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Gut Check Time! Do You Trust Yours?

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

― Peter F. Drucker

“The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables… 693 more words

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How to recognize a pyramid scheme

A bit harsh, but John Oliver raises some interesting points in his video on Multilevel Marketing. He point out correctly that if a company relies on recruiting and sales to distributors for the majority of its income, rather than sales to end customers, it is a pyramid scheme. 34 more words

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Good Debt or Bad? Is There a Difference and Does It Matter?

“I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.” —Falstaff from Henry IV (pt 2); William Shakespeare. 713 more words

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5 Rules of Business Texting Etiquette You Should Know

It can feel like there are a lot of unwritten rules attached to texting. When it comes to etiquette, business texting and personal texting are a bit different and a bit similar. 463 more words

An Open Letter to Senator Franken and Senator Klobuchar

Dear Senator:

I am writing to you as a former employee of Creative Memories and as a former participant in Creative Memories ESOP retirement plan. Creative Memories was a scrapbooking company based out of St. 347 more words

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The Only Thing Certain is That Things Are…Well…Uncertain

“Before I came here, I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture, I am still confused — but on a higher level.”  ― Enrico Fermi… 710 more words

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Debt Collection: It’s What’s for Dinner

If you read my blogs or my articles in the UCS Newsletter you know how strongly I feel about the collection industry’s bum rap. It is often distastefully served up to the public by the media and politicians as an entity to be stopped even though it plays a vital role in the health of our economy. 689 more words

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