I had the good fortune that my first foray into entrepreneurship was a success. Part of the reason had to do with low expectations – I didn’t start Bargaineering to strike it rich. I wanted to keep a journal, it expanded to share ways to save money, and eventually became popular enough to sell to […]
Creating a successful business is one of the best ways to build wealth in America but it's easier said than done.
As someone who has created several businesses with varying levels of success, Jim will show you what it takes to create a business that can last, provide income for your family, and wealth for your legacy.
We will cover the nuts and bolts of starting, operating, and growing a business as well as the psychology of succeeding at running a business in this era.
FinCon is one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. If you are in financial media, you need to find your way to FinCon. Before I get into my FinCon wrap up post, I want to thank PT, Nick, Jessica, Justin, Jay, Susan, Libby, and the rest of the FinCon staff and volunteers for […]
Do you read blogger net worth reports? Do you enjoy a little peek into the finances of some of your favorite bloggers? One of my favorite reports is J. Money’s monthly net worth updates, a feature he’s had for over ten years. What I enjoy about his reports is the report has everything you would […]
The steps to starting a business are really straightforward. Starting a business is as simple as saying – “I’m a business.” Every citizen has a Social Security Number and can immediately start a sole proprietorship. It gives you the least amount of legal cover, since you are personally liable as a sole proprietor, but you […]
When I first started blogging, I didn’t go to conferences because I had a full-time job. After I quit to blog full-time, I started going to all kinds of conferences. I went to massive internet marketing conferences like Pubcon and Affiliate Summit, I went to smaller fintech conferences like Finovate, and I even went to […]
I haven’t updated my resume in over a decade. Today, that’s going to change. But it’s not going to change in the way you think – I’m going to create a failure resume. A failure resume is exactly what it says – it’s when you list your career and personal failures. It’s not a new […]
When I started my business years ago, I thought the responsible business-y thing to do was to get a Post Office box. Why? I honestly don’t know. Like business cards, it’s just one of those things (at least I use the PO Box!). Since then, I’ve found that a Post Office Box is a great […]
In January 2005, I wrote my first blog post for Bargaineering. It was one of those cheesy “Hello World!” type of posts where I shared my plans for the nascent personal finance blog. I named it Bargaineering because I like finding bargains, I was (am?) an engineer, and I liked portmanteaus before I knew they […]
Starting a business can be one of the most beneficial tasks you undertake to improve your financial life. Whether you’re a recent college graduate, a busy stay at home mom or even someone who is retired, starting a side business can generate some extra cash to help you reach your financial goals. When many people […]
Homeownership is great… except you end up shelling out quite a bit to get things done to and around your home. We live on a wooded lot with lots of tall trees. Just recently a maple fell and it measured a little over 4′ in diameter with the main trunk that was easily 10′ tall. […]