The Keys To Making More Money

Money isn’t the only metric for success, but it is one of the more important ones. If you want to live a good life, improve your current life, and/or be successful, you’ll very likely need more money to do that.

Making money however, isn’t easy and if you’re already facing poverty, you probably know that first hand. There is no right answer on how to make more money, but there are plenty of wrong ones. Here are a few tips you should consider moving forward.

Find meaning in your work

Do you work in a basic, entry level job that you hate? You aren’t alone. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing a job that you don’t like to find your feet and pay your bills, but you need to have an exit plan. If you’re in the wrong job, you need to spend every spare moment trying to get into the right job.

Evaluate yourself first

Yes, you probably don’t have tons of money, so what? You’re valuable, and if you don’t believe that, you can’t take the next step. Your self worth and your net worth are more related than you’d think.

Value your time

This isn’t something that you can just say, your actions directly dictate how much you value your own time. Are you screwing around on the internet all day? Do you find yourself refreshing your twitter feed everyday instead of working towards your goals? Having fun online and socializing isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but remember, these are things you do in your free time. If you have free time to waste, you have free time to spend learning new things and working too.


Want to be successful? Add value. This comes from serving and contributing your talents and time. Do this at work, at home, in your community, etc. Those who add value become more valuable.

Facts About Dolphins

The ocean is a pretty dangerous space, so the human tendency to destroy ecosystems doesn’t exactly bode well for dolphins. In fact, these animals are becoming increasingly endangered due to human interactions ranging from noise pollution, to oil drilling and boat collisions. It’s important to understand more and more about these animals if we want to protect them effectively, so here are some things you should know.

  1. Most dolphins live around 20 years, although it’s not uncommon for some to live into their 40s and 50s.
  2. There are over 30 known dolphin species, including the killer whale.
  3. Dolphins are considered to be mammals. While they don’t have any hair, they breathe air, have live young and are warm blooded.
  4. Dolphins can live in all types of water, from tropical saltwater to freshwater.
  5. Dolphins live in groups, so it’s not uncommon to see several of them swimming together at a time. They are also very playful, so they tend to interact with humans and ships that they see above the surface.
  6. Dolphins also hunt in groups. Several dolphins might work together to catch prey. As a whole, Dolphins are omnivores
  7. There are a variety of diseases and parasites that can shorten the life of a dolphin, including heart diseases, as well as viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
  8. Because Dolphins breathe air, they have to come above water occasionally. They breathe through a blowhole at the top of their heads instead of their mouths, allowing them to hunt prey without getting water into their lungs.
  9. Dolphins use echolocation in order to navigate through water. They emit high frequency clicks and listen for the echoes that bounce off objects in their paths, allowing them to determine distance and trajectory.

Walking Poles Ramp Up Your Workout

Walking poles aren’t just for hiking, the elderly or those who need extra help with their balance. Adding walking poles to your daily jaunt is an excellent way to boost your calorie burn, and they may even help prevent chronic pain with aging.

Walking poles, also known as Nordic walking poles or sticks, originated in Scandinavia. Their popularity spread across Europe, and they’ve slowly but steadily made the jump across the Atlantic. Some walkers love them because they offer extra stability. That’s helpful for folks who are walking on uneven terrain or even those on paved paths who need more balance. But many walkers use poles as an easy way to turn their daily jaunts into full-body workouts.

A study by Prevention magazine found that walking poles can increase calorie-burn by an average of 15-20 percent and as much as 50 percent when compared with regular walking.

Walking with poles is a simple and effective exercise because it combines walking with an upper-body workout. Because of this combination, pole walkers benefit from using the chest, triceps, biceps, shoulders and abdominals with the leg muscles. With each step and swing of the pole, you’re doubling your ability to burn calories.

Another key benefit of using walking poles is that they may help to ward off chronic pain. In a study volunteers over the age of 60 with a history of chronic pain in their knees, hips or lower back were asked to try using walking poles for 12 weeks. At the end of the study period, participants experienced remarkable improvements in their pain levels. Even better, they were walking further each day than they had been without the sticks, with no increase in their exertion levels.

Walking poles help you to maintain good posture during your workout and they lessen the strain on joints.

They are low impact by nature, fun to use, and it keeps you outdoors, making it an ideal form of exercise for anyone from out-of-season skiers to those recovering from injuries.

Get the Most Out Of Your Phone Plan

One of the best ways to save money and increase your disposable income is to cut back on things that you spend money on consistently every month. It isn’t always easy to make some extra money each month, but if you could shave, say $30-$40 dollars of of your phone bill, that’s money you can save and use elsewhere.

You’re already paying your phone bill every month, are you making sure that you’re paying the best rate? More importantly, are you making sure that you’re getting the greatest value. Saving money is great, but if you’re getting terrible service in the process the value simply isn’t there.

Savvy shoppers can typically find great, cheap phone plans that provide adequate service as well. Here are a few things you need to look out for in order to get the best value.


This one’s a no brainer. Check the coverage map for your service to make sure you’re getting coverage in the places you live and work.

Phone Compatibility

Not every phone works with every carrier. Check to make sure your phone does. This will let you know if you have to limit your potential career options, or even buy a new phone.

Travel Ability

Using your phone plan overseas can be expensive, so if you plan on traveling a lot, keep this in mind. Ask your carrier about their rates international rates and fees.

Data Usage

Every provider offers different data plans. Some offer a set amount, some offer unlimited data, and others offer unlimited data at certain speed restrictions. Make sure you understand just how much data your plan allows you to use.

Motivation For Your Morning Workout

Exercise jump-starts your metabolism, and keeps you burning calories all day. You also get your exercise out of the way should something unexpected come up during the day.

Move Your Alarm Clock

Move it to the other side of the room. That way, you’ll have to get up and get out of bed to shut it off. Once you’re up, it’s that much easier to head to the gym.

Make a Date

Having a workout routine buddy is a great motivator. Make plans to meet your exercise partner at the gym. You’re less likely to poop out if you know someone is waiting for you.

Make Friends at the Gym

If you don’t have an exercise buddy, chances are you will make one after a few weeks of a morning workout routine at your gym.

Have a Set Goal

Create your workout schedule for the coming week. You’re more likely to follow your workout routine if you write it down.

Load Workout Music Onto Your iPod

Research has shown that listening to music when you exercise can produce positive thoughts and help offset fatigue.

Prep the Night Before

It helps to lay out your exercise clothes and equipment the night before. That way you don’t waste any time getting dressed and ready for your workout.

Reward Your Efforts

If you meet your exercise goals, do something nice for yourself at the end of the week without sabotaging your program.

Tell the World About Your Plans

Tell everyone you know about your morning workout routine. Post your exercise plans and once you do so, it’s harder not to follow through. You also can use social media to boast of your accomplishments.

Too Sleepy? Give It Time

At first it may be difficult not to turn off the alarm and go back to sleep, rather than jump out of bed to exercise at the gym or go on a 30-minute walk. But after about a week, your body will adjust to your early workout schedule and it will be easier to get up and head for the gym.