It’s now been over a decade since the famous ‘dot-com’ bubble and catastrophic burst that followed. During the bubble growth the World Wide Web – or www – became investors’ favourite phrase; many relative newcomers to the markets were becoming overnight success stories, earning fortunes at an unprecedented rate. Many of the new entities and few veterans started making some very bold and brash decisions in terms of investment: they were going for a ‘growth over profits’ strategy that would only work in a few exceptional cases (Google) and only over a substantial period of time, which most of these entities did not have, as they had used up most of their venture capital [...]
With the economic gloom set in, it is increasingly difficult to increase savings. The increasing in car insurance cost is not really helping things. Premiums of car insurance are increasing over the past few months. Some analysts predict that the increase in cost over the past year has been around 40%. Insurance companies complain that although the auto insurance premium is rising, they are not getting profit owing to a number of factors. On the other hand, with no increase in accident claims, people wonder whether it is even worth paying the high insurance premium amount.
There are several factors to the rising cost of insurance premium-
1) Fraud- There are many [...]
Why am I starting another blog if this one isn’t regularly updated? Maybe because I believe blogs don’t need to be regularly updated. Although I am not writing often here, this blog still enjoys visitors from search engine. The reason is that I have written mostly articles that are not time-related and can be useful for the readers even years after publishing. This blog i one small but truly passive wealth generator.
I am starting SEO Myth Breaker – Testing SEO Myths because building sites, doing SEO and profiting from that is one of the things I do with my time. And because the SEO is full of myths, I decided to test and them and burst the ones that are [...]
Yet another month in which I saw what the quality of StumbleUpon traffic is. The visual guide How to live the life of your dreams made a lot of visits, especially on the first day it was stumbled. But most of these visitors come, read the article and just go. The social media traffic is not very useful (unless you get them on sales page, but that would be quite hard).
Ok, time for the most interesting personal finance posts from February:
wellheeled asks whether paying with credit card equals spending more money. My answer is yes, but see what others think.
Andy at Tight Fisted Miser plans to live on $10k a year. I can do it here (Bulgaria, East Europe), but what [...]
Few links that deserve your attention from the past month. In December I ignored the recession, but in January there were some really good ones:
Jim at Blueprint For Financial Prosperity suggests that you should not worry for the stock market, but invest in family. And yourself, I would add.
Patrick at Cash Money Life gives one simple to follow and efficient advice – save money and the nature with reusable shopping bags. We usually do it.
Jeremy at Generation X Finance explores an interesting angle of the recession – more people learn how to cook.
In the beginning of the month The Lazy Man shared his ideas about how to be successful in the new [...]
Most of the bloggers (including me) in the last month were discussing the recession in one or another way. I am a bit tired of talking about it – with or without our talks the recession is here and we have to deal with it. So I have decided to select the best posts of November that don’t directly discuss the crisis. Here you go:
Steve Olson is not exactly a PF blogger, but his wife has a post that I want to share with you, because it really contains very useful insights – Want to Start a Small Business on the Internet? The Myths and the Reality.
Trent at The Simple Dollar asks a very good question – Is Debt Necessary For Generating Income?. He [...]