What do you fear about retirement?

Feb 4, 2009

Creative Money Making and New Topics on The Money Café


Creativity and Money / Making Money

More people of retirment age today than a year ago are interested in making money due to their portfolios being hit by the recent financial collapse. It will take some creativity during these times to make money. Creativity requires breaking the rules.
Bill Gates, the billion-dollar guerrilla who co-founded Microsoft and is a pretty successful rule-breaker himself, says of starting your own company,"The things you know and love and see opportunities in - you ought to pick your business based on that." Sure, you can make a pile of money doing something for the short term, but the problem is the long term. You're not living life for the short term. If you were, you'd get burned out and stressed out doing work that you have to do rather than work that you love to do.

    "If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your timeis that when people finally realize you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can be."
    — Author Unknown

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