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Debunking the Money Myth: It Takes Money to Make Money

Does it really take money to make money? Think about it, what finished product starts and ends with itself? Take cake for instance. Does it take cake to make cake?

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Does it really take money to make money? Think about it, what finished product starts and ends with itself? Take cake for instance. Does it take cake to make cake? The last time I checked, it took a few eggs, flour, a bit of oil, some butter, a dash of vanilla, baking soda, sugar, and depending on what you like a hint of chocolate. Mix it all together, pop it in the oven and bam – cake. There is no ingredient called cake to be found on the list. It is the combination of a few things and some heat that creates the cake. And the same is true with money. Here are a few ingredients on that list.

Healthy Money Mentality. Money will never find you if you think it away. Many success enthusiasts believe in the power of the mind. From Will Smith to Napoleon Hill, those we consider financially successful consider thoughts to be one of the most important factors in achieving goals. You have to believe riches and wealth belong to you far before you can physically experience it.

Understanding of Purpose. It may be a bit hard to apply the cake concept here, but I will sure try. A cake is destined to be a cake. Every time you combine the specific ingredients, you will get a cake. Because well in this article cakes have a grand purpose and specific destiny. You have to know who you are and what you were created to do. Reason being, even if you find the financial success, you will not be happy achieving it outside of your purpose. Know who you are and what you were created to do.

Creative Idea. Out of knowing your purpose comes witty inventions. Ideas are things that solve problems and people will pay to have their problems solved. Often times ideas are natural gifts that you don’t have to pay for.

Leap of Faith. Go for it. When you discover that idea, go for it. Just start.

Persistence. It takes 10 years to be an overnight success. In order to achieve true wealth, persistence is key. Whether its building a business or simply saving money, you must make a commitment to never give up.

Tashima Jones is co-founder of Tashima Jones Media, an online television platform & advertising company connected to the independent creative. She is also the author of Being Broke Made Me Rich, a financial memoir likened to Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist based on personal experiences and the lessons they taught on being rich. Visit www.TashimaJones.com for more.

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Top Ten Freshman Money Myths

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Starting college is one of the most important and exciting times of your life. Now that you’re all “checked-in,” enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from by chasing away these common freshman money myths. (more…)

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Do What You Love for Free – Here’s Why

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This is ParadigmMoney.Com, right? So, speaking about a paradigm shift should come as no surprise. In science and philosophy, a paradigm is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for what constitutes legitimate contributions to a field. When speaking about money, most believe it is something you work for and not something that works for you. In all truth, the one percenters understand this concept quite well. In order, to wake up and do what you love, you too must shift your thoughts when it comes to finances.

Doing what you love for free allows you to create freely. You can come up with disruptive, out of this world, never seen before creations that will rock this planet. Take Elon Musk from South Africa, founder of X.com which went on to become PayPal and sold to eBay for 1.5 billion dollars. Musk is also the CEO of SpaceX which designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. You may say, of course, he can do this, he is a billionaire and co-founder of Tesla.

Not true. PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX are all products of Musk doing what he loved. As a child, he was an avid reader and taught himself computer programming leading to the creation of X.com. He dropped out of college to start a company with his brother and here’s what he had to say about that PayPal deal… “My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent.” Elon Musk’s current net worth is estimated to be at about $13.3 billion. No bad at all.

The reality of the matter is the less you are attached to money the more money flows to you. Pay more attention to creating things that move the culture forward. Starting at doing what you love with ultimately position you for financial success and happiness.

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How Much Does College Cost?

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How much does college cost these days? If you’re preparing to go to college and will need to find a way to finance your own education, this is one of the first steps to figure out.  Then you’ll want to find out all of your options and create a plan. Here’s a quick breakdown on the typical cost of college. (more…)

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