Yearly Archives: 2010

Solution Auctions Review

I believe that the internet was revolutionized by person to person sites. It was the idea/action that people, regardless of distance, can interact with one another. AOL/Prodigy changed the way we could talk to each other, Napster changed the way we look at music online, Prosper changed the way we look at loaning people moneyContinue Reading

What is COLA? And Why is this Soda Angering Retirees?

News has come out that Social Security payments will not be increasing this year for the 58,000,000 retirees across the United States. Social Security increases are known as Cost Of Living Adjustments, and social security isn’t the only one that increases because of COLA.  Many pension systems, deferred compensation techniques, annuities and even some buy-sellContinue Reading

What Makes New York Weddings Different?

I was at my Sister in Law’s wedding in Philadelphia a couple weeks ago when someone started asking me about New York Weddings. She had said that she heard they were “different” and wanted to know what made them different from the rest of the country. I wasn’t going to write this post but thenContinue Reading

Do You Need to a Goldman Sachs Career to Get into Government?

Last Summer I read Alan Greenspan’s, “The Age of Turbulence” and I remember how shocked I was that the names he was dropping were still in government despite it being decades later.  Greenspan even mentions Hank Paulson! So when I saw CNBC’s “Highest Profile Goldman Sachs Alums” I knew I had to check it out.Continue Reading

The World’s Biggest Corporations that I Never Heard of

Back in July Fortune came out with the World’s Biggest Corporations. According to Forbes, “Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2010.”  Despite each company being massive,  I was shocked how many within the top 100 that I had never heard of! World’s Biggest Corporations ByContinue Reading

Tradeking Almost Gives me a Heart Attack with an Erroneous Margin Call

I haven’t really talked about it too much on here, but I have an account with TradeKing. The reason I don’t talk about it is because I have moved away from the original purpose of the account, so the account just sort of sits there dormant with a few holdings fluctuating between $1,500 and $1,800.Continue Reading