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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Could You be a Medical Guinea Pig for Quick $?

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Life|Tags: |

I am a coward. Wait. Perhaps I should provide some context in reference to my cowardly act. Recently, I found myself in need of money. I needed like $1,700 quickly. Like most people, I have a mortgage, various insurance payments, food bills, car expenses, and so on. It's amazing how you can get paid, pay a few bills, and then

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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Beginner’s Buyer Guide to Antique Rugs – Worthy Investment?

By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: General Personal Finance, Life|Tags: |

I have had an interest in antique rugs for some time, but I can’t clearly explain why. When I go to the office of a professional businessperson, I notice that antique rugs are prominently displayed. Or, when I watch, “Billions,” I see some character has one in their home. Antique rugs are status symbols and works of art to invest

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Establishments Offering Memorial Day Discounts to Military Members

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Life|

I think that we all lose sight of what Memorial Day really means. We don’t truly appreciate what it means or why we celebrate it. Wait. I won’t project, so, I will speak for myself. For far too many years, I have treated Memorial Day like it was any other holiday. A long, three-day weekend holiday to relax, grill out,

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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