Author: Brandon Ballenger
Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? A new survey takes a look at what young people consider the ideal employer. Up high: tech. Down low: banks.
It’s a new year, which means a new set of economic predictions from every pundit and blowhard in the business. We’ve collected several, and as usual, pit them against the opinion of average folks on the street. Let’s see who wins!
Which would you choose: an empty white dorm room with a bunch of rules for $14,000 a year, or an old five-bedroom mansion off-campus for $200 a month? In the most depressed housing markets, that’s an option.
It’s called paperless ticketing – you gain entrance to the concert or show by swiping the credit card you used to buy the tickets. The problem? Since only the card that bought the tickets can use them, that destroys your ability to sell your tickets, or buy them on the secondary market. What does Ticketmaster call this? Why, “convenient,” of course.
Forget fantasy football – try fantasy politics. Not only do people gamble on who will win the elections, they’re more accurate than the pollsters.
People who either don’t trust or can’t afford to rely on a bank have traditionally used pay-day lenders and check-cashing stores instead. Now some of them are using one of few companies with revenues that surpass even Bank of America: Walmart.
You’ll probably be fiddling with your smartphone while waiting in line this Black Friday. Make use of that time by using your phone to find deals.