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Five Ways to Use your Participating Whole Life Dividend

The debate about which is a better form of life insurance: Whole Vs Term - rages on the internet.


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US Stock Making New Highs! But overvalued by nearly 50% based on many methods...

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How to Find Your Ideal Business Partner(s).

Most Entrepreneurs don’t often find great success by themselves.  Here is a quick summary of what to look for in a business partner and the five best places to find them.  Stop fighting the battle alone and read this advise from entrepreneurs who have made it alone and have made it with a partner and believe... a "partnership is better". 

There are too many diverse skills and experience needed, to many hats to where, not enough time for one person to do it all.  Trying to "do it all and be it all to everyone" can take it's toll on your business success, personal relationships and even your health.  Statistically the most successful small businesses have one or more “partners” contributing to the success of their business. 

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What Happens When One Owes IRS over $50,000.00?

What happens when one owes the IRS over $50,000.00?

Notices, letters, and publications are mailed to your last known address.

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Differences between a Tax Lien and Levy

IRS Difference between a Tax Lien and a Levy



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The Essentials of Business Development

If you truly want to build a dynamic business development organization, there are some essential elements and processes that you should incorporate into your business. This blog will discuss the essential elements of your business development processes.

You should provide affordable and on-demand business development training for all client or customer facing personnel in your organization. Chances are that not everybody in your organization is comfortable with business development activities. But, they all have the opportunity to identify new opportunities for revenue growth in their daily interactions with clients, customers, and prospects. So, business development training should be provided to help those who are not comfortable with business development become more comfortable with business development.

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32 Great Blog Ideas for Blog Posts Ideas That Provide Great Returns Month after Month, Year after Year.

1) Don't believe you can create a short blog that returns benefits, month after month, year after year?
2) Don't know what exactly to blog about or how to put your content into an attractive form to drive new business for years to come?

Well, in THIS 10min blog I will answer both of the questions above with by sharing the blog article below that was originally written in 2011 (5 years ago) and is still driving traffic, new readers and prospects as well as ad revenue day after day after day.

And by the way, it answers the #2 question above with: A list of 32 popular blog ideas


32 of the most popular blog post ideas for lifestyle bloggers. Here are 32 types of blog posts you can use for inspiration. Keep this list in your faves for a rainy day. With this many ideas, you’ll never be short on a post idea again!

1. A LIST POST

Suggestion: Write a bucket list, a must-see or must-do list, a list of 10 reasons to (or not to…), a list of your top 15 fave places/movies/travel destinations, a list of lessons you could learn from Celebrity X.

2. A PROS AND CONS POST

Suggestion: Pick a topic/subject/object and research it the best you can. Write down its qualities and present this information to your readers under two headings: its pros and its cons. Ask your readers which is the stronger argument.

3. AN A-Z POST

Suggestion: Write an A-Z on your blog’s niche. For example: An A to Z of cleaning tips, make-up tips, travel tips, cooking tips, photography tips (or in this blog’s case: the A-Z of the best blog tools & resources!)

4. A PROFILE

Suggestion: Write a profile post on someone you know, a blogger you admire, a public figure who’s caught your interest or even the type of reader your blog is aimed at. Make it detailed and discuss why you chose that person or people.

5. A TUTORIAL OR HOW-TO POST

Suggestion: Are you skilled in carrying out a particular task? Or, is there a task you want to learn (that others would likely want to know how to do too?). Turn it into a step-by-step tutorial using video, photos or screen casts. Example: How to set up WordPress.

6. A COMPARISON

Suggestion: Compare two topics, subjects or objects (workout videos, writing courses, fashion books etc) and write the key features of each side-by-side. The exercise will not only prove interesting for your readers, but may help you finally choose between two things you’ve been debating over!

7. A REVIEW OR CRITIQUE POST

Suggestion: Document your experience and thoughts on a particular hotel, restaurant, plane ride, car you’ve test-driven, new website, cosmetic or cleaning product, new film or TV show, e-book, adventure or game.

8. A MAKEOVER OR BEFORE-AND-AFTER POST

Suggestion: Show the before and after images of your haircut, wardrobe tidy-up, bedroom wallpaper, kitchen makeover, diet or exercise results and more! Readers LOVE the power of these images! They give hope and inspiration!

9. A GUIDE-TO… POST

Suggestion: Write your tips, tricks and hints readers would find useful for experiencing a place (a country or city), trying something new (an exercise regime), using a product or service, or attempting something you may be skilled in (writing short stories or purchasing the right camera).

10. A DIARY ENTRY

Suggestion: For the blogger who’s open to revealing their more honest side, a diary-style post will do just that! Talk freely about an experience, what’s on your mind, your hopes or plans for the future or a funny story from your past.

11. A QUIZ

Suggestion: Use a quiz to entertain your readers or to help them understand a topic (How much do you know about colour?). Try Free Online Surveys for a quiz tool or the WordPress Quiz Me plugin.

12. A NEWS STORY

Suggestion: Scour the news headlines or press releases you’ve received to write a post on a current topic that your readers will be interested in. Bloggers who are quick to jump on news stories may be well-rewarded traffic-wise.

13. A GLOSSARY

Suggestion: Write a post defining the popular words used by bloggers in your niche (such as this site’s glossary!). Promote it as a go-to, must-book mark resources for those new to the topic, emphasising how hand it is for them to refer to often. Use The Alphabetizer to quickly put the words in order.

14. A LIVE-BLOGGING POST

Suggestion: Live blogging a conference event can be a very quick and easy way to grow your audience and gain new Twitter followers fast! Not going to an event? Try doing the same with a popular TV show – choose one that “everyone’s talking about” and make use of its hashtag to attract traffic.

15. A CASE STUDY

Suggestion: Case studies are great ways to convey information (statistics, results, data and so on) in an interesting way. For example, if you blog about ways to save money, you could experiment with switching off certain appliances for a month and comparing the electricity usage and costs with the previous month.

16. A VLOG

Suggestion: If you want to mix things up a bit, try making a video of yourself for your blog. Some readers like words, some like sound and some like video. Give them all three and you’re sure to please! Here are some vlogging tools.

17. A BEST-OF POST

Suggestion: Perfect for when you’re short on time or trying to prepare posts before heading on vacation, a best-of post highlights your top five, 10, 15 (up to you!) posts for the week, month or year. It also makes a great starting page for new readers who want to see what’s been popular on your site without trawling through archives. Example: Best feminine WordPress themes.

18. A SURVEY

Suggestion: A survey can be used for numerous reasons. Create one to find out what sort of content your readers enjoy or to get feedback on an issue that you can then turn into another post. Tools such as Wufoo can be used to create surveys you can embed into posts.

19. AN INTERVIEW

Suggestion: Interviews are great way to add interesting content to your blog. Find someone your readers will be interested in learning from, and share their info in Q&A format. Also? Try interviewing yourself to share your own thoughts on a particular topic.

20. A GIVEAWAY OR COMPETITION

Suggestion: Giveaways or competitions are popular with bloggers as they can really drive traffic. Make use of some of the many blog competition and giveaway tools to make running and drawing a winner easier!

21. AN OPEN LETTER

Suggestion: Open letters are another way you can produce content in an interesting way. Whether you’re a parenting blogger writing to your child (Dear Johnny…) or a fashion blogger writing to Anna Wintour, open letters are suited to all blog niches.

22. A WEBINAR OR LIVE BROADCAST

Suggestion: Host your own talk show! Use a platform such as Vokle to embed the video into your post and “take calls” from your readers. Lots of fun and a different way to interact with your audience right on your blog.

23. A TIMELINE POST

Suggestion: A timeline can be used to in many situations. You could try “A day in the life of…” listing how your subject’s day starts and ends, and what happens at different points during the day. This format can also be used to cover, for example, the opening of a business, or the launch of a product.

24. A CARNIVAL

Suggestion: A blog carnival is a great way to connect with other bloggers, but also to drive traffic. Either start your own or participate in one that’s running. Check out the blog carnival tools and resources.

25. A LINK ROUND-UP

Suggestion: A link round-up is useful to create when you’re short on time (or suffering blog-writer’s block!). Simply write a list of links you think your audience would find interesting. Give it a theme to create interest such as 10 tutorials you discovered, 15 posts from other bloggers in your niche, or the five most-interesting news stories you’ve read.

26. A GUEST POST

Suggestion: Letting others guest post on your blog can be beneficial for so many reasons: it saves you time, it gives you the opportunity to network with others, you could receive traffic from the poster’s readers, and your audience gets to enjoy a different style of writing. Check out My Blog Guest for guest-posters.

27. A FAQ

Suggestion: If you find your readers are constantly asking you the same questions, turn your answers into a frequently-asked questions post! Link to it from your navigation or sidebar so that new readers can quickly and easily find it too.

28. AN AUDIO POST (PODCAST)

Suggestion: Tired of typing? Want to speak freely about a topic? Have recorded content (such as an interview) you could make use of? Offer your readers a podcast! Try AudioJungle for music.

29. FIRST PERSON STORY

Suggestion: No special tools or resources required for this one! Simply recount a story to your readers. Think of something that’s interesting that might educate, motivate, inspire or make your readers laugh. Easy!

30. A VISUAL (PICTORIAL) POST

Suggestion: Make a post entirely out of images from apps you may use such as Instagram. Try theming them (e.g.: “A day in my life…”, “What I pack for a weekend away”, “What I keep in my camera-gear bag”) or creating a collage.

31. A CHEAT SHEET

Suggestion: Think carefully about your blog’s topic. What would your readers love to read in the form of a cheat sheet or quick-reference guide? Think of creating something they can book mark for quick reference. For example: the HTML Cheat Sheet.

32. A COMMENTARY POST

Suggestion: Is there a piece of writing that has you incredibly fired up? Use snippits of it to provide the frame work for your post, and add your own thoughts to each paragraph. Explain why you do (or don’t) agree with the author.

Got any other suggestions? Which style of post works best for you?

BY BREE, EDITOR IN CHIEF
ON NOVEMBER 13, 2011
http://theblogstylist.com/blog-post-ideas/

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Global Market Letter July 2016 - Titan Capital Management, LLC - Business Opportunity

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What???? Satisfied CUSTOMERS ARE NOT the best source of referrals?!?! What is?

 

Seems like everything I had been told about getting referrals was WRONG.  For example:

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21 Questions You Haven't Been Asking Your Network (But Really Should)

By Lily Herman

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New to B4BNetworks? Jump Start Your Network!


So you just joined B4BNetworks....Now what? Here is a short series of blogs to jump start the building of a productive and competitive professional business network with little time or effort.  Here is the first in the series.

Simple Quick Start 3 Step: 

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Titan Capital Management, LLC May Market Letter 2016

CURRENT BULL MARKET SECOND LONGEST IN HISTORY

 

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Why your home needs your business to have insurance

Its True - Your Home, the one that you live in - Wants you to have insurance for your work from home business.

 

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Titan Capital Q2 Global Market Update - There is still risk out there

Titan Q2 Global Market Update webinar. We hope you found it helpful. For those of you who were unable to attend, please click on the link below to view the brief webinar presentation:

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Independent RIAs - Winning AUM with a Global Tactical ETF SMA strategies available on Schwab Market Place, TDameritrade Institutional, or Jefferson National Financial

For Independent RIAs who aren't stuck in compliance hell with an abusive broker dealer:

 

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Blog for Fun, Blog for Business

Blog for Fun, Blog for Business.

Likes?  No Follows?  Thoughts?

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Enjoyable Novel, written in 1923!

Great B4B Network meeting!

We talked about great books to read (amoung other things).  Here is the first financial book title to read!

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The FIRST Step to Increased Referrals

Suppose I told you that I know of someone who could double or triple the referrals you get this year.  And, get this, you know this person too.  You should, you see him or her every morning... in the mirror.  

The first step to increasing your referrals starts with two simple principles: ...

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Enjoying Your Golden Years - FREE Event for Seniors

Hi Eric,

Please share this event information with your senior clients. I am excited to be co-presenting with Dr. Doris Bersing on how seniors can plan and set goals for their retirement. See the attached flyer or click this link for more information.

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JANUARY BAROMETER - What does a #$%#$% market mean to you?

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Why Blog?

 

 

 

blog

/bläɡ/

 noun

  • 1.a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style

verb

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www.CentSai.com Get off your ASSET and Invest!


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Networking in the new age

Wow, what a surprise I received today.  

An invitation to a new networking platform - B4B Networks.  Something different than google plus, active rain, and tired old linkedin.  Better yet, believe it or not - I get to be a founding member!   I really look forward to the new platform and hope it becomes the next big thing.

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Q1 2016 Global Market Update - Important information from Titan Capital Management, LLC

For those of you who were unable to attend our Q1 2016 Global Market Update webinar today, please click on the link below to view the brief presentation. Feel free to forward this to your friends and family too.

 

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Titan Q1 2016 Global Market Update Webinar

 

 

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Global Tactical - Financial Planning

 

THE AVERAGE STOCK IS ALREADY IN A BEAR MARKET

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Sales Tripwire Events and How to Track Them

If you don't know what Sales Triggers are and how to track them....this is a must read. 

B4B NOTES:  If you have had a successful sale or ever closed of a business deal, know or it not, it probably involved a key sales trigger.  Surprisingly most sales professionals can't name the top 3 or 4 sales triggers that are responsible for the majority of their sales.  Can you?  This informative article list 30 common sales triggers for mainstream sales events and has a good intro on exactly what a sales trigger is.

B4B BEST PRACTICE: After reading the short intro and a number of classic triggers below....STOP.  Thinks of all the key events that "trigger" your customer to realize they need your product or service.  Then, and most importantly, think of WHO is touching your customer just before, during or after these key trigger events.  YOU WANT THESE BUSINESSES IN YOUR REFERRAL NETWORK.  Find ways you can refer them business or help grow their business network (one way, invite them to join yours), anyway you can think of to bring them value, then give them a call and invite them to your B4B business network.  If you have figured out a good win/win between the two of you they will be happy you called....and you will be more than happy you have them in your referral network!

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Lets be honest about YOUR business referrals:

 

The Referral Claim:      
Most small to medium businesses claim that business referrals are a huge part of their success with many stating that 60 to 90, some even claim 100 percent of their business coming from referrals.  However...

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Mortgage and Loan Tips, Tricks & GREAT Advise!

 

 Are You In the Mortgage Business?

Here are 5 great marketing tips to better serve your customers, reduce your workload and increase your bottom line.

Read time:  30sec speed read (BOLD)  /  4min to really get the full picture

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What is "Man's Best Friend" Costing You?

 

The Economics of Pet Ownership - The True Cost of Fido and Fluffy

(courtesy of Personal-Capital - CLICK HERE to visit this article on their site)

 

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Real Estate & Commercial Photography


Looking for the right professional Real Estate & Commercial Photographer to call this blog their own.  Are you the one?

  

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Fair Oaks Carmichael Real Estate Update

ADOPT Me!  Fair Oaks real estate blogger need to be the Sacramento leader in Fair Oak real estate. 

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Downtown/Sacramento City Real Estate

ADOPT ME!   This blog needs a blogger to be seen as the expert in Downtown / Sacramento City residential real estate.  

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General Real Estate Blog

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