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Cool Links for Week of January 26th

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you day is off to a good start. I’ve been sick for the past week (the flu), but I’m excited to be feeling better. The good part about being sick is that it gave me a chance to finish up two books and begin 3 others (Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to 100 Million in No Time Flat, Outliers: The Story of Success, and The Art of the Start).

Healthy Sacrifices We Made to Start Our Online Business by Steve – I like that Steve included “healthy” in his title. I think that too many people start businesses and neglect their health in many ways. Have you started a business? What were some sacrifices you made?

The Four-Hour Work Week Myth by Derek – This is a great article that stresses not working, but finding work that is fun for you.

How to Become Remarkable in One Easy Lesson by Susan Kuhn – In relating to Seth Godin and his father, she provides a great lesson for becoming remarkable.

Frugal Recipes by  Wide Open Wallet – Ashley provides a lot of great recipes. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

The Power of Letting Go by Jeremy Day – I know I sometimes have problems letting go to stuff.

Leadership: Humility by Mike King – I think one of the most important factors of a great leader for me at least, is humility.

How to Decide If You Should Become an Entrepreneur by Tim Clark – This is a great article and one anyone should read if they are interested in entrepreneurship.

40 Ways to Relax and Recharge Your Batteries by Dumb Little Man – I’m always looking for ways to relax and thought there were some good tips here. Do you do any of these to relax?

10 Easy Ways Credit Card Companies Make Money Off of Us by Money Ning – This article certainly makes me thing twice before using my credit card, but oh how I love having miles (note: we pay do not carry a credit card balance).

Hyperinflation Beginning in China and Will Destroy the U.S. Dollar by Eric de Carbonnel – I usually don’t pay attention to articles promising doom, but there is quite a bit of “meat” to this article.

Bank of America: How to Lose $20 Billion of Value in 2 Days by Heidi Moore – This article caught my eye mainly because we have quite a few shares of Bank of America stock.

I was also included in the most recent Personal Development Carnival and The Carnival of Personal Finance, so be sure to take a look at the other great entries.

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Cool Links for Week of January 19th

Posted by 19 January, 2009 (7) Comment


Welcome to Happiness Is Better! I hope your day is going well. Here is a list of articles you may want to check out. These are articles I’ve seen recently and thought I’d pass them on.

Reader Response: Should I Go To College or Start a Business by Steve – For me, I am glad I went to college, but I think it should be on a case by case basis. If you have a short time frame for a business opportunity, it might be a good idea to give the business a try for a year and then go off to school.

You’re Bleeding by Derek – This is another article in the Success Factors series. What opportunities are you capitalizing on?

Education Week by Jeremy Day – He has a great series of articles that you will want to check out! Below are each of the articles that are published so far. Be sure to subscribe to his RSS Feed so you don’t miss any of the action!

Education: What’s the Point?
Who Needs an Education?
Learning to Create – Creates Passion
How to Train Employees

Improving Your Life: Incremental Changes One Step at a Time by Jeff – If you haven’t set your goals for the year and are interested in doing so, this is a good read for you!

Leadership: Remember, It’s About People by Mike King – This is another great article in Mike’s Leadership Series.

Interview: Lance from Jungle of Life by Daphne – Lance gets some many comments on his blog and this sheds a little light into his popularity.

The Prescription for Self-Doubt: Watch This Video – Do you need inspiration for the day? Watch this, wow!

Mini Forex Trading Account v. Regular Forex Trading Account by Miranda Marquit – I’ve recently started trading Forex in a demo account so I thought this was an interesting article.

Niche Social Media Websites – Social networks are all the rage, but niche is going to be where you make your money now. Here’s a list of probably any niche you might be interested in.

10 Amazing Buildings in Asia by Bill Belew – There are some really neat pictures of buildings in Asia I hadn’t seen before.

10 Masterpieces of High-Speed Water Photography – I don’t normally post links to pictures, but I thought these were pretty exceptional.

Ezine Articles Explained – Where to Submit Your Articles by Will – I’ve seen Ezine quite a bit, but I never realized how to utilize it.

10 Worst Leadership Habits by Michael Stern – I think the title says it all! If you want to learn about good leaderships habits, be sure to check out Mike King’s Leadership Series!

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We were also recently featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance and Carnival of Personal Development so be sure to check it out.

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Cool Links for Week of January 12th

Posted by 12 January, 2009 (5) Comment


Woohoo! Post #100!

Leadership: Introduction by Mike King – This is a great series that Mike has put together. This Leadership Series is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in improving their skills in leadership. The first two have been released. Here is his RSS feed to keep up with these stories as they are posted.

Understanding What It Is
Know Yourself and Your Capabilities
Skill Development
Remember, It’s About People
Willingness to Take Risks
Accepting Mistakes
Give Direction

Success Factors by Derek – This is a really neat series about how people and companies achieve success. He is posting a few article every day in January. Here is his RSS feed so you can keep up with the articles as they are released. This is a sample of the articles he’s written so far:

Best of ProBlogger – 2008 by Darren Rouse – This is a great list of articles that I’ve actually read through a few times. If you are serious about blogging, read these articles and take ACTION.

The Psychology of Happiness: 13 Steps to a Better Life by J.D. – This is a great article on what you can do to lead a better life.

How Much is That Printer, Really? by Falling Man – This is a great blog post about not only the cost of a printer, but the total cost of using the printer including printer cartridges.

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Cool Links for Week of January 5th

Posted by 5 January, 2009 (2) Comment


Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday season!

125 More People Personal Finance Junkies Should Follow on Twitter by Peter – This is a great list of personal finance bloggers that are great people to know!

Creating a Dividend Machine by Billytickets – I don’t normally put links to Squidoo pages, but this guy has an interesting view on business and was financially independent before the age of 40.

Older Investors Should Reexamine the Risk in Bonds by Tara Benard – Bonds are known as the “old stand by”. If you are thinking of investing in bonds, this is worth a read.

Test Drive: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Chevy Volt by Peter Ha – A nice overview about the electric car. It’s a real shame they got rid of their original electric car back in the 90’s.

The Top Five Cheapest – But Least Healthy – Fast Food Choices by Gina Trapani – This post will make you think twice before visiting these establishments.

Five Fast-Food Restaurants to Feel Good About by Adam Pash – I didn’t want to leave you feeling that all fast food restaurants are bad for you so I included a link to this post.

Doing Business on Facebook by Bridget Ayers – This is a great overview of promoting anything using the ever so popular Facebook.

I was fortunate enough to be included in two great carnival: The Carnival of Personal Finance and The Carnival of Personal Development.

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Cool Links for Week of December 29th

Posted by 29 December, 2008 (0) Comment


50 hot ways to turn your PC or Mac into a cash machine by – There are a lot of ideas here for someone to run with!

3 Reasons to Skip Store Credit Cards by Kate Ashford – Good tips to remember when the cashier asks you if you’d like to save 10% if you sign up for their credit card.

Feng Shui: What’s Your View? by Gretchen Rubin – I know the general concept behind Feng Shui, but I don’t know a whole lot past that. I thought this was a good read. What’s your view on Feng Shui?

Don’t Build a Tanker Ship for a Pond by Mike Michalowicz – This is a great article for the aspiring entrepreneurs out there.

Why Real Estate Made Me a Millionaire and Investing in Stocks Did Not by – This is a great article and shows how persistence and determination can help you reach your goals using real estate as a vehicle.

Five Best Sites for Finding Deals by Adam Pash – The only website out of the five that I had heard of is pricegrabber so this is definitely a helpful post.

Rich Countries Carry Out 21st Century Land Grab by Debora McKenzie – You don’t have any more land to grow crops? Go buy or lease land in a poor country!

A Guide to Making Passive Income by – This guide has some good resources for anyone interested in passive income.

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