Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dear Son, Please Be Wise With That Credit Card

My son AJ just got his first credit card. A mix of emotions washed over me when he told me about it. Pride. Fear. The feeling of pride came on initially because in spite of what ol’ what’s his name says I believe it’s important to have a good credit score. I mean really, how is someone supposed to save up $250,000 to buy their first home?  Even if they could find something for $50,000, how long would that take?… Read the rest

Did I Ever Tell You About the Time We Ate Dog Food?

Why would someone eat dog food? We’ve all heard stories about elderly people who are so poor and desperate that they would eat canned dog or cat food. Then there are those stories about people living in or visiting the United States from another country who routinely eat cats and dogs and so they thought that can of cat food was actually cat… food… ewwww. Anyway… did I ever tell you about the time we ate dog food? It was… Read the rest

Do This One Thing First Before You Get Into Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

This is a True Confessions post, one wherein I bare my soul and most embarrassing financial moments. Do you remember when I told you about the time I almost married the Amway salesman. Or the time when I was an Avon Lady?  And then there was my mother-in-law’s stint in Amway.   I remember her telling me all I’d need to do was to buy my sundries through Amway.  At the time I was on welfare and getting food stamps. I… Read the rest
Your Affiliates

How Much Should You Pay Your Affiliates?

This is a question you might come across if you begin selling a product of your own. For this post I’d like to focus on affiliate payments for electronic products so think e-books, e-courses, etc., anything electronic that is pretty much passive.  Typically when you write an e-book and get it up for sale, you don’t put much more time into it, except of course to promote it or possibly revise it on occasion. But you do want affiliates because… Read the rest