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...]

Little Known Tips for Saving Money While Traveling

Saving Money While Traveling

Go to just about any travel website or blog and you'll find them.  There's tons of great money-saving advice for travel that are well-known such as searching for the lowest airfare at various online sources or packing light to avoid extra baggage fees.  However, there several useful tips for saving money while traveling still go unnoticed each year.  This is unfortunate because these small things could add up to big bucks in savings.  Here are just a few of them that you can start taking advantage of today.   Enroll Children in Frequent Flier Programs: For those who travel often with … [Read more...]

How Video Conferencing Technology Can Reduce Costs for Government Bodies

Video Conferencing

Traveling for meetings has always been a budget killer in any field of business.  While most of the time this cost is absorbed by company itself, who pays for those expenses when the employee works for the government?  The tax-payers? Clearly there is a need to improve upon travel costs whereever possible.  That is where good video conferencing technology can be useful.  As a matter of fact, according to KBZ, a massive upward trend has already been observed in the usage of web conferencing and other digital communications. Since the inception of this technology, it has evolved drastically. … [Read more...]

Follow the Money — How Qatar Has Become an Opportunity for Foreign Business 


Qatar may be a smaller Gulf state in terms of geographic area and population, but it has the world's third largest natural gas reserve and is one of the richest nations per capita.  The Ministry of Energy and Industry is currently on track to support various new projects in the fields of pharmaceutical, minerals, chemical, environmental and other sectors as part of its Qatar National Vision 2030. When you combine its abundant natural resources with its economic diversification, a rapidly expanding economy and liberal legalization, it’s not surprising that foreign business might find Qatar … [Read more...]

Combating Fraudulent Activity in the Charity Sector


Fraud is damaging when it affects any business.  But arguably it is the most heinous when there is fraudulent activity in the charity sector. In June 2013 The National Fraud Authority (NFA) published its ‘Annual fraud indicator’ report which estimated that fraud cost UK charities a staggering £147.3m in the year to March 2012. Aside from the immediate financial effects of fraud, there can be far-reaching consequences for charities that fall victim to fraudsters. For example reputational damage following fraudulent activity can be particularly costly. Frustration can quickly take hold … [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...]