What Makes for a Great Investment?

What makes for a great investment? The answer seems simple. A great investment is one where the value of the investment rises while you own it. There’s one more factor that needs to be addressed with assessing investments: risk.  How much risk can an investor stomach while hoping to receive their expected return? With inflation … Read more

Early October Launch of iPhone 5 Confirmed by AT&T Vice President to Employees? [Updated]

BGR briefly reports that an AT&T vice president has confirmed to some employees that the iPhone 5 is indeed slated to launch in early October as has recently been rumored by several sources. Additionally, the VP communicated the following to a group of managers: “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 … Read more

What Should We Tell Our Children? – How a college education has lost value in the current economy

I walk through the halls of the school I work at and, year after year, I hear parents speaking the same words: “You have to do good in school so you can get into college.” The irony of the matter is that most of these parents have not attended college themselves, but based on popular … Read more

From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part IV

(UPDATE: Check out the CBS feature on ForOrchestra.com’s tribute to Amy Winehouse). This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment (Prior installments: Part I; Part II; Part III). It’s funny how things are so much clearer the further down the road you go. … Read more

From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part III

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment (Prior installments: Part I; Part II). So I started working at the music awards company, which was great for me because my music lesson show slowly started to decline in sales and viewership.  As I … Read more

Leslie Jacobs: Layoffs Be Damned — I Survived and YOU Will Too! – Part II

(This series chronicles the experiences of Leslie Jacobs, Founder of “Les Mess.”  You can find Part I of Leslie’s remarkable story here). Five months after being laid off I had my first job interview, I was not thrilled with the idea of having to dress up and drive 45 minutes to get to this job—so … Read more

Can Debt Consolidation Be A Good Option to Resolve Student Debt?

These days your dream of studying in a top-notch business school can never become a reality if you do not borrow a student loan. Nowadays, the cost of studying in business schools has become untouchable for common people. And after the completion of the graduation the burden of student loan debt might seem devastating. Here … Read more