Cutting Spending in Washington

I pretty much as disgustedGo Joni!!Go Joni! with all of Washington DC and politicians but this little ad made me smile;)

 

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Now Coding

Great article in the New York Times all about teaching seven year olds how to code!  At first, I was kinda shocked;teaching seven years old to code? Then I got to thinking about all the junk I was taught when I was seven years old….maybe teaching a real life skill has some serious merits!

Since December, 20,000 teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade have introduced coding lessons, according to Code.org. Here’s a cool development: some 30 school districts including New York City and Chicago, have agreed to add coding classes in the fall, mainly in high schools but in lower grades too. And policy makers in nine states have begun rewarding the same credits for computer science classes that they do for basic math and science courses rather than treating them as electives.

I think this is really going to be a game changer in the coming years-I realize not everyone wants to code but what a terrific way to teach something that requires many skills and potentially put money in your pocket. Long live cash flow-what are your thoughts?

Code Cademy

I saw a news clip this morning on CNBC. It featured an interview with the president of Codecademy. What’s really cool about this is the fact that you can take online coding classes for FREE! They have thousands of graduates and talk about getting down to business; Codecademy can actually give you the skills needed to become employed!

Kudos to Codecademy and their great efforts icon wink Code Cademy

Life After NASA?

Yes, there is life after NASA….if you live in Colorado! a company called Denver Relief hires NASA Scientist as a Pot-Growing Adviser!

“With the tremendous expansion of this industry over the course of the past year and the expectation that it is only going to keep growing, we need to start taking a hard look at energy consumption and how we can reduce the impact commercial cannabis production has on our environment,” Denver Relief founding partner Kayvan Khalatbari said in a statement.

“Bringing in a former NASA researcher who has already been working toward this goal is a massive addition to our team, as well as those of our clients throughout the country,” Khalatbari said.

So many opportunities in Colorado now for those interested in this industry-and some of the positions are big money deals!

PhoneView

I recently had a situation where I really needed a concise way to pull all my text messages from my iPhone-enter PhoneView! This software is $29 and it was really a lifesaver for me.

It allows you to select a person or phone number and view all those messages. In my case, it helped resolve a business dispute about who said what and when. It saved me a great deal of time and helped me resolve my issue in my favor.

PS This is not a paid endorsement. i just like the product and hope it may help you.

You can check it out for yourself here PhoneView. 

Marijuana Will Be the Single Best Investment Idea?

Todd Harrison believes that Marijuana will be the single best investment idea of the decade.

But while the public has watched recreational marijuana take off in Colorado this year, how can they profit from it as an investment theme?

Harrison believes it will be driven by the broader legalization of marijuana, inspired by states’ need for tax revenue. He points to expectations that legal marijuana use is expected to generate $134 million in tax revenue for the upcoming fiscal year in Colorado, the first state to allow recreational marijuana. That’s  nothing to sneeze at, and Harrison calls the state the “litmus test” for broader legalization. Harrison also cites the expected decline in crime rates and  prison populations as powerful incentives to decriminalize  marijuana. Read more »

Make Money from GM’s Arrogance

Today I have an idea that you can implement immediately to increase your cash flow-regardless if you are 20 something or that 50 something year old who just got laid off ;(

I wrote a blog post yesterday titled My Tax Dollars Went to These Morons. I mentioned that several law firms were going to have a huge party at GM’s expense-sweet dreams GM! Specifically the law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg had registered the domain name GMclaimslawyer.com to generate clients for potential lawsuits. So, how can you make some money off of this fiasco?

Here’s what I did-I went over to blogger.com and started a new, free, website called GMclaimslawyers.blogspot.com  What’s my strategy for generating cash?

  • Install Google Adsense to generate cash flow
  • Make this site a portal for those seeking unbiased reviews on securing the best attorney
  • Open the possibility that some companies may want to purchase ads

I’ll keep you posted on my success or failure of this site. The point is this: just don’t sit there and do nothing when a big event like this happens! There’s plenty of traffic now I just am getting in the middle of it.

Good luck and make some money today!

 

My Tax Dollars Went to These Morons

Yep, GM continues to be a company that we never should have bailed out-Thanks Washington! But, read this article on Lawyers Ply the Internet to Score Clients for GM Lawsuits icon wink My Tax Dollars Went to These Morons

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Motors may face lawsuits for millions of dollars over its recall of 1.6 million cars, but first lawyers have to find clients if they hope to get a foot in the courthouse door.

To do so they are buying Google search terms, registering Internet domain names, announcing investigations into GM’s behavior, and turning to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to provide updates on the recall.

GM has apologized for how it handled the recall and said that taking care of customers was its top priority. The company said it is authorizing dealers to provide loaner cars and a $500 cash allowance to affected customers, and is working quickly to communicate with customers on a variety of channels about the recall. Really-You’re Lying!

In New York, law firm Weitz & Luxenberg has registered the domain “GMclaimslawyer.com.” The site offers owners of recalled cars a free legal evaluation about what potential legal claims they might have for the “danger” GM exposed them to “when they let these fault(y) vehicles continue to go down the road.”

Well, someone is going to make money on this cluster-Cash Flow comes in all forms!

A Young Inventor, Finding the Crunch Factor

I saw this article in the New York times called A Young Inventor, Finding the Crunch Factor. 

Mark King is lucky, he knew early on in life that his passion was inventing. As many people can attest; the single hardest thing in life can be discovering your passion and make a living at it!

King had seen a call for ideas on a website sponsored by General Mills, where the company invites amateur inventors to come up with fresh concepts. King typed out his musings in an email and hit send-soon General Mills had him on a plane to Minneapolis, its corporate home. Check this site out it’s called G-WIN. Big shout out to General Mills for this effort!

King tells us the background of his invention:

When he saw what General Mills was looking for in a granola-bar texture machine, “I took a ton of different ideas and ran them through my mind, and then I just came onto this one that I saw was kind of interesting,” he said. He wrote down a description and sent it in.

“Then I got an email, and they said the idea was awesome,” he recalled. “They said, ‘O.K., call this number at this time, and use this code, and then you’ll be calling into a teleconference.’ ” Imagine. “It was like a James Bond scenario.”

How cool, great job Mark King-continued success!

What Is a Monthly Budget….

I confess, when it comes to a monthly budget-I suck! The good news is Crystal over at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, is quite diligent about a monthly budget!

If you too suck at monthly budgeting, jump over and read this post Checking in on our Monthly Budget and Troll Rant.  It’s an interesting post and for me, a little motivational reminder on why it’s a good idea to look at the monthly cash flow-Enjoy!

Dansette