There is no question that the introduction and use of computers has completely changed the way people live their lives. In comparison to the slow, monotonous, and personality driven culture of the 1950s, the changes experienced by the public in the last two decades of the 20th century are mindboggling. The incredibly rapid advancement of technology has allowed a complete revamping of business...read more
When it comes down to cost and convenience, is it better to rent or to buy a home? The answer is that it varies depending on your situation and financial prospects, but, when possible, it is almost always better to own a home than to rent property. Renting may seem like quite a deal as you do get access to a number of amenities at most rental properties and rent never seems like much but it is...read more
With airlines increasing fares and adding on fees for everything from in-flight meals to extra baggage, finding the cheapest airfare can seem like a daunting task. Even as costs continue to rise, it is possible to find relatively inexpensive airfare by keeping a few things in mind.
First, remember that airline prices vary by the time of the year, day of the week, and upcoming...
Once upon a time, printing was done on giant printing presses. These printers worked by pressing ink onto a piece of cloth or paper, and applying enough pressure to transfer the ink. About 3600 pages per day could be printed on a printing press, which was an extremely significant increase over traditional hand printing (about 40 pages per day). Even still, using a printing press was not easy...read more
Satellite TV service has gained in popularity over the past couple of decades. While it used to be primarily used by those living in rural areas, because they did not have access to cable television, it is now common to find satellite dishes on the roofs of homes everywhere, both urban and rural.
In order to subscribe to satellite TV service, a customer must purchase or rent a...
Everyone likes free. Admit it, you like free, your grandma likes free, everyone like things that are free, and that includes free online video games. Video games do not have to be expensive investments that require complicated hardware and take days to beat. You can also just enjoy small games made by independent developers on your computer at any given time. Not all of these games are free...read more
There are many reasons that an individual may have a poor credit score, such as a recent divorce, bankruptcy or overwhelming bills. Regardless of the cause, a proactive approach to improving a credit score will have the most effect. Even with a credit history that is well below the average, it is possible to achieve a higher score and additional financial opportunities through practical...read more
It can be rough working off weight through diet and exercise. Not everything about weight loss is immediately clear and a lot of information and resources are just not readily availabl. This is where Weight Watchers comes in and offers special diets and exercises to help people lose weight. Weight Watchers is, no matter what negative press they receive, actually a very effective program that...read more
You've seen the signs on the backs of buses, heard the commercials, and seen the billboards, but have you ever really, honestly considered car donation?
The personal and financial benefits of donating your car to an organization can be great, but beyond that, you are doing a great service to your community when you choose to donate your car instead of scrap it or sell it yourself....
Keeping the bills paid, rent covered, and food on the table can be difficult even in the best of times when employed, let alone when unemployed. Money becomes tight and saving accounts quickly become drained. It is important to not become discouraged when unemployed, but after receiving no calls back from employers and facing rejection time and time again, it can be difficult to keep going....read more
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes redness and irritation to the skin, often resulting in flaky, scale-like silver-white patches on the skin. It most commonly shows up for the first time in individuals between the ages of 15 and 35, though it can be seen at anytime. The area of skin affected by psoriasis rash is usually the knees and elbows, but it can be found anywhere on the body,...read more
A 401k is essentially your money and it is perfectly legal to borrow against your own 401k plan, but what are the pros and cons? On the side of the cons, you are borrowing money from yourself and you still must pay fees and interests, you may end up paying tax twice on your money, and you must establish a repayment plan that will come out of your current pay in order to pay back the loan. It...read more