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How to Fail at Affiliate Marketing

In 2016, retailers in the United States spend almost $5 billion on affiliate marketing. In the next few years, that number will grow to almost 7 billion dollars. You heard all of these incredible numbers and you dreamed of how a piece of that pie could be yours. It’s months later and you’ve made absolutely zilch. Hours of work to make less than a beggar on skid row. You’re probably looking for someone to shame you, right? Tell you all the things you did wrong? Great! So let’s get to…

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How to Beat the Loneliness of Being a Freelancer

The top ten jobs in the United States are not lonely jobs. If you’re a retail salesperson, cashier, food prep staff, or even a general office clerk, you get to be around people all day long. Millions of people leave their house every day and meet people. Freelancers are generally not among them. Most freelancers work from home. And a lot of us are lonely. I realized this one day when the power went out at home. I had a stack of work to finish so I called the local cafe…

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Is a meal delivery service worth it?

“Hey,” Kim said one day last week as she was leaving for work. “There’s a package coming today from one of the doctors I work with. To thank all of his hygienists, he’s sending us a trial of HelloFresh.” “What’s HelloFresh?” I asked. “It’s a meal delivery service,” Kim said. “Anyhow, it’d be great if you could bring in the package and put the food in the fridge. And it’d be even greater if you made one of the meals for dinner!” I kissed her good-bye, then promptly forgot what…

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Choose Wisely: Your Logo’s Color Could Change How They Perceive You

People perceive power when they see the color black. Researchers once surveyed the stats for 52,000 professional hockey games. They found that teams who wore black jerseys received more penalties for aggression than teams that didn’t. While color doesn’t technically exist (without our eyes to interpret, color would merely be light waves), it has a profound effect upon our minds. It can change how hungry we are, whether we find someone attractive, and it can even make us nauseous. It follows that color in company logos could either attract or…

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The four-percent rule for safe withdrawals during retirement

Last week, I wrote about the problem with retirement spending: How much should you spend during retirement? If you spend too much, you run the risk of depleting your savings. But if you spend too little, you’re sacrificing the opportunity to make the most of your money, to “drink life to the lees”. One of the guiding principles in retirement planning is that there’s a “safe withdrawal rate”, a pace at which you can access your investments so that your nest egg will last for thirty years (or longer). For…

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The death of Anthony Bourdain ~ Get Rich Slowly

Warning: This is a rare GRS post that contains salty language. If you don’t like salty language, don’t read this article. Anthony Bourdain killed himself Friday morning. “So what?” you might be thinking. “He’s just another fucking celebrity who didn’t know how good he had it.” Maybe you’re right. But his death has weighed heavy on me all weekend. On Friday morning, as I wrote the weekly Get Rich Slowly email, I thought about Anthony Bourdain. On Friday afternoon, as Kim and I worked in the yard, I thought about…

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Les 5 plus belles robes de mariée de l’histoire: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

5° JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER A la 5ème place de notre classement on trouve l’élégante robe de soie ivoire avec un décolleté en cœur, portée par la belle Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, future épouse de JF Kennedy. La robe est une magnifique création d’Ann Lowe, créatrice de mode afro-américaine bien connue parmi les aristocrates de l’époque. On est en 1953 et la jupe ballon drapé avec des fleurs en tissu est le rêve de chaque Américaine. 4° LIZ TAYLOR A la 4ème place du classement se trouve une grande habituée des mariages,…

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Top 5 Side Hustle Ideas

You could be making exponential amounts of extra cash if you do this one thing. Start a side hustle. The days of “getting by” on your bi-weekly paycheck are over; when the work day ends, people start making money with their part-time job or side venture. Not only does this increase your overall income, it allows you to be creative in a different role than you’re accustomed to in your 9-5. Side hustles can get you through a tight month of bills, help you save more for the future, and…

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How much should you spend in retirement? ~ Get Rich Slowly

I spend a lot of time talking with people who have retired early or are otherwise financially independent. From a purely anecdotal point of view, I’d say most of these folks are well-adjusted. They work to maintain balance in life, and especially with their personal finances. That said, I’ve noticed that a lot of retirees — early retired or otherwise — struggle to know how much they should spend. I believe this dilemma exists for a couple of reasons: First is the life expectancy problem. You don’t know how long…

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Facebook shared data with Chinese telecom Huawei, raising US government security concerns – TechCrunch

Concerns around Facebook’s recently revealed data sharing relationship with some device makers just took a turn for the worse. The practice, first revealed over the weekend, is now confirmed to have included relationships with Chinese companies Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL, according to The New York Times. Given that the U.S. government has longstanding national security concerns over Huawei, Facebook’s newly revealed data deal with the Chinese company has raised some eyebrows in Congress. “Concerns about Huawei aren’t new – they were widely publicized beginning in 2012, when the House…

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