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Why My Kids Are Learning To Work

July 8, 2014

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The greatest athletes in the world start training when they are young. The greatest musicians start taking lessons when they are children. Some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world were starting businesses when they were teenagers. To become great at something, it takes a lot of time and effort. Habits that children learn when […]

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8 Reasons You Should Start a T-Shirt Business

June 30, 2014

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Five months ago we launched ApplianceSchool.com to help people start their own appliance business  and the response has been amazing. We have students from all over the US and Canada who have already built successful businesses. It’s a great feeling to have helped people start their own businesses, earn a great living, set their own […]

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Why We Have Five Kids

May 30, 2014

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This morning we are welcoming a baby girl into our family. Her name is Esther. We are very excited, and our children can’t wait to meet their baby sister. My daughter Hannah is so excited that she will likely burst into tears when she gets to hold “her baby” later today. Over the years, I’ve […]

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Why We Home School Our Kids

May 14, 2014

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If you bumped into me on the street, you probably wouldn’t assume I had any kids. Not only do I have kids, I now have five kids, and we are home schooling each and every one of them. I wasn’t home schooled myself, and I came from a family where my father was a dentist […]

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The Benefits of Keeping Your Business Small

April 8, 2014

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I was wrong. I thought the best path to free up my time to work on other projects was to grow my appliance business as big as I could. So I took on a partner and also hired my brother full time to help. The three of us sold a lot of appliances in past […]

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What I’ve Learned While Working Remotely

February 25, 2014

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We are just wrapping up our month long visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. I say visit and not vacation because the first two weeks here I worked a regular work day. I extended our trip because I wanted to experiment with working remotely, and I wanted our family to be here as long […]

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Still Earning My Living on Craigslist: 2013 in Review

January 6, 2014

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I was really discouraged the other day as I looked out before me and could see nothing but obstacles. It’s easy for me to focus on the things that need to be worked on and lose sight of the growth and improvements that have recently taken place. So I started reflecting on this past year […]

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How I Got Out of Debt

December 5, 2013

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Three years ago this past month, I sat down for coffee with my friend Jeremy at a Starbucks near our house. Almost 25k in credit card debt, behind on all our payments and ready to walk away from the debts, he talked me out of it. He encouraged me to use the last of my money […]

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How Craigslist has Changed My Life

August 11, 2013

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I clicked over to the free section and there he was. A beautiful, 2 year old, long-haired maine coon. The ad went on to describe why the woman had to give him up. Some young relatives were going to be moving in with the woman and she had to find the cat another home. She […]

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My Daily Craigslist Routine

July 7, 2013

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I’ve been asked many times to share what my day buying and selling on Craigslist looks like.  I was reminded again a few days ago when I received the following email. Could you please, please do us a favor? I saw on one of your post comments from someone else, you responded saying that you […]

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