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David Quilty
David Quilty is a freelance writer living outside Santa Fe, NM. After burning out working in the entertainment field in Los Angeles for many years, David decided to strike out on his own and follow his passions for writing, web design, politics, and green living on a dirt road in rural New Mexico.

15 Best Part-Time Jobs for High School Students

By David Quilty

high school classroomFinding and keeping a part-time job while attending high school can be a daunting task. Balancing work with classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and just hanging out with friends can be tough, but millions of teens are able to manage part-time work along with their other responsibilities.

During my first two years of high school I was a paper delivery boy, leaving at 4 am every morning to deliver newspapers. I also went out once or twice a week in the evening to collect money from my customers. For the last two years of school I had a retail job, behind the counter at a mom and pop drugstore. These jobs taught me how to manage money, how to handle responsibility, and how to deal with the general public. They were invaluable experiences and provided me with some much-needed autonomy and spending money, too.

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Where Should I Live? 14 Important Factors When Deciding the Best Place to Live

By David Quilty

family mapHome is where the heart is, but what if your heart doesn’t know where it should be?

From low crime rates to a great education system, there are many variables to consider when choosing that perfect place that you and your family can call home.

To help you make this important decision, I’ve provided an analysis of the most important factors to help you find a home that suits the needs of you and your family.

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How to Win the Lottery, Really – A Winning Strategy to Come Out on Top

By David Quilty

lottery ticketBelieve it or not, to “win” the lottery, the best strategy really is to not play at all. But before you hit the back button, hear me out.

Winning the lottery, while a tempting dream of the get rich quick sect, is not a legitimate way to get rich. In fact, it’s really no different than gambling away your money in a casino, where the house almost always wins. With only a handful of winners versus millions and millions of losers, the lottery is a sucker’s game. If you want to be rich and have plenty of money in the bank in order to live the good life, don’t look to the lottery to make it happen!

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36 Bartering & Swapping Websites – Best Places to Trade Stuff Online

By David Quilty

swapping ballsBartering for goods and services is a centuries-old art. Recently, the idea of trading with your neighbors and within your community has received a big boost and taken on a modern spin. Combining our often-materialistic, ownership-based society with the Internet’s ability to bring buyers, sellers, and traders together, online bartering has sparked a wealth of new sites and communities.

With average U.S. household incomes falling 4.8% between 2000 and 2009, people are now starting to look for new methods to get the goods and services that they want and need in an affordable way. Today, you can find many niche and large-scale sharing sites, and it’s difficult to find the right one to meet your needs.

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Top 10 Richard Branson Quotes About Business, Success & Life

By David Quilty

richard branson virginInspirational entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Galactic, and over 400 other Virgin-branded enterprises has been successful in business since age 16. Because of this, his improvisatory phrases are oft-quoted in money and lifestyle publications much to the delight of those tired of hearing billionaires give standard answers to standard questions.

Branson’s absolute love of life is apparent in the way he runs his businesses and is in large part responsible for his success. From what I consider his top ten quotes, perhaps you can be inspired to implement some zest into your own business and personal life.

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What to Do with a $100,000 Cash Windfall

By David Quilty

man money in handsEveryone dreams of it – receiving a windfall of cash either from a long-lost relative, a winning lottery ticket, or through a will from a grandparent who thought the world of you.

For most of us, that day may never come. But for some, the arrival of a financial windfall can change life in a single moment. There are important fiscal decisions to be made and ways in which a windfall should be managed before it goes to waste.

Managing a large lump sum of money can be a daunting task. It pays to take a strategic, long-term view of how to spend and invest it. Consider the following ten ways to spend and save a financial windfall wisely.

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5 Reasons Why You’re Still at the Job You Hate and How to Get Out

By David Quilty

coworkers job hateDo you hate your job? You’re not alone. Even in a good economy, a high percentage of Americans don’t truly enjoy what they do to make a living. Long hours, brutal commutes, abhorrent bosses, nosy coworkers…it’s all enough to make you absolutely hate going to work in the morning.

But how do you deal with a job you hate, at least until you find a better job opportunity? And how can you even find that perfect job you’ve longed for? To answer these questions, let’s look at why some people stick with jobs they hate and how you can transition to a better state of employment.

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