Who knew a hotdog stand outside of a liquor store could have so many valuable parables to entrepreneurship?

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My great aunt and uncle are wealthy. Through admirable frugality and hard work, they have saved and invested a ton of money over the years. Yet, as a hobby or perhaps continuous desire to grind, they keep a side hustle going, put on untimely hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their business? You may have pieced it together from the title: running a hotdog stand outside a liquor store.

I never can get a straight answer if the liquor store gets a cut of their action or whether they have any permits from the city.

As a published science fiction…


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How to organize an operation to smelt all the bronze your clan will ever need in Valheim

The craze and hype for Valheim are real. From my first day in the game, I knew I had found something truly special. And with a little bit of persuasion, I convinced one of my friends to buy the game and play alongside me. The snowball was rolling, and the rest of my friend group quickly scooped up the game.


And everything we can lose along the way.

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If you would have told me that the financial future of the US markets and economy could hinge on a legacy video game retailer that has been in decline for years, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are…

Buckle up for a crazy ride in the market on February 1st. The first week in February is set to be an explosive ride that could bring about extreme volatility to the markets, a cultural and financial shift in how the games of Wall Street are played, and new opportunities for everyone when the dust settles.

GameStop and the collective…


This 50¢ garage-store bargain plus my frugality gave me the determination to make my own Presidente Margaritas minus the trademark.

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Official Chili’s Platinum Presidente Margarita Shaker. 50¢ garage sale style. Photo Credit: Author.

It’s no secret, despite being a huge craft beer nerd and writing about my favorite breweries, I love Chili’s Presidente Margarita® as a quality drink (that packs a great punch) and as a low-cost option when dining out. Plus, it’s less expensive than a lot of the craft beer I like to drink.

Chili’s has been a takeout favorite for my wife and me during the pandemic. It’s economical, and you know exactly what you’re getting — casual dining at its finest. …


How to turn your favorite hobbies into a source of income rather than an ongoing expense.

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As a 2017 college graduate and young working professional, I’m always looking for ways to generate new sources of income to fuel my aggressive investing and savings strategy. Behind every penny is another penny waiting to be made. The bulk of my discretionary spending goes toward hobbies— the things I do for fun that make life more enjoyable.

Just because something is fun doesn’t mean it has to be a huge source of expense. …


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This old favorite is making new waves

I took advantage of Call of Duty: Warzone’s most recent double weapon XP weekend to acquire and level-up the CR-56 AMAX assault rifle, managing to max it out at level 68 over the past couple of days. With the scourge of the DMR-14 and game-breaking infinite stim glitches gone, it is refreshing to branch into other weapons and explore the many options that are once again competitive contenders for the optimal build.


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Jump into Verdansk and try some new weapons without the shadow of the DMR-14 looming over you


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Through shared progression in its Battle Pass and weapon leveling systems, Call of Duty is creating new standards in live service gaming

Call of Duty has been a household franchise for many gamers ever since its first days on the base Xbox and PS2 console systems. Its growth continues year after the year as the franchise continues to attract a growing player base across its growing catalog of titles and sequels.

For years now, Activision-Blizzard has piloted the ever-growing Call of Duty franchise at a breakneck-pace, releasing a new version of the game each year through several different design studios: Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Infinity Ward, and Treyarch. …


Building wealth one penny at a time. Here are five ways to get the most out of your investments.

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Wealth is built one penny at a time. Our principal investments, when given time, will compound and earn us even more money. As a young professional in the workforce, I’m working harder than ever to aggressively build my investment portfolio, savings, and retirement accounts so I can retire early and secure my family’s financial future.

Here are some powerful ways to make every penny count when building your investment strategy:

Split the Difference

The real way to build wealth is to save or invest your money. That means spending less money than you earn post-tax on a regular basis. …


This Dividend Income Stock Provides plenty of upside for growth and an enticing dividend.

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Pfizer stock is a great buy this week, and with additional purchases of the stock this month, it will represent a larger part of my dividend-generating stock portfolio. There are four main reasons why I’m excited to be buying more Pfizer stock.

Drew Cordell

Published science fiction author, life-long gamer, young IT professional. Check out my books at drewcordell.com

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