Kiva Lending: Supporting Entrepreneurs

Here and at PurelyCoffeeBeans.com, I’ve been supporting lending to individuals involved in coffee through Kiva. Today I received a timely newsletter that reminded me I had extra credit to lend, so I chose to lend to this lady and her friend/partner in coffee (even though I was only backfilling the loan). It’s nice to be able to express… Read More »

Would you sell your gold jewelry? Or should you wait?

You probably know that there is a limited amount of gold in the world, with bits being discovered here and there, especially during the Gold Rushes. However, gold is costly to mine these days. Recently frothy prices for gold have encouraged owners of old jewelry to profit by selling their gold. It’s vital if you are considering to… Read More »

Needing a little inspiration!

I’ve become a fan of Pat Flynn’s podcast at SmartPassiveIncome.com. So I thought I’d write him a letter as a way of finding I hope a little inspiration! Dear Pat, Been listening to your podcast and reading your website. I’m in a bit of a quandary… let me explain. I built two popular websites but each in turn… Read More »

Interested in a little hosting?

Would you like to share your travels? Perhaps you’d like to keep in touch with friends or family? Ever thought of starting your own little business online? A WordPress-based site is an easy to use tool that can help you share your ideas, photographs, and products, whether you’re setting up a simple blog or a website. Let me… Read More »

Stock investment strategies: Can they make a difference?

Following The Stock Market Timeline Through The Great Recession The past twelve years have made successful stock trading difficult and many stock investing strategies obsolete for most people: a quick look at the chart of the Dow Jones from 1998~2010 reveals only part of the reason why. Let’s face it: It’s been a Roller Coaster Ride for most… Read More »

Leasing Commercial Office and Retail Space for the Budding Entrepreneur

There is a lot of opportunity in investing right now, especially since we’re at the beginning of an upturn in the economy. So, if you are setting up your new business, you will undoubtedly need to lease space, whether you’re opening a retail space or office. It’s just so much more commercially viable if you can plough your… Read More »

Investing in the Stockmarket since 1998: My real returns are -$2,962 – 20:20 Hindsight Series

This series of posts will look at my purchasing mistakes I made for the limited amount of trading that I have actually. I will look at the entire record, and try to thrash out what lessons there are for investors. Now bearing in mind that I have traded since 1998 online, I will struggle to remember my actual… Read More »

Paypal is getting expensive: But what are the alternatives?

The real beef with Paypal is that fees keep going up. The typical fees are now approaching !0% by my reckoning, and my in some cases exceed 10%. Please can someone else verify this. If you have a sale @ $100, then you have to pay 4.4%+30cents. So that is 4.7%. Now if you convert that to NTD,… Read More »

How Are After Market Stock Prices Influenced?

Available To Everyone You can view and trade after market stock prices shortly after the market closes until quite late or you can start earlier than the market opens. However, there are a few things you should know first. You are, as a public investor, capable of trading on these networks if you know how. There are different… Read More »