Incandescent Bulbs or Long-term Safety?

On July 12, 2011, the US congress had a hearing to repeal “the incandescent light bulb band” officially known as the Energy Independence and Security Act, that was signed into law in 2007. In the bill, lawmakers are phasing out the old incandescent light bulbs we have all grown up with (starting January 1, 2012) …

Do you know your value?

One thing that the internet makes it users realize is that they have value. Their thoughts, their ideas, their opinions, are all worth something and can be used to influence others. The internet has given a voice to the voiceless and a platform to those seeking notoriety for good and for bad. If someone is …

Tech Companies: The New Big Brother

As a high school student I remember reading the novel 1984 by George Orwell. After reading that novel, I recall wondering what it would be like living in an oligarchic society where the government is watching my every move. I think it is fair to say that most people that have read that book may …

Dollars and Sense Behind the Best Buy’s Buy Back Program

A few months ago, Best Buy introduced their Buy Back Program. The general idea of the program is that Best Buy will buy back your old electronics when you are ready to upgrade. As everyone knows, technology changes so often. That means yesterday’s new item is today’s closet stuffer. On the surface, this fact makes …

Social Networking: The New Tool For Debt Collectors

I am sure you have heard that you should not post anything on your social media account that you do not want your current or next employer to see. So, you have probably avoided placing pictures of yourself at wild parties and pictures with a shot or glass of your favorite beverage in your hand …