot Once upon a time, there lived a girl who longed to become the “smart money”. Flush with confidence from the success of her recent silver purchase (imperfect though it was), the girl decided to increase her position and take a rather meaningful stake in the shiny metal. Silver had climbed over $1.50 during the previous… Continue reading

Getting Started: A Journey of One Thousand Miles…

Getting Started: A Journey of One Thousand Miles… …begins with a single step. When you’re getting started looking at the mountain of mess that is quite possibly your finances right now (that’s where I started– one big fat giant MESS!), where on earth do you begin???  Well, the saying is true….you must start from the beginning.  Before you can master that mountain of… Continue reading