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shark tank

I love Shark Tank. When it comes to reality television, Shark Tank is hands down my favorite show. My wife and I typically record it on Friday so that we can start our Saturdays off with some good ol’ fashion American Capitalism. Based on Shark Tank’s impressive ratings (8 million viewers and rising), it looks like […]


warren buffett investing advice

Investing is intimidating.  Between all of the investment options and all of the talking heads sharing their differing opinions, the task of choosing where to invest and when to invest can be daunting. Thankfully, I have already explained WHEN TO INVEST in my popular article titled “How Would You Invest $20,000.” Just to recap, the answer […]


retail mannequin

Every time I step into a casino I’m reminded of the various ways casinos try to separate you from your money. Some of the ways may be more subtle than others. For example, have you ever noticed that there aren’t clocks in casinos? You probably have. But, have you given thought to the bright lights […]


Be Wary of Biweekly Mortgage Payment Services

by A Blinkin on November 18, 2014

biweekly mortgage payments

I really don’t like mail. Unless it’s my birthday, nothing makes me happier than seeing an empty mailbox. That’s because each and every day I’m hammered with deals, offers and not-so-subtle sales pitches. Yesterday was no different. After walking the dog around 5:00 pm, I pick up the mail and deliver it directly to the […]


Impress Your Friends With These 3 Cool Payment Apps

by A Blinkin on November 9, 2014

LoopPay Funancials

Mrs. Blinkin and I walked into Panera last night for dinner. We weren’t in the mood to cook and we wanted something that was quick and relatively healthy (so our options were limited). I find myself eating Panera more and more – not only for their food choices – but also for the experience. If […]


Funancials is Featured on!

by A Blinkin on October 28, 2014

You’ve heard of, right? Of course you have. Everyone has heard of Mint – because Mint is THE AUTHORITY when it comes to budgeting. If you don’t know where your paycheck is going, check out Mint. If you want to get serious about saving, check out Mint. If you want to put together a […]


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A Geographical Information System is a computer system that involves many technologies relying upon the analysis and visualization of location-based information. The computer system stores spatial or geographical data. After capturing, analyzing, and manipulating the information, the system presents the data as multi-layer maps that often seem three-dimensional. Many career opportunities exist in geospatial technology. Obtaining […]


Billionaires Blogging To Inspire Others

by A Blinkin on October 23, 2014

Some successful international businessmen come from humble beginnings. In the United States, the “American dream” has been partly based on stories about making it from rags to riches. In other countries, there are similar success stories involving prominent billionaires. Such entrepreneurs often use their personal stories to inspire the next generation of business people. A […]


10 Reasons Why Apple Pay is a Game-Changer

Is that an iPhone 6 in your pocket

by A Blinkin on September 8, 2014

I have been waiting for this day for a long time (just ask my wife): The day when one mobile wallet becomes THE mobile wallet. The day when consumers ditch plastic cards and choose to pay via mobile phone. The day when merchants have a reason to invest in new point-of-sale technology. The day that card […]


“I’m sorry, did I take my stupid pills today?” “If that’s our plan, I don’t like our plan.” “Do I need to go down and get the certificate that says I’m CEO to get you to stop…?” “Are you lazy or just incompetent?” “If I hear that idea again, I’m gonna have to kill myself.” […]