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Why Network Marketing Doesn’t Seem to Be Working for You

The network marketing industry is a booming industry.  In 2018, the top three revenue generating companies in the industry were Amway $8.6B in annual sales, followed by Avon ($5.7B in annual sales) and Herbalife ($4.4B in annual sales).  These are very familiar brands whether you like them or not.  And …

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Tax and Retirement Changes For 2020

As we approach the end of 2019, the IRS has announced changes for 2020. Here is a quick list of changes that may impact your 2020 tax return: 1. The standard deduction will increase to $24,800 for married individuals filing joint returns or surviving spouses; $18,650 for heads of household, …

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What Happens When I Settle a Debt?

One of the things that perplexes people is what happens when a debt is settled. For those who don’t know, a debt settlement is any amount that is negotiated between you (or on your behalf) and your creditor that is less than the amount owed. Once this negotiated amount is …

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DOJ Announces Interim Rules for Use of Genealogy Sites in Criminal Investigations

The use of genetics in criminal investigation continues to become both more commonplace and more accurate as researchers continue to reap the benefits of the pivotal human genome project that made many of these advancements possible.  The use of genetic forensics has not only been a reliable tool in closing …

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Kanye West Airpool Karaoke

This is great! The opening is obviously staged but I thoroughly enjoyed it, nonetheless. The 100+ choir Kanye runs with is no joke. So this is a karaoke/interview session with late night host and comedian James Corden who you might recognize from Carpool Karaoke. Check it out! James Corden is …

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Power Couple or Problem Couple?

We can look at several examples of power couples in the world today. According to Forbes, the top three power couples are Former President Barak and Michelle Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates and Jay-Z and Beyonce. Power couples are influential and successful in their own right. These couples typically speak …

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Is Amazon Really the Death of Brick and Mortar Retail?

It’s no secret Amazon has become the go-to e-commerce titan and continues to disrupt multiple industries daily.  Estimates say Amazon is pulling billions of dollars from traditional retail stores and maybe (in part) responsible for the recent rapid decline of brick and mortar store sales. While there is plenty of evidence …

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Kanye West, Sunday Service, and the Pursuit of Faith

Since earlier this year, Kanye West has created and hosted gatherings on Sundays which he’s dubbed “Sunday Service.” These gatherings have drawn heavy crowds wherever they’ve been held, and have consistently caused a variety of responses, ranging from curiosity to outright skepticism and mockery. For me, I didn’t really pay …

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How Does the Fed’s Interest Rate Cut Affect You?

Another week and yet another piece of national financial news that has some impact on our everyday lives. This past week the Federal Reserve made a decision to cut interest rates by a quarter point (0.25%). This Federal rate decline will have an impact on mortgage rates, credit card rates, …

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