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RVs and Sustainable Campgrounds

On December 25, 2012, in Automotive, by admin

Part of going green with your RVs includes encouraging RV parks to support sustainable camping. The definition of sustainable, as defined by the UN Commission on Environment and Development is “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

Put another way, it means that we need to be aware that we are caretakers of our environment for our children, and grandchildren. What should you look for in a sustainable campground?

Leave the land as undisturbed as possible

When building a campground, the ultimate goal should be to maintain and support the natural environment.

o There should be a sense of seclusion for each hookup with greenery providing privacy screening.
o Walkways should be wooden boardwalks above the ground level to avoid disturbing the eco-system as little as possible.
o Ideally, waste from the toilets, and gray water from showers should be used to nourish the plants.
o Any buildings on the campground should be prefabricated, and heavy equipment activity kept to a minimum.

Conscientious use of energy and resources

Look for energy efficient electric lights and appliances – and use them in your own motorhome.

o Do you see any labor saving devices being used that conserve energy?
o Do they use solar paneling as a power source?
o Have you begun using solar paneling instead of a generator in your toy hauler?
o Check for the quality of air indoors, and for signs of water conservation such as showerheads that help reduce water use.
o How pure is the water?
o Does the campground recycle organic matter into compost to be used in the plantings, and reusable containers?

Cultural and local preservation – an important part of being green

On a green campground, safety for wildlife and people will be visibly important. Respect for both the earth, and the people who live in the area will be evident.
o Does the campground store demonstrate that they encourage the local economy?
o Fresh produce and other food should be purchased as locally as possible to be cooked while fresh in your Class C motorhome.

The more aware you are of what it means to support sustainable campgrounds and camping, the more things you will find to incorporate into your own camping routines. Being “green” is no longer a fad. It’s a way of life for many people who have discovered how much richer it makes them feel.


Go Eco-Friendly With Seed Paper

On December 20, 2012, in News And Society, by admin

The impact of paper mills on the environment has been felt in the recent years and hence there has always been the demand for an eco-friendly alternative to paper.

It is estimated that the demand for paper will double in the coming decade and we certainly cannot afford to lose out on the precious forest cover.

Recycling came as a boon but in more recent times, there have been a spurt of attractive options, for example seed paper. Seed paper as the name suggests is paper made out of used seeds and is easily recyclable.

Apart from the environment friendliness, the surface of flower seed paper is highly elegant and it is widely used for greetings, invitations and decorative wraps.

The options are endless when it comes to patterns, colors and thickness in seed paper. The best part is that each type of seed paper has a charm of its own. Traditional crafts have received a new lease of life with this kind of paper.

Saving on investment

Making seed paper or flower seed paper does not require any big investment and most of the companies are small scale industries which do not utilize any hazardous chemicals or materials to manufacture the paper.

Seeds and flowers are used to create wonderful imprints and designs on the paper which finds a wide range of uses and applications. In fact, you will find that most greetings today are created on seed paper. The traditional mill paper is hardly used anymore.

Now that seed paper and flower seed paper is widely sought after, there are special and beautiful flowers that are grown just for using in the paper.

Custom Paper and patterns

Also, several companies now allow you the luxury to choose your flowers and patterns when it comes to seed paper. This lets you explore your creativity as well.
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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Uncle Ben!!

Rice throwing at weddings originated in ancient times to guarantee happiness and fertility for the bride and groom. The new couples were showered with grains of rice as they left the wedding site. This practice was meant to wish the couple well and to bless them with hopes of fertility.

The popular practice of throwing rice at weddings has been debated in recent years. Some experts have proposed the idea that consuming rice is hazardous to birds’ digestive systems. Many argue that the swelling property of rice, when wet, is not compatible with a bird’s anatomy. Legend has it that when birds eat rice and then drink water, their stomach will explode.

Other experts have speculated that the mere suggestion of rice exploding inside a bird’s stomach is nonsensical. Some argued that although rice can double in size when wet, it is not necessarily capable of exploding a bird’s stomach. In fact, many birds have been unaffected by the consumption of rice.

Moreover, those in the wedding planning industry have discouraged the tradition of throwing rice at weddings. However, their reason has nothing to do with birds. Instead, some wedding planners have suggested that throwing rice at the happy couple may cause someone else to slip and fall, later on.

Many wedding planners suggest using garden wedding favors. Not only are they environmentally safe, but they are great as a gift for guests to take home and plant. Planting the seeds is a way for your family and friends to celebrate your new life together with your spouse.>Seeded wedding favors are unique, economical, and mother nature-friendly. These wedding favors are a fun way for your guests to commemorate your new beginning.

Whether the belief that rice can kill birds is an urban legend, an old wives’ tale, or a fact, it is obviously safer to throw bird seeds or garden seeds after a wedding. Not only are these seeds more appealing to nature’s flying animals, seeded wedding favors are also safer for the environment. So, save your rice for a side dish to serve at your reception— and invest in seeded wedding favors for your guests as a symbol of your appreciation.

Maria Romain, founder of Academic Success Management, Inc. is a writer for HQ Wedding Favors. A family owned company that offers the most unique wedding favors that fit any budget. Find more articles on wonderful wedding favor ideas by visiting today.


Planning Your Wedding in Toronto

On December 15, 2012, in Relationships, by admin

In the course of every individual’s life, he must go through the process of planning his own wedding, and how spectacular the wedding is and entertained the guests are all depends on how much time and effort the bride and groom puts forth into the planning process.

Whether the person is organized and professional is all shown through one’s own wedding. Typically, if a couple is planning to marry, they should start planning the ceremony of their lives one year ahead of time. Especially in a busy city such as Toronto, planning ahead is important since numerous wedding services are constantly in demand. Not only will a couple succeed with good organization skills, good innovative thinking and creativity will also play a large role in creating the perfect Toronto Wedding.

First and foremost, before a couple decides the details of their wedding, they must decide on a specific date and setting. As soon as the time and location has been chosen, it would be wise to reserve the location immediately to avoid possible conflicts with others who are planning their wedding in Toronto. There are hundreds to thousands of beautiful wedding reception facilities and banquet halls in Toronto, and choosing the right one may take some time. As soon as the time and location is set, it would be a good idea to draw up a guest list, which actually takes an unbelievably a long time to do.

After the couple has selected their Toronto wedding location and date, they can start looking for numerous assets and services for their wedding. Choosing the bride’s wedding dress nine to twelve months before the wedding allows the bride ample time to select the perfect dress for her special night. It will also give her time to request modifications or changes if needed. Allow a few months time to carefully select the perfect decorations, chair covers, and lien. It would also be wise to spend more time in deciding the right wedding photographers in Toronto, since there are thousands of them to choose from. Choosing the right photographer is essential and possibly one of the most important parts of a Toronto wedding because these photos will be the memory pieces of the beautiful moments during the wedding.

Another crucial aspect that should be planned at least nine months before the Toronto wedding is selecting the wedding cake. The wedding cake is like a monument representing the couple in the wedding. The creativity and design of the wedding cake allows the couple to stand out during their wedding. Not only will an elegant and large wedding cake bring praises from guests, it will also instill pride within the couple, as having one of the most unique wedding cakes in Toronto.

In about half year’s time, the to-be-married couple should start creating their menu and reserve their caterers in Toronto if they have not done so. Food is also another important aspect in a wedding and is a way to show the elegance and grandeurs of the Toronto wedding. The type of food should match the decorations and central theme of the wedding. If the reception facility is a Chinese restaurant, then the food and decorations should be of an Oriental theme. Choosing the right caterer is important to deliver the best and most delicious food to impress guests.

Three months before the wedding, most of the planning such as decorations, live music and entertainment should be completed. It would also be a good time to reserve limousines or other modes of transportation to the wedding. The traditional arrival for the marrying couple is through riding Toronto wedding limousines, but one can be creative and choose something else such as motorcycles, old-fashioned vehicles or even helicopters. Be brave and try something new! Not only will a creative mode of transportation to a wedding impress guests upon arrival, it will also be fun and an enjoyable experience for the bride and groom.

With two months to one month before the grand wedding, everything should be all well planned out. The marrying couple should be in their final stages of planning. Booking make-up, hairdressers, and beauty salons should be done during this time. Also, buying gifts and favors should also be started since they are a big hassle if left to the last week before the wedding. Everything should be finalized and almost ready. Vows and speeches should be already drafted and ready to go.

If planned efficiently, the final weeks before a wedding should not be too extremely stressful. If caterers and other services have not been confirmed, it would be a wise idea to give them a call. Also give a call to all guests as a reminder of the grand Toronto wedding. Basically, the last few weeks before the wedding should be all about confirmations and making sure everything will go smoothly as planned on that special day. Have several rehearsal dinners to make sure everything will go perfectly smooth. This time would also be a good time for bachelor and bachelorette parties and close bonding with future in-laws and friends.

The amount of stress before and wedding and the grandeur impressions from guests all depends on how much time and organization the bride and groom decides to put forth. If one if dedicated and organized, the process of this commonly-deemed tedious task in planning a wedding will go as smoothly as slicing butter. With great planning and organization, the bride and groom will be able to sit down for a cup of coffee even before the day of their Toronto wedding.

Finally getting rid of all that teflon and plastics in the kitchen. Buying new kitchen pots and pans, wouldn’t mind to buy used, but it’s hard to find used stainless pots and pans. Should I just get stainless steel? I know there are some non-stick that claim to be good, but I don’t know much about them and thought it would be better to just avoid any crazy chemical in my cooking. Anyone got ideas on this subject?

A bankruptcy is one of the worst experiences any person can go through. Most likely there have already been terrible things happen to cause the bankruptcy. On top of dealing with the first tragedy there is even more stress and sleepless nights with foreclosures and bankruptcy looming overhead.

People who are trying to survive bankruptcy are a lot like those that are lost in the wilderness. In both situations you’re trying to recover from having everything taken away from you. Just like surviving in the wilderness there are some guidelines that will help you survive after bankruptcy. This is still life and death.

Step One – Stay Positive.

In all the turmoil it’s critically important to stay mentally positive. Those that are lost in the wilderness and survive have one thing in common: they stay positive. Remember to stay calm, get your bearings, and think positive. Once you have your directions stay the course. Changing directions over and over will only get you even more lost. Find any clue that indicates your direction. Once you find your true north work very hard toward that direction.

Step Two – Avoid Excess Risk

When people get lost they are disoriented, confused, and make poor decisions. One of the poor decisions they make is taking on unnecessary risk. Many people have died in the wilderness while trying to climb a cliff face, cross barren wastelands, or swim turbulent waters. At the time these seemed like the only option to get where they needed to go. This is simply not true.

Avoid doing anything financially risky after bankruptcy. Betting everything you have in Las Vegas, starting a high-risk business, or buying lottery tickets with grocery money are all bad ideas. Remember, your purpose is to survive. Surviving takes patience. Being rescued right away doesn’t always happen so don’t expect it, or even worse, force it. Time and good judgment will bring you through.

Step Three – Be Creative With What You Have

A safety pin can save your life in a wilderness setting if you can catch fish with it. Most people that make it in a survival setting use anything they can find. They think outside the box and use every item creatively to make it work for them.

The same idea works in recovering from bankruptcy. After the process is final, most creditors won’t want to work with you. You need to start building good credit quickly. Use your car, your jewelry, or even some cash to use as collateral to get any kind of credit. A great place to start is by getting secured or bad credit credit cards. After you’ve got that card set it up on automatic payments and let it fix your credit on autopilot. Survival takes a lot of energy and patience. You will do great if you stay positive, avoid risk, and are creative with the things you already have. Good luck, you can do it!
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Over the last couple of years I have had the opportunity to interview many interesting personalities: tourism experts, authors, philanthropists, and enlightened entrepreneurs. For my article series about Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood, I have specifically been looking to interview business owners who have come up with socially and environmentally innovative business ideas.

Michael Prue, the Provincial Member of Parliament for the Beaches / East York, pointed me in the direction of Alex Winch, owner of the Beach Solar Laundromat. You might think – a laundromat, how can that be an interesting business? Well, read on and you will see that this business and its owner are definitely outside the norm.

Early this cold Thursday morning I met Alex at his premises on Queen Street East and got an introduction to this unusual business. When Alex bought the laundromat in 2002 it was outdated and dingy, so Alex got to work and replaced almost half the washers and dryers with new high-efficiency machines. He also put the place through a complete cosmetic overhaul and brightened it up considerably.
But where it gets really interesting is behind the scenes, where the entire operational process of the laundromat was redesigned. Alex always wanted to turn this business into a leading-edge environmentally sustainable business. So in October of 2002 he ordered eight solar panels which were commissioned in December of 2002. Alex had planned all along to use solar energy for heating the water needed in his laundry facility.

Alex explained that the eight solar panels on his building’s roof measure about 250 square feet and were installed by a company named Solcan, located in London, Ontario. The thermal panels include a layer of black copper with a four inch copper vane that contains a three/eighth’s inch copper tube with antifreeze flowing through it. This antifreeze consists of food-grade propylene glycol and transfers the heat energy from the roof through the entire system down to a heat exchanger in the basement. Even if there was a leak in the antifreeze conduits, this would not contaminate the water supply.

The anti-freeze has a freezing point of -25 degrees Celsius at which point the glycol gels, shutting down the solar water heating system since the glycol simply stops moving inside the tubes. In this case a natural gas backup boiler system kicks in and starts heating the water.

In the interest of making his business more environmentally sustainable, Alex has also replaced the lighting system and installed new high-efficiency fluorescent tubes that are under an aluminum reflector. The reflector essentially doubles the light output of the actual fluorescent tubes. Combined with high-efficiency electronic lighting ballasts, this measure alone has resulted in lighting energy savings of 72%. Alex adds that these energy-conservation measures are important since the lights in his business are on for 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.

One of the first things that Alex explained to me was an air handler above the door which draws warm moist air in from the Laundromat, runs it through coils and dehumidifies the air. The condensation is captured and gets transferred through a pipe system into a basement drain. The condensate water is not re-used in the laundromat out of concern for lint contamination of the water.

To illustrate the operation of his company’s solar water heating system, Alex took me into the basement where he showed me an assortment of water tanks, piping and sophisticated measuring equipment that calculates the actual energy output and natural gas displacement provided by this solar water heating system.
In the basement there are two different water heating systems: the solar heating system that works with a heat exchanger and a 200 gallon warm water storage tank, and a backup natural gas heating system that uses a natural gas boiler with a separate a 100 gallon hot water storage tank. The separate 100 gallon storage tank replaces two 200 gallon storage tanks that were previously used. The new natural gas boiler can heat 100 gallons of water in seven minutes, and this new smaller and more efficient system provides “just-in-time” water heating, and only heats water when needed. The additional benefit of this system is that it stores a much smaller quantity of hot water which significantly reduces energy losses from water storage.

The building’s brick chimney was knocked down to roof-level and now serves as a conduit for the pipes holding the glycol that circulates up to the solar panels on the roof. From the panels the heated glycol then travels back down to the basement, passes through a heat exchanger and heats the hot water for the laundry facilities. A second heat exchanger heats water that circulates through the radiators and provides the space heating for the building. An air conditioning system links three different air handlers in the building The water temperature for the laundry is 120 degrees Fahrenheit (about 55 degrees Celsius) which is just enough to dissolve laundry soap, resulting in no additional heat loss.

All the heating and cooling processes are controlled by thermostats, and a sophisticated measurement system calculates how much natural gas has been saved by using solar energy. This measurement system is connected to a website on the Internet ( which provides live energy monitoring to anybody who is curious.

The website also provides a “live laundry cam” that allows customers of the Beach Solar Laundromat to see how busy the Laundromat is. Alex has installed a low-resolution camera to improve customer service so his clients can conveniently check from home when a good time for doing laundry would be. A second high-resolution camera, whose images are not publicly available, was installed for security purposes since the laundromat is not regularly staffed. Some of the clients were originally concerned about the cameras’ intrusion on their privacy, but once Alex explained that the low resolution cameras would not provide sufficiently clear pictures to identify them (or their dirty laundry), those concerns were alleviated.

Obviously Alex has a great connection to technology, and as he was trying to explain the intricate details of his solar heating system to me – a total novice to things such as heat exchangers and volumetric flow meters – I asked him if he was an engineer. He explained that he graduated in 1985 from engineering physics at Queens University. Four years later he added the designation of chartered financial analyst to his resume and set up his own company to sell research about Canadian stocks to US hedge funds. In 1990 he started his first hedge fund which was followed in 1993 by the opening of an office at 667 Park Avenue in New York City. Based on his success, he retired in 1995, an event he refers to as “Freedom 31″.

After that point he became a major shareholder in a casino company, volunteered as head of investor relations and became the Chairman of the Board. Alex was not happy with the way things were run at that company and demanded that various changes be made. When management did not respond to his concerns he left in 2002 and launched a hostile proxy fight threat, in other words he threatened to take over the company. Alex had talked to all the shareholders, and they were prepared to vote for change. Alex demanded that the President resign or he was going to “kick him out”.

Management initially ignored the threat, and three days later all of the management and the Board of Directors resigned and named him as the contact for the company. Alex explained that in a public company you cannot do that, officers cannot simply walk away from their responsibility. His lawyers advised him not to do anything. A few days later another discussion ensued with the management and Alex stated that he was not going to file the hostile proxy papers. Instead he wanted management to make the changes he had requested, otherwise he would sue them for willful damages.

The casino company’s management responded by issuing a statement rescinding their resignation and implementing the changes that Alex had demanded. Over the last few years the stock value has multiplied seven times, the company is profitable and Alex Winch is one of the largest shareholders.

At that time Alex was generally disenchanted with public capital markets, and decided to create his own small business. Living just five minutes away, he immediately looked at the laundromat when it became available for sale and concluded that it might be an opportunity for an interesting engineering project. And that’s how the story started.

Alex’ interesting business model for the laundromat also includes a wash and fold service that is offered by two local ladies from Monday to Friday between 1 and 7 pm. The “fluff and fold” service affords customers the convenience of simply dropping off their laundry and picking it up completely done later. Alex does not charge the two ladies for running their business out of his laundromat, but his business benefits from greater capacity utilization and load-shifting from the busy evening and weekend hours to less busy daytime hours, creating a win-win situation for his business, the wash and fold service providers and the customers. Alex Winch always strives to find solutions that will provide the greatest possible benefit to everyone concerned.

But Alex’s knowledge of renewable energy generation and innovative business models did not stop with the Beach Solar Laundromat: Alex combined his unique process of on-site energy generation and monitoring and turned it into a successful international commercial venture. Alex founded Mondial Energy, a company with global capabilities to install solar water heating equipment, complete with the requisite monitoring systems, that generates solar thermal energy at the customer’s site and charges for the solar heat energy generated, regardless of where they might be located.

The advantage to the customer is that they do not have to invest in the expensive up-front capital costs to get their solar water heating systems up and running. Instead, Mondial owns and operates the hardware to generate the energy, and it assumes the maintenance responsibility for the equipment. Customers are then billed at a fixed monthly rate, based on how much energy the equipment generates.
For customers the ability to lock in energy costs is an important factor in an environment of fluctuating and increasing energy prices. In addition, the price of the solar energy delivered is lower than the cost of a comparable amount of natural gas, making this an increasingly attractive alternative to conventional natural gas water heating. Last, but not least, energy production is completely green, free of greenhouse gases.

Today, Alex is involved in several large-scale sustainable energy retrofitting projects in Toronto: In November 2006, Mondial Energy commissioned a renewable thermal energy system for the domestic water needs at a 172 suite senior’s residence, operated by a local non-profit organization called Neighbourhood Link Homes. Mondial installed 60 flat plate solar panels which are expected to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 40.3 tonnes and will bill Neighbourhood Link monthly at affordable rates.

Solar energy generated by Mondial Energy will also provide water heating at Wood Green Community Housing Inc., a 170 unit social housing site on Queen Street East in Toronto. 108 solar panels will displace an estimated 32,000 cubic meters of gas, resulting in 53 tons of greenhouse gas emission reductions per year.

Alex explains that at the present time his system is most well-suited for commercial or multi-unit residential buildings. The economics for single-family private homes do not yet work so well, particularly since Canada offers very few incentives to switch away from conventional energy sources. As a result he focuses on medium to large size projects. Several substantial commercial projects are currently being negotiated, including a major hotel in Atlanta and a casino hotel in Reno. Mondial Energy is also bidding on a large-scale solar water heating project in Hawaii. Contacts throughout the United States have been very receptive to his unique way of on-site thermal energy generation. In a way, Alex explains, he has come full circle: he went from being involved with big corporations to becoming a small entrepreneur and is now back to dealing with big business.

For his innovative sustainable energy efforts Alex has received numerous awards, including the Bremen Partnership Award (the “Bremer Umweltpreis” – The Bremen Environmental Award) for providing high customer value, wide use in the community, sustainable use of water and solar energy and for providing additional value in terms of “social dimensions”.

Alex himself is so highly committed to sustainable energy that his company Mondial Energy has become a partner in creating the Annual Tourism Climate Change Awards. Two awards of $10,000, sponsored by Mondial, will be handed out in November 2007:

o A World Tourism Responsible Energy Award with a global focus

o A Mission Africa Responsible Energy Award focusing on Africa

The Judging Panel for the Award will include prominent figures from global organizations such as Maurice Strong from the Rio Earth Summit, Jose Maria Figueres (past-president of Costa Rica), as well as representatives of the National Geographic Society and the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). With this award Alex has indicated his commitment to raising the profile of finding Climate Change Solutions for the tourism sector.

Alex demonstrates his commitment to sustainable living even in the selection of some of his personal accessories: he showed me his Citizen Eco-Drive Watch, a stylish looking timepiece whose face is a photovoltaic cell that powers the watch, eliminating the need for batteries. Alex said the watch will work for 270 days without exposure to light and Citizen’s marketing slogans often refer to this timepiece as “unstoppable”.

Unstoppable is a moniker that could equally be applied to Alex Winch – Alex will not stop until his mission to do his part in reducing greenhouse emissions is accomplished.

Eco-Friendly Promotions For Campgrounds

On November 19, 2012, in Business, by admin

Campgrounds are private parks specifically designed for camping. These parks commonly have designated areas and facilities for camping activities including: fire pits, RV parking areas, picnic benches, and hiking trails. Campgrounds also commonly require an entrance fee needed for maintenance of the park.

Apart from appreciating the beauty of nature, conservation and sustainable practices go hand in hand when promoting nature parks and campgrounds. These parks make use of eco-friendly promotional materials to help protect the environment. They can benefit from eco-friendly printing as this aims to reduce dependency and promote sustainable use of forest resources. Below are examples of these eco-friendly printed materials and practices.

Brochures – Brochures are handy, promotional materials perfect for campgrounds. They can be used as informational materials featuring maps, directions, or even first aid tips. As promotional materials, they can feature special camp activities, seasonal discounts, and holiday camping packages. They can also outline an offering of eco-friendly sporting activities like mountain-biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, and hiking. Online printing companies practice eco-friendly printing by bringing all printing scraps to recycling plants for recycling.

Pocket Folders – Pocket folders can serve as informative survival kits. They can also serve as promotional materials for tradeshows and travel expositions. Inside the pocket folders, a variety of marketing materials can be found. These include business cards, flyers, brochures on park rules, and tips on living a sustainable life. Apart from recycling, online printing companies also make use of less harmful vegetable inks and aqueous (AQ); water-based finishes for printed materials.

Magazines – Magazine printing can serve as an entertaining collection of glossy images and articles on topics pertaining to campground living. Park owners can print magazines with features on the campgrounds, a history of its native flora and fauna, and its current eco-friendly projects. Other eco-friendly printing practices include the use of 10 to 30 percent recycled paper stock certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forest Initiative.

like pollution prevent,making ecofriendly stuff and ect.

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How To Turn $100 Into A Million Dollars

On November 17, 2012, in Investing, by admin

Financial success is tough to achieve when people don’t have much money to start with. I have been pondering this dilemma and have come to a logical conclusion, which has tremendous potential for those who can grasp the simplicity of the concept.

Let’s debunk and/or clarify a few issues: First, it does not take much money to make money. Secondly, it is true that you can make more money selling products than services. Why? Because your income potential with services is limited to your ability to deliver quantity-of-service-per-hour. Whereas; a product can be produced and delivered at nearly infinite levels depending on consumer demand and production capacity.
It is also true that millionaires have a superior perspective on how to make money over the common person and this can be proved true by the fact that not everybody is a millionaire.

So how does a millionaire make millions? By investing money into things and ideas that “make money”…
Millionaires want a return on their investments and ROI is the KEY to success. The problem for most people who dream of making a million dollars is how to get from zero, or nearly zero dollars to a million–that’s where the mental grid-lock happens. People can’t figure it out and give up, get a job and do what everybody else does, follow the followers.

As I was contemplating this issue it dawned on me that making a million dollars, with no inertia, is way to complex and basically an unachievable goal, and that is why most people cannot achieve it. Then the simplicity of the process hit me. The way to make a million bucks starting with one hundred dollars. The KEY is ROI. The key is to smart small and apply one rule of thumb to whatever you do and here’s the formula that will allow you to take $100.00 and turn it into a million:

Whatever you invest in with your money, double your profits when you sell it. It is that simple. Knowing this, then you must buy/invest into something (anything) for the lowest possible price with your initial $100.00 so that when you sell it, you recover your initial investment, cover all your costs associated with selling the product, and after the dust settles, you have $200.00. Then, repeat the process. It’s kind of like the “double a penny everyday for 30 days” angle where at the end of 30 days, you have a million dollars… only this is more practical because you are exchanging a product for money rather than just doubling pennies without a source for pennies.

Let me say it again: Invest $100.00 into any product so that when you sell it, it is priced to recover all your costs and doubles your money. Then, repeat the process. That product could be anything from A to Z. The key is buying low, selling high and doubling your initial investment. If you can’t double the investment under this theory, don’t invest. Let’s look at the math:

$100-initial investment.

$200-first ROI

$400-second ROI

$800-third ROI




$12 800-seventh




$204800-eleventh (1/4 million)

$409600-twelfth (1/2 million)

$819200-thirteenth (nearly a million)

$1638400-fourteenth (nearly 2 million)

Instead of thinking about “making a million dollars” change your thinking to “doubling your money” on everything you invest in and start small. In fact, starting with $50.00 only adds one additional step to making a million dollars. Don’t have $50.00? Start with $25.00, you get the point. I have pondered this and here is a truth: If you can’t implement this simple, logical plan to make a million dollars, the chances are extremely high that you will never become a millionaire. Why? Because if you can’t do the little things first, you will never get the big things done. Start with whatever you have to invest and double your ROI.

I don’t know about you, but as you are reading this, I am thinking about my potential investments.

Think about it…

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