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Jun 22
Young entrepreneur starting a business

Tips On Starting Your Own Business Coping with an unexpected career setback can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, and it can be challenging to know how to forge ahead. While many people will stick with the path that they were already on, others will look at a career setback as a sign that they should forge a new path by starting their own business. There are a lot of considerations to work through when it comes to starting your own business, but there is a lot of great advice available to make the process flow more smoothly. Look at your interests, skills, and passions to pinpoint the right business idea The first step in creating your own business is to pin down the right idea. There are many options available when it comes to starting your own business, and it is important to… [Read more]

Jul 01
man with woman

“I promise you that this is not about cat calls” Many of us have been guilty of staying in a woman’s face even when we know that she isn’t going to be open to any of our advances. It’s a nervous tick that puts us at the mercy of a woman for fear of seeming rude, or mean for our actions. But is it rude, or “mean” to politely break a conversation to attend to something else? Men will show up late to work, miss a bus, or any number of things just because a pretty girl was holding court on a subject he could care less about. It’s true–pretty women are magnets to unsure men–and a man doesn’t have to be shy to be guilty of this. Some men are jerks and will cut a woman off just because there is some small pleasure in having the… [Read more]

Oct 29
people dancing

How many of you out there spend with your hearts and not your brains? Think about it, are you all about experiencing things now and then figuring out how to pay for it later, or are you a planner who makes sure the money is there with enough left over for bills and life before spending? CreditDonkey.com, a credit card comparison company has done a survey of over 1,100 people and found that 41% of them had less than $500 in their savings account. YOLO (you only live once) right? Yet why does this statistic not surprise me? People will blame every aspect of life but their careless spending in order to not feel foolish about being one of those 41%. I personally know that part of the problem with this statistic is that the people with no savings, investments, and nest eggs are able… [Read more]

Sep 28
dragon bites

We’re not only writers, we’re readers and below are some of the highlights of the past few weeks that we wish to share: Ray Lewis Is Not as Mean as He Looks – The funny thing about Ray Lewis is you’re struck by the amount of people for whom he’s played this kind of father-figure role. Whether it’s a teen he’s met through his charity work or other players… (ESQUIRE) It’s More Than Just a Running Club – I’m a runner. Yep one of those people who thinks that half-marathons are better than sleeping in on a Sunday morning. About 18 months ago a I helped to launch the Atlanta chapter of Black Girls Run… (SpeakingLife) The Wu-Tang Comics That Never Were: Wu-Massacre – Here are some pages ANIMAL exclusively obtained of a short Wu-Tang comic book that was based on the clan’s Wu-Massacre album… [Read more]

Aug 02
doug kisses carrie

I hear married men announce “wife points” almost on a daily basis: “man I’m gonna lose wife points for this”; “I got some wife points the other day for that”. Yet we unmarried guys look on and nod as if we understand the terminology but in reality we are simply translating wife points into what we know from “girlfriend points”. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the 2 point systems are different based on the level of fear I see in a married man’s eyes whenever he knows that he’s about to lose wife points. This led me to ask a married man the following question: “are men regulated to being children to their wives. How come there are no husband points?” His answer: “Because we don’t give a damn! If your girl pisses you off for some reason, you… [Read more]

Jul 20
man and woman with money

Mind Your Business And Tell Nobody! Seriously I know that most people have the urge to tell the world of their new found wealth because of the power and prestige they think will come with it but this is the worst thing that you can do. Imagine what would happen if you were in a world void of water and your family found a tiny oasis only capable of keeping you alive. What do you think would happen if you announced to everyone that you have it? Not only would every person that barely knows you show up to beg for water but they will never believe you once you tell them that you ran out. Eventually after everyone is aware you have it you will be robbed. People are stupid when it comes to money, absolutely stupid. They will never understand why you won’t pick… [Read more]

Jul 03
nerd dreaming

Young people who have money problems usually can’t see where the leak is in their ship of employment as they sail along throughout their daily lives. The answer more often times than none is boredom. Boredom is what will make you dish out cash like nobody’s business. Consider the socialite – this person HAS to go out on the weekends, it is their release from the busy work week and they cannot imagine being cooped up in the house the entire time. They don’t realize that the cost of gas, drinks and the entrance fee to every single venue that they attend will amount to hundreds of dollars on the weekend. Now consider the gamer nerd … Editor’s note: let me preface this by saying that I am NOT referring to “hobbyist gamers” who are the most wasteful set of people in the culture due… [Read more]

Mar 06

Have you ever tried to borrow money and got turned down? How did that make you feel? Mad? Disappointed? Frustrated? Belittled? You might not agree, but that person just did you a huge favor. What do I mean? Well, if you are borrowing money to make a purchase or to pay a bill, borrowing is not the proactive solution. It is much like digging a hole on the left to fill the one the right. Trust me, you will never get ahead that way. I know it’s tough, and borrowing often seems like the best short-term solution. We often borrow with the best intention to pay back right away, but life happens and resentment and avoidance becomes the name of the game. Have you ever done the credit card shuffle where one credit card is used to pay the other, or transferring balances to new… [Read more]