How Mobile Technology is Changing the Face of Africa

In the developed world a lot of people find it easy to think of Africa as a single vast continent, struck constantly by poverty and famine. This is a point of view that’s reinforced by charities: short films and features to elicit donations naturally tend to concentrate on the worst. It’s important to remember the truth, that Africa is a vast area split up into 54 countries, each with different challenges and strengths. They’re also vibrant and developing countries, driven forward by the same Read more [...]

How Make Money as a YouTuber

Google ‘how much money do YouTubers make’ and you’re bound to get many pages of results. Everyone wants to know how these self-created virtual stars make the big bucks. Jenna Marbles is one of those YouTubers whose financial success is a big question to many. Marbles’ comedic skits and monologues meshed with her genius social media marketing skills have earned her a top spot in YouTuber royalty. Marbles, who borrowed her stage last name from her Chihuahua, has produced hundreds of videos Read more [...]

Two Heads are Better than One: Credit Card Consolidation for Couples Explained

When you repeat the vow for richer or poorer at your wedding, you probably do it unthinkingly. Living up to that vow can be harder. Many marriages quickly go into crisis when one partner discovers that the other has vast credit card debt that could take large sums of money out the family income each month, and make everything from finding better jobs to borrowing for a house together much harder. It's important to move forward with sensitivity and compassion. While it isn't nice to keep important Read more [...]

​How to Get the Best Auto Loan Rates

Did you know that 91% of US households own at least one car, and that nearly 85% of those vehicles are financed through a loan or a lease? It's something we all have to at one point or another, but no one likes dealing with astronomical interest rates or the fees that pile up while purchasing your car from the dealership. Well, did you know that there are ways to get the rates that you deserve? That's right, there are ways to take charge of your loan, and make lenders work towards your best interest. Read more [...]

Make Extra Money by Becoming a Freelance Blogger

If you’re looking for a fun and flexible way to earn money on the side, definitely consider freelance blogging. With tens of thousands of blogs online, there will never be a shortage of demand for online content. The cool thing too is that many businesses have caught on blogging as a great way to draw in potential customers, so rates are much higher than before. Even if you do this part-time, you can earn a few thousands dollars a month. Now this might not happen right away, but with practice Read more [...]

Potential ROI from a PSA Software

A lot of small business owners are turning to solutions offered by Professional Services Automation (PSA) to streamline processes and automate several operations in their organization. Incorporating a PSA software into your business can give solutions for your project management, accounting, resource planning, billing/tracking, collaboration and even data reporting. The effectiveness of a PSA still depends on what areas you would like to improve in terms of efficiency and profitability. It’s Read more [...]

When One Door Closes: Financial Strategies For Handling Job Loss

The saying goes that as one door closes another one opens, but it doesn't always feel that way and losing your job can be a painful financial experience. The important thing is to keep your head above water while you’re going through this difficult time. Here are some tips on how to organize your finances and stay positive while you find a new job and get back to earning a regular salary again. File for benefits: Don’t put off filing for unemployment. Apply for your benefits straight away. Read more [...]

Earn Extra Money by Becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

There’s no doubt that if you want to earn some extra money, becoming a VA is one of the best ways to do it. There are so many tasks that bloggers and online business owners need done it’s just a matter of figuring out what you would most enjoy doing. If you want to find a niche that’s got a lot of demand, consider becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant. Pinterest is hot, and anyone who is serious about growing their online presence will want some help to grow their Pinterest account. Read more [...]

Do Food Stamps Roll Over?

The Federal Food Stamp Program (also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) has rolled out cards instead of issuing paper food stamp coupons. SNAP recipients now get what’s known as a EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card that they can use at approved stores. It makes it much easier now as you just use the EBT card much like you would a debit or a credit card. All you do is swipe your card in a card reader, enter your PIN number and away you go.   How to Use Read more [...]

A Guide for First Time Bike Insurance Buyers

Just like a car owner, as a bike owner you do have to pay for insurance. Although some of the factors that insurers use to determine your rates are similar to what they consider for cars, there are some subtle differences. Of course, it’s in your best interest to estimate how much you might expect to pay, especially if you’re a first time bike insurance buyer. While you can’t get exact dollar amounts until you actually get some quotes, there are some factors you can think about now. Read more [...]