The holiday season is nigh and you still haven’t shopped. While you’re dreaming only of sugar plum fairies bearing fat bonuses, you don’t the time to mingle with the riff raff at some big box nightmare. Dealbreaker is here to help. Behold the 2013 Dealbreaker Holiday Gift Guide, chockfull of descriptors like “custom,” “gourmet,” “housecleaning,” and “DB swag.”
Click through to check out all of our gift choices for the hardcore capitalist in your life. Read more »
When former Microsoft-division Expedia launched in October 1996 on the cusp of the late-nineties Internet boom, the concept of a cost-comparison shopping website was still as foreign to people as mass market cell phones and the mp3. Today, the word Expedia is synonymous with travel, as the company has revolutionized the consumer shopping experience and inspired a legion of similarly themed business models. Read more »
There are a lot of ways to invest out there. Unfortunately, most forms of individual-investor retail active trading are more like gambling than they are like investing, Why? The house always wins, and the longer you play the more money you stand to lose.
“These forms of trading should be regulated as gambling,” says Jon Stein, CEO of Betterment.com. “For those who want to gamble, E*Trade or Options Express are great accounts.” Read more »
Are you as bad at poker as the editor of this site? You’re in luck–through our partners at Gilt, we’re offering you a one-on-one poker lesson with a World Series of Poker finalist. As an added bonus, the instructor, Clayton Fletcher, is also a comic. After the one-hour poker lesson there will be a reception at CB’s Comedy Club at Caffe del Mare. And you’ll get tickets to Fletcher’s next show. And really, you should be able to make back the price of the lesson after an hour at the tables. The sale for Dealbreaker readers starts today and runs through December 28th. Fletcher has slots open from January 3rd until February 21st. Click here for all of the information.
It’s not just doctors and scientists that need STEM education. America’s shifting economy is demanding more trained workers in many different sectors. See how Travis Brooks got the hands-on education he needed to become a technician at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Visit The Atlantic to learn more.