Good Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween – 2014 Edition


I wanted to take this opportunity to break up our normal regimen of posts devoted to serious personal finance topics and dive into something far more entertaining: Good scary movies to watch this Halloween! If you’re like me and always looking for some good, cheap fun around Halloween-time, then there is nothing better than renting a couple of really scary movies from the Redbox or Netflix that will leave you scared to go to bed. This is the third edition of my “good scary movies” post.  You can find my past horror movie picks from 2013 and 2012 at these links with reviews of some of my … [Read more...]

Improving the User Experience in Video Collaboration

Video Collaboration

If you’re operating a business, you probably understand the importance of utilizing only the most functional equipment to help you operate efficiently and effectively. While video collaboration tools have been available for the past few decades, the technology has not always been reliable enough to execute goals in a timely fashion. Struggles equipment installation, low video quality, and incessant breaks in connection have stood in the way of productive collaboration across the video conferencing platform. Thankfully, the technology has advanced to take advantage of cloud computing … [Read more...]

Want to Know How to Sell Things Online Fast?  Just Ask My Wife to Put It on Facebook!

How to Sell Things Online

This week, thanks to my wife, the MMD household made a ton of money on the side.  But this wasn’t our usual passive income or blog revenue. Nope.  This was different.  This week my wife completely schooled me in the art of how to sell things online fast – all by using Facebook! Who knew these days that’s all it would take.  I can still remember the days of the dark ages (i.e. about 20 years ago) when I used to go looking through the newspaper (remember those?) classified to find guitar gear. In more recent years I’ve really been a fan of using Internet sales sites like Ebay and … [Read more...]

Great Recent Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween – 2013 Edition

Young Couple Watching Scary Movie

It’s that time of year again to have some good, cheap fun and rent a whole bunch of great scary movies!  In case you didn’t already know, I absolutely LOVE scary movies.  I don’t know what it is about them, but I like watching ones that are well written or intriguing.  So throughout the year I’ve collected the titles of a few of my favorite recent scary movies and thought I’d share them with you in time for Halloween. (Before you read on, make sure you check out Part 1 which was published last year.  In that review, my scary movie picks were Trick ‘r Treat, Piranha, Drag Me to Hell, Silent … [Read more...]

What Is the Relationship of College Education and Job Prospects Like Today?

Graduation Hat by t0zz

The following post is a guest contribution.  If you would like to write for My Money Design, please feel free to contact me. Based on the statistics given by various sources, getting a Bachelor’s Degree does not necessarily mean that you can land a high paying job or any job for that matter. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the relationship of college education and job prospects are becoming surprisingly unbound. The unemployment rate for college graduates is now at 7.5%. Instead of decreasing, it went up, because the college graduate unemployment rate back in … [Read more...]

Have Your International Travel Checklist Ready to Go

Tourists by graur razvan ionut

Everyone looks forward to a little time away from work.  Sometimes when work sends you to a meeting or conference, it can be fun to expand it out a bit and do a little exploring.  If you travel for vacation, this is especially exciting because you set the agenda   But whether you travel for business or pleasure, there are also a lot of things that could go wrong.  The good news is that most of those risks could be mitigated.  All you need is a good international travel checklist to help you plan ahead so that your life and your wealth don’t get put into jeopardy.  Below are a few tips that I … [Read more...]

Ask the Readers – Would You Support the Privatization of Social Security Accounts?

Dollar Sinking In Sea

It’s official: According to a recent article on CNN Money, you can now expect to receive less from Social Security than what you paid into it them.  Here are the figures: $600,000 paid in. $579,000 in expected benefits. This will come as no surprise to the skeptics and nay-sayers who have long felt that Social Security has been heading south and in need of some desperate revision. In the spirit of conversation, I thought this topic would make an interesting “Ask the Readers” topic:  If the government were willing try something different, would you be in favor of the … [Read more...]