Airbnb is Succeeding and Changing beyond Recognition

Select is likely to increase expenses for a lot of Airbnb hosts; because they will have to add expense new amenities such as maid services and toiletries. This will put pressure on hosts with limited financial resources, because there is no evidence Airbnb is planning to speed up payment for bookings.

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Value Investing in an Overheated Market

6. The basic value investing criteria still apply. No matter how overheated the market gets the fundamentals of value investing are still sound.

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Seven Airbnb Dangers Hosts Should be Aware of

Airbnb can be fun and profitable but it is also fraught with peril. Make sure you do your homework and prepare for those risks so they will not drain your bank account and ruin your life.

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The Gig Economy Survival Kit

The key to surviving and thriving in the gig economy is to shop around and find the tools and services you will need to succeed. There are lots of great gig economy products and services out there for those willing to search for them.

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A Few Thoughts on Bubbles, Bitcoin and CEOS

Crytpocurrencies; like the internet in the 1990s, are a great technology with a bright future but people are being over optimistic. Just as it took 20 years for online retail to mature and go mainstream, so it will take 10 to 20 years before cryptocurrencies truly go mainstream. Expect a lot of ups and downs between now and then.

My prediction is that both bitcoin and ethereum will take a big fall real soon. Wait until that happens and buy because they will come back. The technology is good but it is grossly overpriced.

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Is Western Union Making Money?

Last week I noted that The Western Union (NYSE: WU) is enjoying some rare market growth with the help of

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A Batch of Earnings Reports to Watch For

Any of these companies’ reports will provide a good glimpse of economic activity a look at them all might show us where the economy is heading. They might also show us if political and upheaval and destructive trends like the retail apocalypse will continue.

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Should we be worried about Inflation?

Expect inflation to slowly get worse and bitcoin prices to slowly rise over the next year. Also expect inflation to hurt lower income people and increase the growing civil and political unrest in the United States.

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Hardly-Known Facts about Bitcoin Payments for E-Commerce

Even though it is the world’s best known cryptocurrency there are a great many facts about bitcoin; that even established

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What Airlines can teach us About Uber?

The comparison between today’s Southwest and a future Uber is more credible than some observers might believe. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has made no secret of his final game plan which is for Uber to own (or lease) and operate the cars; much as Southwest owns and operates the planes. Massive investments are being made in self-driving technology to make that a reality.

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