Monthly Archives: February 2014

This chart will blow your mind!

Famous tech acquisitions  cost per user
Famous tech acquisitions by cost per user

This crazy cost chart was first found on BrightSide. As you can see by the chart the new acquisition of WhatsApp for the mind boggling price of $19 Billion dollars on a per user price actually looks like a great deal.

The WhatsApp acquisition at a per user price of $35.56 is very inline with Facebook’s other big acquisition of Instagram which when acquired had a per user cost of $28.57. The Instagram deal has turned out to be a major success for Facebook and it looks like so will this WhatsApp purchase. For a lesson in companies who are doing horrible acquisitions just look at Yahoo. Whose acquisitions of Broadcast.com and Geocities on a per user basis were horribly over priced and have done horribly.

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-25-2014

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-25-2014

When searching plane tickets online delete your cookies. Prices go up if you visit a site multiple times.

As we have discussed in other articles having a job as a cashier at a store is not glamorous and at times can be downright boring. One of the best ways we have found to pass the time and to possibly make more money is by being on the look out for old coins. Also check if it is ok with your manager first but often times they will just be happy to know their employee is actively looking at every coin while on the job and being good with money is definitely a skill they want to make sure your have as a cashier. Whenever you see a coin that is old or a bill that is old hold on to it might be worth more than “face value.”

Old quarters such as those made prior to 1965 are actually made of silver and as such have a value of the price of silver not the $.25 that the coin is really worth.

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-24-2014

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-24-2014

Bring extra quarters to work whenever you find a pre-1965 quarter, switch with your own. Each pre-1965 quarter has a melt value of $4.20.

As we have discussed in other articles having a job as a cashier at a store is not glamorous and at times can be downright boring. One of the best ways we have found to pass the time and to possibly make more money is by being on the look out for old coins. Also check if it is ok with your manager first but often times they will just be happy to know their employee is actively looking at every coin while on the job and being good with money is definitely a skill they want to make sure your have as a cashier. Whenever you see a coin that is old or a bill that is old hold on to it might be worth more than “face value.”

Old quarters such as those made prior to 1965 are actually made of silver and as such have a value of the price of silver not the $.25 that the coin is really worth.

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-23-2014

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-23-2014

If you’re ever homeless spend your remaining money on a 24-hour gym membership. You’ll have a place to go at night, access to showers, and a locker to store all your belongings.

Of course no one ever wants to be homeless or be in that situation but having a gym to go to is a great way to stay in shape and stay clean cut while you look for a new job and get back on your feet. Gyms are clean places with showers, free water, sometimes snacks, and if you can find it even often open twenty four hours a day.

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-22-2014

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Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-22-2014

If you can’t afford a cab ride home you can’t afford to go out drinking.

It being Saturday and all be wise with your money and with your safety. If you ever drink please make sure not to drive. As well if you are worried about not being able to afford a cab after drinking then you shouldn’t go out drinking in the first place. Take a weekend off from partying. Your wallet will thank you and so will your head.

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-21-2014

Daily Finance Advice

Daily Financial Advice Mallard 2-21-2014

If you are unsure if you can afford something you can not afford it.

Simply put if you have ever questioned whether or not you can afford something it is best to not buy it. Instead you should wait one week and see if you still want it. If you still can’t afford it then do not buy it. You do not want to take on debt especially credit card debt if you do not need it.