Women’s Empowerment Wednesday

WPW1Recently, I was asked to participate in “Women Empowerment Wednesday” in order to show solidarity with other female writers and bloggers I admire.  And after yesterday’s post about women tearing each other down, I was more than happy to oblige.  You know, GIRL POWER and all of that.  So, in order to honor the female bloggers that I know and love, I’m totally going to highlight a few of them and try to embarrass them a little.  Shall we begin? [Read more...]

Should All Moms be Stay-at-Home Moms?

cleaverA couple of months ago, I wrote about why I’m not a stay-at-home mom.  And believe me, it wasn’t all that controversial.  I basically just outlined the reasons that I have chosen to work despite the fact that I have kids.  If you want to read that post, you can find it here:

The Daycare Dilemma: What I’m Not a Stay-at-Home Mom

Anyways, I recently got a comment on this post that was so ridiculous that I thought it deserved its own blog post.  Let’s begin, shall we?  This is what I woke up to on Saturday morning: [Read more...]

The Point of Sale System – Savings vs. Cost

cash registerIf you are currently the owner of a retail store, you may be wondering whether a point-of-sale system will benefit your business. A retail store that implements a point of sale system should realize an increase in profit of around 10 percent, but why? Most commonly, the increased profits are due to the many benefits of a point-of-sale system. A decrease in theft, for example, is one common benefits of implementing a point-of-sale system since it makes it more difficult for employees to steal inventory. [Read more...]

How Driving a Motorcycle Could Save You Money

motorcycleIf you’re like most savvy consumers, you’re always on the hunt for ways to lower your regular household bills. If you drive, your car may be one of the most significant expenses to consider. Even if you find a great deal on a cheap used vehicle, you’ll still need to think about the cost of fuel, insurance, tax, and maintenance. If you’ve purchased a brand new car, you might need to throw regular monthly car payments in there too. One potential way to save some cash is to drive a motorcycle instead of a car. Although a motorcycle is often seen as a novelty vehicle, it can actually be a cost-effective option for the daily commute or running errands around town. [Read more...]

Valuing Stocks and the Efficient Market Hypothesis

stock marketPlease enjoy this post from  staff writer, Mitchell Pauly.  You can find Mitchell’s other writings on his own blog, SnarkFinance.com.

“Company XYZ is about to climb into the stratosphere, bro.  Dude, they are going to be a game changer…” [Read more...]

The Downside of Self-Employment

tax slaveAs many of you know, I quit my job early last year to pursue blogging and writing full-time.  And, for the most part, it’s been awesome.  After all, I am no longer a slave to the daily grind.  I don’t have to roll out of bed and put on full makeup and a monkey suit to make a living, and I hardly ever have to rush around.  I’m also able to get household chores done during the day, which has been a godsend for our family.  Another bonus: Since I quit working at around 4:00 p.m., I’m usually able to pull together a cheap and healthy homemade meal.  This not only saves us a ton of cash, but is much healthier for us as well. [Read more...]