Business owners, investors and entrepreneurs will parrot the saying until the end of time: “You have to spend money to make money.” Counterintuitive, perhaps, when it first hits the ears, but it is one of the few steadfast truisms of commerce, when done right. Businesses aren’t the only beneficiaries of this stream of logic. Individuals have countless options to strategically allocate their spending to see impressive returns. And no, I’m not talking about stock options.
I’m talking about you, yourself, and your skills. You are, after all, your most valuable asset. Invest correctly in yourself and you’ll experience the most sustainable, risk-free gain of any expense you’ve ever incurred. Read the rest of this entry »