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One could be forgiven for presuming that patent wars have reached their peak in 21st century super-technology disputes, commonly referred to as “the smart phone wars”. However, a historical examination of patent wars reveals a very different, and somewhat surprising, picture. Understanding patent wars to include their litigatious element, as “battles between companies or individuals [...]

4 Comments Mich on Aug 19th 2013

The following is the first staff post by Shondell from Call Me What You Want, Even Cheap. Please join me in welcoming her to the site! I have done the 7-3, 8-4 and 9-5 over the course of my career. Working 9-5 seems to be the standard for which most people refer to a 8 [...]

12 Comments Call Me What You Want, Even Cheap on Sep 28th 2012

The following is the first staff post by Jessica Streit from The Debt Princess. Please join me in welcoming her to the site! High schools across the country are graded based on test scores, graduation rates and the number of those graduates who go on to college. Students are being bombarded with propaganda pushing them [...]

16 Comments Jessica Streit on Sep 24th 2012

The following is the first post by staff writer Crystal Stemberger. Please join me in welcoming her to the site! Entrepreneurship is all the rage online right now. It’s either being proclaimed the future for everyone or a sneaky goal that can bite you in the butt. No matter what your opinion, the fact is [...]

24 Comments Budgeting in the Fun Stuff on Sep 17th 2012

I’ve always had fun looking at the income reports of others, as it’s so interesting to learn how people are doing, how successful they are, and where there is money to be made. On the other hand, can income reports be a dangerous thing? Is it like walking down the streets in your underwear — [...]

49 Comments Kevin on Jul 10th 2012

What is “zen personal finance”? Is it a new-age thing? Is it a type of meditation? Is it a new way of looking at our personal finances? It might be none of those things, or it might be all of those things and more! Now that I’ve been out on my own for a while, [...]

27 Comments Kevin on Jun 27th 2012

I’m now in my fifth month of entrepreneurship, and things are going well so far. I’m really happy with some areas, and not too happy with some other areas. Well, life is a learning experience, right? First, a summary of what I’m happy with, and where I need to improve things: The good stuff I’m [...]

58 Comments Kevin on Jun 11th 2012

This is the third in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on June 1, 2010. In my last post on this series, I took a look into a possible future where lifespans extend out to one hundred and beyond, and the possible changes that will affect [...]

39 Comments Kevin on May 28th 2012

This is the second in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on May 26, 2010. Living to 100 and beyond… is it a dream, or is it something we can achieve in our lifetimes? Last week, I introduced the concept of living to 100 and beyond, [...]

38 Comments Kevin on May 21st 2012

This is the first in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on May 17, 2010. Ever since time immemorial, humans have been born, they age, and one day, they die. Each of us is blessed with only a few short decades of youth; it’s all downhill [...]

37 Comments Kevin on May 14th 2012

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