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The Golden Rule at work really works!
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Written by Chris Raymond   
Tuesday, 28 March 2006
Craig Newmark, the majordomo of the very popular classifeds website, craigslist, described his "secret sauce for the site's success in an interview in Costco Connection, the magazine for Costco members. (With all the stuff Costco has, who knew they would have a magazine too??) Turns out Craig is a Costco member. And a basic values kind of guy too.

His site gets 6.5 million -- million -- posts per month and has recorded up to 700 hits per second. It is localized to 190 cities in 35 countries. And, not confirmed or denied by Craig, the site pulls in about $7-10 million a year. Yeah, sounds successful to me.

So of course, Costco readers must know, what is the key to Craig's success?

Your infinite checking account
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Written by Mario Tosto   
Sunday, 26 March 2006

What if there was a checking account in your name, with a ton of money in it – but you didn't know it existed? What good would it do you? You couldn’t write checks on it. You'd have to get by on what you thought you had – which might not be enough (is it ever enough?)

Unclaimed money happens – a lot.  So much that there’s a National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), a nonprofit organization whose business it is to connect unclaimed property with their owners. Those unknown checking accounts are part of over $35 BILLION in money and property held by U.S. federal and state government agencies, Canada and others.

Even so, most of us aren’t in those databases. So we have to get by on limited funds, right?

Not necessarily.

Working from home
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Written by Kim Proctor   
Tuesday, 07 March 2006

Working from home 

Having an in-home office is quite nice. I always wondered if I'd feel lonely or bored sometimes with no one to talk to but that hasn't been the case.

I suppose at first, I did IM (instant message) more to stay connected with friends and old co-workers but I adapted quite well. I think I loved the flexibility. I can work for a bit, read, go run an errand, meet a client, come back, cook dinner, check email in any order. That is really nice. I don't always flex-time as much as I could, but the option is there and that is nice.

Plus I have to say having 2 cats in your home office is awesome.
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