Instead of following a career path filled with time sheets and supervisors, they've decided to create their own stream of income. These couples are committed to each other and they are living proof that two heads are better than one in love and in business.
Warren Buffet is one of the world's wealthiest men, but spends like a struggling middle class professional. Although we can't all be worth billions, we can all learn from his example of spending less than he earns.
It's typically true that when a startup launches, they hit the ground running. More often than not, the rush to expand as quickly as possible can distract entrepreneurs from properly managing the necessities.
'People thought we were crazy to do this; they kept telling us that people didn’t have disposable income during a recession. But what we knew was that alcohol, movies and make-up don’t suffer during bad times.'
It's not easy to overcome these blind spots -- it will take many, many hours of honest self-reflection and willingness to receive feedback from friends, family and colleagues. But it will make all the difference in your legacy.
It is ironic that Romney/Ryan are so emphatic about businesses not needing government help when the one area of government they want to grow is the one with the most contracts with business -- the defense budget.