Posts Written ByFranklin Kaplan

Day trading used to be one of the hottest online money making trends on the internet, until a bunch of sleazy “gurus” started exaggerating claims and making up scams. Unfortunately, this has turned a lot of people away. And while you shouldn’t expect to make millions right away, you can make some good money day trading – so long as you know what you’re doing. Discovering Day Trading Success As you may or may not know, day trading is the practice of buying and selling stocks over a short period of time – typically just a few hours or days…

Your business is an investment. No matter what kind of business you’re starting, you’ll need some capital to get it going, and in most cases, you’ll go a period of weeks (or months) without generating any revenue. In fact, the average cost of starting a business from scratch is $30,000—and even though there are some business models that can be started with just a few hundred dollars, it’s still important to pay close attention to where your money is going. How much you spend doesn’t matter nearly as much as how you spend it, so it’s important to optimize your…

Sending gifts is a wonderful thing. But no one wants to deal with that dreaded “sorry you were out” card on the mat when they come home from work. It just means hassle rearranging delivery, going round to a neighbour’s to pick up the parcel or even standing in the queue at the post office in your lunch break. Much better to send someone a gift that is guaranteed to fit through their letterbox. Today there are all kinds of ingenious gifts that are easy to order and easy to receive. Here are a few favourites: 1. Personalised Chocolate  Choose…

Over the last few years there has been something of an emphasis on opting for the DIY approach when it comes to home improvement. There’s no doubt that the financial crisis sparked things off, as some opted to save the pennies, but over time this has become more of a habit. While it’s true that money saving is the principle reason behind the DIY approach, it can be easy to take things too far. Just because the task is based in the comfort of your own home, doesn’t mean to say it’s safe. You may still need to arm yourself…

Social media is a central part of a modern lifestyle. From Facebook to Twitter to YouTube, every social media platform gets millions or even billions of engagements per day. And as a business owner or entrepreneur, it should be your goal to harness as many of those engagements as you can. But for every social media platform, there is a different strategy for maximizing its potential to promote your business. If you’re trying to get a handle on using social media for growing your fledgling business, check out these quick tips for the four most popular platforms on the internet.…

Office 365 represents the movement of major software suites going to a SaaS model as opposed to letting users buy the software outright and install it directly on their hard-disks. It works partially in the cloud and partially on the local system, which creates security concerns among organizations large and small. Microsoft has built-in features that reduce some of the strain that comes with the platform, but it’s not perfect. Office 365 is still vulnerable to phishing attacks via email. All it takes is for one user to click on a link to cause problems for their own accounts and…

Are you in love with Vegas or Atlantic City and ready to fully embrace the casino life? If you dream of living like James Bond at a baccarat table or Liv Boeree peering over a poker hand, the gambling life might be for you. Whether you’re moving to a gambling town full-time or making frequent visits, these tips can help you live like a high-roller. Make Friends Image via Flickr by hilaryhalliwell The other players might be your rivals during the game, but befriending some of them is a smart move. Follow your favorite players on social media, and join…

If you are looking for a great adrenaline rush during your next vacation — the type that makes your stomach feel like it’s hitting the floor — you can either ride the tallest and scariest roller coaster you can find, face your fears with a trip into a deep dark cave filled with bats or accidentally lose your smartphone. That horrid feeling of “Oh NO, where is it?” can make your stomach churn and your head fill with worry. After all, that little hand-held computer holds tons of personal info, and the last thing you need is to have your…