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SAVE It, Don’t SPEND It

Posted by on May 8, 2012 | 0 comments

SAVE It, Don’t SPEND It

Your pockets are always empty. You missed the opening weekend of the Avengers because payday isn’t until the 11th. When your friends see you coming, they run for the hills because they think you need to “borrow a couple of bucks” until payday. What is wrong with this picture? Scratching your head, you ponder. “I work. Hard. I need MORE MORE MORE money!” Everyone...

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Wanna Frack? Finding Jobs in Tough Times

Posted by on May 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Wanna Frack? Finding Jobs in Tough Times

The latest reported national unemployment rate is 8.2%. Are you in that group and wondering just where you can find work? Grab a pick axe and head to South Texas, Oklahoma, or North Dakota where you can mine for oil. Why mining?  There have been vast improvements in how to extract difficult-to-reach shale oil, horizontal drilling and hydraulic “fracking,” which pumps water, sand and...

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Got a New Tech Business? Set up Shop HERE

Posted by on May 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Got a New Tech Business? Set up Shop HERE

Need a place to work your startup digital business? Get your rental applications in to 1871, a 50,000-square-foot work space for digital entrepreneurs at the Merchandise Mart. The name 1871 is derived from the resurgence of Chicago after the great fire of 1871. The space on the 12th floor can accommodate up to 500 people, or more than 100 startups, who are seeking flexible terms and a...

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Female Pro Gamers

Posted by on May 3, 2012 | 0 comments

Female Pro Gamers

What is a pro gamer? Well, a pro gamer plays video games in competitions  FOR MONEY. A pro gamer relies on his or her gaming winnings as their main financial support. Anna Prosser is one of a growing number of women rising to the top of the pro gaming world. Prosser gained national attention last year when she won the beauty pageant crown as Miss Oregon USA. The 26 year-old Portland native...

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Email a Thing of the Past?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 | 0 comments

The first thing you notice when you talk to billionaire Dustin Moskovitz and his business partner Justin Rosenstein is how different they are. Rosenstein is chatty and articulate. Moskovitz is more reserved and thoughtful. But they share a passion in their startup, Asana. Moskovitz is, of course, famous for being the co-founder of Facebook. Rosenstein is known as the programming wiz who did...

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Holy Crap, Apple! Can You Spot Me A Few Bucks??

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Have you ever been sitting on a “pile of cash”? How long did it take you to decide what to do with it? Psh. It doesn’t matter. You never had 97 Billion dollars in reserves, like technology conglomerate and design masters Apple. Yep, you heard it right. building for cheap, and selling for what a lot consider high has made Apple this unbelievable amount of cash reserve. You...

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