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Moving the right pawn — Building Empires interview with Michael Goldstein
The Huffington Post
What does it take to build a massive empire from scratch? You are about to find out! I recently had a sit down with entrepreneur extraordinaire Michael Goldstein. Michael has systematically built his business, Empire Loan, over the past 30 years, and today it is, by far, the most successful pawn brokerage in New England. Michael is a third generation pawn broker, having learned the trade from his dad and his grandfather, while working at their family pawn shop in the Bronx, New York. Today, Empire Loan, a company founded by Michael, has 8 stores (plus one store that specifically sells guitars) and 50 employees, and generates $9M a year in revenue. Building a successful empire is much like winning at chess, it takes strategy, experience, and the ability to consistently move the right pawn.
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New regulations would require Norristown, Pennsylvania, pawnbrokers, precious metals dealers to adopt electronic inventory system
The Times Herald
Petty thieves and break-in artists operating in the Norristown, Pennsylvania, area may soon have a difficult time pawning their ill-gotten gains to make a profit. Norristown council will hold a public hearing on a proposed pawnbrokers ordinance that requires licensing for pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals and makes them accountable for reporting the purchased items and photographing the sellers' identification.
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Gold retreats on strong dollar after US data
Reuters
Gold prices fell, heading for a third day of losses, as the dollar extended gains versus the euro after U.S. economic data. Recent data showed U.S. private employers added 212,000 jobs in February, while January's private payrolls were revised upwards to 250,000.
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Police share tips on preventing burglary
Kokomo Tribune
Roberto Santos, district manager of Worldwide Jewelry & Pawn in Kokomo, Indiana, said when someone comes into his store to sell something, workers photograph each of the items and require the seller to prove it's his or her property. They also require fingerprints and a photo of the seller be taken. Santos said, as a member of the Indiana Pawnbrokers Association, he has always kept extensive records.
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New Jersey pawnshop owner admits evading taxes
MyCentralJersey.com
A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man, who owns and operates a pawn shop and jewelry business in the township, admitted concealing more than $340,000 in taxable income from the IRS, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said in a statement. Mehran "David" Balazadeh, 53, a local resident, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court to one count of tax evasion for failing to report income received from his business, Carpet and Futon Gallery of NJ LLC, also known as "More Cash 4 Gold LLC" and other sources.
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What it's like to go without complaining for a month
Fast Company
For the month of February, Leah Shapiro had one goal: no complaining. "I think I just wanted to be more self-aware and mindful of what I was putting out there," she says. Shapiro and more than 1,000 other people signed up for the Complaint Restraint project, established by Thierry Blancpain and Pieter Pelgrims. The goal? Creating a more positive life by eliminating negative statements. "There's no secret sauce," the website says. "Simply stop complaining." But is it that easy? What's so bad about complaining, anyway?
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Don't fall for these 12 mental money traps
Entrepreneur
Most of us were brought up poor or in the middle class — and then continue the rest of our lives plagued by the thoughts, ideas and actions of the poor and the middle class. … No one would deny that the wealthy think and operate differently regarding money, wealth, finances and investing. Here are some common mental money traps.
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