The World’s First $9 Computer is Currently Making a Runway Hit

By Anne Cacherell This 1-minute video features CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. The Next Thing Co., a group of smart inventors led by Dave Rauchwerk, is currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter for this new, ultra-low cost microcomputer. With its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, this tiny device lets you surf the web, check your e-mail,…

This Singer Is Using His Voice to Find a Homeless Man a Place to Live

By Anne Cacherell When Boyz II Men singer Nathan Morris heard about the heartbreaking story of Charles Gladden, the 63-year old man who sleeps in the city streets at night and works at the US Capitol, he immediately launched a an online crowdfunding campaign to help the homeless man find a place to live. The…

4 Ways to Find Funding for Your Business in 2014

Image by: 401(k)2012 By Dexter Lunde Starting your own business can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. More people are choosing to be their own boss. That means that you’ll be competing with more people when you need to go somewhere for funding. Luckily, there are more options than just going to a bank. A bank…

How Will Crowdfunding Affect Your Investments?

Image by: SS&SS By Michael Sterling The rules of investing are changing. As the concept of crowdfunding evolves, many investors are beginning to second question its proficiency. Some strongly oppose it, while others think it will change the market as we know it. For a country that is “by the people, for the people,” crowdfunding…