This ubiquitous and powerful and tool buys medicine, builds
homes and pays for worldly dreams, including those with spiritual
motivations. It also can corrupt even the most honest of individuals.
And although it is often over-valued, money is almost always
important, usually more so than people realize. It is time to
understand money. You might want to make more or to spend less,
but in any case we could all use it more wisely.
This site covers making money, along with investing it, saving
it, and thinking about it. I don't ignore meaning and purpose.
Jobs and businesses are looked at not only the perspective of
how to succeed, but with the question of purpose and true satisfaction
always in mind. There is some bias here. I happen to think it
matters how you earn a living, and that business should be conducted
honestly. My thinking is forever evolving, but you can find my
current thoughts on my page about my money
ideas and beliefs.
Recent Pages, News and Notes
What is Real Money? - February, 2014 - Those
who are "hard money" advocates like to refer to gold
and silver as real money. They see paper currencies as false
money, of course, or at least those that are not backed by gold,
which includes all the currencies of developed nations now. This
is a very limited view, and in the end, money is as valuable
as people make it. It's true that the dollar was at one time
backed by gold. It is also true that if a currency is fully backed
by gold... Continue
What is Your True Hourly Wage? - November, 2013
- The particular job you choose is rarely just about the money
itself. You weigh the financial benefits, but also the amount
of interest you have in this or that position and the work it
will involve. Perhaps you even look at who you will be working
with, or the kind of... Continue
Fair Pay - What constitutes fair pay for the
work an employee does? Is there even a need for the concept at
all, or is whatever the market determines all that matters? I
happen to think that the market should determine this in general,
but that does not exclude the possibility that people are paid
an unfairly low wage at times. (From; Fair
Pay - How Do We Decide?)
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau (but don't ignore the body... SG)
Worth a Look
Every Way to Make Money - The name may be a
bit of a stretch, but there are hundreds of ways in any case.
This is a really fun site just to read through, and it's full
of useful ideas as well: http://www.everywaytomakemoney.com
Ready to give up that assembly line or desk job? Or develop
an extra income? Sell solar roasted coffee, babysit pets, be
a special-effects artist, flip mobile homes, review products
online, be a repo-man, make millions with scrap metals--you'll
find 94 more opportunities in the book.Why not get your copy
Your Job Is Your Business - If you choose to
look at in this way, a job is just another form of business.
When you are employed you're in the business of selling your
labor - both mental and physical - and your employer is your
customer. Thinking of it this way brings up some interesting
questions. For example, how good are you doing on customer service?
Are there better customers out there that you might sell to?
Are there other ways to make your business more profitable? Finally,
if you are in business anyhow, is it perhaps a better idea to
be in a business that doesn't limit your income so much and rely
on just one customer who can put you out of business on a whim?