Category Archive: Finance

It’s a Cheap, Cheap, Cheap, Cheap World

Permalink to It’s a Cheap, Cheap, Cheap, Cheap World By Jonathan | Published December 15, 2011

You know that old cliché saying that’s usually attributed to somebody’s grandpa? It goes something like this: “Used to be people understood the value of a dollar.” I’d like to update that saying a bit for our modern age. Try this on: “It used to be people understood the value of, well, anything.” Sadly that […]

The Myth of Money Motivation

Permalink to The Myth of Money Motivation By Jonathan | Published November 28, 2011

I’ll never forget the moment I heard those words. I was sitting in the back row, at a sales training seminar. I had already made up my mind that I was in the wrong place, training for the wrong job. But I had not yet found the courage to be true to myself and leave. […]

Book Review: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

Permalink to Book Review: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne By Jonathan | Published April 30, 2010

A couple of week ago an acquaintance of mine recommended that I read a book called Blue Ocean Strategy. Now typically what happens when someone gives me an unsolicited recommendation like that is that I file it away in the “later” pile and often never get around to it. As it happens though I really […]

Why Micro-stock Mega-sucks

Permalink to Why Micro-stock Mega-sucks By Jonathan | Published April 7, 2010

I have been submitting my photos to Shutterstock.com for four years now. In a month I will close my account with them and never submit another photo again. Here’s why; sometime over the next few weeks I expect to finally crawl over the minimum payout threshold of $75. I do not intend to spend another […]

How Sweet It Is To Be Owned By ME!

Permalink to How Sweet It Is To Be Owned By ME! By Jonathan | Published April 6, 2010

Today marks the first week that I have transitioned away from my 9-5 job into working for myself. My life has become a lot less secure. I do not know how much money I will have next week. I am not even sure if I will make any money at all for the entire month. […]