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Why I Don't Use a Mac

Someone recently commented that he was surprised I don't use a Macintosh computer. Macs are the cool things to get these days and i can understand why he would assume I'd want to use one.

At the same time, I take immense pleasure in researching and buying the best things in the world, so I'll explain why the Mac didn't make the cut.

I need a laptop. Considering my perpetual state of traveling, this is an obvious one. If I had a desktop there's an excellent chance I would have a Mac.

Show Me The Money: Six Strategies to Put Your Cash to Work

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My wife Sue and I have been mulling over how to most effectively deploy cash in the current economic climate to generate decent returns without taking outsize risks. We've honed in on six main strategies, which I outline below in descending order of risk.

Since everyone has a varying amount of cash to invest, I'm going to specifically call out ways to deploy small amounts of cash in some of these strategies, as I want this post to be really actionable for anyone. The most important part is to just get started, and the biggest barrier to doing that is you thinking "I don't have any money to invest." So get yourself out of that mindset and jump into the world of being an investor, even if it's just with $25 (yes it's possible, below), $100, or $1,000 or $10,000, or whatever. I also recommend putting money aside every month to invest; that's a great way to get started.

Riskiest: Angel Investing

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