Friday, November 28, 2014

Diversify Your Portfolio by Investing in India



Taj Mahal in India
India has been one of the hot stock markets during the past year and could remain a good place to invest some of your money and diversify your portfolio. Known as one of the BRIC countries, India has one of the largest economies in the world and an up and coming consumer class with growing GDP.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Investing in Algae as the Next Alternative Fuel



jet fuel made from algae
Jet fuel from algae / Honeywell
In the mid 1970s during the oil embargo, the United States decided to bump up its efforts to find alternative energy sources including oil shale. But as soon as the oil embargo ended, Americans were right back to using oil and the idea of alternative fuel sources faded into the background. What will be the next alternative fuel source.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer Job Ideas for Teenagers

Amusement park
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Getting a summer job is one of the best ways for teenagers to earn money, gain work experience and learn job skills at a young age. And a summer job can also lead to a full time job during the school year and beyond. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Team Leader at Work


Team leader
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A team leader might be an owner, manager or coworker and is someone that every job or company needs.  A team leader is someone to look to for help without being talked down to or ignored. You can follow these steps and be that team leader every successful company needs. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New iPhone Accessories and Gadgets for 2014



iPhone
Photo by Sean MacEntee

There are some needed accessories and fun gadgets for the iPhone in 2014. Needed accessories like the lighting adapter and portable chargers. And fun gadgets that can turn your iPhone into a zoom lens camera, a microscope, a wind meter and even a breathalyzer.

Top 5 Budget Laptops for 2014



laptop computer
Photo by Intel

Your computer just crashed and you do not have a great deal of money to spend. There are really some good budget laptops out this year. You can find laptops with 4 to 6 GB RAM and hard drive space between 500 MB and 1 TB for under $700.

Is It Better to Rent or Buy a House?

For Rent sign


In the current economy, it is cheaper to buy a house in the long run than it is to rent a home. In fact, at this time, it is 39% cheaper to buy a house than rent. But that can change when interest rates rise. Home prices are getting close to and in some cities at all-time highs and rental prices are also at all time highs. Is it better to rent or buy a house?