Ashley Qualls: Teenage Millionaire

November 5, 2007 at 11:13 pm | Posted in money | Leave a comment
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Thanks to Raina for bringing this story to my attention.

Ashley Qualls is a 17 year old who has built a fortune by giving away free myspace page backgrounds. Her income initially came from Google Adsense advertising placed on her pages. She is now diversifying into a magazine as well as other online content.

2007qualls1.jpgShe has hired her mother as an employee. She has turned down a $1.5 million offer for her website. Here site is rumored to receive more traffic than oprah.com.
Her website can be found at whateverlife.com. Ashley’s business is an excellent example of taking something that she loves and building her work around that idea.

Read on for a video piece on Ashley as well as links to some writeups about her success. Continue Reading Ashley Qualls: Teenage Millionaire…

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How to go broke

July 31, 2007 at 10:15 pm | Posted in money, shopping, unwise | Leave a comment
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I found this list on consumerist.com and I have reprinted it for you.  Most folks don’t qualify these as choices but merely habits or just conveniences.

Start now and start saving money.  Or follow these guidelines and I guarantee that your hard earned money will disappear faster then a MochaFrappacino.

1) Make Shopping Your Hobby.

Nothing to do on a Tuesday night? Go to the store. Doesn’t matter which one. Just go and bring your credit card. Better yet, open a store credit card and buy a bunch of stuff. Hey! You saved 10%! Sure, you didn’t actually know you “needed” this stuff until you saw it at the store, but its just so cute. Continue Reading How to go broke…


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