The Common-Sense Approach to Slimming Down

Just like there’s a right and a wrong way to approach finances, this also rings true for losing weight. Sure, there are a range of different diets, methodologies, programs, and “gurus”, but the goal stays the same and most of the basics are consistent, especially if it’s a sustainable and healthy take on weight loss. […]

Invest in Lowering Your Daily Expenses

Apart from big, one-time expenditures, or perhaps expensive "habits" like collecting shoes or smoking cigars, a large portion of the population ends up spending the majority of their income on essentials. This includes expenses like housing, utilities, food, professional certifications, cleaning products, toothpaste, and the list can go on and on. We often don't stop to think about how to lower this base cost of living, usually overlooking that option and going straight to hacking off the things that give us pleasure, like golfing, traveling, or dressing like a fashionista. There are ways, however, in which you can lower your cost of living and perhaps be able to continue to thoughtfully … [Read More...]

Shifting Our Views of Business with China

For the last decade, it seems like we have been fighting this economic "war" with China. Manufacturing in North America was drying up and moving to places with cheaper labor and materials, such as Asia. The "made in China" label has a lot of stigma attached to it, as it's associated with low quality, low price items with poor environmental and social attributes. However, as our economies continue to evolve, we need to start looking at China in a different way: not as a producer, but as a consumer. The size of the middle class has been rising dramatically in China, meaning that a market of consumers is opening up at a dramatic pace. And while many products they buy will be ones made in … [Read More...]

5 Signs That the Time is Ripe for Investing in Real Estate

When it comes to investing in real estate, timing is key. Ideally, real estate investors should buy when the prices are low, and reap benefits when housing prices go up again. A good time when prices were low was back in 2008, after the recession hit. However, it was also a time of economic crisis, and foreclosures were at a near-decade high. But, if you had bought a house back then in a lucrative commercial area, the price of that property would have doubled by now. It’s not always easy to say when exactly it would be the best time to put your money in the real estate business. Sometimes when prices are high, the sector is in a bubble, as it was in 2007. Investing in Real Estate You … [Read More...]

Signs That You Need to Quit Your Job

Not everyone is lucky enough to find their dream job in the first shot. Not everyone is genius enough to combine their work and passion early in life. Not everyone is opportune enough to do what they want to do in life, some have their own limitations. Many people have to take retakes before finding the picture perfect job that they imagined for themselves. We take up many wrong jobs in this process. But there are always signs that people might not notice. These are those signs. Zero job satisfaction Satisfaction is very essential in anything that we do, especially a job in which we are putting our efforts day in and day out. If your job doesn't? give you satisfaction then it is … [Read More...]

How to Pick Your University

Sometimes it can feel like the pressure to go to A university is so overwhelming it doesn’t matter which one you go to. There are so many to choose from that paralysis can set in, and you pick randomly, if at all. Your choice deserves more thought than that. You’ll be living and working in this place for at least three years of your life, and the results you get, the experiences you have and the friends you make will be part of your life for years to come. We’ve got some tips to offer to help demystify the process of choosing some possible unis, so you end somewhere you’ll be happy, as well as productive and successful. League Tables If you have a strong sense of the career you … [Read More...]

The Best Electives for an MBA in Finance

The Best Electives for an MBA in Finance

When you enroll in an MBA program with a concentration in finance, you expect to take courses that cover the technical aspects of the field. However, even though graduate school tends to be more focused than a bachelor’s degree curriculum, there is still room for elective courses in most programs. Employers want to hire well-rounded individuals who can manage the challenges of the modern business world, and that usually means that you need skills and experience beyond the strictly technical aspects of finance. This doesn’t mean, though, that you should enroll in any random course just to get the credits. The focused nature of the best online MBA programs means that your elective choices … [Read More...]