Monday, May 22, 2017

Equity crowdfunding, or, how YOU can help to produce a movie

Equity Crowdfunding, or
How You Can Invest in Hollywood Without Already Being a Millionaire

Have you ever wanted to be a part of Hollywood?

Have you ever wished you could share in the profits of a big movie?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Froogal Stoodent guest posts

Running list of guest posts

I've been involved in a few guest posts over the years. I've written a few, and I've recently hosted one, hopefully with more on the way! Since I was recently involved in a couple of these, I figured it would be wise to keep a complete list of what I've done so far.

In chronological order:

Guest posts I've authored:
Compilations of advice to which I've contributed:
Guest posts by others, hosted on The Froogal Stoodent:
If you're seeking a guest-posting opportunity, know that I evaluate 
each post on a case-by-case basis. Send me a brief summary of 
what you'd like to write about, and I'll consider it! 

If you have a proposal, you can contact me
at thefroogalstoodent <at> gmail <dot> com. 
In case you're curious why Iand other peoplewrite their e-mails this way on's your answer.

Content published on The Froogal Stoodent by the request of others:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Should you trust the stock market? Pt II

Should you trust the stock market? Pt II

What if I told you there is a surefire way to invest in winners?

What if I told you about a method of stock selection that automatically dumps the losers—without requiring you to lift a finger?

And what if I then told you that this strategy costs less than other strategies, despite being more effective?!

You'd think I was a snake-oil salesman, right? But what if I'm telling you the truth, and the other guys are the snake oil salesmen?...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Is College Worthwhile?

Two successful serial entrepreneurs are not optimistic about the future of higher education. In the videos linked below, billionaire Mark Cuban and multimillionaire Howard Tullman share their thoughts on the current trends in higher education. Their entrepreneurial histories demonstrate that these two are usually ahead of the curve.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Links for April 2017

Links for April 2017

Financial information that everyone, especially (but not only) young people, should know:

Are you trying to substitute money for something else in your life? It won't work! Wisdom from Mindfully Spent:

Millennials: having trouble paying off your student loans? Sound the alarmTreat your debt like the emergency it is; pay it off like your hair's on fire!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Investing Peace of Mind

Maintaining Peace of Mind Despite Market Fluctuations

Every day, the stock market goes up and down like an angry mustang that doesn't want to be broken! Today was an example of a big downswing in the morning, followed by a near-full recovery later in the day:

screenshot of Google Finance Dow Jones Industrial Average report for April 11, 2017

screenshot of Google Finance S&P 500 report for April 11, 2017

Patience is the order of the day—every day! Especially with investing!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

25 free programs to help you make the most of your computer!

My favorite free software

I recently discovered this article, a version of which was originally posted here a year earlier (gotta love the Internet!). Recycled content or not, it got me thinking about some of the best free software that I've used.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Value Chromebooks

Best Chromebooks 

If you're looking for a cheap computer to surf the Internet, or for your kids, a Chromebook might be a good option for your needs. Chromebooks have very limited capabilities, and I generally preferand advisecomputers with more robust capabilities. 

But if a Chromebook (or a cloud-first Windows netbook) is all you need, here are some of the best options:

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga Chromebook; $200

*My top recommendation
   -360-degree hinge, 4 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC SSD storage, 11.6" HD screen, decent Intel Celeron N3150 processor, very positive reviews

Monday, March 13, 2017

Trick yourself out of debt!

Trick Yourself Out of Debt

As this tragic story demonstrates, debt can have life-shattering consequences. Seriously, follow that link and read the story. I’ll wait here.

Done? OK, welcome back! Pretty somber stuff, huh?...

For all the talk about money—how to save ithow to manage it, how to invest it, how to pay off your debt, which app is best to help you stick to a budget—there is very, very little talk about the emotional side of money. And that’s a topic that we obviously cannot continue to ignore!