Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shopping for laptops

Computers are the backbone of our society and practically the mobile office of many. Laptops such as the HP Laptop are most popular among home users as well as in commercial areas. It was not long ago that paper filing and index cards were the way to maintain our records but nowadays, information may even be stored on handheld devices and then later downloaded on to a laptop.

The internet has connected the world global market of trading together and with a common platform to buy and sell merchandise it is easier to shop for items regardless of the country they were manufactured. Most of the internet stores ship merchandise world wide and others even offer free shipping to local areas within their country.

Computers are definitely here to stay and as much as computer software technology has changed our lifestyles we have learned to rely on them as important communicating devices as well as tools for education and commercial use.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

College Life

Thanks for the guest post by Esteban Vinson

I promise I’m not a spoiled brat, but when I went to college, it was really hard for me to not purchase a lot of stuff that’s probably not college-age- appropriate. I’ve always grown up with a lot of nice things, and when I went to college I wasn’t used to not having them! At my house growing up, we always had Starbucks coffee on our way to school, I have a nice car, we had satellite from, I could get clothes whenever, and pretty much overall I just didn’t watch what I spent.

I don’t think it’s fair that my parents never taught me how to save money, but then they just cut me off the second that I got to school. I had no idea how much things cost, but I really don’t feel like that was my fault! Now I’m $4,000 in debt, and I’m just learning how to budget my money and eat Easy Mac like the rest of the kids my age. Thanks mom and dad, for not teaching me how to be a responsible adult!