Well a long time ago...around 1996 I had a corporate AMEX Card, and my company was being bought without anyone knowing. To make the bottom line look better, the company stopped paying the AMEX bills for 4-6 months. Our policy was to submit expenses to the company and they would pay the AMEX bill. I had no idea how… » 1/30/15 8:39am 1/30/15 8:39am

I think a MacBook can be an expensive thing to invest in, but if you keep it in good condition, it won't loose much value at all. After 2 years, my MacBook Air can be sold immediately for roughly 80% of what I bought it for. » 12/09/14 12:09pm 12/09/14 12:09pm

I am a straight up atheist after a severely stifled youth, filled with Fundamentalist Christianity. So I run from people and things associated with Kirk Cameron or the like, but to be honest, its not hard to avoid him and those people altogether, and they do have a following of like-minded people who are mostly… » 11/25/14 5:42pm 11/25/14 5:42pm

Another take on the situation is this: People have long memories for the counter offer. Examine the reasons of the counter-offer. If its because you do a thing or have a skill nobody else has, and they have to make a counter offer to keep you doing that thing rather than overall skills, then your decision to stay may… » 11/17/14 7:29am 11/17/14 7:29am

Well we as a society have relegated Mel Gibson to working with friends only for the rest of his life over far less than what Brian Singer has even admitted to. Its going to be very interesting to see if the industry holds Singer to any Standard. What they dont need is to be attending a premier of one of his movies and… » 11/16/14 9:03am 11/16/14 9:03am

I really try to refrain from being demeaning when responding to these blogs, but lets look at the facts here. 1. Gas is expensive and cars have larger tanks. A fill-up (depending on where you live is between $45-75. So most of these are done with credit cards now. 2. My Credit Card Company or bank can produce a… » 10/23/14 2:04pm 10/23/14 2:04pm

I'm more of a consultant than a freelancer; however, as an independent expert in a field, you will be paid well, but be careful to not chase money when doing this. Next thing you know, your client list is made up of some really bad companies in the way of Technology, and that does end up reflecting on you whether you… » 9/29/14 9:43am 9/29/14 9:43am

It really has to do with the type and thickness of the cheese. It can't so so thick that it can't be eaten with one hand, while it can't be so thin that there is no possibility of melted cheese falling. Its a tricky dichotomy. So some cheeses like velveeta thick cheese slices make 2 pieces very difficult, but regular… » 9/19/14 3:24pm 9/19/14 3:24pm

So I banked in my small town Teachers Credit union from the time I was 12, until I was 35. The couple benefits it yielded were the fact I could call in, and get a line of credit up to $6,000 in about 5 minutes. It also made getting a car very simple. As the town grew, so did the Credit Union. I no longer got the… » 9/02/14 10:34am 9/02/14 10:34am

Good notes on the fact that this isn't an actual MBA; however, with the time commitments and study time an MBA takes, you might want to get your "unofficial" MBA, and then pay the $$ to get the real one with the confidence that you can basically skate through it because its not new knowledge. Of course every program… » 8/29/14 7:14am 8/29/14 7:14am

I converted to digital years ago, and the only thing that should hold you in paper books is the irrational fear that we all will all get used to it, won't print books, and there will be some apocalypse and books will be lost forever. Thats plain stupid, because if that happens, you will have a lot more to worry about… » 8/21/14 2:17pm 8/21/14 2:17pm

I am a contract consultant, so I do things a little differently than most people; however, I employ a system that a lot of people could benefit from. As a contract consultant, I am looking for work every 18-24 months. That being said. Once I procure a job, I don't close my online profiles or say I am not looking on… » 8/20/14 9:30am 8/20/14 9:30am

Any time you pick a storage medium and make the claim that thats it, we don't have to worry about data any more, we are doomed. There is always the next thing. That being said, CD's and DVD's will last a heck of a lot longer than tape backups » 8/19/14 10:10am 8/19/14 10:10am

I just had a garage sale this weekend and it was more a matter of the fact that I planned on tagging everything but didn't get to it in time. I did a lot better by not tagging. you won't be disappointed by everything selling for less than you wanted if you don't set the price in advance. Here are a few things to watch… » 8/18/14 8:19am 8/18/14 8:19am