Wearable Computing Pioneer: How Google Glass Makes Life Better + MORE

YouTube is testing a new auto-generated playlist feature called YouTube Mix to aid in video discovery – thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ YouTube is experimenting with a new feature designed to help users better discover videos and channels on its site. Called “YouTube Mix”, it’s an auto-generated playlist that will display suggested videos based on what you’re reading. While the video service already has suggested videos displayed in the right-hand sidebar of each page, YouTube Mix offers users the ability to watch 50 videos continuously that it thinks they’ll be interested in… Continue Reading On thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ » Terrorists on Twitter: Al Qaeda tweets to...

5 Tips for Building a College Fund for Your Kids

Although college is an absolute necessity for the majority of careers these days, financial aid and tuition costs don’t exactly make things easy. It’s hard enough to send one kid to college, let alone several. But there doesn’t seem to be much help on the horizon. The federal government continues to cut educational funding, thanks to a rising federal deficit and a number of other concerns that have been given priority. That means there are fewer grants and scholarships than in previous years, while private and public institutions continue to raise tuition prices in order to make up the funding...

The Rise Of Blogging [Infographic] + MORE

Stop. Don’t post that post! 7 questions to ask before you hit publish – problogger.net This is a guest contribution by Kate Toon, an award-winning SEO and advertising copywriter. You have a blog post. Who cares whether you wrote it yourself or paid someone to create it? It’s the right length. You’ve shoe-horned your chosen keyword phrase ‘Pink llama-wool pyjamas’ into it five times… Continue Reading On problogger.net » 7 Reasons Why Acting Goofy On Your Blog Helps Business – spiceupyourblog.com Guest Post – Our host is Brianne Walter, here Brianne explains why you don't have to be serious on your blog...

High-Yield REITs With Growing Dividends + MORE

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NWBI) Declares $0.12 Special Dividend; 1% Yield – streetinsider.com Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Dividends/Northwest+Bancshares%2C+Inc.+%28NWBI%29+Declares+%240.12+Special+Dividend%3B+1%25+Yield/8267591.html for the full story. Continue Reading On streetinsider.com » Success Outliers: Dividend Growth Stocks – dividends4life.com In his bestseller Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell explained the idea that success in many fields comes from factors that may be unusual in the population at large, but that are quite common among the outliers themselves. Dividend growth stocks are usually considered to be boring, “defensive” investments… Continue Reading On dividends4life.com » Ex-Div Reminder for Core Laboratories – forbes.com/sites/dividendchannel Looking at the universe of stocks...

Measuring and Increasing the ROI of Your Content Resources + MORE

Google Places For Business Gets Its Own iPhone App For Managing Listings – searchengineland.com Local business owners have a new tool for managing their Google Places For Business listing: a dedicated app that works on the iPhone and iPod Touch. There’s no official announcement that I can find about the app, and as best I can tell, the iClarified blog was first to report on it. The… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article… Continue Reading On searchengineland.com » Google Reconsideration Request Guidelines & Example – searchenginewatch.com/seo Writing an awesome reconsideration request is critical when you’re attempting to...

Playlist: Favorite Bands & Artists on Twitter + MORE

Playlist: Favorite Bands & Artists on Twitter – benchmarkemail.com/blogs Favorite bands and artists to follow on Twitter, in honor of Social Success Stories.Related Articles Introducing Social Success Stories & iPad Mini GiveawayAdding Social Sharing Links to Your Email CampaignsHow Email Marketing Will Evolve In 2010 Continue Reading On benchmarkemail.com/blogs » Don’t Let Your Content Marketing Hit A Wall – unbounce.com/blog Don’t let your content marketing hit a wall (Image source) Don’t look now, but content marketing has hit a wall. In the past month alone, experts at Marketing Profs, Interacter, and Forrester have questioned the legitimacy of what was once...

Why the CFPB & Stay-at-Home Spouses Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board

If we’re talking about a common sense approach to finance – as is the motto of This That & the MBA – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed solution to the stay-at-home mom credit crisis certainly doesn’t qualify.  In fact, it might even create a rack of far more serious issues, such as a trend toward mediocre credit card terms and overall banking instability. Do I have your attention yet? Hopefully I do, even if you are a bit confused at this point.  A bit of background is obviously in order if you’re to fully understand the issue at hand,...

The Shocking Truth About Goal Setting and What To Do About It. + MORE

Wear Socks to Fall Asleep Easily – lifehacker.com If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, the problem might not be in your head. In fact, it might be in your feet.Read more…     Continue Reading On lifehacker.com » How To Easily Get Unstuck From Your Rut And Make Positive Change – liveboldandbloom.com If I had a penny for all the times I’ve promised myself to make positive change but never followed through, I’d be a wealthy woman. Over the years, I’ve wanted to start running daily, learn French, paint, meditate regularly, and many other endeavors I can’t remember. I’d start them...

Will You Spend or Save More Money by Going Green?

Although most people are now aware of looming environmental threats such as global warming, pollution, waste, deforestation, habitat loss, and so on, and many are keen to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt a greener lifestyle, the truth is that many balk at the prospect of paying more for eco-friendly goods and services, especially in a recession. And while the prices on many products have come down thanks to increased demand and subsequent supply, it cannot be denied that going green can cost a pretty penny. On the other hand, there are plenty of ways that green...

Is It Smart to Borrow Money From Your Life Insurance Policy?

Desperate times often call for desperate measures. And while that may sound a bit dramatic, the recession that’s gripped the global economy over the past several years has left millions of families in that exact sort of situation. Unemployment has hovered around double digits for quite some time now, while most of a family’s regular monthly expenses continue to rise. Even highly qualified and motivated individuals often found themselves asked to cut hours or hunt for work for months and even years, forcing many people to empty their savings account and dig into emergency funds. You can only lean on...

Breaking Into New Field Of Employment + MORE

Weekly Recap – April 21st, 2013 – commoncentswealth.com I hope our landscape starts looking like this very soon. We still have 6 inches of snow on the ground right now. This week I’ve decided to expand the list a bit because I’ve found so many other great personal finance blogs and I want you to check them out if you have time.   Common Cents Wealth: Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step 4: Invest 15% of your Income to Retirement Young Adult Money: How to Start a WordPress Blog in 5 Easy Steps Escaping My Debt: No Tax Refund, Now What? 1500...

Wholesaling Houses: How To Wholesale A House + MORE

Memphis Invest Shares 3 Small Business Groups Helping Entrepreneurs – blog.memphisinvest.com/blog#sthash.4aMW99W1.dpbs Starting a small business — or growing the one you already own — can be a daunting task. The small business owner must wear many different hats, and he or she must do so with resources that are often in short supply.  Memphis Invest has been blessed to come through the last few years of massive growth as an extremely strong company and we wanted to write an article showing other Memphis business owners a few organizations where they can get help and guidance… Continue Reading On blog.memphisinvest.com/blog#sthash.4aMW99W1.dpbs »...

Re: Ferri's 60-20-20 Bond Portfolio + MORE

Re: Ferri's 60-20-20 Bond Portfolio – bogleheads.org Rick failed to mention that DFA employs:1. Screens to avoid call risk (optional for the less sophisticated)2. Block trading (apparently no one else does this)3. Patient trading (apparently no one else does this either)These three factors clearly explain the superior performance as I have showed many times in the past… Continue Reading On bogleheads.org » Japan's Exports Flounder As the Nikkei Falls – fool.com The world’s third-leading economy saw a record trade deficit in the last fiscal year     Continue Reading On fool.com »  

2013 National Park Week (April 20-28): Offers Free Admission to 401 National Parks, but Only on Weekdays + MORE

Sharing with the Poor – freemoneyfinance.com For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here’s why. Today I’m posting Proverbs 22:9, a great verse about sharing with the poor. From the NIV: The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Another phrasing from the Contemporary English Version: The Lord blesses everyone who freely gives food to the poor… Continue Reading On freemoneyfinance.com » Reader stories: The importance of number crunching – getrichslowly.org/blog This post is from Corinne Hoener. Corinne is a long-time GRS reader...

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch – youngentrepreneur.com Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here’s a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading. Continue Reading On youngentrepreneur.com »  

Video games are the new Thin Mints: Girl Scouts add new badge for game design + MORE

Here we go again: Top Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox taken down for hours by ‘another strong DDoS attack’ (Updated) – thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ The world’s largest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has once again been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. At the time of writing, the site has been down for over three hours, as the company scrambles to fight back. On Facebook and Twitter, the company first informed its users that it was experiencing an outage and then later followed up to confirm the source was indeed yet another DDoS attack… Continue Reading On thenextweb.com/socialmedia/ » Video games...

Here’s a few keyword tips that work wonders

Here’s a few keyword tips that work wonders – bloggingtips.com If you do a quick search, you’ll see there are more than a few keyword tips out there and trying to put together a good internet marketing plan can get a little confusing if you take all the advice to heart. It’s best if you read only the ones that are proven successes. Following are several you can’t do without… Continue Reading On bloggingtips.com »  

Weekend Reading Links – April 21, 2013 + MORE

Apple’s Dividend – dividends4life.com The speculation about what Apple (AAPL) will do with the $137 billion cash hoard on its balance sheet is mounting ahead of the company’s earnings later this month. One analyst thinks Apple could up the ante by as much as $20 billion over the next three years. UBS analyst Steven Milunovich believes that Apple could raise its cash return to shareholders to at least $65 billion over the next three Continue Reading On dividends4life.com » Weekend Reading Links – April 21, 2013 – thediv-net.com For your weekend reading pleasure, the articles listed below contain some of...

The Beal Deal with Jennifer Cario (@JenniferCario) + MORE

Weekend Favs April Twenty – ducttapemarketing.com/blog/ My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road… Continue Reading On ducttapemarketing.com/blog/ » The Beal Deal with Jennifer Cario (@JenniferCario) – marketingpilgrim.com The Beal Deal is back! I’m not quite sure where to start with the introduction for my...

5 Ways for Businesses to Save Money on Web Design Costs

Every business needs a website in today’s tech-obsessed world, but the cost of designing a website can be a major burden for businesses operating under tight budgets. If you need a professional website, but lack the funds to pay for top dollar design work, then you’ll need to get creative. Consider these 5 ways to save money on web design costs for your business. Be Clear About What You Want If you’re working with a designer, it is important to take all the guess work out of the scenario before you begin working on website development. Designers can’t read your...

5 Tips for Getting More Financial Aid for College

There aren’t a ton of people who can pay for all of their college education in cash. Especially being that the average costs of attending a public institution is around $14,000 each year and a private one is about $30,000. So, being that most students rely on some kind of financial aid, it’s always a good idea to know how you can get as much of it for school as you possibly can. If you are preparing to go to college (or you know someone who is) and you would like some tips on how to make financial aid a...

How to Tell You Can’t Cut Your Budget Any Further + MORE

Stop saying tomorrow – motivationblog.org The post Stop saying tomorrow appeared first on Motivational quotes and posters. Continue Reading On motivationblog.org » Moving Forward With Mental Fitness – theselfimprovementblog.com/ By Bob E Dey – If You Want to Move the Mouse Around, Move the Cheese There is growing evidence that mental and physical weapons are having a tremendous impact on today’s society. The mass shootings in the U.S. and the recent suicide of a celebrity are due in part to mental challenges that go untreated for any length of time… Continue Reading On theselfimprovementblog.com/ » How to Tell You Can’t...

Eyes On The Dollar 20/20 Roundup#34-Being Normal + MORE

Tips To Regulate And Dig Out Of Debt – doablefinance.com The biggest unsecured debt that Americans carry under their belt comes from credit card. And the reason is that most folks make only the minimum payment or just over it. Over a few years, that kind of debt balloons to mostly unregulated stratosphere. Instead you must act like FTC, SEC, and other government agencies to … Continue Reading On doablefinance.com » Shout Out Saturday #14 – frugalrules.com After you read today’s post, please head over to Free Money Finance and vote for me in March Money Madness. I am in...

BlackRock Launches Four Finite-Life Bond ETFs (Audio) + MORE

The Other Side of Record Margins: Good News for Job Seekers – fool.com Liz Ann Sonders on the economy.     Continue Reading On fool.com » Another question: planning to buy – bogleheads.org Now add one more investor, Eve. She currently rents a house, but is planning to buy one worth $250,000. She needs $50,000 in cash as a down payment, but how should she invest the rest of her money?If Eve plans to pay cash for the house, then she will turn into Alice, and she needs to have the whole price available in cash when she closes… Continue Reading On...