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Keeping It Simple

Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy

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Keeping It Simple

It’s about education

Keeping it Simple explores how to be successful in the modern economy. The definition of success varies depending on who you talk to. However according to the Oxford Dictionary it is ‘the fact you have achieved something that you want and have been trying to do or get;’ The question of how to succeed is one that doesn’t seem to have a single answer. So we take a round about look at developing the professional toolset necessary to build resources that make you most likely to succeed.

Siteground Web Hosting Review

Siteground has proven to be a good fit as a web hosting provider for my current needs. Especially as I start to increase my focus on my websites as a business rather than a hobby. We changed our hosting provider in February 2018 and were pleased we did within the first 24 hours. Over the last several years I’ve been teaching myself the ins and outs of web design and development. Operating on a limited budget I’ve been using a lot of open source options. I’m also something of a control freak and like to know how to do things myself.

Keeping It Simple – Embrace Knowledge

Keeping It Simple is a blog about being successful in the modern economy. What exactly does that mean? It means knowing about and understanding the tools we have at our disposal, both in the digital space and the real world. It means taking those tools and using them effectively. Most important of all, it means achieving our goals and living our life the way it makes the most sense.

Keeping It Simple is fundamentally about education

Keeping it Simple explores how to be successful in the modern economy. The definition of success varies depending on who you talk to. However according to the Oxford Dictionary it is ‘the fact you have achieved something that you want and have been trying to do or get;’ The question of how to succeed is one that doesn’t seem to have a single answer. So we take a round about look at developing the professional toolset necessary to build resources that make you most likely to succeed.

The key resource that we all need in this economy is money. Now some people will start to say money isn’t everything and they are absolutely right. However, knowing how to make money is a key skill that everyone needs to know. Money management skills are a must have in a world where everything is getting more expensive every day.

We all need to be able to pay the rent or the mortgage, we need to put food on the table and pay the bills. Money is a resource and a key part of our professional toolset. Keeping it Simple explores these things as well as ideas about what success is. We examine business and technology and how they can be used to develop the resources that enables us all to achieve our own definition of success.

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The Gold Silver Ratio

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy The Gold Silver Ratio Gold & Silver have been a store of wealth for more than 6000 years. They’re traded separately, yet they're fundamentally tied together through history; through the rise and fall of empires, dynasties and nation states. What is the Gold Silver Ratio? The simplest explanation of what the gold silver ratio is can be answered with a single question. How many ounces of silver does it take to purchase an ounce of gold? If the ratio was [...]

The Deep Web: Use It for Personal Privacy

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Ross William Ulbricht was arrested in October 2013 by the FBI on charges of running a massive online criminal marketplace. Combined with the first Snowden leaks that June, the arrest brought the dark web clearly into the public consciousness. The Deep Web: Using It for Personal Privacy What is the dark web? The dark web, also known as the deep web is a network of websites only accessible using specific toolsets. It is a common plot tool [...]

The 4 Types of Investment Asset

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy The 4 Types of Investment Asset There are only 4 types of investment asset that investors invest into, each have a variety of sub-classes and have their own benefits and disadvantages. As such different strategies are used when investing into each category. Business Owning a business can be anything from a one person operation up to hundreds if not thousands of employees. However there are distinct differences that must be considered when looking at what kind of business to invest [...]

Siteground Web Hosting Review

Siteground has proven to be a good fit as a web hosting provider for my current needs. Especially as I start to increase my focus on my websites as a business rather than a hobby. We changed our hosting provider in February 2018 and were pleased we did within the first 24 hours. Over the last several years I’ve been teaching myself the ins and outs of web design and development. Operating on a limited budget I’ve been using a lot of open source options. I’m also something of a control freak and like to know how to do things myself.

Net Present Value: Determining the value of investments

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Net Present Value: How to Determine the Value of an Investment Net Present Value determines the value of an investment by taking into consideration the cost of capital and the cashflows of the investment over the life of the investment. What is Net Present Value Net present value is one method of determining the value of an investment. It does this by calculating the cost of the investment compared against the cashflows that the investment will generate. It also takes [...]

Keeping It Simple – Embrace Knowledge

Keeping It Simple is a blog about being successful in the modern economy. What exactly does that mean? It means knowing about and understanding the tools we have at our disposal, both in the digital space and the real world. It means taking those tools and using them effectively. Most important of all, it means achieving our goals and living our life the way it makes the most sense.

How to come up with a good business idea!

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy What Makes A Good Business? A good business produces a consistent and sustainable cash flow. It solves a problem for the customer, it has a product or service that fulfils a need. The customer’s happy with what is provided and is willing to come back again to refill, repurchase or recommend the business to others. This is a simple definition, however, in practice and in the modern economy how do we go about achieving this. A good business is one [...]

Gold and Silver Bullion

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Gold and Silver Bullion Gold and Silver have been an accepted form of currency for thousands of years. It is a smarter idea to save gold and silver than it is to save a modern currencies. Save Gold and Silver It is a historical fact that gold and silver have always held some form of intrinsic value and fascination for people. It’s a common piece of advice that you should save your money and put some away for a rainy [...]

Debt: The value of owing money

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Debt: The value of owing money President Richard Nixon took the United States off the Gold Standard in 1971 and turned money into debt. From the Gold Standard to Debt Until 1971 the United States dollar was backed by gold. This meant that for every $1 that existed in circulation there was an equal amount of gold held by the United States government. US currency notes were previously issued as receipts for a deposit of the precious metal. Indicating that [...]

Debt Snowball Method

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy How to Reduce Debt: The Debt Snowball Method Reducing debt can be accelerated with a little forward planning. The snowball method is one way that debt can be reduced much more quickly than expected. How to make a debt snowball The first thing to do, to reduce bad debt, is make a list of all liabilities and all expenses. Your liabilities should be placed in order of the largest to the smallest. Your expenses will be placed in order of [...]

Corporate Structure: A Definitive Guide

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Choosing the Best Combination of Corporate Structures Choosing the right corporate structure for your business is something that you need to carefully consider. Making the wrong choice can be an extremely expensive mistake in the long run when starting your own business. This article uses the Australian Business environment as a foundation. However many countries around the western world have similar corporate structures and similar operating conditions. Just remember they are not the same so local knowledge is essential. Here’s the [...]

Cash Flow or Capital Gains: Which Is Better?

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Capital Gains or Cash Flow: Which is Better? Capital gains is betting that the price will go up while cash flow can often be determined before an investment is made. What is the difference between capital gains and cash flow? There are two primary strategies that investors will target for making money! Both are equally valid however one tends to be more reliable than the other. We need to know the differences between them before deciding which is a better [...]

The Gold Silver Ratio

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy The Gold Silver Ratio Gold & Silver have been a store of wealth for more than 6000 years. They’re traded separately, yet they're fundamentally tied together through history; through the rise and fall of empires, dynasties and nation states. What is the Gold Silver Ratio? The simplest explanation of what the gold silver ratio is can be answered with a single question. How many ounces of silver does it take to purchase an ounce of gold? If the ratio [...]

The Deep Web: Use It for Personal Privacy

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Ross William Ulbricht was arrested in October 2013 by the FBI on charges of running a massive online criminal marketplace. Combined with the first Snowden leaks that June, the arrest brought the dark web clearly into the public consciousness. The Deep Web: Using It for Personal Privacy What is the dark web? The dark web, also known as the deep web is a network of websites only accessible using specific toolsets. It is a common plot [...]

The 4 Types of Investment Asset

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy The 4 Types of Investment Asset There are only 4 types of investment asset that investors invest into, each have a variety of sub-classes and have their own benefits and disadvantages. As such different strategies are used when investing into each category. Business Owning a business can be anything from a one person operation up to hundreds if not thousands of employees. However there are distinct differences that must be considered when looking at what kind of business to [...]

Siteground Web Hosting Review

Siteground has proven to be a good fit as a web hosting provider for my current needs. Especially as I start to increase my focus on my websites as a business rather than a hobby. We changed our hosting provider in February 2018 and were pleased we did within the first 24 hours. Over the last several years I’ve been teaching myself the ins and outs of web design and development. Operating on a limited budget I’ve been using a lot of open source options. I’m also something of a control freak and like to know how to do things myself.

Net Present Value: Determining the value of investments

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Net Present Value: How to Determine the Value of an Investment Net Present Value determines the value of an investment by taking into consideration the cost of capital and the cashflows of the investment over the life of the investment. What is Net Present Value Net present value is one method of determining the value of an investment. It does this by calculating the cost of the investment compared against the cashflows that the investment will generate. It also [...]

Keeping It Simple – Embrace Knowledge

Keeping It Simple is a blog about being successful in the modern economy. What exactly does that mean? It means knowing about and understanding the tools we have at our disposal, both in the digital space and the real world. It means taking those tools and using them effectively. Most important of all, it means achieving our goals and living our life the way it makes the most sense.

How to come up with a good business idea!

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy What Makes A Good Business? A good business produces a consistent and sustainable cash flow. It solves a problem for the customer, it has a product or service that fulfils a need. The customer’s happy with what is provided and is willing to come back again to refill, repurchase or recommend the business to others. This is a simple definition, however, in practice and in the modern economy how do we go about achieving this. A good business is [...]

Gold and Silver Bullion

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Gold and Silver Bullion Gold and Silver have been an accepted form of currency for thousands of years. It is a smarter idea to save gold and silver than it is to save a modern currencies. Save Gold and Silver It is a historical fact that gold and silver have always held some form of intrinsic value and fascination for people. It’s a common piece of advice that you should save your money and put some away for a [...]

Debt: The value of owing money

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy Debt: The value of owing money President Richard Nixon took the United States off the Gold Standard in 1971 and turned money into debt. From the Gold Standard to Debt Until 1971 the United States dollar was backed by gold. This meant that for every $1 that existed in circulation there was an equal amount of gold held by the United States government. US currency notes were previously issued as receipts for a deposit of the precious metal. Indicating [...]

Debt Snowball Method

Keeping It Simple Exploring How To Be Successful in the Modern Economy How to Reduce Debt: The Debt Snowball Method Reducing debt can be accelerated with a little forward planning. The snowball method is one way that debt can be reduced much more quickly than expected. How to make a debt snowball The first thing to do, to reduce bad debt, is make a list of all liabilities and all expenses. Your liabilities should be placed in order of the largest to the smallest. Your expenses will be placed in order [...]

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