The Digerati Life

A Money Blog: Personal Finance and Business in Silicon Valley

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Should a Personal Finance Education Be Offered in High School?

I was surprised to find out that there is actually a debate that surrounds the question about adding personal finance as a subject or a curriculum in high schools. I would have expected that this notion would meet with rousing support. […]

7 Rags To Riches Stories of Inspiring Business Women

While a number of families in this country have enjoyed their wealth for generations, certain people have been driven to seek out their own opportunities. Hence, we decided to look into a few rags to riches business stories. […]

Invest In The Best S & P 500 Index Funds & ETFs

The quickest way to get started with investing in the U.S. stock market is through mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) which track the performance of the large caps, including the S&P 500 index. […]

Causes of Stress: Rating The Most Stressful Financial Events

The whole subject of finance is one of the most common causes of disagreement and discord in a family, and I’m sure there has never been a home that hasn’t been touched by stress at one point or another due to money. […]

What To Do If Your Big Bank Gets A Buyout Proposal

As bank customers, most of us would like to know what to do if our bank gets acquired or fails. What can we expect if our bank gets bought out? Some years ago, Washington Mutual was known for online banking products such as a savings account that offered a high yield for linking with a [...]What To Do If Your Big Bank Gets A Buyout Proposal Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. […]

Business Failure & Survival Rates, Tips For Business Longevity

How adaptable, agile and flexible are you, as an entrepreneur? I first thought about seriously entertaining and pursuing business ideas many years ago, when my spouse ditched his job to do his own projects. There was something about that clean break from the employment world that inspired me to try doing the same thing. […]

Tracking Tax Events: Which Life Changes Affect Your Taxes?

Which tax events trigger adjustments to your tax situation? A lot of decisions we make in our daily lives have an impact on our taxes. Some of these changes yield beneficial credits, while others increase the amount we need to pay to the IRS. […]

Fun, Cheap Halloween Costumes To DIY, A Photo Gallery

Get a head start on Halloween. Are you planning for it already? Here’s one of the easier DIY projects around: go frugal by making your own unique, fun, cheap Halloween costumes. I thought to lighten the mood with something more humorous and entertaining. […]

Basics Of Shorting A Stock: What To Know Before You Short

The responsible thing to do before we talk about shorting stocks is to offer a disclaimer. There are a lot of exciting and thrilling ways to play the stock market but more often than not, the more boring strategies work the best. Be very careful when shorting stocks. […]