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Louie Andre

B2B & SaaS market analyst and senior writer for FinancesOnline. He is most interested in project management solutions, believing all businesses are a work in progress. From pitch deck to exit strategy, he is no stranger to project business hiccups and essentials. He has been involved in a few internet startups including a digital route planner for a triple A affiliate. His advice to vendors and users alike? "Think of benefits, not features."

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Beer vs. Wine: Surprising Booze Facts, Popular Brands & Big Festivals – The Great Drink Debate Rages On
Category: Featured Articles

Beer vs. Wine: Surprising Booze Facts, Popular Brands & Big Festivals – The Great Drink Debate Rages On

It’s an age-old debate, probably as old as the most antiquated oak barrels and brew pots. Behind the waggish claims from both beer and wine camps, sober or otherwise, lies a serious battle to wrestle market shares in developed and emerging market trends and across generations. If we go by votes, the people who altogether consumed 189 […]
Category: Uncategorized

Woman Sole Breawinners: 6 Tips You Should Know To Get Back On Your Feet

More women are becoming sole breadwinners as the male-dominated manufacturing sector is hit by outsourcing and the recent recession. With women making half of the working population according to recent U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, more women are also finding themselves the lone income earner in the family. It is a difficult situation, but there […]
Category: Financial News

Foreign stocks: Good or Bad Investment?

Foreign stocks can give you a high return, or wipe out your nest in a single bound. Buying foreign stocks is a good add-on to your investment nest. They provide a shock absorber once the U.S. market slows down. In most cases, the double- and triple- digit increase in foreign stock markets is the main […]
10 Most Expensive Little Black Dresses
Category: Financial News

10 Most Expensive Little Black Dresses

Versatile in style and a suitable look for almost all occasions, every sensible yet stylish woman should have a Little Black Dress. It is such a ubiquitous wardrobe piece that has rightfully earned the universal fashionista reference LBD. Simplicity and timelessness are the hallmarks of a really functional little black dress. Simple so that it […]
Different Types of Accounting Software: Which One Fits Your Business Size?
Category: Accounting Software

Different Types of Accounting Software: Which One Fits Your Business Size?

If you’re just starting your search for an optimal accounting software for your company a sheer variety of options dedicated to different businesses industries, sizes, and work processes can be really overwhelming. Which one should you choose for your company? The best way to assess all the software solutions is to get the bigger picture, learn how they are marketed […]
Category: Financial News

6 Major Costs of a Virus Attack on Your Computer

Imagine getting a computer virus attack while you’re working on a tight deadline. Your laptop screen goes black right before your eyes. In a split second, everything you have worked on for the last two weeks is all gone. A virus attack on a personal computer is a nightmare for anyone, from the CEO with […]
8 Stolen Art Stories – The Biggest Heists In History
Category: Financial News

8 Stolen Art Stories – The Biggest Heists In History

It seems that every couple of years there is a newsworthy art heist somewhere in the world that draws media attention both because of the violence of the robbery and the high value of the art stolen. Art thieves incredibly get away with tens–if not hundreds– of millions of dollars of paintings and valuables; sometimes […]
Debt Repayment Tips that Work from Real-Life Debt Winners
Category: Financial News

Debt Repayment Tips that Work from Real-Life Debt Winners

Do you sometimes feel that debt repayment is robbing you of your dreams? So do millions of other people who work hard but seems farther apart from their life goals. This is because the chunk of hard-earned money goes into debt repayment while a portion automatically goes to necessities of living in the present. For […]
Category: Financial News

5 Startup Ideas for Your Own Small, Home-Based Business

Vacation times are meant for much-needed recharging and resting. However, productivity should not stop when everything else seems to come to a halt. Why not take the opportunity to add new skills and knowledge to turn productive ideas into fruitful endeavors, like starting and running your own business. This summer, you need not spend big […]
Plants vs. Zombies 2 Creator Hits Big Money with These 5 “Secrets”
Category: Financial News

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Creator Hits Big Money with These 5 “Secrets”

Plants vs. Zombies is literally a game changer, introducing the world to the popularity of mobile gaming and creating an army of people glued to their smartphones for hours. Before the birds got angry and just about when people started to tire out of farming online, there were the plants and their nemesis, zombies. As […]
Category: Financial News

Stop Accrued Debt and Start a Debt-free Life in 5 Easy Steps

Debts pile up when you spend more than your means, and your regular cash inflow (like income) cannot replenish what has been spent, resulting in a deficit in your overall money stash. If this continue (payments more than income), you will have accrued debts in just a short amount of time. While one can subsist, […]
Pacific Rim Robot Giants and the Big Business of Mecha Anime
Category: Financial News

Pacific Rim Robot Giants and the Big Business of Mecha Anime

They’re big in size, courage and business. They are giant robots of the mecha anime genre that fight for humanity, without vacation leaves we assume. The Jaeger robots from the Pacific Rim are the latest addition to the mecha anime line of metallic heroes and, once again, the fan boy (or girl) in us is […]
Category: Financial News

Cheap US Road Trips: Gearing Up For Budget Vacations

Road trip is a classic American preoccupation. More so today, when tight money matters make it impractical for average earners to embark on a dream foreign destination. Road trips are not only fun and exciting, they can compare with top global tourist destinations at a fraction of the cost. Adventurous ones tend to embark on […]
PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Which Game Console Should You Buy?
Category: Financial News

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Which Game Console Should You Buy?

The upcoming releases of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One have Sony and Microsoft fanatics alike anxiously awaiting the 2013 holiday shopping season. While some of us already know which new console we will be committing to, others are busily comparing the tech specs and E3 footage to make the best choice. If you’re […]
Income Inequality Across Nations: Why You Should Care
Category: Financial News

Income Inequality Across Nations: Why You Should Care

Income inequality on a global scale is surging, and while the eye of the storm is focused on the United States because of the alarming gap and trend among the rich and the poor and it’s ironic impact on the so-called American Dream, many countries around the world are exhibiting wide income distribution gaps at […]
Cheap Summer Vacations (and the Not-so Cheap): Europe and Asia
Category: Financial News

Cheap Summer Vacations (and the Not-so Cheap): Europe and Asia

  Cheap summer vacations in Europe and Asia are possible; you just need to separate the affordable chaff from the costly grain. Both continents boast of cities with rich history, heritage, culture and cuisine. But both cannot be farther from each other as apples to oranges. Visit all or any of their cities and you’ll […]
Web Standards Project (WaSP): Buzzing for Small Businesses in the Wild Web
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Web Standards Project (WaSP): Buzzing for Small Businesses in the Wild Web

In the World Wide Web, the battle for survival and supremacy can be reduced to two basic strategies. First, you want people to find you. Then, you want people to like what they see. Owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) know they need to be online to grow. Most small business owners are also […]
How to Make Coffee and Share Fun Coffee Tips Like a Pro
Category: Infographics

How to Make Coffee and Share Fun Coffee Tips Like a Pro

Like a good friend, a good cup of coffee comforts us, makes things feel right and sparks beautiful ideas. Store on fun facts, helpful hints and fascinating frugal clues how to choose the right fit to your coffee tastes from this infographic which spreads information and inspiration perfect for your second cup. Learn how to make […]
Category: Financial News

Student Loan: Goodbye College, Hello Loan Repayment!

For the fresh college grad, everything looks sunshiny and abloom when it comes to what the future holds. Despite post-recession downturns like lack of real, full-time and well-paying jobs in the monthly Labor Department employment updates, enthusiasm and positivism naturally runs high in the veins of a young American finally free from campus confines and […]
The Coffee Leaks: Coffee Secrets, Lies and Controversies
Category: Financial News

The Coffee Leaks: Coffee Secrets, Lies and Controversies

No beverage on earth has been as celebrated and as cursed as good old coffee. Prior to its rise as the beverage most popular on the planet next only to water, coffee has been through a lot. It has been persecuted like a saint, subjected to trial like a heretic, oppressed like the common masses, […]
Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate and Small Businesses: Get Your Investment Basics Right
Category: Financial News

Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate and Small Businesses: Get Your Investment Basics Right

Let’s be honest about it. A job that pays well will provide enough to get you by and see you through rough times. You might make enough to send your kids through school and save up for retirement. You’ll eventually make enough to buy a home to raise your kids in and a car for […]
Category: Uncategorized

Big Mistakes People Do in Reviving Their Life Savings

How To Lose A Life Savings In A Few Days This article is Part 5 of 5 of Your Total Guide to Managing Life Savings: Exposing The Best-Kept Secrets   So you have dipped into your life savings account, a big chunk has been shaved off and you want to regain your balance statement to […]
Category: Uncategorized

How To Deal With Money Emergencies

Dipping Into Your Life Savings This article is Part 4 of 5 of Your Total Guide to Managing Life Savings: Exposing The Best-Kept Secrets   Money emergencies are a fact of life. When  faced with such a situation, the practical and immediate solution outweigh other options, especially in life-threatening moments or in instances when one’s […]
Category: Uncategorized

Life Savings 101: Taking Control of Your Money, Your Life

How to Plan, Prepare and Choose the Best Way To Grow Your Life Savings This article is Part 1 of 5 of Your Total Guide to Managing Life Savings: Exposing The Best-Kept Secrets   Making and managing your own money do not only give you sense of security, it is also a source of pride […]
Managing Life Savings: A Total Guide Exposing The Best-Kept Secrets
Category: Financial News

Managing Life Savings: A Total Guide Exposing The Best-Kept Secrets

One fact of life is that as we grow older, we will eventually need to have something to show for the responsibility and maturity which we have acquired as natural part of our self-growth. These things are major-ticket goals, which means they entail major expenses as well. This is where building a life savings or […]
Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres – Talk Show Celebrities Compare Their Money and Status
Category: Financial News

Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres – Talk Show Celebrities Compare Their Money and Status

Women make an average of 30% less than men: $.70 cents to a man’s $1.00. Women of color fair even worse when it comes to income—making just around $.64 cents to a white man’s dollar. While the odds are against the average woman, especially the average minority woman, in the United States some women have […]
Money and Relationship Survival Tips For The Sole Breadwinner Household
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Money and Relationship Survival Tips For The Sole Breadwinner Household

The mistake most sole financial providers make is excluding the “personal” life in the work-life balance. Looking after this department is crucial if one is to overcome the pressures, demands and fears  in providing solely yet adequately for loved ones. Taking care of personal aspects in work and living ensures that the sole breadwinner maintains […]
Category: Financial News

Make Money From Your Hobby – There’s a Job for That!

Do you want to make money out of your hobby? There’s a job for that and just about any other hobbies. Working with passion is every employer’s dream and every employee’s aspiration because when you love what you do work becomes a passion. Or is it the other way around? Here are some hobbies that […]
Category: Financial News

Women With More Money: Views on The Financially Independent Woman

With so much that is happening on the economic front and its effects on individual lives and families where money and survival are concerned, financial independence has become a hot topic of discussion especially among women. It also seems fitting that men dip into the issue, having central roles in the emergence of the “independent […]
Category: Financial News

The Best Online Tools For Home Based Businesses

Home based business and work have become part of the growing population of productive Americans, and if you’re among them, there are tons of tools around that can increase your productivity. In many cases, your home based business or work is probably starting as linear, that is, you do the job in your computer and […]
Category: Financial News

How to Earn Extra Money And Keep Your Day Job

How to earn money, that is, extra cash, is possible even if you have a day job to keep.  Here are four short-term ways: Start a part-time business or work It’s part-time so it should not eat up your whole day. If it does, you may be banking on the full-time business side. So what are […]
Category: Financial News

Surprising Money Saving Ideas When Frugal Meets Fashion

It used to be that budget clothing was a taboo in the fashion industry, until recession and economic crises turn the tables around on high-end retail, making it unfashionable in financially trying times. Tough periods gave birth to refashioning, repurposing or upcycling, terms that all refer to creating something beautiful out of pre-loved fashion items. […]
Fun and Frugal Tips For The Savings-Conscious Family
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Fun and Frugal Tips For The Savings-Conscious Family

Entertainment is an important facet of life, essential to recharge the mind, body and spirit. It is also a major expenditure, especially if one thinks of entertainment as the standard dining out, going to movies and theme parks, playing with the latest gadgets and enjoying technology  – all these comes with a price. While it’s […]
Blue Collar Job Blues – Are We Losing Our Workers?
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Blue Collar Job Blues – Are We Losing Our Workers?

Workers hammered down the last spike to complete the first transcontinental railroad in 1869 in Utah. This symbolic event ushered in a new era, the Gilded Age from the ashes of Civil War to the turn of the century, which would see America drive past England as the world’s number one economy. The phenomenal leap […]
Category: Financial News

Are Extended Warranties Worth It?

My laptop was working fine until a few weeks after the manufacturer’s warranty expired. The initial evil thought was that these electronic devices are rigged to die out right after the warranty expires. And so I take the device to the shop for repairs. After I get the bill that’s when regret kicks in. Should I […]
Category: Financial News

High Paying Jobs That Don’t Require A Degree

These are jobs that are high paying and they don’t require a degree. Times are unpredictable and jobs are shaky. In this age when your manufacturing job may be shipped to Guangzhou tomorrow, or the economy dips to new lows, how about arming yourself with a new skill that not only doesn’t need a degree […]
Category: Financial News

Instant approval bad credit loans: fast solutions for hard problems

Instant approval bad credit loans are a great source of emergency cash that allows you some breathing room when things are tight in between paydays. However, some people with bad credit are not so sure. Take the case of Edith. “I’ve always taken great pride in my ability to manage my finances. As events in […]
Category: Financial News

Fast Cash Loans That Can Save Your Financial Future

Imagine yourself sinking down a deep black vortex with no way out. That’s how some people caught in the debt spiral feel. Take Anita’s case, for example: “I’ve made some really horrible decisions. Now I feel I’m trapped. I’ve taken out loans to pay other loans, because I thought this was smart. After all, big […]
Category: Financial News

Bad credit loans guaranteed approval: Who are they for?

Jason asked us the following question: “I’ve been out of job for six months last year at which time I defaulted on some of my credit. Now that I have a stable job, I want to fast track paying all my debts while I can. I’m thinking of getting a bad credit loan to plough […]
Category: Financial News

Unsecured Loans for People with Bad Credit can Work to Your Advantage

You’ll find articles about unsecured payday loans everywhere on the Internet. You always hear about how these loans put consumers and borrowers at great risk. Truth is, high interest are not new. They have been around for ages. There might be some difference here and there, but the basic concept remains the same. This article […]