Alpha Consumer

September 2013


Eminem: Money Lessons From the Rapper

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Eminem has built a career rapping about where he came from – the hardscrabble world of Detroit. His lyrics paint a vivid picture of trying to make it in a world where everything seems to work against you. The cover of his upcoming album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, features an image of his boarded-up ...

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How to Stop Overspending

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Alison Singh Gee’s memoir, “Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home,” begins in Hong Kong, where Gee is living luxuriously as an expat journalist. She doesn’t think twice about spending money on fancy artwork, pricey dinners or designer shoes, and that’s partly because ...

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Want to Earn More? Learn to Promote Yourself

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In Dan Schawbel’s new book, “Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success,” he argues there’s only one way to have job security today: Make yourself invaluable. “Your goal is to make your manager’s life easier… your manager’s career comes first. If they’re successful, if they depend on you to ...

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