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    March 13, 2017

    Deductr

    At the birth of this nation Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” There are many who would suggest death to be the less painful of the t... Read more ›

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    March 6, 2017

    Taxes and the Independent Distributor

    Tax time comes every year.  Every year I seem surprised that I have to get my taxes in order.  I work as an independent contractor. One of the best parts of being an independent contractor is the ability to write off the cost of running my small business. If you are just getting started, the key element is ... Read more ›

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    February 28, 2017

    5 TIPS TO STOP PROCRASTINATING

    Procrastination is when you know what you want to do, but can’t seem to do it. The most common advice you hear when you ask about how to deal with it is “Stop procrastinating, just get started.” But this advice is for robots who never really had the problem to begin with. How can we mere humans get over... Read more ›

  • Cocoons

    February 20, 2017

    Overcoming Resistance to Change

    Change is uncomfortable and scary for most people. We tend to crave what is familiar; what’s safe, stable, and known. People sometimes even fear change that would clearly improve their situation in life or standard of living. Examples might include people who stay in abusive relationships, ex-convicts who c... Read more ›

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    February 15, 2017

    Change your assumptions, change your life

    How basic assumptions impact our ability to change

    At this point—a month and a half into the new year—many of us have abandoned our New Year’s resolutions—exercise regularly, make ten sales calls a day, eat healthy. Our New Year’s resolutions are typically all great ideas. Why is it so hard to change our behavior? To create a change in our lives we ... Read more ›

  • Washington, DC, USA - March 25, 2016: United States Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, DC

    December 20, 2016

    Vemma settles with the FTC

    On December 15th 2016, Vemma and the FTC reached a settlement. The settlement contains no admission of fault or any finding that Vemma operated unlawfully or operated as a pyramid scheme and it “imposes a $238 million judgement that will be partially suspended upon payment of $470,136 and the surrender of c... Read more ›

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    November 28, 2016

    The Straight Facts on Stacking

    There are certain compensation strategy problems that we see play out again and again around the industry. Stacking is one of them. It is the bane of level commissions and it can cripple an organization—distributors who stack take away more money than the compensation plan is designed to pay them, hurting n... Read more ›