All posts by Matthew McCready

Saving Now Could Save You Later

Students today are often told to invest in their future by going to college, getting a degree, and securing themselves a job.  Student debt is a common issue among graduates, but the idea behind racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt is that you expect to get a job and work towards paying ...

Engineering a Great Business

In today’s world more people than ever are forming and running their own businesses.  While an idea for a business can be great, if it is not properly run it will be sure to fail.  Just this past week the Harvard Business Review released a list of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world.  Topping ...

The Working-to-Living Ratio

Matt McCready The corporate world in today’s society is often viewed as a battleground with no ethical behavior, and one that requires constant effort.  It takes absolute commitment, as well as the willingness to make a number of sacrifices, to work your way up to the top of the corporate ladder.  It is viewed as ...

Streaming Over Cable?

Matthew McCready For college students, it has almost become a rite of passage to own a Netflix account – or at least the password to your roommate’s.  However, Netflix’s reach goes well beyond kids in college. As of January this year, Netflix has a total of 44 million subscribers, with 63% of Americans using it ...

How “Free-to-Play Games” Get You to Open Your Wallet

Matt McCready In the ever-growing tech market, innovators are looking to create new products and strategies each day, all hoping their idea makes it big.  Ever since the release of Apple’s iPhone, the market for apps has been one that many have jumped into.  From social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter, to restaurant ...

The Future of Apple?

Matthew McCready Whether they are surprising us with different models of the iPad, or continuously introducing the newest version of the ever-changing iPhone, Apple never fails to wow its customers.  After what many deemed a “relatively quiet 2013” (Ong), some wonder if Apple is going to make a bigger impact in 2014.  Steve Wozniak, co-founder ...

Chatting Up Some Dough

Written by Matthew McCready Edited by Sarah Mejia Has the use of chat rooms by traders come to an end?  It appears so.  The article “Banks Weigh Barring Chats” provided insight that trading chat rooms are being used to manipulate the marketplace. The purpose of the chat room is to connect traders from different banks so they ...