creating wealth

standard Stuff You Should Stop Doing After 40

While we’re strong proponents for maintaining youth as long as possible, we also favor giving up stupidity at the earliest opportunity. Certain activities that were swank in college probably aren’t now. If you’re not picking up what we’re putting down, let’s get specific. By the time you’ve been on the planet four decades, it’s not so swank to do:

Jell-O shots – If you have no idea what this is, congratulations.
Karaoke after Jell-O shots – Okay, pretty much anything involving Jell-O shots should have gone the way of the dinosaur by now.
Karoake – Sure, it’s funny at first but at what cost? Dignity?
Karaoke after midnight – Okay, pretty much anything involving karaoke is out after 40.
Breaking a plank with your head, hand, foot, elbow, butt, or any other body …

standard 4 Ways to Produce Income (Which Do You Prefer?)

We’ve always been of the opinion that the swankiest lifestyle of all is the one that allows you to work less and earn more. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But to those lucky few who have set up shop in the land of passive cash flow via income property investments, it’s a reality. There are essentially four ways to produce income in this world (leaving out the trust fund kids and welfare recipients). Let’s take a look at each and decide which path a real swankster chooses.
Employee (Time = Money)
There’s no shame in working for an hourly wage. You’re in good company with the majority of the population. The only problem is that your wealth is limited by the number of hours in a day. You might …

standard A Short History of Luxury

<a rel="attachment wp-att-674" href="http://swanklife.com/blog/swankette-sisters-set-to-challenge-tempe12-dominance/attachment/2617276183_7292a9cbec_m/"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-674" src="http://swanklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/5327868244_a9a8e1b85d_m.jpg" alt="" width="159" height="240" /></a>Swanky people recognize and appreciate the better things in life. We like luxury goods as a matter of course: cars, yachts, private jets that leave a carbon footprint the size of <a href="http://www.algore.com/" target="_blank">Al Gore’s</a> expanding waistline. When it comes to spending the wealth we create, it’s all about keeping our hard-earned (or sometimes passively earned) income in circulation. That’s the patriotic thing to do. And don’t forget about Uncle Sam’s affinity for a little thing he calls a “luxury tax.”
But not everyone has been wealthy all along. Some are just beginning to realize the fruits of their labor and for those people, the newly swank, we offer the following primer on how to recognize the better things in life. In short, know your luxury goods!

standard The Swankonomics of Wealth

Is it moral to be wealthy? Abso-freaking-lutely. In fact, given the financial opportunities that still exist in America today, despite our political and economic leaders best attempts to eradicate, there’s no better place on earth to start from nowhere and get really stinkin’ rich. So what are Swankonomics™? These are the principles Jake Swank lives by. Why pay attention to him? Well, he has a swanky penthouse a stone’s throw from the Arizona State university campus for one.