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    There’s No Such Thing as Passive Income

    Well, technically there is… but NOT how it’s defined by online salespeople.  What is passive income? From BusinessDictonary.com: “Earnings from rent, limited partnership, or other sources of income (in which the earner does not take an active part), not including salary, wage, interest, or capital gain. Also called unearned income, passive income can be written off against passive losses.” There is a section of the U.S. tax code dedicated to passive income as it’s defined above. It’s this. In other words: Passive income IS NOT ebooks, info products, webinars, courses, downloads, workbooks, etc. that sell “in your sleep.” That isn’t passive income. See the official definition above, whereby the earner does…

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    A True Passion Project: Introducing The Zero-Waste Pet

    A long time ago… I’m not even sure how long anymore… I started to research zero-waste living. Zero waste: Whereby you, as a consumer, produce no trash that goes to the landfill. Instead, you recycle, upcycle, compost, etc. to keep your junk out of the landfill. I’ve been interested in eco-responsible living since elementary school–way back when we had to sort all our recyclables by material then by color, then drive it across town to drop off in sorted bins. But, the thing with zero-waste living is that there’s a huge gap in the research. There is almost nothing out there about how to live a zero-waste lifestyle as a…