How to Live Cheap and Put Hundreds of Dollars Back in Your Pocket (Without Becoming a Hobo) Some big ones were missed, and ones I've had extremely good luck with. Here are mine: Live close to where you go: The vehicular society we have seems more apt to spend $30,000 on a hybrid that gets 40mpg so they can commute 20 miles each way to work, than moving closer to work. In the past 10 years I've always lived within 5 miles of work for a multitude of reasons, but it's probably the smartest thing I've done.
FriendsClear.com - Interview with Jean-Christop I invite you to watch the video I shot last week in Paris with Jean-Christophe Capelli. I met JC for the first time in NYC, the day before the very first Finovate event back in 2007. Time flies... I am glad we finally managed to shoot an interview about the innovative FriendsClear.com, the first P2P Lending marketplace in France.We covered a lot during this session.
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8 Great Sites for Freebies: Why Pay When You Can Get It Free? I love freebies. Even if I have to opt in and click a confirmation email, if it’s free and I can use it, I’ll swap an email address for something free anytime. Everyday I spend a lot of time scouring the web for free stuff – whether it’s downloads, software or any stuff that actually shows up in my mailbox, so rest assured you can give the following 8 sites a shot and you will get some nice little legitimate free samples everyday. 1. About.com: Freebies This site is one of my bookmarked sites.
Spanish Present Subjunctive Home / Verb Drills The subjunctive is not a tense; rather, it is a mood. Tense refers when an action takes place (past, present, future), while mood merely reflects how the speaker feels about the action. The subjunctive mood is rarely used in English, but it is widely used in Spanish. Use this verb quizzer to practice conjugating verbs in the present subjunctive. To learn when to use the subjunctive, please refer to the appropriate exercises in the Grammar Tutorial.
Geek Genius: How To Get The Latest Gadgets Without Breaking The Bank photo: Harshit Sekhon Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget? (Hint: this happens every year). Prosper raising $13.3 – $15.8M round for peer-to-peer lending ma Peer-to-peer lending marketProsper is in the midst of raising a $13.3 – $15.8 million fourth round of funding, the company announced today. The company’s lending market currently has nearly a million members, and so far, those members have funded 32,000 loans totaling more than $193 million. The company said it has signed a letter of intent with new and existing investors to raise the round, which is expected to close by April 15. To date, the San Francisco-based company has raised $43 million. According to Deutsche Bank Research, Prosper is the largest peer-to-peer lending marketplace.
Just Little Things: Archive 0 tags Two messages were sent to me anonymously: Anonymous asked: On omegle today I ran into someone that was about to commit suicide. Search for Misspelled Items on eBay to Score Great Deals Typojoe.com is another good ebay misspelling search site to try. Anyway, as far as buying/saving on eBay goes, a couple more ideas: If you have a question about an item, go to another of the seller's listings and ask the question from there. This will add a bit of work for the seller, if they want to add your question and their answer to the item description page. Maybe other interested buyers will not bother to ask a question, instead just continuing to look for a similar item that already has the question answered in the item description.
Celebrating Squee Last week's foray down Sarcasm Boulevard was extremely cathartic for Doctor Merlin, and she was gratified to see that many of her gentle readers also took part in both the catharsis and the (far more important) discussions being addressed. Alas! Some of the responses, even those from Doctor Merlin's very dearest friends, also read last week's diatribe against Internet Idiocy as including a grudge against those who choose to revel in their squee. To clarify, Doctor Merlin is specifically annoyed with those fans who, after exhausting their own supplies of the other derailment techniques, boycott communities and fans still discussing the uncomfortable topics and create spaces with "No Srs Bzns" on the doors, which effectively shuts up those pesky dissenters. Doctor Merlin bears no ill will towards those fans who choose to cling to their squee above all else. Doctor Merlin appreciates squee, and so is dedicated this week's topic to All About Squee.
The Geek’s Guide to Getting Almost Anything for Free Does it pay to be Internet savvy? Yes. In more ways than many people imagine. Here Comes the P2P Economy - The Conversation - Harvard Business by Stan Stalnaker | 9:24 AM February 26, 2008 Peer-to-peer, or P2P, networks have thrown the media industry into turmoil, changing the flow of information from a one-to-many model (with newspaper publishers, Hollywood studios, and big music companies as the sources) to a many-to-many model (with blogs, YouTube, and file-sharing forums as the venues). The ability of individuals to both consume and create content–news, movies, and music–greatly threatens traditional players. Witness the struggles of established U.S. newspaper publishers–the share prices of the four largest have fallen between 10% and 50% during the generally rising market of the past three years–because of challenges from new media and advertising models, including P2P schemes. A shock like the one that jolted the media is poised to strike other industries, perhaps more disruptively.