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Can I Make Big Money As A Writer Or Composer?

Probably not! George Gershwin composer of Rhapsody in Blue and the Opera, Porgy and Bess was originally a composer of popular songs. His genre was called “Tin Pan Alley” Because his songs were so popular and he sold lots of sheet music, he was fairly rich and successful for his time. He wanted to merge jazz-pop-classical into a new art form. So he went to Europe to study composing with the leading lights of the time. The Beatles did something similar.

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What Is The Best Investment With Small Capital?

What is the best investment for someone with limited funds? First, stay away from all “get rich quick schemes pitched to you on the Net!” Read a few good investment books like those of Graham & Dodd for stocks or Think Like A Tycoon for real estate. In investing, if you take a big risk and are diversified, you will have a very big returns, but only if you are sensible and know what you are doing. On a "no-risk" investment (sovereign bond) you will have a guaranteed big loss after adjusting for taxes and inflation. The theory of the unwashed public and their foolish investment advisers is slightly different.

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Is Playing Poker A Good Career Choice?

Up until a while ago I would have said playing professional poker makes about as much sense as expecting to live off of regular lottery winnings. Then I met in Monaco a young kid, who was too young to play in his home country (USA) but won the Monte Carlo million dollar poker tournament. He had won other tournaments before this. He had talent!

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Is This A Good Time To Buy Gold?

The good thing about gold is that it is liquid — you can cash out immediately at any coin shop and many banks. Unlike stocks, bonds and paper money, it will always be worth something. It requires no care or management. You can stash it where only you have access. The price of gold over the years correlated closely with interest rates.

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Is It True That The Only People Who Get Rich Are Authors Of Get Rich Books?

This is the common belief of someone who got scammed once or twice on some unrealistic scheme like multi-level marketing. “The only people who get rich are the authors of those books.” Not entirely true. Some books are worthless. Some are not. But in any case, you can’t just read, or go to seminar after seminar. You need to get out into the real world and creatively do what experienced successful people have done.

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Is It Worth Investing In The Stock Market?

Stock market investing is not the best shoot. But I am diffident about any global conspiracies. In the 2007–2008 crisis generally blamed on a conspiracy of greedy “banksters”. I saw other factors at play. The government abolished racial and other restrictions on lending. Rather than get sued, the bankers made loans to many unqualified borrowers.

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