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Invest $16,000 by 26.  Millionaire by 65.

Invest $16,000 by 26. Millionaire by 65.

An example of working smarter, not harder.  In a recent Dave Ramsey financial class I took, he enlightened me (and I can't get this out of my mind for some reason) with the story of Ben and Arthur.

Ben and Arthur were friends who grew up together. They both knew that they needed to start thinking about the future. At age 19, Ben decided to invest $2,000 every year for eight years. He picked investment funds that averaged a 12% interest rate. Then, at age 26, Ben stopped putting money into his investments. So he put a total of $16,000 into his investment funds.

Now Arthur didnít start investing until age 27. Just like Ben, he put $2,000 into his investment funds every year until he turned 65. He got the same 12% interest rate as Ben, but he invested 23 more years than Ben did. So Arthur invested a total of $78,000 over 39 years.

When both Ben and Arthur turned 65, they decided to compare their investment accounts. Who do you think had more? Ben, with his total of $16,000 invested over eight years, or Arthur, who invested $78,000 over 39 years?

Believe it or not, Ben came out ahead Ö $700,000 ahead! Arthur had a total of $1,532,166, while Ben had a total of $2,288,996. How did he do it? Starting early is the key. He put in less money but started eight years earlier. Thatís compound interest for you! It turns $16,000 into almost $2.3 million! Since Ben invested earlier, the interest kicked in sooner.


Ignore grammar rules at your own peril

Ignore grammar rules at your own peril

In a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal, Mark Goldblatt writes, "Grammar may not seem like a big deal if you're composing a text message, or updated your Facebook status, or Tweeting about what you've just had for lunch . . . your reader is someone who likes you . . your college professor may or may not like you."  Does grammar matter in college?  Yes it does, it really does.  Your grade depends on it.   You should have learned grammar rules a long time ago, but maybe you were absent that semester or looking out the window at the raindrops . . whatever the case, TweakMyPaper can help you, not only improve your grades, but to learn where your common grammar mistakes are . . you might have a pattern that once identified you will be able to correct yourself.  Our editors send you two files, one is a redline version showing our suggested changes and the 2nd is the final version with the edits implemented.  The reason for this is so that you can learn what mistakes were corrected, and hopefully, correct these same types of mistakes in future papers.  Read the full article at 
My Promise - The Trust Brand

My Promise - The Trust Brand

A recent blog post from Seth Godin about the The trust brand really hit home, as a company I hired to handle my social media recently made me feel like a fool and violated my trust.

Seth's blog said, Dave Ramsey was telling a small business person how he'd built his media empire. The guy interrupted, "well, sure, that's fine for you, because you have a trust brand."

A trust brand?

What other kinds of brands are there?

Perhaps your brand stands for cheap or convenient. Sure, you can win with that for a while, at least until someone gets a little cheaper or the internet gets a little closer. For the rest of us, though, there's only one option, isn't there?

When you have a choice in what to buy, you will first and foremost (and second and third in fact) base your choice on a simple question, "who do I trust to keep the promise that the marketers are making?"

The fact is, people will soon forget if they overpaid for something. They will probably never (ever!) forget if you violated their trust.

The fascinating thing: even though most everyone shakes their head in agreement on this topic, they get stuck answering the question, "how have you regularly overinvested and prioritized being the most trustworthy organization/individual in your industry?" Being just like the others and doing your job doesn't get you to this level.

It doesn't matter if you work for a search engine, run a plumbing service or organize a conference. If I've come to know you and trust you and then you turn your back on me, abandon me and make me feel like a fool for trusting you, I won't be back anytime soon.

I promise, that TweakMyWords and all of our subsidiaries will never violate your trust and make you feel like a fool for choosing us to edit your papers.  Each editor is committed to providing timely, thorough edits.  You deserve that, as my company deserved that in our dealings with this social media marketing company.

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University of Iowa TweakMyPaper Prize Wheel coming to campus

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Honor Code Compliant

Honor Code Compliant

Tweak My Paper meets the honor codes of universities and colleges across the country.  At Tweak My Paper, our professional network of editors do not write the paper for you.  They also do not change the substance of your ideas - and this is what's key to meeting honor code compliancy.  Our editors proofread the paper and using Word Track Changes highlight for you all of their suggested changes in grammar, punctuation, tense of verbs, flow, etc.  Then the editors use Comments to denote areas that the author may want to consider in their rewrite.  An example of this might be a comment that says that between these two paragraphs you need to create a transition sentence or paragraph. Or another example might be a comment that says this paragraph is incomprehensible as written - try again using less words with a clearer purpose.  At this point the editor saves this draft of the paper as a redline version.  In the redline version you can see the suggested changes and comments.  Then the editor incorporates all of the suggested changes and saves the document as Final version.  In the final version, the proofreading edits have been made but the comments remain.  Our clients receive both the redline version, to see the suggested edits, and the final version, with the suggested edits made along with the comments.   Our clients then decide how to proceed with the comments submitted by the editor and implement them if they choose, or delete them if they do not.  

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Client Testimonial

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