Becoming a billionaire takes a lot more than just wishing and wanting and adding a couple zeros at the end of your pay cheque. It involves tremendous hours of hard work, investing wisely, creating opportunities for yourself and saving. Adhering to these tips will ensure your rise from nothing to something! That is not all it takes though. For more instructions see step 1.
Study Up. People do not become billionaires by accident. It is advised that you take a course online or at a University in finance and entrepreneurship. Start reading books on investing, and know the rules. Studying finance and entrepreneurship will allow you to better identify marketing and consumer needs. This in turn will help you develop business models based on those needs.
Read about successful billionaires and how they made their fortunes, such as Warren Buffett or Jon Huntsman, Sr. Being wise with your money is the surest way to amass more of it.
Start Saving Money. It takes money to make money. Its always advisable to take a certain amount of money out of your paycheck and put it into a savings account! This money can now be used in future investments or just to collect interest, its up to you. Start by deciding what percentage you can afford to spare, it doesn’t have to be to much, a simple $20 in the beginning can go a long way in the next 4-5 years.
Start an Individual Retirement Account. IRAs are customizable financial plans that you can set up to start saving for the future. IRSs are usually available from most financial institutions. If you want to end up saving an amount of money that ends with nine zeroes, you need to do this as soon as possible. You’ll accumulate interest on your savings and elect to take an amount of risk in investments to make money off the money you have. Depending on the financial institution, you may or may not need to invest a minimum amount of money to get it started. Research your options and talk to your financial advisor.
Make a five- year plan. Keep your plan urgent. You need to calculate an estimate of how much you intend to save in the next five to ten years. Once that is done, you need to now decide what is the best way to use your money. Note well, I did not say spend your money, I simply said use your money. Whether you use it to start a business, invest or just collect interest it’s up to you, but you need to start a five year plan for that money, or else it will diminish, and you won’t even know!
Pay off any credit card debts. Student loans and credit card debt needs to be paid off as soon as possible! It is the most difficult thing to get ahead and you have debts hanging over your head.
Buy Real Estate. An excellent way to make more money is to invest in real estate! Property will generally appreciate in value over time, and might give you a good return on your investment. Be wary of investing in an artificially inflated market, and make sure that you can easily pay the monthly mortgage. If you don’t know much about the 2008 sub prime mortgage crisis in the United States, it might be a good idea to read up on it and learn from a few cautionary tales.
Invest in a business. Create or choose a company that offers a product or service that you would buy yourself, and put your time and money toward improving it. This is a great and sure way of making money over a lengthy period of time. Become knowledgeable about the industry you wish to go into and learn to differentiate between good and bad business investments.
Buy and sell stock. The stock market can be a great place to grow your fortune. Watch the markets carefully before you start to buy and pay attention to which stocks do well; this will assist you in making smart purchases in the future.
Put your money into Money Market Accounts (MMAs). These accounts have a higher minimum account than a regular savings account, but accrues twice the rate of interest of a savings account. High-yield MMAs are somewhat risky–your ability to draw on the money and your ability to affect its investments are limited–but it’s a good way to let your money grow by doing, essentially, nothing.
Diversify your investments and portfolio. Don’t keep all your money in one place. By diversifying your portfolio and investing in stocks, real estate, mutual funds, bonds, and other investments recommended by your brokers, you’re both ensuring that your money will be isolated in different markets that behave differently.
Know when to get out. At a certain point, you’re going to have to know when to pull the trigger and get out of something before it collapses from under you. If you’ve surrounded yourself with smart brokers, listen to their advice, but also know when to listen to your gut. If you see an opportunity to sell big and make a profit, do it. Profit is profit. Even if that stock ends up appreciating in the next year, you’ve still made some coins that you can reinvest elsewhere. There’s no one way to invest.
Make smart financial decisions. The Internet is full of penny stock schemes and get-rich-quick hokum that preys upon the ignorant and forces gullible people into making bad financial decisions. Do the research and commit to a lifetime of investing and making money. There’s no such thing as an overnight billionaire.
Act the part. If you’re going to be a billionaire, you’ve got to act like one. Surround yourself with moneyed and cultured people, picking up advice and know-how from the experienced.
” In 3 days, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off in Brazil. From June 12 through to July 13. This is a regular tournament hosted every four years by various countries, and this year it is projected to be massive and a positive impact on the Brazilian economy! Persons of all races, and religions will come out in the masses and fill every stadium hosting such a prestigious tournament.”
Packed bars will erupt in an uproar of cheers, agonizing shouts and whistles goal after goal. Great lasting friendships could be made, or reignited, lots of new story lines, various expert media personal will be present at every event, capturing every second, with a press of a button. Persons will travel from all over the globe to go view such an event. Hotels and Inns in the area will be, if not already over booked. This tournament is sure to be a major one! In the interest of making you sound interesting and interested, we’ve rounded up some awesome tidbits of information to impress all the “football” snobs huddled around the office Keurig machine, bars and television sets for the next month. Here are 18 things you probably didn’t know about the World Cup.
People drank more than 2 million beers in 2010 More than 224,546gal of beer (juuust over 2,395,157 12oz bottles) and 390,600 hot dogs were sold in World Cup stadiums in 2010. That’s slightly fewer than the grizzly bear ate when it defeated Kobayashi.
Fifa World Cup Draw 2014 The official draw card has been released, and I got it right here! 32 teams, 8 groups all battling for the trophy! Who do you think will win?
The worst game ever ended 31-0 The biggest score line in the history of World Cup qualifiers, and in the history of international soccer, was recorded on April 11, 2001, when Australia destroyed American Samoa 31-0. The Australian Archie Thompson scored 13 goals that day, the world record for goals in a single international match.
2014’s host also owns the most World Cup victories The tournament has been played every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, when it wasn’t held because of the World War II. Only eight teams have won the tournament, with Brazil winning five; Italy claiming four; Germany three; Argentina and Uruguay two; and England, France, and Spain each winning one title apiece.
More people watch the World Cup than the Super Bowl Around 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. As a reference point, Super Bowl XLVIII had 167 million total worldwide viewers. Take your Super Bowl party and multiply it by 3.5. That’s how big a deal the World Cup is.
Switzerland 1954 was the first World Cup to be televised. Sixteen years later, at Mexico 1970, the World Cup was televised across the globe and instant replays were introduced.
South Africa 2010 was shown in every single country and territory on Earth, including Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, reached more than 3.2 billion in-home people – 46.4% of the world’s population — and that’s not even counting the folks at bars, restaurants, and online.
One guy played one minute, but can still call himself a champion Argentine Marcelo Trobbiani set the record for the shortest World Cup career of all time when he made his first (and last) appearance in the 89th minute of the 1986 final…which Argentina ended up winning.
One living legend never played a minute at the World Cup Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs never played in the FIFA World Cup, despite a 24-year pro career that included 13 league titles and two UEFA Champions League victories. But he does have pretty terrific stubble, and apparently enjoys shagging his brother’s wife.
The single tournament scoring record is 13 goals The Moroccan-born Just Fontaine scored the most-ever goals in a World Cup when he put 13 bulges in the back of the ol’ onion bag in six games for France in 1958. Also, his name is Just Fontaine, and that’s incredible in itself!
There have been two World Cup trophies. The Coupe Jules Rimet, which was used from 1930 to 1970, and, now, the simply named FIFA World Cup Trophy. The current version weighs just under 14lbs, of which 11 pounds is pure 18-karat gold. Let’s hope nobody treats any of them like OJ’s Heisman.
Coaches range in age from 27 to 71 At 71 years young, Otto Rehhagel became the oldest man to coach at the World Cup when he led Greece at South Africa 2010. The youngest coach was Argentina’s Juan Jose Tramutola, who was 27 years old when he managed the team in 1930.
2006 saw the most red cards ever
Yellow and red cards were introduced at Mexico 1970, but no one was sent off until 1974 when Chile’s Carlos Caszely picked up the first red card in World Cup history in the 67th minute against West Germany. Plácido Galindo was the first player ever sent off in the World Cup in 1930, but the refs didn’t have their magic trump cards back then.
The record for red cards in one tournament is 28, set in 2006, with the the most famous being this one that led to a billion meme gifs. There were also 345 yellow cards that year, an average of 5.39 per match.
The World Cup mascot is named “Fuleco” and he has his own website.
He is a Brazilian three-banded armadillo, and will be 14 years old at the time of the World Cup. It goes to show: People put way too much thought into fake animals that everyone ignores once every four years.
Fuleco’s blue shell represents Brazil’s fertility, landscape, the skies, and the water. He has said (how does a fake armadillo talk?) he enjoys “watching the latest animated films” and playing “video games on my computer whenever I can. I also like to draw and read cartoon and comic books.”
Pelé is the youngest scorer ever
At 42 years old, Roger Milla became the oldest player in World Cup history when he laced up his boots for Cameroon in 1994. He also scored in that tournament, and holds the record for the oldest player to ever score in a cup.Pelé became the youngest (of course he did) when he scored against Wales at Sweden 1958, when at 17 years and 239 days old.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is the 77th country to participate A total of 76 teams have participated in the World Cup since the first edition in 1930. This tally includes nations that either no longer exist or have undergone a transformation, such as Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia. Bosnia-Herzegovina will be the 77th side added to the list in 2014.
This comes after the disaster that was 2010’s Jabulani, which players seemed to hate and probably has a MySpace account.
The U.S. actually had the best attendance ever
The highest total and average attendance was in 1994 USA. Suck on that, soccer haters. A total of 3,587,538 fans came out, averaging almost 69,000 soccer nuts per game. The final between Brazil and Italy at the Rose Bowl drew 94,164 people.
More than 34 million fans have attended the 772 World Cup matches played since 1930, averaging out to about 44,000 per game. Sure beats the 200 people the Miami Marlins draw on a nightly basis.
England’s actually not that good 1966 — the first, last, and only time England won a World Cup.
Put two people in every seat at MetLife Stadium, and it’s still smaller than the World Cup attendance record The record for single-game attendance was set in 1950, when a crowd of 173,850 packed into the Maracana in Brazil. The new Maracana, although Brazil’s biggest stadium, only has a capacity of 73,531. To put it in perspective: Yankee Stadium only seats 50,291, while MetLife Stadium seats 82,566.
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The ocean is a magical place, full of unseen beautiful fishes in all colors and sizes, different species of dolphins, jelly fish, sea horses, barracuda, sea centipedes, sea snails, star fish, squids, crabs, sea snakes, eels, sting rays and amazing colorful coral. I would know, for as a youngster I remember my brother and I spending hours at a time, scuba diving beneath the depths of the surface, exploring the underworld of the ocean. What a sight to behold! Eyes wide open for me not to miss a thing, I swam off the coast of Barbados, Jamaica, St.Lucia, Martinique and Dominica. I remember the beautiful spectacles all to well.
I remember swimming among schools of the most gorgeous fish you would ever lay your eyes on, off the coast of Dominica. I remember touching those fish and watching them scurry away in fear. I remember seeing massive electric eels peeping out of the crevices of the rocks. I remember riding on the backs of the majestic dolphins of Martinique, with not a fear in the world! How smart they are, these animals. Way smarter than I could have ever imagined! They would carry me for hours, bobbing and weaving, zigging and zagging, jumping and splashing! Their skin as smooth as silk. Occasionally, I would reward them with a fish or two. They loved it and me! They all gathered around and sang their dolphin song, only they understood and did their dolphin dance only they knew. They came together in an upright manner under water, and swirled around each other, gave a little kiss and backed away in a backflip motion, and swam around and came back together. It was so very amusing to me. For you see never before had I been in such close proximity to such beautiful animals.
Once tired of that I would let go and dove deeper. There I mingled with sea turtles. Such majestic creatures. They swam merrily along, undeterred by our presence, in search of their food. They to allowed us to ride on their backs, much to my surprise. I was more than elated, and merrily let them take me where ever they desired. What fun I used to have. My brother and I took turns riding the turtles like there was no tomorrow! Not everyday you get to see live sea turtles! We also got to observe them as they hunted for fish, so slow and methodical as to not miss one. What a sight!
In the corner of my eye I remember seeing long blue barracudas motionlessly drifting with the tide, a school of sea horses bobbing around aimlessly it appeared to me, and the most amazing blinking multicolored jelly fish I have ever seen. I remember thinking there’s a whole new world under here as I stared into the distance! Glancing below me I spotted some sea centipedes, some sea snails, and even a squid, lounging out on the coral. What a treat!
I loved every moment of it! Never before had I been so happy ever in my life. At that moment, all my problems were put on hold, it’s like nothing else mattered but just swimming with the sea creatures. There was peace and tranquility for once in my life! The more I swam the more I felt at ease with myself. Do you know how amazing that felt? Freeing yourself from the stresses of life for that brief moment you are submerged. Can you for even a minute begin to imagine how therapeutic that felt? Well let me tell you, no activity in this world can fill you with this great feeling of total relaxation!
Don’t take my word for it? Try it sometime!
“Live free, Love life, Take risks!” – Yannick Theodore
Nestled in the heart of downtown Ottawa, is the most magnificent restaurant I have had the fortune of visiting. Great is an understatement. For you see at the entrance you are greeted by a multitude of cheerful, happy go lucky, pockets loaded, customers, eating and laughing till their hearts content all around the front, capturing your attention from blocks away! On entering the restaurant, you are escorted by the friendliest staff ever imaginable up a flight of stairs. While walking you can’t help but notice a grand bar supplied with all sorts of drinks imaginable. These waiters are so beautiful, well trained and ready to attend to your every need! You are never left unattended to! The floor is patterned with a sort of irish design unknown to me, but gives the place a sort of chinese feel to it, mind you it is an irish pub! The chairs are of a wooden texture, not to modern looking, but fancy none the less. The restaurant was well lit with massive chandeliers strategically placed around the bar. The walls were of an unfamiliar design, much like that of a church. They were wooden, with stained glass patterns in between. A sight to behold. Never before have I ever seen walls like those before in any restaurant in all my travels! It was spectacular. I could not help but stare them down multitudes of times. The craftsmanship is amazing.
Let me get to the cuisine
The menu was full with the most amazing looking foods ever! The waiter gently placed three menus on my table. Now by this time my eyes were open wide, ready to jump out of my head, for you see I have never been to a restaurant where I was given three menus. I hastily dove into them, only to quickly realize, they were not all main course menus, but, wine menus, main course and dessert menus. I was relieved. “How was I ever going to decided?,” was my initial thought.
I did not get a chance to sample all of them today, but i did sample the prime rib burger.
It was the most delicious, mouth watering, scrumptious meal ever!
It is definitely a must have! The rib is chunky, and oozing with flavor! The burger is accompanied with a bowl of fries. The biggest chunkiest fries ever,
drizzled with some ketchup makes for an excellent lunch! This could be accompanied with a beverage of your choice! I choose to stay sober this afternoon, and had a refreshing sprite. Which went well with the whole meal, I must say! Compliments to the chef, for delighting my taste buds with such savory food!
All in all this was a good buy! Looking for a great place to relax and dine, this is the place! Great people, great service, delicious meals, what more can you ask for. Make your way down to the D’arcy M’gees Irish Pub, located at 44 Sparks Street, Ottawa, and eat till your hearts content!
“Good food, Great friends, Good life!”- Yannick Theodore
I’m sure most of you guys out there must be saying, I don’t need any tips on how to be a good kisser, I’m the best already, but thats where you are wrong! For you to be the best, you have to first know what you are doing! For even a blind man can eat, but does he know what he is eating? Will you call him the best eater? That is exactly the same concept with kissing. I know you may believe it is the easiest activity out there, but in actuality, a lot of preparation has to be undertaken. That is why I have taken the liberty of listing those preparations. My tips on how to be a better kisser is for your betterment, your personal development and to ensure that you don’t get publicly humiliated. No one wants that to happen, now do they? You need to perfect the art, and I shall help you!
With that said I shall begin. Kissing should be an enjoyable activity. The more relaxed and confident you feel, the better your kisses will be. Try to always be fully present, and involved in what’s going on! If you are distracted or overly nervous, it will be harder to deliver a passionate kiss. The objective is to always deliver the most passionate kiss you have ever in life. For this to happen you must always try to ensure you and your partner are comfortable. You must always keep your lips well hydrated and you must exfoliate your lips often using a toothbrush. You must also prepare your lips. This involves keeping your lips relaxed and slightly open. This lets your partner know that you are ready for a kiss. Try to avoid puckering up. I know this is what is portrayed in movies, but puckering only sends the wrong message, and makes kissing physically difficult. Tackle dryness with chapstick or by licking your lips slightly. For the women, try using lipgloss or flavored chapstick. This makes your lips irresistibly soft, shinny, and tasty. It is always advisable to freshen your breath before every and any kiss. The importance of good oral hygiene cannot be underestimated when it comes to kissing. Bad breath is the worst kind of turn-off. To avoid this always remember to floss and brush your teeth before your date and keep a small packet of mints on your person throughout the evening, so you can quickly pop one in your mouth as soon as things start to heat up! If you are going on a dinner date, stay away from pungent or malodorous food. Avoid things like cheese, fish, raw onions, or anything heavy on garlic. Now this part is very important. For you and your partner to even begin kissing, both you guys must be on the same page and aware of what’s going on. For this to take place you must set the mood. This involves maintaining eye contact, smiling and imagining you guys are already in the act of kissing. Some people get so nervous before the first kiss with a new partner that they end up talking too much in order to fill the silence. Avoid doing this as it could ruin the moment and make your partner lose interest. If you are in the middle of a conversation, but want to be kissing instead, simply slow it down, and lower your voice slightly to signal to your partner that you are ready to stop talking. Now if after you have tried all the above tips, and your partner still does not realize by now, don’t give up, I still got a few tips up my sleeve to help you. This next tip is sure to have your partner get the picture. Now when you are ready, and you have decided that the time is right, slowly take a step closer to your partner and lean in. Once close enough, you can do something intimate like touching your partner’s face or brushing the hair out of their eyes right before you lean in, to turn up the romance. At every point remember you must maintain eye contact to determine whether to tilt your head to the left or to the right. Remember to move your head in the opposite direction to your partner’s. You should also tilt your head back slightly and point your lips and chin forward to avoid banging your foreheads together.
By this point, if your partner really likes you and style, they should realize what you have been thinking. The kiss should be magical and enjoyable if you follow all my tips word for word, no worries. Thats how you kiss like the best of them! Now you are ready and know how to kiss, go out there and enjoy some passionate kissing!
“Gain knowledge with great haste, and don’t participate in the hate!” – Yannick Theodore