Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mar
22
2011

Play to win high-tech freedom

22, Mar

By Katie Kieffer

high-tech laptop

By Katie Kieffer

high-tech laptop

Your game-day challenge is preserving your high-tech freedom. Today, I will explain your online freedom’s biggest threat and then employ NFL pep talks that will inspire you to prevail.

On Dec. 21, 2010, the FCC essentially declared that the Internet and telephone communications are the same. You know, like how water and beer are both beverages so they clearly are the same? Continue reading

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Mar
02
2011

Get comfortable taking risks

02, Mar

By Katie Kieffer

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Image copyright Katie Kieffer. All rights reserved.

By Katie Kieffer

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Image copyright Katie Kieffer. All rights reserved.

Due to the government-induced recession, young people are hesitant to take two kinds of risk: Home ownership risks, and entrepreneurial risks. Today, I will explain the two major instances where young people avoid risk, to the potential detriment of their long-term happiness and financial security.

In September of 2009, the National Bureau of Economic Research released a paper with data compiled from 1972 to 2006 indicating, as Newsweek reports, “one really tough year experienced in early adulthood is enough to fundamentally change people’s core values and behaviors.” Newsweek adds, “…there’s an entire body of research to show that recession babies not only invest more conservatively, they tend to make less money, choose safer jobs…” Continue reading

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