July 2009

Tweet A study found that households with 3 or more cars are the single largest group among American car owners. The national average is 2.28 vehicles per household. Obviously, Americans are very much in love with the automobile. According to the AAA, the average American spends $9,369, excluding loan payments, to drive ONE medium sedan 15,000 […]

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Tweet Brian was tired of making other people wealthy. He no longer felt in control of his earnings as an employee. One day not too long ago, Brian Schwartz told his wife that he wanted to quit his 9 to 5 job and become his own boss. Brian, the primary bread winner for his family, […]

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Mailbox: Outsourcing Edition

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on July 18, 2009

in Be Your Own Boss,Economy,Mailbag,Resources

Tweet “When the economy tanked, I was forced to come out of retirement and work as a taxi driver.” Photo: Visit Puppies Are Prozac for a dose of adorable, funny animal photos to chase the grumpies away. Readers’ Questions Answered: “You mentioned being better at the business side of things, but what did you do […]

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Realtors Might Not Have Your Best Interests At Heart

by Millionaire Mommy Next Door on July 9, 2009

in Economy,Real Estate

Tweet I made contingency-free, cash offers on three different houses this week. I used recent sold comps (comparables) and price-to-rent ratios to calculate a reasonable price. All three listing Realtors refused to present my offer to their sellers “because my bid wasn’t close enough to their asking price”. Even though Realtors are legally required to […]

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