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Alex Hillsberg

Alex has a keen interest in the stock market, small and medium enterprises and personal finance, pursuing news, stories and issues around these topics for nearly twenty years now. He has written for various financial websites helping average Americans to pursue their financial goals.

Need To Improve Your Accounting? Compare Xero and Quickbooks

Many small business owners get tied up in performing administrative work and are not able to allot precious time and resources for more important tasks. For accounting, they use spreadsheets or an accounting software like QuickBooks.
But now, there is another …

Tiger Woods Net Worth: How Much Does The Icon Of Golf Earn?

Tiger Woods Net Worth: $61 million
Source of Wealth: Golf
 
$61 million. The figure represents the current net worth of Tiger Woods, one of the most successful golfers in the history of sport. He is also known as the youngest professional golfer ever to …

Comparison Of iPhone 6 Innovative Features: Which Apple Smartphone Model Had The Most Improvements?

In the summer of 2007, Mike Lazardis, co-founder of BlackBerry, got an iPhone to check what’s inside. He pried it open and was shocked on what he saw: BlackBerry wasn’t competing with a phone, he thought, it was competing against …

Countries With Best Customer Service: Current Trends & How CRMs Improve Client Satisfaction

Last March, Bloomberg reported the number of jobs reached a record pre-recession peak at 116.1 million, even surpassing the U.S.Labor Department’s projections. The economy seemed to be picking up however gradually. Around the same time, a tiny blip in the …

10 World’s Most Expensive Cars Owned By Celebrities: Bugatti & Maybach’s Luxurious Alternatives To Ordinary Rides

Does having the most expensive car matter to a celebrity? Apparently not to David Beckham. Nor does he care that his Rollys-Royce Phantom Drophead is the slowest in top speed and acceleration rate among the top 10 most expensive celebrity …

Top 10 Most Expensive Domain Names In The World: Insurance, Rentals & Private Jets

What’s in a name… domain name, to be exact? People like us who use the internet on a daily basis might think it’s just a matter of typing our favorite website in the browser’s address bar. Truth is: some of …

Top 10 Cities With Most Expensive Airport Taxi Fares In The World

Imagine this scenario: your flight has landed after several hours up in the air; you are jetlagged and you want to make a dash to the nearest hotel for a quick rest. Unless you have made certain transportation arrangements, your …

Top Grocery Brands Comparison: Disturbing Truth About How Big Food Companies Exploit Your Shopping Habits

Standing in the supermarket’s food section aisle you’re confronted with hundreds of different products compounded by the happy proliferation of subcategories. You have a wide choice of grocery items at your fingertips. Or have you?
A 2013 study by the U.S. …

Social Media and Smartphone Facts: Review of Why Men Look For Business & Love While Women Seek Games & Knowledge

Social Media and Smartphone Facts: Review of Why Men Look For Business & Love While Women Seek Games & Knowledge

Social media and mobile use give us a treasure hoard of insights about our general habits as a community. So it’s only inevitable that we find numerous surveys about the two platforms based on one of the most popular categories: …

Top 10 Most Expensive Military Planes Manufactured In America

Since planes have been adopted for military use, the United States have produced some of the world’s most expensive as well as technologically advanced military aircraft. It is said that in the event of a major global conflict in the …

Review of Famous Company Logos: How The Big Business Uses The Emotional Power of Logos

Golden arches. Swoosh. Mouse ears. You know what they mean. Some logos are so powerful that they don’t need to spell out their names, or that they transcend cultural borders. How can these simple, trivial little artworks inspire global familiarity with …

10 Most Expensive Designer Watches For Men: Rolex, Cartier & Other Masterpieces

Every man should wear a watch. Not only is it an essential accessory to a real man, it also shows that a man values his and other people’s time. A fixture that easily completes the male fashion ensemble, watches have …

Top 10 Richest Pirates In History: Blackbeard, Drake & Others Worth Millions

While the richest and most popular pirate of today is surely the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise (worldwide gross: $3.7 billion), the pirates of the old days were no slouches–and they probably weren’t as weird as Johnny Depp, either. …

Most Popular Social Media Sites Review: Why Women Are The Real Power Behind The Huge Success Of Pinterest and Tumblr

We had fun checking social media demographics surveys from different credible sources like Pew Research Center and Burst Media and we were able to pluck out some distinct patterns that suggest women are taking over social media and we’ve turned …

13 Most Intelligent People In The History Of The World

We know these people are exceptionally intelligent and talented. But just how intelligent are they compared to each other? Here are 13 of the most intelligent geniuses in the world, or at least as far as two Western scientific studies …

The Expensive Ticket to Winter Olympics Gold

Much has been said about the Sochi Games being the most expensive Olympic Games ever and how no cost was spared to bring the spectacular event to this subtropical Russian beach resort. But few ever pay attention to the dollars …

You Think Your Taxes Are High? This Video Will Shock You With How World Could Look Without Them

Your W2 is probably in the mail, and that can only mean one thing: taxes are due. While taxes are both a sure thing (“death and taxes”) and a painful thing (“death and taxes”), they’re also a necessary thing. How …

Top 10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes Endorsements: From Kobe Bryant To Tiger Woods

Nike is one of the best-known brands worldwide, and those who wear Nike gear certainly get noticed. However, most of us have to pay handsomely for the gear–but that’s not true for everyone. In fact, some lucky souls are paid …

10 Luxury Yachts with Unique & Ridiculous Features

A yacht with a helipad? Twenty rooms and a suite? A private deck with a Jacuzzi? We’re bored. How about something different that even a multi-billionaire will take a second look at and gasp, wow!
Here are ten luxury yachts with …

Before You Go Shopping Listen To This Harvard Professor Explaining How Money Can Buy Happiness

Curious if money truly cannot buy happiness, a well-off Harvard professor went around the world to find out. What he found hit close to home, and revealed the truth: it’s not how much money you have, but how you spend it.

Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014: 10 Amazing Facts About The Most Expensive Games Ever

The infographic features a selection from the many tales of triumph, tragedy, pride and glory in the history of the Winter Olympics. There will always be enduring achievements that will be forever remembered, such as Bjorn Daehlie’s 12 Olympic medals or Eddie Eagan’s amazing achievement.

9 Most Expensive Cocktails In The World: Diamond Sparkled Champagne Or Martini?

On first going out for drinks in Los Angeles or New York, the cocktails seem expensive: $11, $16, even $25 for the fanciest. But if you are not satisfied with a double-digit delight, is it possible to spend more? I …

2014 Tech Trends: Waiting For Smart TVs, Google Glass, Apple Smart Watch or Steambox?

Flexible TVs, the revenge of smart watches, Google Glass’ coming of age, the game console spillover, these are the top consumer technology stories that we expect in 2014. We don’t see any tectonic shifts in the magnitude of the PS4 vs. Xbox launchings late last year, just another twelve months of more of the same stuff padded with new features and design.

10 Awesome Space Exploration & Astronomy Discoveries of 2013

2013 was no exception when it came to discovering previously unknown information about the vast universe that we live in. Here are the top 10 most exciting things that have happened in space technologies, discoveries, and advancements this year.

Top 10 most dangerous jobs in the US: It’s not police officers & firefighters who have the most risky career path

Check out the infographic about America’s most dangerous jobs in 2012. They truly have harsh environments: falling trees, molten hot iron, high altitude, and the open sea create conditions conducive to fatal work injury.

Top Gadgets & Tech Of 2013: Best Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, App, Console, OS And More

2013 was the year when consumer technology really became part of our daily lives. Thanks to a confluence of hardware, software and infrastructure the devices we own can now help us with exercise, trips, dating, and even cooking! We’ve summed up …

Same Day Loans Online UK: Tips On Finding A Guaranteed Source of Cash For Rent, Holidays or Christmas

George asked me the following question:

I’ve heard that more lenders are said to be willing to give same-day approval for borrowers. In fact, I came across this credit-matching company saying so because of a growing trend among the British who …

Top Earning Celebrities of 2013: Musicians, Actors, Writers, Models And More…

If you’re to work as a celebrity, which line of work would you prefer? Singing, acting, directing, sports, or movie producing? Well, if pay is important, you should stick to music. It turns out that, at least this year, the …

Cyber Santa Claus: Amazon Drones, Supercomputers and Other Cutting-edge Technologies Santa Can Use To Deliver Your Christmas Gifts

Here’s Santa’s problem. He works all year round to make gifts for all the nice boys and girls, but he only has a very small 24-hour window to deliver all of them. Yes we all know he has major magic …

10 Disappearing Jobs That Won’t Exist in 10 Years: Professions That Won’t Guarantee Career Opportunities

The shift into a knowledge-based, tech-heavy service economy has hit many workers hard–and even decimated whole regions, like the “Rust Belt” area from Pittsburgh and Cleveland to Detroit and beyond. A generation of skilled workers, trained to make complex machines …