Author Archives: Greg

Being More Productive in Business

Physical energy comes from the type of food you eat, how much sleep you get and your level of physical fitness. You may not think that being healthy has much to do with your book, business or blog, but having that extra boost of energy is completely necessary at the end of a long work day. If you can’t get yourself off the couch when you get home from work, you’ll have a difficult time giving your project the attention it needs. Try the following eight tips to increase your energy and put that extra oomph toward your projects.
Sleep eight hours or more for an entire week. The most common reaction I see to the old adage that people should sleep seven to eight hours a night is laughter. Even though I could stand here and say that following the adage has helped me immensely in writing my 30 books and building my business, I know that it’s unlikely to get a long-term change out of you. Instead, I suggest you sleep eight hours or longer for an entire week. Often, that short concentrated burst of rest is enough to spring people into several Continue reading

How to Get Your Piece of the 700 Billion Bailout, Jobs For All

Damn the banks, damn the Wall Street traders, damn the Fed, damn them all…damn every last single voice of negativity that want us to believe that the economic good times are over. I don’t believe a single word of it. Things aren’t that bad, in fact, since I discovered this new web site called “GovernmentContractsforAll” I am convinced, more than ever, that our ship has just rolled in. Don’t believe me; check out some of these opportunities.

Printing

The US government is offering contracts to any printers or counterfeiters who feel qualified enough to reproduce $100 bills at a rate of 5 million dollars per hour. Apparently, banks in desperate need of cash will not accept money transfers from the Fed. They don’t believe the government is good for the funds. As a result of this request for cash, the US Mint will not be able to meet the increased demands for cash from the banks. In fact, demand for cash is so strong sources in the government predict that any Tom, Dick or Harry with experience working a Xerox machine have a fair to good chance of landing a contract.

Trucking

Moving around billions of cash requires some serious equipment. In a stampede, similar to the Alaskan gold rush, truckers, the country over, are applying for government contracts to haul the cash to the banks. “We haven’t seen demand Continue reading

How To Find Out If Something Is A Scam

Is it a real deal?

I was recently made redundant and decided that between job interviews etc, I would see what money I could earn via the Internet, rather than just sleeping in or going fishing.

Well I was instantly blown away but the 40 million money making opportunities you’ll find without too much trouble via just a couple of simple google searches. And once you sign up for one newsletter or opportunity, you Continue reading

You have a Choice better than Credit Cards

Better than a Credit Card

Capital One or Chase Credit Card

Pre Paid Credit Cards

Hopefully your are not one of those credit card users who only got a credit card for the convenience of not carrying cash around. Yea its easy just charging but the are better ways for you to pay for things that charge it. Cash is really the best way to purchasing things because you get a real sense of how much money your are spending. You might not be aware of better ways to borrow money to use for your cash purchases instead of using the plastic (credit cards). This Hub was written to help you with some alternatives to credit cards. There are just too many people using credit cards instead of these alternative methods because of all the great advertising these credit card companies get done. Very few credit card users realize that there are much better ways of getting those things without getting into debt with high interest rate credit cards. In this Hub I am going to show you several ways to avoid using your credit card and avoid paying fees and interest or at least reduce to a large amount. I hope this will help you on a better path for spending your money and saving some cash as well.

I prefer Debit Cards over Credit Cards

Debt cards first started being used by most of the European countries and where rarely used elsewhere but things have changed a lot and debit cards are being used a lot more frequently. Here in the United States these cards are becoming Continue reading

How to Save Money in a Recession

Save Money in a Recession

Want to Know How to Save Money?

Saving money is suddenly fashionable. After years of living beyond our means and putting it on the plastic suddenly the world is faced with economic recession saving is fashionable.

The reality for most people is quite simple: its easier to not spend money than to earn it. Not spending $20 takes a single decision, earning it may take someone on the minimum wage 2 or 3 hours.

Maybe I am lucky, my mother was always living on next to nothing, as soon as I got a job a rebelled and spent money, all that I earned in fact. That only lasted for a few years though because I never wanted to be tied to job and quickly discovered the quickest way to increase my bank balance was to not spend: so much less effort than over-time or a promotion or a second job.

So now here are some of the saving money tips which are intuitive to me but seem to be new to many people.

How to Save Money and Get Out of Debt

Saving Money on Groceries

It’s Time to Ditch Abusive Corporate Management Styles

What is a Cycle of Abuse?

In mid-October of 2008 I left a job that provided me with health insurance, a 401k, life insurance, and a regular income because I just couldn’t stand to do the work for one single minute more in good conscience. But beyond that, I realized that by staying in that particular work environment, I was legitmating a management style that is based on something psychologists refer to as a ‘cycle of abuse’.

What is a cycle of abuse?

In the first part of the cycle, the abuser, frustrated by factors often totally unrelated to his/her relationship to the abused, lashes out in a negative way through violence, harsh and/or unwarranted criticism, or verbal and/or emotional abuse, (such as swearing, demeaning put-downs, withholding praise and affection when it is clearly warranted, etc). Unreasonable expectations are often placed on the victim with harsh penalties for not meeting these expectations. This kind of treatment leads to a crisis of confidence and an erosion of the Continue reading

Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make Do

Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make Do

Rejecting the Consumer Economy

As Wall Street continues to fret and fuss over whether or not Americans will return to spending money we don’t have on cheap crap we don’t need, I would like to offer an idea that’s been nagging at me for a couple of years now:

How about we just knock it off?

Seriously, maybe it is at least possible that a “consumer driven economy” is complete madness and the time has now come to admit it and get real.

I recently accepted a paid project ghostwriting an E-book on 100 Money Saving Recipes for a website that aims to help people through the coming recession by sharing common sense solutions most of our grandparents took for granted. I quickly realized that most of the consumer-madness that has been driving the US economy is a fairly recent form of insanity.

For example, when I was growing up in the late 50s and early 60s, buying convenience foods was considered to be just a step up away from killing puppies and sleeping in your own vomit after a night of debauchery. No woman in my extended family would have been caught dead making Pillsbury canned biscuits. To this day, I can make biscuits, cornbread, pie crust, and muffins without a recipe, in about 3 to 5 minutes, tops.

So what, you say. (Thanks Dick Cheney.) Well, so, a dozen big biscuits made from Continue reading

The Price Of Oil

The Peak Oil Crash: Eight Ways to Survive the Coming Hard Times

What to Be Doing When No One Seems to Be Doing Anything

While the 2008 political candidates argue about whose ads are dirtier and whose friends are more suspect, while Obama bowls badly and Hillary knocks down Jello shots and McCain forgets who is fighting whom in Iraq, ordinary working Americans are losing interest and are instead quietly freaking out.

Americans have good reasons to be freaking out.

The price of oil breaks a record every other day, literally. Gas is nearly unaffordable and is beginning to spike the cost of food. A worldwide food shortage is well underway and haunts the news nightly. Costco shoppers are already hoarding so much rice (entire pallets in some cases) that Walmart is now rationing large bags of rice to one per customer per visit at its Sam’s Club outlets. They warn that flour and beans could well be next if people don’t knock it off.

How did this happen? Why isn’t it being talked about more directly? It might surprise you Continue reading