Is your monthly cellphone or smartphone bill a three-digit drain on your wallet? If you’re not already aware, the true cost to use your phone might surprise you. To help lessen your mobile device’s impact on your monthly budget we’re offering up top tips and handy tools to help you save.
Is your company looking to acquire new staff? Or maybe mulling the possibility of taking on additional hires in the future? Depending upon your industry and your organization’s needs, an internship or apprenticeship program could be a great way to procure and nurture top talent for the betterment of your business.
With an internship program, individuals hoping to garner “real world” experience and learn more about a business or industry take on a paid or unpaid position for a period of about 3 – 4 months.
• Sweepstakes – Also referred to as “giveaways,” where winners are selected in a random drawing.
• Contest – Winner(s) are selected according to established criteria.
• Lottery – A prize drawing for which you have to pay money (or some other consideration) to have a chance to win.
Perhaps the single most daunting aspect of college is the enormous financial obligation that comes with it. For parents, sending a child off to college can mean stretching family finances further than ever before. For students, college likely means taking the first real steps into managing their own finances. Here are some tips to help students and families manage college costs:
Feel like with each passing month you’re throwing your money away by renting? But does the idea of pooling a significant amount of your savings into one big investment make you a bit nervous? The rent versus buy debate is one of the biggest, and most difficult, financial decisions you might have to make. We’ve pulled together a few online tools to help you sort through the money matters along with a few other factors to consider in your hunt for housing.
Hot enough for you? It seems we waited a long time this year for summer to arrive, and suddenly it’s here and — in many parts of Maryland and Virginia — it’s sizzling! Now is a good time to review, and remember, some basic summer safety rules:
The old adage is true: satisfied customers may tell one or two people about a happy experience with you. But a disgruntled customer will spread the story loud and clear, near and far. Not only have you lost a customer, you’ve probably lost potential customers, as well.
Which social media sites is your business active on? With mega brands like Starbucks and Target jumping into Pinterest, now might be the right time for your company. Here are some ideas for how your business can harness the power of Pinterest.
Pinterest is basically an updated, online version of the traditional pinboard – hence the name. Users collect photos and videos called “pins” from around the web, which are organized onto “boards” for others to view, comment and share. Early on, artists and designers were quick to flock to the visual-friendly site before catching the attention of the mainstream public and business world alike.
Have an idea you’re sure would work, if only you had the funds to get it off the ground? Your family and friends are behind you and your idea all the way — but that’s not nearly enough to provide the financing your project will involve?
The headstart you need could be Kickstarter.com, an online funding platform for creative projects from films, games and music to art, design and technology. Since its introduction in 2009, Kickstarter has seen over $643 million pledged by more than 4.2 million people, funding more than 42,000 creative projects!