When you’re bootstrapping a startup, there’s plenty of ways to save on costs. Needle is saving rent in a pretty unique fashion—and proving that a new company can spring up anywhere, including in a parking space.
Y Combinator startup AnyPerk has made some serious headway in the employee perks space since launching last March. It has attracted the business of hot startups like Pinterest, Klout, Seamless, BirchBox, Quora, and even Pandora.
The average wedding in the US costs nearly $28,000 in 2012, according a survey conducted by The Knot. I’ll give you a minute to pick yourself up off of the floor after reading that figure. Just to give you some perspective, $28,000 is about the same as a year of college at some schools or the cost of a pretty nice brand new car. While you could spend that much on a wedding, you can just as easily not.
For many pre-retirees, the prospect of life without a paycheck is scary. There are no more biweekly checks, raises, bonuses or promotions. Then experts from financial firms come along and stoke our anxiety with their sometimes unrealistic recommendations about how much money we need to have in our retirement plans (which they will be happy to manage, for a fee) to guarantee a comfortable retirement lifestyle.
Something about automobile parking seems to drive otherwise good people bonkers. For example, James Fallows amidst a sensible post about a government shutdown echoes a desire I’ve heard from a lot of people for DC to stop enforcing parking laws:
Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring didn't set out to start a chocolate company. When the pair met at Stanford University in 1997, they created Plaxo, a social contact service that ended up selling to Comcast in 2008.
Spring break is around the corner and you’re ready to chill. But while you’ve been slaving away to pass your midterms, you haven’t made any plans – and you don’t have much money. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.