The $1000 a year Smartphone Addiction

Just a few years ago, the word “smartphone” did not mean much to anyone, but since then it has made its way into the lives and pockets of millions of people worldwide. Aside from carrying out the basic functions that...

Painful Choices

I’ll share an experience involving a beautiful and statuesque model named *Angelica. Angelica’s big brown eyes and thick brown hair are captivating. Angelica could wear anything from string bikinis to sophisticated designer gowns. I constantly booked her. She started having...

The Real Cost of Cheap Clothing

Thanks to shows like Extreme Couponing, Americans are always looking for bargains. One industry where that obsession with the cheapest price is most obvious is in clothing… and women’s fashion. Not that long ago, a television news photographer photographed First...

Airlines Price Scheme Revealed

Many things changed with the airline industry since 2011. To avoid oblivion, airline executives had to become creative, sometimes criminally creative, to stay in the game. Finding ways to generate more revenues is responsible for some of the most bizarre...

The One Trillion Dollar Question

It doesn’t take a college degree to appreciate the looming student debt crisis. Student loans are now the second largest source of individual indebtedness in the US, between mortgage and credit card debt. The table below demonstrates the current state of...

Atlanta Housing Market

One of the hardest hit housing markets in the 2008 financial crisis quick stats according to Zillow (03/2014) The median home value in Atlanta is $145,300. Atlanta home values have gone up 15.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts...

The Real Cost of College Education

Let’s examine two sets of numbers if for nothing else, for being probably the largest and most important and the largest single investment in our life. With an eye to college education expenditure, over a period of 4 years how does...

Wireless Price War

Recent data on wireless price suggests an average monthly bill of $61.15 up from $55.80 in the first quarter of 2010. Does this indicate a price war between cellular service providers? This would hardly be the case. But...