Author Archives: Darren Marchal

Hate investing? Target-date funds are for you

If you watch financial advertising, you know that you should spend your days tracking your portfolio, trading frequently, and, well, tracking your portfolio. Oddly enough, many people find other things that they would rather do in life, such as reading a book, traveling the world, or sorting bolts in the garage. If you’re one of…

The 7 Biggest Content Marketing Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

You know that content marketing is a cheaper, more efficient way to reach your target audience than traditional advertising is these days. You might even already be blogging, posting to social media and producing helpful buying guides for your prospective customers. But if you’re making these seven content marketing mistakes, you could be missing a…

BlackBerry unveils new mid-market Leap smartphone

(Reuters) – BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone, unveiled at the…

Washington, D.C. – from monuments to meetings

(Reuters) – It’s not all politics and no play in Washington, D.C. For business travelers like WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey, the nation’s capital has plenty to offer the professional-on-the-go. McKelvey frequently makes the train trip from New York City to D.C. to visit the company’s two locations, both of which opened in 2014. WeWork provides…

How to Snag a Job Fast: Become the Perfect Candidate

Everyone wants to be noticed by potential employers and build a solid professional network that will increase their chances of scoring a better gig. In today’s competitive job market, however, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. Check out this article to find out what are the three essential things you must…

Real estate lobby to press agenda in Albany today

The real estate lobby will press its agenda in Albany today, calling for the renewal of a major development subsidy program, warning lawmakers not to strengthen rent-control laws and arguing for the renewal of an initiative meant tot spur cleanup of contaminant sites. The Real Estate Board of New York will be joined by its…

Inside the ‘Shark Tank’ Fight That Caused Three Inves

In the latest episode of “Shark Tank,” Christopher Gray, the cofounder and CEO of scholarship database company Scholly, left the Tank with a big smile. He’d just gotten the exact deal he wanted with two Sharks, Lori Greiner and Daymond John. The investors, on the other hand, weren’t so happy. Left by themselves, a yelling…