Friday, August 27, 2010

Making your Second Million Dollars

There is a saying that it's easier to make your 2nd million once you make your first million. This is so true. This recently came to light for me as I was looking for a new car. It turns out that there are plenty of Dealers out there selling used car.

Why is that? Well, the fact of the matter is that it's a very profitable business and doesn't require much education. Basically, someone with capital (money) buys the car X and sells for a profit at Y. Usually, the profit margins are 20-50%. The only barrier to entry is having the cash upfront to buy the used cars. I wondered why and realized that its simple. It is easy money.

Most people live paycheck to paycheck, so they cant go into that type of business. But for people who have money, its easy to grow it once they make the right investments. Below are a list of other highly profitable businesses that don't require a 4-year degree. All you need is cash and the money will roll in.

- Real Estate Agents
- Furniture Sales
- Used Cars Sales
- Banking
- Venture Capitol
- Insurance

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Google Offers Free Phone Service

Google is now offering free phone service with every Gmail account. Call anywhere in the USA for free, right thru your computer. Been playing with it and its pretty neat. I also signed up for Google Voice which gives me a local number that will ring my cell phone, home phone and Vonage phone.

The voice to text feature of the voice mail system is pretty cool too. And you can even call me from this blog. Just click below and enter a phone number and I will call you!

Try it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hijack Virus

Got a call from my sister and her Vista PC was Hijacked. Basically whenever she visited a website or tried to run a program it would pop-up a messages telling her that her computer was infected and she needed to visit a website to fix it.

Whenever she tried to run any programs it would pop-up the message. Whenever she tried to visit it website, it would go no where. Basically her laptop was useless.

So I managed to fix it by following these steps:

- Reboot the computer into safe mode - by pressing F8 upon start-up
- Run MSCONFIG and disable the nefarious program. It was called fxxxxx.exe
- Restart the computer in normal mode Safe mode
- Delete the program .EXE from the hard-drive
- Edit the host file and remove the extra line of code redirecting her browser to nowhere land.