How to Get a Discount at the Auto Dealership

When purchasing a used car, most consumers will assume that there is some room for negotiation in price. This is also the case when buying a new car from an auto dealer. Whether it's including extra accessories or getting a better deal on in-house financing, asking for discounts can pay off in many cases. However, … Continue reading How to Get a Discount at the Auto Dealership

Shock and Awe as Dubai Looks to Take Shop Until You Drop to Another Level

With reports of international trade beginning to rebound as the world shakes off its isolationist tendency following the financial downturn of half-a-decade ago, reports that shopping in the Middle East is about to enter a new expansive phase is another indicator of good times ahead. There's no country better equipped to lead the nascent recovery … Continue reading Shock and Awe as Dubai Looks to Take Shop Until You Drop to Another Level

No, You Can’t Work Remotely on That

For a good long while, tradition and resistance to change won over advancing technology, and "no"¬†was the response a lot of people got when trying to set themselves up for telecommuting or some other form of remote/location-independent work. Not so much anymore. Even in my own industry, architecture, where collaborative face-to-face work and "analog" skills … Continue reading No, You Can’t Work Remotely on That

Cliff Notes for Adults: Summarizing Business Books

Although I recently had the chance to use one for the first time, websites that summarize business books are not a new phenomenon. It turns out there's an entire industry devoted to reading, summarizing, and outputting business books for our consumption. Last month, I had the opportunity to check out 100 Must Reads, one of … Continue reading Cliff Notes for Adults: Summarizing Business Books

Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update

Nearly two years ago, in September 2011, I first began using Progressive Snapshot for what was then a competitive insurance policy with Progressive. I also wrote an in-depth review about the experience here, complete with screenshots and some hard data. Since then, a couple of things happened. I switched to Esurance in 2012 because of … Continue reading Snapshot from Progressive: The 2013 Update