Interest rates are falling and at an all time lowSome people are so desperate for money to pay bills or mortgages they sell golditems for cash.Evidence of recession is all around every shopping centre.Some shops are having clearances and some even closing altogether because they are making a loss.All this gloomy economic news has an effect on pensionsand presents a big problem for retirement income . When interest rates are low you need a larger and larger lump sum for investment... continue reading
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As everyone one knows we have been bombarded with news about the Financial Collapse and the Global Recession.And I'm sure it has affected everyone in one way or another.But how has it affected Dreamstime and your sales?From all the improvements and features added to Dreamstime, it seems like Dreamstime is thriving.You would think that the advertising budgets of businesses and companies have shrunk so sales in theory should be down for Dreamstime during this time of crisis.But maybe more... continue reading
At the end of October 2008 when the Credit Crisis was showing it's affect on the economy, people were leaning to the US dollar as a safe haven at that time.And if you live out of the US, the currency exchange worked in your favour because each dollar earned in dreamstime had a good conversion to your own country's currency.It was definitely a good time to cash out at that time and I wrote a blog about that.Increasing Your Earnings Today Instantly.Here's how.Oh, how fast things have changed.... continue reading
We all know how strong and unpredictable the recession we're in can be. While sales might slow down from time to time, I'm convinced that this coming summer there will be a new refreshing time of prosperity and possibilities. That's one of the reasons why, for example, I believe in uploading as many colorful and varied summer/beach/bikini shots as possible.During hard economic times all forms of art have always experienced tremendous growths in terms of experiments, forms and branches as well as... continue reading
Just two days ago, one of the nation's leading home improvement centers annouced that there would be 7,000 job cuts within their company.There appears to be no mercy from this recession monster that is claiming millions of lost incomes both in this nation and across the world: Economists: Recession getting worse.Will no one be spared? continue reading
Most of us in the DT community will be hit one way or another because of the economy. But it does not have to be that way. Read this quote:"In a study of U.S. recessions, McGraw-Hill Research analyzed 600 companies from 1980-1985. The results showed that business-to-business firms that maintained or increased their advertising expenditures during the 1981-1982 recession averaged significantly higher sales growth, both during the recession and for the following three years, than those that eliminated... continue reading
As retirement funds belonging to a large population of aging Boomers shrink, the word “retirement” may drop out of usage. Simultaneously as this group kisses retirement goodbye, the group just below them in the population are faced with a world of constantly changing technology to master if only to be able to communicate with their grandchildren. Meanwhile the big house they had planned on selling to fund the ‘golden years’ has dropped in value and they may not even be able to sell it at all... continue reading
Just as I was getting ready to reveal the top travel destinations for 2009 for those enterprising photographers planning shoots for the coming year, a new word popped up in a travel story to replace last year's "staycation": naycation (no vacation) may be this year's most over used travel buzz word todescribe the dismal forecast for travel in ’09. It isn’t the end of travel advertising or the use of illustrations and photos in tour, airline and other hospitality industry ads and articles but... continue reading
We hear it on the news over and over again - "recession" -"economic downturn" - doom and gloom.Is it affectingYOU?YOUR life?YOUR family?YOUR friends?How recession - proof is your income?If you COULD - wouldn't it be nice to help yourself, yourfamily, and your friends out when times get hard, KNOWINGthat no matter how bad things get, you will always have asteady income?You would become 'Recession-PROOF'!So how can you do this?With your digital camera!... continue reading
Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whetherthe economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but will the opposite occur?What images can you createfor users on both sides of the recession/recovery coin?Retirees fear losses in their investments at the same time that the family home that they planned on cashing in... continue reading
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