Tag Archives: buying

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 »

Kids Stock Market Education Can Be Fun?

Start Kids Young Kids stock market education should be taught, beginning at an early age. The stock market may seem too advanced for your young one. But as with anything, the younger your start the better you become. You will know whats appropriate for your child. His age and understanding will pay an important factor in determining this.… Read More »

Dow Jones Stocks: The DJIA tips, stocks and profiles

The Dow Jones Stocks are one of the most quoted indexes in the world, and are often used as a barometer of not just the US economy, but to an increasingly large extent the world economy. But the Dow Jones wasn’t always this important. Dow’s Early Start The origins of the Dow Jones Industrial Average were at the… Read More »

Christmas Shopping: Don’t just focus on the price, focus on the play value

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s getting tough in this economic environment to justify spending a lot of money on anything other than the essentials: rent, food, fuel and clothes. With Christmas just a short month of shopping days left, parents everywhere are scratching their heads wondering what gifts are affordable and desirable for their kids. One… Read More »

When buying digital cameras, don’t skimp on the price!

I’ve been the owner of three different models of digital camera over the years. My first camera was a disaster: the pictures were fuzzy and low quality. In fact, the only way to get decent pictures was to resize them to a very small size. In fact, the photographs are actually quite reminiscent of photographs taken by an… Read More »

Upgrading vs. buying new: Bring a new lease of life to your PC experience

I remember buying my first portable pc by TwinHead. It was a 386 pc with about 16MB of RAM, and 80 MB hard disk. Yes, MB, not GB. Nowadays, I’m using two PCs (both of which are or were secondhand at one time) at home: one with 2 hard disks topping out at 160GB, 768MB of RAM; and… Read More »

That’s $900 off! Twisting Language in the Stores of America

Have you ever looked at advertisements carefully? Next time you do… look carefully at the wording, and how they twist common words and phrases that play with your ideas. Amazon is by no means unique in this respect. Let’s take a classic example: You’ll notice in the ad how we are encouraged to ‘save money’. That’s a great… Read More »

Buying a house: saving for the deposit? It does have advantages…!

With the advent of 100%+ mortgages, borrowers these days find it easy to borrow the money they need to buy the house they want. It didn’t always use to be that way. In fact, up until the recent credit boom, borrowers were required to pay a deposit on the house from their own savings. In fact, in Taiwan,… Read More »

Tri-Cities Real Estate: buying and selling great houses

In early April, Colleen Lane contacted me and asked to me to review the Tri-Cities Real Estate website, which you can see at the top of the blog, and in the sidebar. After visiting such a beautifully crafted website, rich in visual media, careful coloring, and pleasing welcome page, I have to say that this website is perhaps… Read More »