Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Economicprinciples.org has a 30-minute video explaining economics. It’s recommended by Bill Gates and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you’ve ever gone round and round trying to schedule a meeting, you know what a hassle it is. We suggest using Doodle.com, a free tool. Email the group once and it will come about.
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Posted on May 25th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Whenever a retail clerk hands Bob a pen to sign with, he says, “Do you know where that pen has been?” and whips out his own pen. He’s only partially kidding. If cell phones are as dirty as public restrooms, according to a recent study, we wonder about the pens stores hand you to sign credit card receipts?
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Posted on May 16th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
FormSwift.com has A 30-day free trail allowing you to download legal forms in all categories, including sub-lease agreements, invoices, vehicle bills of sale, rental applications, and so on. This is reminiscent of the old Nolo Press, which was useful and popular 30 years ago. See also: formswift.com/free-legal-forms formswift.com/rental-application formswift.com/sublease-agreement
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Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We recently found out we had been paying a monthly bill for more than a year for something we didn’t even want. If we hadn’t canceled a credit card, we wouldn’t have noticed.
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Posted on April 17th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Email marketing service companies provide templates for emailed newsletters, ads and fundraising materials. They also help target your audience, time your campaign, and analyze the results. Finally, they’ll send you a warning if you’re in danger of getting blocked for sending too much email. Here’s an example of costs from one of the leading companies, “MailChimp.” They let you send up to 2,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for free; beyond that, it’s about $10 a month. There’s a comparison of major services at email-marketing-options.com.
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Posted on April 7th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Google is working on a way to let you read a bill in your email and pay it right there without leaving your inbox. Facebook is rolling out something similar, letting you transfer money to friends and family right there in the Facebook Messenger app (Android) (iPhone) which split off from Facebook last Spring. You can also send money to anyone through the “Google Wallet” app. None of this can be good news for Western Union.
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Posted on January 13th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The programs sitting in IBM mainframe computers might be perfectly good but unusable on today’s machines. A company called Raincode is offering a free solution.
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Posted on December 5th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
GetAbstract gives you summaries of the latest business books, articles and Ted talks. They put out 50 new summaries a month. Get up on the hot new trends in business – maybe you’ll learn how to kill an existing product with a new version. Starts at $89 a year.
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Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Our niece has a baby and was looking for a way to generate some income without leaving the house. So she went to a website we’d never heard of, Flippa.com, and bought a business for $365. She’s already $100 ahead.
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