So Are You Looking To Realize The American Dream?

The American Dream
The American Dream

Maybe you just graduated from college and you have the “average $33,000 college tuition debt” or more. You have now begun searching for a corporate “JOB” in a career field in which you are qualified, or maybe any field that will help you pay your bills and/or move out from mom and dad. Or maybe you graduated a year or two ago or more and you wonder how you are going to get on the right career path.  Or maybe you have been a victim of the downsizing in this most unusual American economy and you are wondering how you can ever have an enjoyable, pleasureful life for you and your family again.

So Are You Looking To Realize The American Dream?

 

Or maybe you are one of those incredibly wonderful veterans returning from your all voluntary service and you are ready to begin your way to achieve the American Dream! May God Bless All of You for Your Service and placing your country and all of the people that live in it before your own priorities. We are so proud of you!!!

As a veteran of the Korean War in the 1950′s I empathize with you and on this very special Memorial Day Weekend, honor you and all veterans who have sacrificed their lives or even more for this country. I watched the TV History Channel for five hours yesterday and relived WWII where I remember on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Did you know that 8 million Americans fought in this war and that 415,000 American Soldiers died defending America? May God Bless every one of them and their families. And this goes for all of you during the Iraq and Afghanistan military campaigns who have lost your loved ones, your arms or legs or eyes or ears, and have been maimed for life. May God Bless every one of you.

This post is dedicated to anyone and everyone that wants to realize “The American Dream”, no matter what your background or experiences, or how many arms and legs that you have now. With my (60) years of business experience I have succeeded in achieving the dream in my opinion and want to share with those interested as to how you might shorten your journey on that path. I am not filthy rich as are many who are extremely fortunate, and I have been up and down and up and down the ladder of success which seems to be typical in a capitalistic society. At this time I am very thankful for this country, the opportunity here, and the fact that I can share with others experiences that can be very beneficial.

So how can you “Realize The American Dream”?

I am offering to share valuable information with you, without charge, and my reward will be that of getting you on your path. You may already know it all and you need no advice from your parents, your counselors, your peers and your friends, which is a real mistake. Very frankly, I sincerely wish there had been an internet when I came along and that there were successful people who were sincerely interested in advising me. I would have achieved much more than I ever have. Do you think that Donald Trump provides a service with his development of entrepreneurs?

So what could I possibly do to help you to be successful (and not charge you an arm and a leg)? Sound trite? It is not. One of these days you will appreciate every helping hand that you can find. Here’s how we can get started…

1.   Have you recorded on paper so that you can see it at all times…your goals and objectives for the next 1 and 3 and 5 years. If not, are you willing to develop these now, print them out and post them in front of your computer? If not…thanks for reading this so far however reading any further will be a waste of your time.

2.   Have you decided if you want to work for a corporation or someone else all your life or at some point in time do you want to be financially independent on yourself only?  I ask that you write the answer to this question on your goals and objectives page and state what you want and when.

3.   Have you inventoried your skills and recorded them on paper?

4.   Have you inventoried your likes and preferences and recorded them on paper?

5. Have you inventoried your constraints so that you can narrow your searches to the real opportunities available?

If you will do these things, then contact me, together, based on your goals, we can discuss the next steps.  You can reach me at email dannorris42@gmail.com or 407-749-9395.

By the way, my advice for you will be focused on helping you achieve financial independence…not a “JOB” which I refer to as a “just over broke” opportunity…which can also be a lot of fun and very enjoyable. I did this for (30) years with the top (10) corporations in America as well as (7) start-up companies for another (26) years. I currently have five businesses that I manage from my computer with a two hour per day investment. I wake up excited every morning to see what has happened around the world…and to see if I really made some substantial money overnight! Realizing the American Dream is not an overnight phenomenom…it is a process which takes commitment, a reasonable amount of time, and belief in yourself that you can be successful. Would you like to do this? Could you commit one to two hours per day to the goal of achieving financial independence?

It would be a pleasure to talk with you.

And by the way, before writing this blog post, I had the privilege of watching and listening to Steve Smith of ESPN and I find him to be highly inspirational and to make a lot of common sense…please listen to Steve…

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Prosperity Awaits!

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In our economic environment  the very thought of achieving prosperity and financial independence is almost considered “the impossible dream”! I am here to tell you why this is totally untrue and that no matter who you are, there are opportunities available to you to become financially independent in less than five years…if you are willing to pursue those opportunities that exist! Do you have a son or daughter living with you right now? Share this with them! A chance of a lifetime! This is an honest opportunity!

I want to especially talk with ambitious veterans, college graduates, and any persons who are unemployed and underemployed. And even if you are employed and you want to achieve prosperity and become financially independent I want to talk with you as well! This blog with the title  “Road To Financial Independence” exists to help people do just that and several hundred people read posts here each day!

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How flexible are you? Are you willing to invest (10) minutes here  to change your entire career and lifestyle?  If you are, I am willing to share my 59 years of highly successful business experience with you as well as the opportunities that I am pursuing to rebuild my wealth again! Since 2008 after selling my successful financial advisory business of (12) years and thereafter suffering severe financial

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setbacks as a result of this economy,  I decided that I must rebuild my lifestyle and my legacy and I am in the process of doing this…and it is working. Are you aware that during your life cycle that it is not unusual to go through periods of economic prosperity and also periods of downturn with your finances? This does not mean you are a bad person…you could be the victim of unfortunate federal economic policy, lack of quality job opportunities, divorce, or loss of your home that is affecting so many, or returning from active duty in the military.  Some people experience bankruptcy, some are able to get by, however almost all want to be prosperous again…and so do I!

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Do you have any interest in knowing what I have to share with you?

You may be one of our honored veterans to whom we owe so much and you are confined to sitting in front of a computer now… or you may be fully active with plenty of energy and ability to get out with the public. Doesn’t matter…either one works. You don’t need a college degree…a high school education provides you with adequate skills. You may or may not need to even talk with people. If you are of sound mind, full of ambition and drive, you potentially can be successful at what I have to share with you.

You will be working for yourself, building your own business(es) to be based anywhere in the world that has internet connections or you have a typical American population. You may choose to work from your home, an office or your thatched hut on some island somewhere (access to good internet connections required-maybe at the local resort hotel). You may be working somewhere now however you have at least (1) hour per day that you can pursue building your own expertise and your own business.  To me, multiple income streams are an extremely good path to a very successful life.

Becoming prosperous and financially independent requires personal commitment, a strong positive attitude, belief in yourself and a willingness to do whatever it takes to be successful. I know how to show the paths to you. You will have to exert the energy and commitment to do so.

Why would I help you? First I am a member of “Optimist

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International” and reading their “The Creed” at www.optimist.org is really worthwhile even if you go no further. Second, I am at a point in my life where one of my greatest satisfactions is helping others to be successful using my many years of wonderful business experience, and third, I am convinced that very few of the honest, experienced consultant class business people in the world are aware of what I can share with you. And fourth, I have interviewed, trained and selected individuals and built teams for start-up businesses for many years and this is a continuation of that process. For this I am rewarded as any entrepreneur.

I am willing to talk with you about these opportunities at no cost to you. I just ask that you be sincere and honest with yourself about wanting to achieve prosperity and financial independence. Our discussion offers no guarantees as these opportunities are not suitable for everyone and everyone will not be successful with them.

What I offer to you is an honest business discussion from a strong believer in Christ, who has allowed me to enjoy wonderful experiences in my lifetime. These will be straightforward, honest conversations. If you want to know more about me, my career and experience, just go to the “About Dan” tab on this blog.

Just email me at dannorris42@gmail.com telling me of your interests and share with me your email address and your phone number if you like.  I will respond to you as soon as practical. Your information will not be distributed or shared with anyone.

I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!

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Discover The Secret World of Economical Legal Advice

The topic of this post is “Discover The Secret World of Economical Legal Advice”.

On July 20th, 2013, I published on Amazon.com a Paperback version and an EBook version on  KDP Kindle Select the first of a series of books on the subject of creating, protecting and achieving financial independence. The series will include practical advice and experiences in a number of different fields relating to law, finances, wealth creation and protection, risk management, and marketing and sales.

The book is available internationally with a U.S. price of $8.54 for the EBook version ($0.00 on Kindle) and $8.99 for the Paperback version. Country currency prices are available from Amazon.

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The author has had extensive experience with retaining attorneys over a long time period and has elected to share some of those experiences with you to benefit you.

The first book is self-published through Amazon in both E-book and
paperback versions.  Adhering to the terms and conditions agreed to with Amazon and Amazon KDP Kindle Select, they have exclusive rights to distribution and at this time there will be no free copies distributed.

The author’s background can be viewed at the “About Dan” Page on his Blog at www.dannorrisblog.com.

The author believes that this book provides value to many individuals
as it is based on more than 50 years of adult experiences, living in more than 30 cities,
owning more than 17 homes, and starting my working career in a retail store
and becoming an executive in five professional fields including administration, chemical analysis, mechanical design, engineering services, computer aided design system management, regional sales management, corporate sales management and support organizations, sales executive at v.p. level for five start-up companies, personal and small business financial advisor, and CEO of several start-up businesses. The financial advisor practice was as a personal and small business financial advisor employed with a Fortune 10 company. Since then there is much more.

I believe that the value one can gain from this book is on how to save money and avoid expenses, how to protect your assets, how to increase your security, how to  make better decisions, and how to more effectively grow your assets and your business. I sincerely invite you to read and enjoy this book.

You can order this book by clicking either of the icons below…

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Press Release – The Law and Legal Service Plans

The very wealthy have a staff of attorneys on retainer at all times.

Why? For many reasons. First because they want good sound advice based upon the laws of our country. The basis for all transactions in the United States is our Judicial System, and to be successfulyou must know how to work within it and how to take the most advantage of the system. There are more than (75) fields of law in the U.S.  and to have a staff of attorneys on retainer to address virtually any issue can be quite expensive. The average cost per hour for an attorney in the U.S. is about $285 per hour and can range from $100 per hour to $2,000 per hour.  An attorney firm on retainer for a wealthy person typically costs several thousands of dollars each year…however their value to each client is much more than the cost.

 

Would you personally benefit with a staff of attorneys at all times for less than $20 per month or less than the cost of one hour per year?  Studies show that some 62% of Americans have need to hire an attorney at least once or twice each year.  More than 40% of these Americans just avoid hiring an attorney because they cannot afford to do so.  There are innumerable needs for an attorney…such as to review contracts…write letters…make phone calls…give legal advice…appear in court for traffic violations, civil cases, criminal cases…work with Federal Agencies…defend you in lawsuits…and the needs goes on and on.

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If you live in the United States or Canada and want to have a monthly contract for legal protection from the highest quality attorneys… then I can help you have legal protection at less than $20 per month for your family and less than $100 per month for your small business…in every state except Alaska…with highly qualified experienced attorney firms that will call you within 24 hours to serve you….yes… Attorney Firms…. not just an Attorney….as there is a plethora of legal issues to deal with requiring different specialties. This is an excellent offer that many have not taken the time to know about or understand!

Personally since 2011 I have accessed my attorney staff more than (40) times with excellent results and my costs have been my monthly fee plus one $75 charge for a special consultation.

Let me help you solve your legal issues today and on an ongoing basis…call me at 407-749-9395…and read my book described below as well! The book will cost you less than $10 and can save you many thousands of dollars!!!

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        “This Book Is Better Than Having A Lawyer In The Family”

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    Available in Kindle Select E-Book  $8.54  and  Paperback Versions  $8.99 and $0.00 for Kindle Members.

Select the first of a series of books on the subject of creating, protecting and achieving financial independence. The author, a former financial advisor with 50+ years of business and personal experience across the U.S., reveals the importance of having a high quality “law firm” on retainer at all times…costing less than $1 per day. The wealthy consider legal services a must…and the average American citizen can benefit as well from high quality, honest legal services? Learn why affordable attorneys can improve your life significantly with better decisions, protecting your rights, giving you peace of mind, and saving you considerable money! Learn why a high percentage of Europeans use these services and less than 10% of North Americans. This book can be a revelation for anyone that chooses to be financially responsible.

READ ABOUT THIS BOOK:       http://dannorrisblog.com/discover-the-secret-world-of-economical-legal-advice/

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Why Limit Your Income?

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Get Ahead! Why Limit Your Income?

 

Most Americans have been trained to think in terms of how much they can earn in a year, a month, a week or an hour! Think about it, when you begin placing yourself on the market for employment you must decide what you are worth to your employer in order to get them to employ you. And of course the job that you will do has a price tag as well which could be the deciding factor, at least for the wage range.  Typically when you interview for a JOB you are faced with the decision…how much money can  I have  left at the end of the month? Suppose you had no limitation to what you can earn and so therefore you work to create wealth for all your goals. Working for unlimited wealth is much more appealing to most of us than to a given wage by the hour, week, month or year.

If you look at corporations very top levels of management, executives compensation is defined in terms of wealth measured by hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars with incentive bonuses for exceeding certain goals.

Have you ever said to yourself? ..I also am very smart and given the opportunity I would be worth millions! Wouldn’t it be a novel idea if you interviewed with an employer and they give you this question…How much wealth would you like to create with us during 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years or more, and by the way you would you like to legally Will your residual income to your family members including your grandchildren? Wouldn’t this be fantastic? Well, that is what you can say as you interview yourself for your own business. Tell yourself that there is no limit on the amount of income you can earn or the amount of ongoing residual income that you can leave to your heirs.

The obvious answer for many who choose to do so is to create wealth by starting or continuing your own business. It is a fact that multiple income streams, that is, earning money from several sources or business lines, is the most lucrative and safe way to create wealth. All businesses are not always successful forever so having your earnings system designed for several options is very smart…typically called multiple income streams.

So if you decide to get ahead in your own business, the question is how confident are you that you can be a good leader for your own company? You will be your own CEO…and that is a very important position for a company!

A person with ambition, drive, commitment, intelligence and vision can change their life with the right opportunity.  If you are interested in changing the direction of your life in terms of income, time and freedom then this video below is invaluable.

 

Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad – Audio Book
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If you would like to discuss business opportunities with me on a complimentary and confidential basis please email me on dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

I look forward to talking with you soon.

Dan Norris

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Do You Need Money To Fund Your Startup Business?

Do You Need Money To Fund Your Startup Business?

Do You Need Money To Start Your Business?
Finally it’s time to start your own business!

 

If you would like to listen to “America The Beautiful” by Ray Charles while you read this post go to the bottom of the page
and start it now….

I wonder how many Americans would start a new business today if they had 1) the money to start it and 2) they thought they have a good chance that they could succeed and 3) they could do it full-time or part-time while doing their present work?

Would it be important to you if I could help you solve these challenges? At no cost to you?

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Would you?  If you are one of those…here is a solution for you…

If you would go to my media sites at…

Google+       “Road To Financial Independence” and “Great                                                       Recommendations Now”

Facebook     “Road To Financial Independence”  and “Dan Norris in                                     Longwood, FL”

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Twitter          “@dannorris42″ and “your_law” and “your_attorneys”

Email              dannorris42@gmail.com

and let me know if you would like to start your business and you are wondering how to solve any of the (3) questions above.

Why would you do that? Well it could be that I could help you to start your business. How can I do that?  By sharing how to solve each of these challenges! If you have questions about my qualifications I invite you to read information under the “About Dan” tab on this blog. And yes, there is no charge for this assistance for you! My assistance is free!

Dan, why will you help me to start a business for free?  And here is my answer…First I know that building a trusting relationship with you will fill a void that you probably now have. You know a lot of people but very few who are truly qualified to help you do what you want to do.  And more often than not you are not sure you can trust them.

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The reasons for me  that I will help  are that you come to my blog and posts and you read my information and ever so often a few of you decide that the services and products that I have to offer in the ads on the side and bottom of each post  are valuable to them. Really! Yes, Some of my readers actually like the value of what I offer on this site, and because they enjoy the free information and advice that I give, they return the favor by taking advantage of my products and services by ordering them online. This is the way I receive payment for my services. Zig Ziglar taught me some things…

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As you think about starting your own business you will have many questions…which is great…I can be one of your professional staff to contact so that you can pick up the phone and say…Hey Dan…can you help me with this question? and I will say…if I can’t then most likely I will know who to refer you to so that you can get your answer at no cost…or to refer you to qualified professionals who will have a free consultation with you and let you know if any costs may be involved and what they are so that you can decide if you want those services.

The point is here to help you move forward so that you can be a real entrepreneur and take that giant leap to start your own business! This is the American Way my friend. More than 99% of the businesses in America are “small businesses” with less than 500 employees….and more than 50% of Americans (120 million individuals) work in a small business!

It would be a real pleasure and opportunity to help you start your business! Just contact me at any of the media addresses above or call me on 407-749-9395.

Just get started on your own Road To Financial Independence plan today!

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How Much Is Your Identity Worth?

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How Much Is Your Identity Worth?

I heard an expert on Identity Theft give a presentation today…and he asked… HOW MUCH IS   YOUR IDENTITY WORTH?  To You? To Someone Else? What value would you place on your own personal identity? How would you calculate the value? Would it be in dollars? Is it one year’s earnings? Two or three years earnings?  It could amount to all of your assets. Is your identity measured  in terms of emotions? Identity theft delivers a powerful negative emotional impact to the victim. Most say their lives will never be the same after it happened to them. Is it measured in terms of time? Victims say that they have been attempting to repair their identity, credit, reputation and other related personal items for years.

Some victims say that they are no longer able to buy a home or car or make a major purchase as their information has been tarnished. The real impact of identity theft can be unimaginable! It would be very difficult to accept the fact that someone else is using my identity, my bank accounts, my social security number, my medical records information, my driver’s license, and for someone to state to other people that they were me attending work using my name! How would you feel about this? So let me ask you these questions…

Should you try to protect your identity from others using it?      Why?   Why not?  

What can happen if someone else uses your identity?  

What can you do about it?   

What will that person who stole your identity do to your life and lifestyle?

Who will protect your identity?

How can you protect your identity?

Thinking about the subject of someone stealing your identity is not pleasant…but not to think about it is even worse…It can be that it is irresponsible.  I just have seen enough people get hurt that part of my life is dedicated to helping others avoid the trauma that losing your identity can bring. I am a strong advocate that every citizen needs the best identity theft protection for themselves and their children. The best plan that I am aware of  provides for restoration of identity by licensed investigators. I also recommend coupling that with a family legal plan to provide the optimum in identity theft and legal plan protection.

I suggest that you need to inform yourself and your friends that there is an alternative which is much preferred by those who have been informed about the differences.  Once someone’s identity has been stolen, the preferable solution is restoration to the original status before the theft. This includes credit positions, positions with banks, drivers licenses, social security numbers, medicare records, medical records, and many agencies that have your data.

Very few people are aware that preventing identity theft is virtually impossible.  Even more do not realize what courses of action must be taken once their identity has been stolen. Very few people realize that in order to restore your identity that it will take many hours and typically years of effort to contact all of the parties that have your identity data that may have been negatively impacted. Do you know in how many digital data bases your personal identity resides? And in what locations, companies, government agencies, hospitals, employers, stores, suppliers could your data be located? Do you as an individual have access to all of these locations around the world?

To receive more information on identity theft protection please email me at dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

 

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Procrastination, Rationalization and Critical Thinking In Decision Making

Procrastination
Critical Thinking In Decision Making

No matter what responsibility we have in life we are expected to make good decisions.   Our ability to make good, sound decisions is extremely important to the success of whatever activities in which we are involved.

Procrastination, Rationalization and Critical Thinking In Decision Making

To my surprise, with more than (200) posts that I have written for this Blog, the most popular topics read are those related to the subject of “Decision Making” and “Critical Thinking”.   I commend my readers for strong interests in these very important topics that truly affect our lives.

Just think of all of the important decisions that we have to make today and soon that will change the course of our lives, that of our family and businesses,  and this country! I can think of several decisions that are highly important in all time frames. Are we equipped and trained to make good decisions or are we just emotionally and ideologically linked to disastrous paths? The great influencers of my life always said…you are a product of your choices…and this turns out to be so true. If we allow people to manipulate our choices then we will probably suffer tremendously. So what else do we need to understand and how can we improve our critical thinking and decision-making process? Here are some more related options and influences that affect our lives…

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Procrastination

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. According to Freud, the pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination; one may prefer to avoid negative emotions, and to delay stressful tasks. The belief that one works best under pressure provides an additional incentive to postponement of tasks.[1] Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.[2] Other psychologists indicate that anxiety is just as likely to get people to start working early as late and the focus should be impulsiveness. That is, anxiety will cause people to delay only if they are impulsive.[3]

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Rationalization (making excuses)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In psychology and logicrationalization (also known as making excuses[1]) is a defense mechanism in which perceived controversial behaviors or feelings are logically justified and explained in a rational or logical manner in order to avoid any true explanation, and are made consciously tolerable – or even admirable and superior – by plausible means.[2] Rationalization encourages irrational or unacceptable behavior, motives, or feelings and often involves ad hoc hypothesizing. This process ranges from fully conscious (e.g. to present an external defense against ridicule from others) to mostly subconscious (e.g. to create a block against internal feelings of guilt).

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Critical thinking is a way of deciding whether a claim is true or false. Critical thinking is a process that leads to skills that can be learned, mastered and used. Critical thinking is a tool by which one can come about reasoned conclusions based on a reasoned process. This process incorporates passion and creativity, but guides it with discipline, practicality and common sense. It can be traced in the West to ancient Greece with its Socratic method and in the East to ancient India with the Buddhist Kalama sutta and abhidharma literature. Critical thinking is an important component of many fields such as education, politics, business, science and the arts.

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Decision-making

Decision making can be regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision-making process produces a final choice.[1] The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.

Overview

Human performance in decision terms has been the subject of active research from several perspectives.

  • From a psychological perspective, it is necessary to examine individual decisions in the context of a set of needs, preferences an individual has and values they seek.
  • From a cognitive perspective, the decision-making process must be regarded as a continuous process integrated in the interaction with the environment.
  • From a normative perspective, the analysis of individual decisions is concerned with the logic of decision-making and rationality and the invariant choice it leads to.[2]

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Reducing Your Risks

 

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Would you include more security, less risk and less worry as one of the best gifts that you can give your family and loved ones this Christmas? If you do then you really should read this post.

Reducing Your Risks

This week we learned of several additional major ways that our identity can be compromised and as a result could disrupt our lives. Unfortunately there are really no ways to stop or prevent identity theft from occurring. What we can do effectively is to constantly monitor our important identification data such as Social Security numbers, Driver’s License numbers, credit card numbers, debit card numbers, bank account numbers, email passwords, medical records, invoices,  bills, and any other records that may contain our important data…and now to include digital cameras that are remote or built into computers. Constant monitoring will reveal unusual activity and then you must be proactive to correct the invasion of your data.

Here is what most people do not understand about “correcting any theft or misuse of your data”. Read this carefully!

As a private citizen you do not have access to the high security online data bases that contain your personal information! You cannot  investigate or track or evaluate that information because you do not have authorized access. The solution that I use to monitor my information and restore my identity provides licensed investigators (with offices around the world), using limited legal power of attorney to access and monitor my data, to investigate the theft of my personal identity and to restore my identity if at all possible.

Can you imagine what you would have to do in case your identity were stolen and you had to take your time and money to correct the situation? And I choose not to protect my data with an insurance policy that reimburses me for some of my  expenses of restoration as I do not have the time, the money, and data access to correct the issues. Sometimes it takes up to three years to restore a person’s identity if ever.

As the risk of Identity Theft pervades our society more and more each day, the value of having your critical data monitored constantly as well as having a team of licensed professionals to restore your identity…becomes much more important. Just consider all the ways your data can be stolen or compromised including department stores, websites, medical records, online purchases, theft of social security numbers at childbirth and many more ways.

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Target apologizes after massive data breach

Thursday, December 19, 2013
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NEW YORK –

Target is both warning customers and apologizing to them after information from millions of credit and debit cards was breached in a hacker attack The retailer says it’s fixed the problem that allowed info on as many as 40 million accounts to be stolen. It says credit card holders can continue to shop at its stores.

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Security holes found in HealthCare.gov

The Washington Post          Published: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m. WASHINGTON –

Significant security vulnerabilities are still being uncovered in the Obama administration’s health-insurance website, nearly three months after the launch of HealthCare.gov. Officials discovered two such vulnerabilities, known as “high findings,” within the past month, including one this week, Teresa Fryer, chief information security officer for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the House Oversight Committee this week in an interview. Fryer said that both issues were being addressed. Read more: ___________________________________________________________________________

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Reducing Your Risks!
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HOUSE REPORT: ILL-TRAINED OBAMACARE NAVIGATORS ENCOURAGING FRAUD, JEOPARDIZING PRIVATE INFO

by TONY LEE 15 Dec 2013

The Obama administration decided that Obamacare Navigators, tasked with helping Americans enroll in a health insurance plan, would not undergo mandatory background checks. Now, in the ten weeks since the launch of Healthcare.gov, the ill-trained Navigators have put Americans’ sensitive health and tax information at risk.

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Phone: 407-749-9395

Are Peace of Mind and Maximum Income Important To You?

 

Are These Important To You?
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So each day we make decisions about what is important to us!

And that list changes every day based upon what is now important!

Let’s face two topics that are a not a matter of IF but When! Do you want to prepare now or later? There is a major difference in cost!

Are Peace of Mind and Maximum Income Important To You?

If either of these are important please contact me to request an excellent video that talks about how your personal future can be more secure as well as to describe a personal business opportunity for you.

To get more information  and obtain solutions…contact

Dan Norris at 407-749-9395 or

Email:   dannorris42@gmail.com

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Americans personal identity now is at greater risk than it has ever been.  As we have just experienced 40-70 million people’s personal credit card data being stolen from Target…and the Federal Government is spending millions of dollars in advertising to get Americans to use the Obamacare.gov website that professionals testify is absolutely unsecure,  the risks increase.

Identity Theft of Social Security Card
Identity Theft of Social Security Numbers

And since you can’t stop all this…you can only have it monitored, get notified rapidly, and then it has to be fixed taking 3 years in many cases…and some cases are never resolved….who is going to fix it for you? Do you have access to your data in all the databases around the U.S. and world? Do you have the time to act as an ID Theft detective and get authorization from the banks and credit bureaus and government to check on all your data? Really?  Are you serious?

Don’t kid yourself, it is ridiculous to think that you can put your identity back together by yourself….even if you do have an insurance policy to reimburse you for your time and effort. Can you afford the time?

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Examples of Identity Theft Schemes – Fiscal Year 2013

The following examples of identity theft schemes are written from public record documents on file in the court records in the judicial district in which the cases were prosecuted.

Two Sentenced for Participating in Identity Theft Scam
On September 30, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif., Michael Williams, of Palmdale, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay $787,086 in restitution. Mike Niko, of Los Angeles, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $104,662 in restitution. According to court documents, from May 2008 through July 2010, Williams and Niko conspired with others to defraud the United States by using the personal identifying information of various individuals to file false tax returns claiming fraudulent tax refunds. A co-conspirator stole names and social security numbers from the California Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) computer system. The fraudulent returns claimed the First Time Home Buyer Credit and/or Earned Income Credit. Purporting to be tax preparers, Williams and Niko established bank accounts for the purpose of receiving the refunds claimed on the false tax returns.

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Successful People

 

Successful People

Become Financially Independent!

Let nothing stop you!

 

Today’s Topic:

Many are aware that there are many steps that you can take to improve your lifestyle and financial position! I write about several every day and now have more than  (190) posts on this blog for you to read…all intended to help you improve your lifestyle! As I continually try to analyze why there is such hesitancy for individuals to do anything about their situation, I also study individuals who are very successful to understand their thought processes.

Start Today
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Donald Trump biography

Success Stories
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Synopsis

Real estate developer Donald John Trump was born June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York. In 1971 he became involved in large profitable building projects in Manhattan. He opened the Grand Hyatt in 1980, which made him the city’s best known and most controversial developer. In 2004 Trump began starring in the hit NBC reality series The Apprenticewhich also became an offshoot for The Celebrity Apprentice.

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CNN Money

Buffett’s annual letter: What you can learn from my real estate investments

February 24, 2014

In an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming shareholder letter, Warren Buffett looks back at a pair of real estate purchases and the lessons they offer for equity investors.

By Warren Buffett

FORTUNE — “Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.” –Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

It is fitting to have a Ben Graham quote open this essay because I owe so much of what I know about investing to him. I will talk more about Ben a bit later, and I will even sooner talk about common stocks. But let me first tell you about two small nonstock investments that I made long ago. Though neither changed my net worth by much, they are instructive.

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NBC News.com Business

“Public Pessimism About Economy Growing poll says”

For the third year in a row, the nation’s economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

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Do you think that you have an opportunity to achieve financial independence beginning now? Do you want to? Would you like to own and enjoy the Yacht in the picture below and cruise on The Thames?  It is possible you know! Honestly and legitimately!

Incredible Success!
Your Yacht in the UK on The Thames

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How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

BY MICHELLE GOODMAN

Congratulations! You’ve decided to leave your job and hang your own shingle. But first, there’s much to consider. You’d probably like to stay on good terms with your former employer. You may have signed a non-compete agreement. And it wouldn’t hurt to take some customers with you. Here’s what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.

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To summarize…there are many opportunistic avenues by which to improve our lifestyle. We need only to start today “to do anything you want to do”. I look forward to talking with you soon. Just take advantage of my free offer to get started at the top right of this page.

START TODAY – Successful People – Become Financially Independent!

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Email: dannorris42@gmail.com

Phone: 407-749-9395

 

It Is Not IF You Will Need It – It Is A Matter Of WHEN You Will Need It!

Not a matter of IF but When!
Just A Matter of When!

Yesterday afternoon around five pm I received an unexpected call from one of my favorite family members! We had talked earlier this week as Thursday was her Birthday…and I wanted to wish her well and plan something for us to do this month to celebrate that wonderful event! Family is wonderful…and for me it is always fun to celebrate birthdays with them.

It Is Not IF You Will Need It – It Is A Matter Of WHEN You Will Need It! Do Yourself A Favor!

I knew something important was up when I received this call on a Friday afternoon…and very soon after we exchanged pleasantries she said…tell me where you got your  “legal plan”  that you pay for monthly.

I shared the information that she wanted  and she was pleased.

Do you get the picture? You never know when you are going to need an attorney…however the odds are that each of us will need one at least twice each year. Most of us just let the other party’s legal contract apply, give in to the other party, let them pay for the attorney, or somehow find a way to personally avoid the costs…nobody wants to pay $200 to $300 per hour or more…however there are times when it is entirely too costly not to do so … and never very smart.

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Personally, since I elected to purchase a legal plan  in 9/2011 I have used my legal plan (46) times with excellent results. This legal service has saved me thousands of dollars since 2011 and I am incredibly pleased with the quality and promptness of all of my requests to the law firm. And the words are “Law Firm”…not just a lawyer…as I have needed several different types of attorneys for different purposes…and a qualified attorney in my field of need always calls me.

For you…for me…for anyone…you will in all likelihood need the services of an attorney. It is not a matter of IF…it is a matter of WHEN. Why not give yourself (and your family) the peace of mind of knowing that you always have  a trusted legal advisor to go to and that you don’t have to get out the checkbook.

For more information about these services in the U.S. and Canada just send me an email to dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

I can assure you that you will be very glad that you did…I just don’t know when! Do you?

Sincerely,

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author

Success Stories!

Success Stories!

Attraction Marketing

THE ATTRACTION MARKETER’S MANIFESTO

Attraction Marketing Manifesto
Attraction Marketing Manifesto

Success in your own business, internet marketing or any other business, comes from making intelligent business decisions in all areas. In the last two years I have found two incredibly good business opportunities that are second to none. The first is an internet marketing approach that applies to any business ranging from internet marketing to storefronts. The basic principle that makes this approach so successful is that it is based on your prospects and customers finding you as opposed to you finding them. Technology has given us communication tools and other marketing techniques that allow people to search for what they want on the internet by typing in a few keystrokes. The savvy business person now needs to find marketing mentors that can help them in learning about Attraction Marketing and how to go about it.

Renegade Marketing
Ann Sieg
Renegade Marketing

I am fortunate to have found Ann Sieg whom I consider the leader in Attraction Marketing strategies and training…and she has trained some 350,000 people around the world so that they can be profitable in their businesses. There is an offer below to provide you with a free copy of Ann’s highly interesting e-book…The Attraction Marketers Manifesto!

My secrets to success for those who choose to work with me also include mentoring and guiding them as to how to proceed in the study of necessary information and techniques. I have always been a do-it-yourselfer…rarely asking for any assistance…however after three months of determining my own direction…it was obvious that I needed to be a participating member of Ann’s Renegade Marketing Team…a closed group of more than 1000 professionals sharing information on how to best learn and implement Ann’s attraction marketing techniques.

As a result of my involvement with the Renegade Marketing Team I have been fortunate to receive the mentoring of a highly competent member of this team,  Edwin Cabrera, http://edwincabrera.com/Online Marketing Strategies – Online Marketing Consultant who has provided his knowledge and services to me for several weeks now..and this has been invaluable.  Also assisting me are several others who have many years of experience and expertise to help me become successful.

My important point is that it is rare that you can be successful by yourself…you need the right marketing strategy, the leading key mentors, and willing and competent individuals who will share their secrets to success on an ongoing basis. If you want to begin modern-day techniques of marketing your business, increasing your customer base and increasing profits. If you would like to build your internet marketing business with the latest marketing technologies…like “getting people to come to you rather than you sorting through them” to find warm prospects, I am really impressed with Ann Sieg’s excellent work for the last several years on Attraction Marketing! The Attraction Marketers Manifesto…Click here now to get your free copy!

http://dannorris.marketersmanifesto.com/

I highly recommend that you click on the link to order this e-book.  Ann’s programs are very comprehensive, professional and second to none. This is my first major secret to share with you.

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Forex Currency Trading

My second business opportunity that I am also now performing myself is an exceptionally potentially rewarding career in Forex Training for Foreign Currency Market Exchange Trading. My son Mike Norris met these two 23 year young entrepreneurs in his business recently and with my background as a former financial advisor I am truly pleased that he brought this opportunity home for us both to pursue! This is an incredible story for two young people who have been so fortunate at such an early age…and are now training hundreds of people around the world online. You can read about their business as follows…

http://infinite-prosperity.com/

Infinite-Prosperity

#1 Online Education Provider

World Class FOREX Education

Infinite-Prosperity Mission… according to Lewis Mocker and Amy Sangster…

Success Stories
Lewis Mocker and Amy Sangster
Infinite-Prosperity

Our mission is to enable as many people as possible to quit their jobs and live a life of freedom and purpose. While there are many companies that provide wealth creation education, Infinite Prosperity is unique in that it offers a comprehensive program designed around a radically fresh perspective. No false claims, no unrealistic expectations, no sugar-coated lessons – just world-class forex education presented by two motivated young traders. Learn more on our About Us page.

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And finally, my third valuable set of information is that I am here to help you…to help you with going into business, to find the best mentors for you in different fields, and to show you business opportunities to help you achieve whatever financial goals that you may have now. I encourage you to take action now…and I will be very pleased to help you get started as well.  

Just contact me by email on dannorris42@gmail.com and by phone at 407-749-9395.

I sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Need Funds For Your Small Business?

Need Funds For Your Small Business?
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I hope that you are there right now thinking about how you can get some money to start or grow your business! And your need could range from the entrepreneur who has never tried to start a business before to the owner in business for several years who is ready to take the next step in your growth plan.

This post will give conceptual ideas for all of those range of needs and give you places to search for more information or to come for more discussion on how best to go about your specific need…and that is to call or email me. There is no charge…it is time to give back for all those who helped me!

Need Funds For Your Small Business?

 

Let’s take this in steps…let’s say that you have your  business idea in mind and you know that you need to develop a business plan if you haven’t done so yet.  You know the product or service you want to offer, you have identified a need in the market, you consider that buyers will pay the price that you can offer, you have a marketing plan, and you now need some money to get started or to grow to the next level.

Need Funds For Your Small Business?
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Where do you start or go now? You start first by determining how much money you will need to get your business to the next level… think about your needs over a 3-year period in terms of 3-month or quarterly segments.  Put together a budget that will allow you to be successful within that 3-year period…many small businesses require more time than 3 years however looking at this time frame will give you a good estimate of the amount and timing of the money that you will require. So now you have a 3 year estimate planned out in 3 month periods or quarters. What is your total for the first year? The second year? The third year? How long will it take you to get customers to buy your products or services to meet those totals plus your profit targets?

For anyone starting a small business the odds are very much against success, it usually takes longer than you planned to be successful, and it takes more money than you expected. This is not to discourage you…it is only said to prepare you for reality.

Successful small business owners deal with a lot of adversity, are extremely determined to succeed, and usually make good decisions, especially when it comes to money matters. Decisions matter.

So depending upon the amount of money that you have estimated that you will need for your business over 3 years…here are the range of options that I consider that you have to give you some idea of where to begin and where to obtain funds…you can start with as little as $100 or obtain venture capital funding for millions of dollars…it all depends upon what your business venture will require…here are several of your options…

Do You Need Money To Start Your Business?
Finally it’s time to start your own business!

1.   Personal Savings

2.   Credit Card Loans

3.   Bank Loans – Secured or Unsecured

4.   Loans from relatives or friends

4..  Grants

5.   Group  or Crowd Funding

6.   SBA Loans

7.   Angel Funding

8    Venture Capital Funding

This should give you an idea of your options…how do you go about pursuing any of these to get started or to fund your business?

There is excellent information available on the internet to give you a starting point.

And for anyone with questions about a given approach I have experience personally with most of these options and will be pleased to discuss any with you on a no-charge basis.

Just give me a call on 407-749-9395 or email me on dannorris42@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Need Funds For Your Small Business?
Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author
Phone: 407-749-9395
Email: dannorris42@gmail.com
Orlando, Florida

Listen To Some Great Music!

Here is some great music by all time favorites!

I enjoy a wide range of performers and types of music…and I hope that some of these songs and artists will also be entertaining to you!

You can just set the music up to play in the background while you read recent blog posts about restoring our country.

Listen To Some Great Music!

Again…all of this music can be found on YouTube and if you will pick on the title you too can download this for your listening…

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Alison Krauss & Union Station – Stay

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Alison Krauss : A Hundred Miles or More

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Waylon Jennings,Willie Nelson,Johnny Cash,Kris Kristofferson…Highwaymen

Tim Lawton
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Elvis & Tom Jones~Green green grass of home

Normand Thibeault

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The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert

Rolando Castro
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More to come….

Is ObamaCare Good For You And Your Business?

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ObamaCare Train Wreck

Suggestion: Listen to ” America The Beautiful” by Ray Charles while you read this…start video at bottom of page.

This post tonight is about a critical subject being decided upon during the month of September…

Is ObamaCare Good For You And Your Business?

This country is attempting to implement an original 2700 page Bill that was never read nor debated in the House or the Senate nor read by the President. This was a political concept which was never properly discussed or debated.

Can you imagine the Constitution of the United States being passed in such a careless manner? Is this how a great country is supposed to represent it’s people? Is this how we express our exceptionalism? It used to be my friend…

Or does Washington know best for everyone…and we do not dare question their opinions, beliefs, or decisions??? Are we to be led by an ideological party and narcissistic leader to “total transformation of our country” like cattle to slaughter?

Sorry my friend, this is not the way that I do business, either personally, politically, or spiritually!

Only Democrats voted for the Bill. No Republicans voted for the Bill. This is extreme proof that this is a partisan Bill. The day before passing the Bill the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when asked what was in the Bill said…”We have to pass this Bill so that we can find out what is in it.”

This is the President’s signature presidential accomplishment and his first priority for the country was to get this Bill passed. The employment issues and economic issues took a back seat to ObamaCare. Obviously he wants to preserve the Bill at all costs, especially since it would be a serious threat to his presidency.

The reasons for the Bill are clearly political as the major purposes are to take resources from some people and provide those same resources to other people with government controlling the collection and redistribution. And the government gives a 30-40% haircut for the process of redistribution. Even with the planned implementation we will continue to have 30 million people uninsured…which was supposedly the reason for the bill to start. This is decisively a wealth redistribution bill which gives the government much more control over our personal information, our lives, our money, and our freedoms.

When the ObamaCare Bill was taken to the Supreme Court, it was declared legal only as a “tax” by one vote by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This was a very creative decision that none of the other justices even considered, which to me makes it suspect.

This Bill takes away from our independence and freedoms. This Bill is a precursor to what the Democrats really want which is a single payer insurance system, non-competitive across states or between companies, and totally controlled by the Federal Government. This would put the government in control of your health, your information and your livelihood. This would be a total destruction of what has been the greatest medical system in the world.

60%-70% of the American population today say they do not like what they know about ObamaCare.

CBO estimates of ObamaCare were $940 billion. CBO now estimates costs to be double at $1.8 Trillion.

Many, many organizations have been given waivers out of ObamaCare including the Government, and the Unions are asking for their waiver.  Thousands of waivers have been granted…all favoritism to obtain votes.

Insurance costs were not supposed to increase. Since approval of the Bill insurance costs have increased 25% to 100% across the country. Insurers are withdrawing from states as they cannot maintain profitability.

Many doctors are withdrawing from the medical profession as they can no longer be profitable or practice medicine according to their ethical oaths. This will cause a decrease in the quality of medicine and increase costs even more.

The Federal Government is spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars on advertisement promoting ObamaCare.  After all of the publicity given ObamaCare to date you would think that people would like it and not have to be convinced.

Employers are limiting growth of their businesses to no more than 50 employees so as to avoid the penalties of ObamaCare.

Employers are reducing employees working hours to 30 hours or week to avoid penalties of ObamaCare.

The Cleveland Clinic, largest employer in Ohio, announced today they are slashing $330 million in cost reductions because of ObamaCare and will implement employee layoffs to effect these cost-reductions. This is occurring at hospitals across the country.

Home Depot is announced that due to costs of ObamaCare that 20,000 employees would be transferred to the Federal pools for insurance to deal with the impact of ObamaCare. This is commonplace across the country.

Insurance companies are withdrawing from the insurance industry or markets due to non-profitability.

Many more issues are arising from ObamaCare implementation every day.

Do you like ObamaCare for you and your business and do you want it to be implemented?

As a small business owner and individual I strongly oppose the implementation of ObamaCare for many reasons. I have very little confidence in the policies of this Administration and consider this one a major failure.

This Bill impacts 1/6 of our total economy and appears to be seriously affecting a large number of people.

I continue to look for the advantages and disadvantages and the negatives seem to far outweigh the positives.  If I could find a list of advantages of the program I would list them here now. I would welcome from you a list of the key advantages of ObamaCare to the American People.

I hear many people saying…I wish I could do something about stopping ObamaCare but I do not know what I can do.

I began a Blog called “The Conservative Blog” to have the opportunity to speak my political opinions about my concerns as to what is happening to our country. I much prefer to share my political opinions on that Blog, however, “The Road To Financial Independence Blog” is about business, our economy, how to be employed, how to get ahead, and tips and ideas on being more effective in business, and I consider that it is appropriate to write about this subject here.

To me the ObamaCare Bill is seriously impacting the economy, the growth of my business, the growth of individuals and businesses that I serve, as well as the overall welfare of our wonderful country, the United States of America.

I submit to you that as Americans, our rights to free speech are invaluable, and that it is in our best interests to let our voices be heard strongly in Washington during the coming days. I support you in your opinion whatever that may be…maybe not agree with it but will support the fact that you are entitled to your opinion.

If you were not pleased with our country’s recent imminent attacks on Syria, I hope that you will consider that the vote on ObamaCare is extremely important to you and I…especially during these days of September. Harry Reid  and Barack Obama do not want to hear our opinions and protests.

The backroom joke in Washington now is that the only “red line” that the President will stick to is his refusal to negotiate on key issues with the Congress and the Senate. Tell me, are President Putin and President Assad more important than the people of the United States? I hope that we can determine this in the coming days. These are extremely important times for our country.

I believe that the American People are the only ones that can make a non-partisan, non-political, objective consideration of the facts and see the potential destructive looming damage of ObamaCare…and that each of us should speak up now with our own opinions, therefore fulfilling our duties as citizens in a timely fashion. Your forefathers would be proud of you for speaking your peace. Will you contact Washington and let them hear from you?

I plan to be a part of the 10 million+ petition I just received a call on to be sent to Washington requesting that we defund ObamaCare. Will you be a part of this Petition?

It is time that we let our voices be heard Americans!

Congressman Mike Rogers opening statement on Health Care reform

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray Charles
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Dan Norris

 

The Texas Tenors – Entrepreneural Success Story In America!

The Texas Tenors
The Texas Tenors
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America is known around the world for being “The Land of Opportunity”!

The Texas Tenors – Entrepreneural Success Story In America!

We are very proud of our heritage! It comes from our country’s Constitution…establishing America as the home of the free and the land of the brave! We enjoy liberty and freedom and have the mindset that anything is possible. I would like to introduce you to three of America’s entrepreneurs  who in 2009 were struggling to pay the bills and one was jobless. They saw a talent contest advertised on “America’s Got Talent” and decided to form a singing trio and enter this contest.This is a story of the winners of that contest and a $1 Million Prize as well. Please meet the…

The Texas Tenors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Texas Tenors is a classical crossover trio vocal group formed in 2009 by country music singer JC Fisher, pop singer Marcus Collins and opera singer John Hagen. They were a top four finalist in the fourth season of America’s Got Talent making them the highest ranking vocal group in the show’s history.[1] As of 2013 the group has performed more than 600 shows in over 20 countries including Great Britain and China. They can be seen in Branson, MO where they were named the Critic’s Choice Group of the Year for 2011, Best Vocal Group of the Year for 2012,[2] and the Best Legacy Group for 2013.[3] The trio has also filmed a PBS special, performing songs from their second album “You Should Dream”, which first aired nationwide in November 2013. The Texas Tenors partner with several charity organizations including Homes For Our Troops and ChildFund.[4]

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The Texas Tenors on “America’s Got Talent”


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THE TEXAS TENORS LIVE IN CONCERT


The Texas Tenors
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The Texas Tenors on Larry’s Country Diner singing Danny Boy


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The Texas Tenors singing Unchained Melody


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The Texas Tenors singing God Bless the USA


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The Texas Tenors Sometimes I Dream


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Critical New Concerns Revealed For Americans Every Day!

 

Critical New Concerns For Americans
Gettysburg Address
150 Years Ago 11/19.2013

Critical New Concerns Revealed For Americans Every Day!

My most recent post was entitled “How Important Is Protecting Your Personal Identity?” That post applies to both private individuals as well as for employees and employers of small and large businesses. Employees are at risk for their time at work, their assets and restoring their personal identity, while employers are at risk for losing employee work time and availability in the event an employee is challenged with restoring their identity.

This week, the article below by Reuters describes four experts on the security of the official Obamacare website. As a citizen concerned about protecting our identity and our hard-earned assets…I sincerely recommend that you read yesterday’s post and the article below…

In a rapid “yes” or “no” question-and-answer session during a Republican-sponsored hearing by the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee, Republican Representative Chris Collins of New York asked four experts about the security of the site:

“Do any of you think today that the site is secure?”

The answer from the experts, which included two academics and two private sector technical researchers, was a unanimous “no.” Read specific article below…

Whether you are individual, an employee or business owner , we are being advised by professional experts that there are high risks involved with the government website today. Responsible individuals, employees and business owners need accurate information on risks, problems and solutions so that they can make good decisions as to what actions to take now.

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Reuters

Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site

BY JIM FINKLE AND ALINA SELYUKH    Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:29pm EST

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s HealthCare.gov site is riddled with security flaws that put user data of millions of people at risk and it should be shut down until fixed, several technology experts warned lawmakers on Tuesday.

The testimony at a congressional hearing could increase concerns among many Americans about Obama’s healthcare overhaul, popularly known as Obamacare. Opinion polls show the botched rollout of the online marketplace for health insurance policies has hurt the popularity of the effort.

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UNITED LIBERTY

House Dem questions legality of Obama’s “administrative fix”

Tue, 11/19/2013 – 2:00pm | posted by Jason Pye

The legality of President Barack Obama’s “administrative fix” has come into question by legal scholars who, correctly, note that the administration doesn’t have the authority to arbitrarily delay enforcement of politically inconvenient provisions of Obamacare.

The criticism isn’t coming from critics of the law, but also those who voted for it. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) told CBS News that the legality of the move was one of the reasons he voted for the Republican-proposed Keep Your Health Plan Act, despite a veto threat from the White House.

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If you would like to discuss how you may address the concerns that are raised by the above issues, I invite you to contact me for discussion.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant

Email:    dannorris42@gmail.com

Phone: 407-749-9395

Protect Your Business and Offer Choices To Your Employees

 

Protect Your Business
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Protect Your Business and Offer Choices To Your Employees

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Help Your Employees
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Do Your Employees Have Need For Legal Services? 

Would you provide a valuable service to your employees by offering optional, affordable legal plans? Read my book describing why these services can be valuable to virtually everyone.

The book “The Law and Legal Service Plans” is available by ordering direct from Kindle or Amazon. See sidebar.

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THE STREET

25% of Data Breaches Turn Into ID Theft

By Brian O’Connell      10/31/13

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — So you got an email, text or phone call from your bank or credit card provider that includes the words “data breach.”

If those words don’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, they should. Once you hear the term, there is a good chance the words you hear next will be “identity theft.”

So says a report from Javelin Research, which estimates that a quarter of all data breaches related to credit and debit cards lead directly to I.D. theft.

That means that of 16 million Americans warned that their credit or debit card had been compromised, about 4.4 million wound up losing money and fighting the ghosts that come part and parcel with ID theft.

That’s no mere inconvenience. Javelin says U.S consumers lost $21 billion to identity theft last year, and it cost them up to 37 hours to fix the problem.

In addition:

  • 1.26 million Americans notified of a data breach involving their Social Security numbers were victimized by identity fraud.
  • 270,000 Americans notified by a data breach on their online banking accounts saw fraudulent activity on their checking and savings accounts.
  • 324,000 Americans contacted over a data breach involving their regular checking accounts were victimized by checking and/or savings account fraud.

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10 Ways Your Small Business May Be Breaking Employment Laws

by Caron_Beesley, Community Moderator

Do you think of yourself as a flexible employer or even just a nice one?

According to a recent report by the California Chamber of Commerce (and covered here by OPEN Forum) – The Top 10 Things Employers Do to Get Sued Download Adobe Reader to read this link content – many small business owners may unintentionally be violating employment laws even as they are just trying to be flexible or nice. Much of the problem arises from the fact that state laws vary enormously. But some of these mistakes are universal and are often prohibited by federal law.

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What Should I Do To Maximize Small Business Profits for 2013

Maximizing Small Business profits
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We now have some (60) days left in the year and many small business are thinking…

What Should I Do To Maximize Small Business Profits for 2013

By Dan Norris

We are in what is called the “selling season” and if you are involved in marketing consumer services or products these next two months are critical for maximizing your marketing programs to attract the greatest number of prospects and customers possible.

There are several important action steps that you can consider to achieve and exceed your goals for 2013…as well as to begin preparing for 2014. Consider these steps…

  • Step up your marketing programs to attract prospects and customers
  • Consider special pricing and promotions whenever possible
  • Meet with your staff to discuss their ideas of how to finish strong in 2013
  • Talk with your tax professional to discuss tax-saving actions for 2013
  • Talk with your legal professionals to discuss legal questions and get advice
  • Talk with your business consultant professionals to discuss issues and their advice
  • Talk with you insurance broker professionals to discuss issues and their advice
  • Review your staffing needs and performance…take actions where necessary
  • Attend your local B2B connection groups to interact with your peers
  • Attend your local social activities to renew acquaintances and maximize contacts
  • Begin your business planning for the year 2014

Each of these actions would produce better results if you are able to give them meaningful thought before tackling each one.

Let’s take the first item for example…your marketing programs. I would begin by defining the marketing programs that you now have and decide if you want to change or add to what you are doing. Would you like to attract prospects 24/7 as opposed to your having to find them? How can you go about doing this? What is your physical marketing program? What is your internet marketing program? Should you be involved in social media? How? What actions could you implement immediately with little cost that could increase your prospect traffic significantly?

By taking each of these potential action items individually and asking yourself the questions that are important…you will be able to take a critical look at how you can make improvements.

By asking for participation from your employees (if any), and by asking questions and seeking advice from all of your key professionals on taxes, legal matters, and business matters you are leveraging on the advice of experts in many fields. The small business owner can be much more successful by seeking the advice and counsel of affordable and competent professionals!

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Dan Norris

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How to Maximize Your Profits

by Jessica Kent, Demand Media

Business owners want their bottom line to be as profitable as possible. To maximize profits, the owner must be diligent in cutting frivolous costs and boost productivity among employees. This is an ongoing process that often faces many challenges. The key to success is to always remember that at the end of the day, the business’s profits will serve two purposes. The profits will be reinvested in the business to allow the business to grow. The profits will also be distributed to the business owner.

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Control Costs to Maximize Profits

The reduction of specific fixed and variable expenses can improve your profit picture. First a word of caution. Do not needlessly cut costs. Legitimate expenses provide the framework for your business and you don’t want to cut your operating budget too deeply. However, you must be ever vigilant when it comes to controlling expenses. Each year, expenses have a way of creeping skywards. It is up to you, to evaluate if those funds are being spent for their maximum effect.

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Do You Need Affordable Attorneys to deal with Affordable Care Act?

Affordable Attorneys
Affordable Attorneys and Business Consultants
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With so much uncertainty to deal with today, managing your small business may be even more challenging than usual. This post is to acquaint you with excellent, economical, and affordable solutions for professionals including lawyers, attorneys and business consulting professionals for all functions of your small business with up to (99) employees .
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Do You Need Affordable Attorneys to deal with Affordable Care Act?

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Recommended Solutions For Small Business Owners.

For more information please send an email to dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

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Even though many things have changed since the blog below was published in December 2012,   the basic information is very important.

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Small business: The Affordable Care Act, Part II

Mike | December 3rd, 2012

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about ways that Obamacare might help small businesses. At the time, the Supreme Court had just released it’s decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions and the dust was still settling on what it would all mean. Last month, President Obama won re-election, effectively removing the threat that the law would be repealed soon, and now these provisions are going into full effect, many starting in the next 12 months. Every small business person, accountant, benefits manager, and employee I have spoken with has expressed confusion, provided me questionable information, or just stared at me with a blank expression, often accompanied by a quivering lip.

The implications for small business are just beginning to come fully into focus, and these are complex but in balance are beneficial to most small businesses. The act defines a ‘small business’ as one employing fewer than 200 workers, but for this post I want to focus on the smallest of businesses – those with fewer than 25 employees and with annual revenues of under $1,000,000. This is a very specific, and huge, slice of the small business community. These businesses are almost always owner-managed, which means that they don’t have an HR person to figure it out and they may not have an accountant sophisticated enough to provide reliable answers on what the law requires.

There are a number of requirements that businesses with fewer than 25 employees need to keep in mind as we approach January of 2014 when most f the law’s provisions will have kicked in. The most important questions for these very small businesses are: 1) Am I required to provide health insurance for my employees? 2) What are my options if I do provide coverage ? and 3) When must I do something?

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As a small business consultant with more than 50+ years of small and large business experience, I will be pleased to discuss these subjects with you on a complimentary basis to discuss your needs and considerations.

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So You Want To Know What To Do With Social Media?

Internet Marketing Strategy
Internet Marketing Strategy
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There are many Americans now that are seriously interested in starting their own business…either full time or part-time. If you are one of those and have some questions about how to get started…. especially with how to start with your internet marketing strategy including social media then this post is especially for you. First let’s say that social media consists of a very broad spectrum of companies,  however the key names now in social media are Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and and several more that are growing in importance every day. An internet marketing strategy also include more than just social media so  we must add at least at a minimum these:

  • individual internet websites
  • blog sites
  • news and magazine media
  • links between all of these.

So You Want To Know What To Do With Social Media?

So if you agree that this is a basic definition of the tools available from which to build an internet marketing strategy, and you want to start a business, where do you start deciding and where do you focus your time and energy? Do you need a website? Do you need a blog? Do you need a Facebook Page? A Twitter Page? A Google Community? What strategy can you develop for all of these. There is a beginning point that considers the “why” of all of these. Why would you do this or do that? What is the benefit? What are your goals?

Simple right?…just build a (……………) site….you fill in the blank because you have recently found a company that will make you rich in less than a year and you will be financially independent for the rest of your life. Hey… Please stop and wake up and smell the roses ok! Believe it or not, I have some important information for you to consider based on considerable personal experience. There are many in industry who can help you however finding a better source with honest motivations is not an easy task….and by the way you are already here on this site…so it behooves you to gain the opinion here and bounce it against any other opinion that you can find…ok! You may be just starting your new business, you may have a Facebook page, Google Page, a Pinterest page, a LinkedIn site or other site that is bringing you profits (or losses)! Even so, is what you have done the best possible strategy that you can take, or would you like to know more about how you can inform yourself of more comprehensive strategies? This week I connected on LinkedIn with a wonderful chap from Ireland and we talked today about his business. He is doing quite well with his direct selling business however wants to grow it with the internet. He very much believes in the idea of being open for business 24/7 as well as having prospects find him through Attraction Marketing and Blogging as opposed to him having to find all of his prospects through direct selling.  He is currently in the process of building a WordPress blog site which is an excellent decision, however he is not quite sure as to how to approach a strategy with the rest of the media websites.  With a 15-minute fun conversation between great guys from  Ireland and Orlando my new friend Bobby and I  shared important ideas that give him a new perspective that will allow him to leapfrog for couple of years what he can do next that can move his business forward much more rapidly.

Internet Marketing Strategy
Internet Marketing Strategy
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If you have any interest in developing your internet and social media marketing strategy why not give me a call. No charge for our conversation. Let me hear from you. Dan Norris 407-951-7132 Ofc  or 407-749-9395 Cell

Seven Most Common Mistakes of Starting or Owning A Business

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Open Your Own Business
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So you own a small business or you are thinking about starting a new business?  In either case you face critical risks that you may not even realize that you have or ever will have. This information is offered to those of you who have not ever received the proper professional advice that makes you aware of your risks and what you should do about them.

Most people going into business are usually starting on a shoestring or trying to minimize any dollars spent to get started. For scarcity of money reasons most of these business owners elect to avoid critically needed advice found here.  This article excludes those start-up companies that have had thousands and millions of dollars of start-up funds and a staff of professional start-up advisors to make sure the right things happen up front.

The purposes of this article are to inform you about these critical risks that you face and of which you may not be aware , and secondly to let you know that there are very affordable solutions to these issues. You only need to contact the author of this post to inform you as to how to most effectively deal with these issues. This information is also intended to help protect your investment in time and money in the company that you commit so much energy…and so this post is about today…

Seven Most Common Mistakes of Starting or Owning A Business

and to convey my message I offer the following excellent article provided by Forbes…

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Forbes

Seven Sadly Common Mistakes When Forming A New Company

Brett Nelson  - Contributor   Published 8/29/2013

Entrepreneurs face a smorgasbord of risk. Have they identified a real market need? (Strategic risk.) Are they executing effectively? (Operational risk.) Will they go broke wooing customers? (Financial risk.) Will their (likely) failure tarnish their image? (reputation risk.) But there’s another risk that threatens new companies even before they’re born: legal risk.

Steven Gladstone, a lawyer at Hall Booth Smith, headquartered in Atlanta, knows about managing legal risk. Gladstone, 65, has four decades of experience forming companies and structuring private placements, often based on the value of intellectual property. He has counseled entrepreneurs in everything from film production to real estate—and he has acute appreciation for how legal snafus can sting.

Gladstone shared seven legal mistakes that new entrepreneurs tend to make, including real-world anecdotes drawn from his own practice. Bottom line, he says: If you don’t take proper precautions, your startup may be dead on arrival.

Mistake #1:  Not getting legal assistance from the beginning.

Just one example: A potential client called me a few months ago with a big problem. Six months before consulting a lawyer, he had taken a partner in a new business. Soon enough, that fellow had eaten $100,000 of my client’s money—on trips to Singapore, designer suits and other flagrant outlays. He also refused to sign a flurry of routine but important documents, and still my client continued to make funds available to him.

Painful result: a high-dollar collection matter three states away, a nasty fraud claim, a corporate dissolution, and a nightmarish settlement negotiation. What should have cost the client $3,000 to $5,000 in legal advice at inception ballooned into a tab five times that amount to untangle a big mess. And to top it off, the venture flat-lined within the next month.

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For complimentary discussions on solutions for your small business please email dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

Dan Norris
Small Business Consultant
Author

Do You Want To Sharpen Your Axe?

Sharpening Your Saw
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As a smart, savvy business owner do you have all the tools that you need to be effective?

Could you improve your business effectiveness in any way or are you at the top of your game? Do you now have everything that you need to be effective so you don’t have to keep your eyes, ears and mind open to anything that could make you more cost-effective, reduce your risks and improve your profitability? Be honest with yourself now.

“Do you want to sharpen your axe” as Abraham Lincoln recommends?

In my experience owning and working with small businesses I have found that qualified attorneys for many different legal needs are vital to the success of a small business.

And just as important as the need for competent attorneys is the affordability of their services whenever you need their advice. Most small businesses cannot afford to pay $200-$300 per hour for attorneys services.

As a result many business owners will try to handle the issues themselves so as to avoid the costs. And what happens if they need representation in a suit filed against them? Can the business handle such costs?

To help you solve this dilemma, let me show you how you can have most of your necessary legal services fulfilled by qualified, experienced attorneys in all fields of law…with a cost of $50-$100 per month on an ongoing basis. More than 35,000 small businesses now take advantage of these services.

If you would like to know more about how you can access these services across the United States and Canada, just send me an email to dannorris42@gmail.com or call me on 407-749-9395.

I look forward to hearing from you

 

Dan Norris

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Dan Norris

Small Business Consultant

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So You Really Want To Improve Your Game!

20 New Rules of Money
20 New Rules of Money
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Forbes

The 20 New Rules Of Money

How do you thrive at a time when uncertainty is the only constant and age-old investment practices no longer seem to work? Here are 20 new rules for protecting your wealth and building your capital.

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Forbes

Don’t Believe The Debt Ceiling Hype: The Federal Government Can Survive Without An Increase

Jeffrey Dorfman, Contributor

Ignore what you hear and read in the news. The federal government actually reached the legal debt ceiling about four months ago. Since then, the government has been financing its monthly budget deficit by stealing/borrowing money from other government funds, like the federal government employees’ pension fund. In about two weeks, the government will run out of tricks to keep operating as if nothing has happened. If the debt ceiling is not raised by then, the government has to balance its budget.

That’s right. As much as the politicians and news media have tried to convince you that the world will end without a debt ceiling increase, it is simply not true. The federal debt ceiling sets a legal limit for how much money the federal government can borrow. In other words, it places an upper limit on the national debt. It is like the credit limit on the government’s gold card.

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Jennifer Cohen, Contributor

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am.

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