1998: My First Year in Stocks: Batch 1

1998 was my first time to buy real stocks, and how exciting it was! I’d tune into CNBC Power Lunch night after night, read up on the latest theories, visit MotleyFool, and read quite a few tomes, cover to cover. Now, I thought, who’d want to do any ‘paper trading’ when you can buy the real things? Mmm,… Read More »

Advertising: Is NewsMax just a scam? or is it legit?

I ended up on a NewsMax website widget, clicked through to the stories and found out that it was for advertisement. I t then tried to remote load some png image from a third-party site. What was worse: the video instant played, so then I tried to click on the category tags above, only to find that each… Read More »

3 Benefits of Using an E-commerce Service for Your Small Business

Owning and operating a small business can be stressful. If you’d like to take your business online, but aren’t sure where to begin, it may be time to consider an e-commerce service. These providers help you set up a storefront, manage your inventory, and communicate with your customers — all from one easy-to-use interface.   Let’s take a… Read More »

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 »