Halloween is about scaring people and being scared for fun; and it is not just for kids.
In fact, Americans will spend more money on adult costumes this season than on costumes for kids according to the National Retail Federation.
Americans will spend $2.6 billion on Halloween costumes this season, according to data recently released by the National Retail Federation. While that's down slightly from last year, they’ll still shell out $1 billion for children’s costumes, $1.2 billion for adult costumes and $330 million on pet costumes.
Today is the 4th of July and I want to wish all of my U.S. friends a very Happy Independence Day.
While you are enjoying family, friends, hot dogs or that charbroiled steak along with a great beer and fireworks, it is a good time to think about this being a holiday to 1) celebrate patriotism in America, 2) remember what struggles our Founding Fathers endured to provide us with freedoms that many take for granted, and 3) make an assessment of our own state of independence.
High unemployment rates, anemic growth, bubbles bursting, growing entitlement programs, a Global Financial Crisis, and a government and political system that spends significantly more than it takes in, are all ingredients for a total meltdown of our economic, political, and overall way of life.
It is clear that the old models are no longer working.
What would you do if your sole source of income dried up tomorrow? Would you be prepared? Do you have a plan?
In the Age of Turmoil, which is upon us, many income sources that were considered 'stable' in the old system will be at risk; this includes retirement pensions, investment income, salaries and wages, and small business profits.
Welcome to, and thank-you for visiting, my aspenIbiz Black Box website and blog for aspenIbiz, my group of online businesses. This blog will post about Entrepreneurialism and the Black Box, which is the Internet Marketing system I use to carbon copy the pro's before me and make money online.
A little over a decade ago, I was with Deloitte, a Big 4 accounting and consulting firm, and was based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I consulted with companies that were building and using the Internet; these included network equipment manufacturers, developers of application software for networks, and bandwidth and service providers. We developed web-mail, VOIP, web-based video conferencing, and many more innovative consumer and business products.