6 ways to improve gas mileage

Prices at the gas pump are increasing and now 4 in 10 Americans are finding prices painful. So how can we save money on gas? I’m not going to say to buy a new car. Many are not in a position to buy a new car, and while buying a new car may save money on gas, you may actually end up spending more overall on the actual car itself. So what are other ways to save money on gas? Carpool – This is one of the more obvious solutions, but so many don’t do it. Reasons... Read More

LinkedIn IPO: Predictions

I wrote earlier about LinkedIn and raised questions about a social media bubble. Here we are a few months later and LinkedIn is expected to start trading Thursday morning on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LNKD”. Reports are showing that the asking price has gone as high as $45 per share. At that price LinkedIn would have a market value of over $4 billion, which is more than 17 times the value of its revenue in 2010. So what do I think about the coming... Read More

On a short vacation

With finals over and graduation coming up, a short vacation seemed in order. To the few that actually read my blog, I’ll have new content next week once my vacation is over, unless I find myself with some free time.  Read More

Charter Communications doesn’t make any sense

Whenever I mention Charter Communications, the majority of the responses I get from people within earshot is “I hate Charter!” I don’t blame them. Charter Communications is available in this area and are notorious for their service interruptions and lack of customer service. When they filed bankruptcy in 2009, it came as no surprise to most. Paul Allen and his lack of leadership almost guaranteed Charter’s failure. The bankruptcy ended in November, 2010,... Read More

Is it too late for Groupon?

Being a private company, the financial numbers rumored and said by Groupon have never been clear. Have they really made $800 million in revenue? What are the profits? It was back in December, 2010, when I read the news that Groupon rejected Google‘s buy offer at a reported $6 billion to instead have an IPO in 2011. I thought to myself, “Those guys MUST be crazy!” (or greedy!) Fast forward a few months and in March, 2011, Groupons IPO valuation was said to be... Read More

How do you think the market will react to Osama’s death?

  By now I’m sure most of you have heard of the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death. This is a major and great occasion, and there will be much celebration. So with what I blog about, how do we think the market will react to Osama’s death? Do we think it will shoot up? Go down? Stay the same? I’ll make my own prediction here: I think the market will remain steady and take a wait and see approach While Osama’s death is indeed great news, there is always the fear... Read More