Venture Capital Fuels Our Modern Connected World

Let’s face it, at times the specifics behind a successful growing business can be boring. Not many people are excited about watching a business slowly build its way up year after year until it has a dominating presence in its industry. Granted, looking back on the stories of slow growing businesses  can be entertaining, but who wants to pay attention [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Business, Finance, Online Income|4 Comments

Which Leader Is Worth More? Jamie Dimon vs. Clayton Kershaw

Some of the most interesting baseball and life observations were made by Yankee Hall of Fame Catcher, Yogi Berra. A few of Yogi’s more memorable quotes are: “When you get to a fork in the road, take it.” “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” “You wouldn’t have won if we had beaten you.” Yes, Yogi is [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Current Events, Finance, Sport|1 Comment

Why You Should Start Saving For Christmas Now

We’ve all done it before. Putting something off until last minute and paid the price for it. Figuring out you were ill prepared for something can be a real bummer, especially when it has to deal with the holidays. It is a time for cheer, family bonding, and the gift of giving. If you aren’t prepared for it though you [...]

By |January 20th, 2014|Culture, Finance|21 Comments

Counterfeit Goods Holding Our Well-being Hostage

Cheaper Goods, But At What Cost? The counterfeiting industry is a growing issue that effects human society on a global scale. It has managed to weave its way into almost every industry and continues to thrive, putting our safety and best interests in jeopardy. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimated that in only one year, counterfeited products rake [...]

By |January 10th, 2014|Business, Culture, Finance|1 Comment

Strong Private Sector Job Growth Moves Dollar

A strong private ADP National Employment Report for December indicates more good news from US employers, workers and the economy. The report, which does not include public sector data that is included in December’s non-farm payroll report from the Department of Labor, indicates 238,000 new jobs created in December. Additionally, the November report was revised from 215,000, as initially reported, [...]

By |January 8th, 2014|Finance|Comments Off on Strong Private Sector Job Growth Moves Dollar

The Sinking Canadian Dollar: The Tip of The Iceberg?

The Canadian dollar, also known as the Loonie, slumped on Tuesday after a host of disappointing economic data was released. The sinking Loonie is the continuation of an ongoing trend that could indicate further losses in upcoming months. The current data may be just the tip of the iceberg for the struggling Canadian dollar. Meanwhile, the strengthening dollar could get [...]

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USD Poised to Gain Versus Yen In 2014

Japan’s Nikkei closed 2013 with its strongest annual performance in six years. The Japanese stock market posted remarkable gains of 40 percent in 2013. The country’s jobless rate is an enviable 3.8 percent and, under the guidance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan is once again drawing interest from foreign investors for the first time in two decades. Yet, the [...]

By |January 5th, 2014|Finance|Comments Off on USD Poised to Gain Versus Yen In 2014

Time To Burst The Help To Buy Bubble

The UK’s Help To Buy mortgage scheme has sparked a strong housing recovery, improved construction, lifted the housing supply industry and contributed broadly to the UK’s economic recovery. Despite these positive aspects, the scheme has sparked controversy inside the banking community and in government where Vince Cable, the UK Business Secretary, has a very different view of the program than [...]

By |January 4th, 2014|Finance, Politics|1 Comment