20 Years Of EBay

Facts and Figures Regarding the #1 Auction Site   Twenty years ago, Pierre Omidyar created AuctionWeb and listed his first item for sale — a broken laser pointer valued at $1. Intended as a test item for the site, the laser pointer eventually sold for $14.83 even though the item was clearly listed as being…
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Average College Costs

Costs Are Rising, But It Could Be Worse It’s that time of year when all across America, parents drop their children off at college, shedding a tear as they watch their little boy or girl head off into the grown-up world. It’s also the time when parents shed even more tears totaling up the college…
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Fastest Growing Chain Restaurants

Tips to Help Investors Take a Big Bite Out of Tasty Profits You’ve seen a hot new chain restaurant open in your area, looked over the lines going out the door, and wondered if getting yourself a slice of the ever-growing chain restaurants pie would be a sound investment. Perhaps you have decided that it…
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NCAA Finances

Few Programs Are Self-Sufficient Pay the players! That’s the cry from groups who discount the value of the free education that college athletes receive. Usually the argument focuses on football and the enormous amounts of money that top tier NCAA Division I schools receive. However, the majority of schools actually lose money on athletics and…
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How To Pay Off Debt

by Brian J. O’Connor , MoneyTips Contributor Personal finance experts love to argue about the best approach to shrinking your debt: paying off loans with the biggest balance first vs. tackling your highest-interest debt. This debate can get as heated as a Thanksgiving dinner where your relatives debate politics, religion or the winner on Dancing…
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