Advice from a Tycoon

One of the richest men in the world is mega tycoon and investor Warren Buffett. Over the years there have been countless books, magazine articles and so forth written about his skills as an investor. The blog article we’ve put together today is called from those books and articles and we believe is stuffed full of excellent investment advice. (We use it all the time, truth be told.) We’d love to say that these are our ideas but will just as gladly give them to you without taking credit as long as they help you to become a smarter investor. Enjoy.…

Cutting Down on Everyday Expenses

It’s a new year, and with that comes new disciplines.  Once you find yourself in debt it is very difficult to get yourself out, and can often take a lifetime.  On the other hand, it is much easier to just avoid debt altogether.  Avoiding debt is basically like abstinence, it is the only full proof method for becoming debt free.  So before you find yourself in a financial rut, check out my easy to follow tips below on cutting some easy to avoid expenses now.

Too many people prefer easy over cheap…I myself am the other way around.  Yes, stopping for a cup of coffee at Starbucks on the way to work is easier than brewing it yourself, but not enough to pay $40 a month for it. …

Smart Tips for Traveling Abroad

I wouldn’t call myself an avid traveler, rather more of an aspiring one.  I live within the United States of America and I find myself traveling within my own country more often than not.  Though occasionally, both time and expense permitting,  I like to visit other countries.  There is a certain appeal to visiting countries other than your own, you can experience cultures and nuances that you didn’t even know existed.  I’ve found the most interesting of cultures to be outside of my own continent, when I visited Europe for a two week stay.  This has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life. …

The Right Stuff: Corporate Software During the Information Age

Since the news came down, Infor names Charles Phillips CEO, the company has been very busy. In addition to a variety of business acquisitions, the company has been working on new ERP, or enterprise resource planning, software and updating old and outdated versions. Over the past few months, they have rolled out several new platforms to a few different industries. The company has increased diversity while playing to its strengths, that of working the middle market and going in-depth into specific industries to provide corporation-specific systems to streamline the efficiency of companies within each of those industries. In other words, they market hotel software to hotels, rather than having generic software that can be modified for use by hotels.…

Mining and Natural Resource Companies

 

Here’s an interesting piece of news; Nevada Copper Corp has recently decided to invest in 46 million common shares in Mercator Minerals Ltd. On top of the shares they already have that comprise 37.4% of the company, this means they now officially hold 43.1% of Mercator Minerals Ltd. And yet if you look at Mercator Minerals Ltd stock, they’ve hit a record low. They’ve more than halved in value from less than a year ago, and are a fifth of what they were in early 2011. This in turn is only a third of the point they were in in 2008, meaning their shares are now worth about one fifteenth of what they were at the companies height.…