Whether consumers have some money coming in from their income taxes or they have some money saved, it is only natural to want to invest and grow it. Of course, in today’s economy there are without a doubt a variety of factors that can prevent this from happening. The biggest obstacle that most people run into today is debt. Well, consumers should be happy to know that it doesn’t matter if they are in debt with a mortgage, credit cars, or a car loan, it is still entirely possible for them to invest their money wisely.   Managing Wisely, Then…

E-commerce continues to grow in popularity as more customers turn to online shopping. Fortunately, more service providers offer intuitive tools to help you quickly and affordably set up your virtual shop. There’s a huge audience to tap into online, but you need to consider the distinct demands of e-commerce carefully before you jump in. Marketing is Essential Image via Flickr by schizoform It’s easy to get so lost in the design and implementation of your e-commerce business that you overlook the marketing aspect. However, this is an essential piece of the puzzle when you’re operating in the overcrowded online marketplace. It takes…

Pets on Planes: What You Need to Know

It’s probably pretty obvious that Hipmunk loves animals (I mean, we have one as our mascot. We also boast a dog-friendly office). And as a travel company, we’re highly sensitive to the conflicts that arise between wanderlust and the love for one’s pet. We’re also pretty good at mitigating the risks when we choose to take our pets on planes. Following the news of the untimely death of Simon the Giant Rabbit, I asked around the office for tips on keeping your furbaby safe on flights. Make Sure They Are Healthy Enough to Fly This one should be pretty obvious, but…

Overseeing a business today is typically stressful and demanding. The speed of change has moved into overdrive and companies are spending most of their resources trying to keep up rather than getting ahead. At the apex of it all is of course technology and its insistence that this change is absolutely necessary, leaving businesses with two choices: change or die. With change being the only option, you must understand what you need to do to be involved with that change. Here are some things that can keep your company up with the pack today: Outsource Where you Can These days…

While there are thousands of skateboarders out there, many seem to be pushing me off the sidewalk on my block, it seems not many of them know how it all began. The evolution of skateboards has been taking place for almost seventy years now. It will be interesting to see just how much more they can change. Here is a brief rundown of how it all started and how they have changed up until now. In the Beginning… While many people have claimed to have made the first skateboard and started the craze, it is impossible to know for sure.…

Sporting events may vary from huge events such as NBA and NFL games to smaller, more local tournaments. With that in mind, all these sporting events offer tickets at varying prices as well. For sporting event such as NBA games, tickets will be more pricey. As with all events, front row tickets are quite more expensive and might take a toll on your wallet. You, a smart spender, will of course want to get the tickets at the best price – be it at the lowest price or the price that will make your money worth. Here are 3 useful tips on how…

Leasing a luxury vehicle can be a great option for individuals who aren’t able to outright purchase one, as it enables an individual to drive a car that would otherwise be out of their range, and doesn’t require the client to pay down payments or deposit. Since monthly payments are always lower compared to the usual car purchase, you’ll be driving in style and saving money for holiday presents and whatnot. Leasing in Vancouver, Toronto or Halifax is dead simple, and it ensures you don’t have to worry about maintenance costs, since the vehicle will be under the manufacturer’s warranty…