Paying $130K to Risk Death on Mt. Everest

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, General Personal Finance, Life|Tags: |

Most people take a vacation when they just can’t take it anymore. Sometimes, vacation is a way for people to decompress emotionally from the stresses of work. The idyllic image that comes to the mind for most people when they hear the word, “vacation,” is of someone lounging on a beach with sunglasses. Still, other people see a vacation as

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People Are Stealing Beehives Because of Almond Trees

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life|

Did you know that honeybees die after stinging you? They can’t retract their stinger, so it basically tears itself apart and disembowels itself after stinging you. Why the pleasant factoid? I know people with side hustles, like brewing craft beers or making their own home apiaries — people who breed their own bees to develop their own brands of honey

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Sales Prices Aren’t Final – Negotiation Skills Are Important

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life|

I have experienced two citywide blackouts in New York City. It puts people on edge, makes them afraid, and desperate. When they go to the local store, what happens? The tenets of conducting fair business go out of the window. Storekeepers make up prices as they go along, raising prices as much as they want, treating regular patrons, people they

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Why One Day Gas Station Boycotts Won’t Influence Prices In Your Favor

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Life, Personal Finance Tips|

I’m from New York City, where people have paradoxical, near non-sensical relationships with cars. There are about 9 million inhabitants, and it seems like every person has two cars. The city has rush hour traffic jams that turn the streets into parking lots. Every car owner seems also to leave their car at home during working hours to take public

How Much Money Is Rich?

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Economics / Politics, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

When I was a kid in the 1980s, a common trope in movie and TV plots was the struggling, average person falling into riches. Like the 1983 comedy Trading Places, featuring Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd. A group of bored billionaires secretly conspire to make a poor street hustler and a wealthy banker, Murphy and Ackroyd respectively, switch lives and

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Shipping Container Homes Offer Financial Advantages to Struggling Homeowners

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|

Affordable housing remains a concern in virtually every community across the country. Individuals and families clearly need places to live, but shelling out enough cash to purchase a home, on top of purchasing groceries, paying for utilities, and all the other expenses associated with homeownership can cause all sorts of financial problems and stress. Even among renters, finding an affordable

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