Ask any expat what it is they love about living in the Middle East, particularly in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and likely many will say the mix of sun, sea and sand and the tax-free living. Others will cite the dynamic and exciting business environment and the opportunities it affords them, or the range of entertainment venues and first-class banking facilities on offer, or even the mixing together of different peoples, cultures and values from around the world. It’s a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. The truth is there are almost as many reasons as the number of expatriates now currently living and working in the UAE.
Many in the West still have a strangely myopic, old-fashioned view of the Arab world, an impression rooted most probably in childhood with the telling of tales from the Arabian Nights – Aladdin and his
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When I first started working at my new job last year, I met a co-worker that was disgusted at the fact that companies buy all of their products on credit and don’t pay for anything with cash until long after the product is actually received. I distinctly remember him asking rhetorically, “Why can’t companies just buy their products with cash? Why does everyone in this world need to go into debt to buy stuff? Why can’t we all just live within our means?”
Now, a year later, the story has changed. After getting his first taste of luxury with his 2008 Audi A4 (which was purchased with a loan by the way), he is now salivating for a bigger house. Instead of being content with his $120,000 condo in a great part of town, he has begun to set his sights on a $300,000 brick home with more bedrooms than
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Have you ever thought about driving a semi-truck for a living? If this occupation excites you, but you can’t make it work as a regular daytime job, then perhaps you should consider it as a second job on the weekends.
When I was 19 years old, my friends and I were trying to earn enough money to put ourselves through college. We weren’t brilliant enough to receive free rides, but we did have a strong work ethic. In fact, one of my friends was working full-time, taking classes, and was driving a truck on the weekends. With all of these jobs, he was certainly tired at the end of each week, but he was able to pay for his classes without taking on any debts.
If you want to earn an extra grand per month, I would urge you to look into trucking, but before I do, let me clue
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What if you could invest in real estate and earn an additional $1,000 a month without investing any additional money? That’s right, what I am about to teach you is how to take absolutely no extra money out of your bank account to purchase a multiplex and earn cash flow that you never had before. This isn’t a hoax, but it isn’t all that simple either. Plus, you will definitely have to change your lifestyle.
How to Buy That Multiplex
I have been thinking about this for some time now, but have not yet pulled the trigger on it. I am not a big fan of debt (that is the understatement of the century by the way – I despise debt), so I have been aggressively paying down my mortgage loan on my house. Since I knew that I wanted to get rid of my debt as soon as possible,
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Many of you are in constant pursuit of your grand per month, but it’s not always so easy is it? I have written articles that express the benefit of earning just $500 extra dollars per month, but if you truly want to increase your discretionary income by $1,000 or more, perhaps you could do it in the aggregate. In other words, even if you can’t physically bring in an extra thousand bucks, you could essentially earn it by reducing your expenses by the amount of income that you lack.
In other words, let’s say you are bringing home $2,500 a month with your day job. Your goal is to earn that extra thousand dollars each month, which would increase your earnings to $3,500 a month. Lately though, you have only been able to add $800 a month to your income, putting you at $3,300. This is definitely admirable, but it
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