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Starting a Business on EBay and Amazon Jul. 09, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

As my readers know, I travel the country talking to people who make a living selling stuff on eBay, ... Read More

Promising Signs Abound That the Gun Industry Is Losing Its Grip on Power Jun. 18, 2019

Daily Editorials

The gun industry, whose political power once seemed unassailable, shows new signs of coming unravele... Read More

A Tobacco Industry Bill to Raise the Legal Smoking Age Smells Suspicious. May. 10, 2019

Daily Editorials

At first whiff, a proposal to raise the legal smoking age to 21 nationally sounds like a good one fo... Read More

Just Add a Zero Apr. 24, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

Ben Feldman is arguably the greatest life insurance salesperson of all time. In his career, he sold ... Read More

My Sincere Apologies to Pawnshops Everywhere Apr. 23, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

In the wake of America's big economic wake-up call back in 2008, dollar stores and thrift stores saw... Read More

Why No Sale Apr. 21, 2019

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: Hope you can help us. We have been trying to sell our house for three months now R... Read More

7 Ways to Get Out of the Supermarket Without Overspending Mar. 11, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Have you noticed? The cost of food is once again soaring. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agricultur... Read More

The Best Way to Sell Gift Cards for Cash Feb. 21, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you receive a gift card from a store you've never heard of or one you're not likely to ever use, ... Read More

No Such Thing as a 'Little' Sale Feb. 20, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

On our 25th wedding anniversary, my wife gave me some beautiful diamond cuff links. Unfortunately, I... Read More

How to Stay on Track with a Rollercoaster Income Jan. 03, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

If you are among the millions of people in this country who don't really know how or when they will ... Read More

Don't Undersell Yourself: Claim Your Hard-Earned Commission Nov. 29, 2018

At Work

Q: I've been a top sales representative in every job I've had, and I have worked in fields were the ... Read More

Dealing With a Nonsolicitation Agreement Nov. 20, 2018

Succeeding in Your Business

"I was laid off from a corporate job after 10 years as a sales and marketing executive, and am think... Read More

For Sale By Owner Jul. 12, 2018

Bob Goldman

Think of it as the ultimate garage sale. Shoppers are looking for bright, shiny new things to decora... Read More

After Another Massacre, a Change in Inventory Feb. 28, 2018

Connie Schultz

Interesting how some conservative pundits, gun zealots and other cynics have tried to dismiss the ac... Read More

Good Work in Sales Is the Perfect Blend of Art and Science: An Interview With Tiffani Bova Mar. 14, 2017

This Woman's Work

Most people in business or sales have a story about hearing Tiffani Bova speak and what they took aw... Read More

It's Only a Mistake If You Can't Fix it Feb. 02, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

My fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Migaki, ingrained a life principle in my mind that remains to this day. ... Read More

3 Simple Ways to Beat Retailers at Their Own Games Jan. 31, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Retailers work hard to get our money. They offer special promotions and put other tactics into play,... Read More

Finding Your Customer's Motivation Jul. 05, 2016

Succeeding in Your Business

Sometimes great business advice comes from the most unlikely source. Now that summer's here it's ti... Read More

How Much to Ask Jun. 05, 2016

House Calls

Dear Edith: We are getting ready to sell our house. We bought it in 1967. Our tax bill says it's wor... Read More

Teens are Good Customers May. 10, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

TEENS: The days when teens are treated like third-class customers are coming to an end. No longer ar... Read More