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The markets are a mess

Well, that was interesting. The market just cratered into an abyss after suffering some stunning declines thanks to coronavirus and an oil war. If you like numbers, the Dow Jones industrial average face-planted 7.8 percent to close at 23,851. The S&P 500 shed 7.6 percent by the close and the Nasdaq tumbled 7.3 percent. A lot of us have heard the term ‘circut breaker’ being tossed...

I’m convinced anyone can be an audio book narrator

I’ve been diving into a lot of audio books lately. While I don’t mind reading, I find I do enough of it reading the news day in and day out. The last thing I want to do is analyze words in page format for enjoyment. This is why I turn to audio books. And I’m convinced anyone can be an audio book narrator. That’s not a good thing. I started months ago and joined Audible.com...

How to price your stuff to sell

I’ve been on a major binge lately. No, not with Merlot (although that wouldn’t be awful). But with selling stuff and making room in my storage unit. Many times it’s tough to determine how to price your stuff to sell. But there’s a super easy trick to get you in the ballpark. Today was a perfect example. I have an older iMac that I want to part with. It’s slower than...

We put up a billboard for a missing person and today it was vandalized

I stay extremely busy. Maybe to a fault. While I have a full time job, I manage to fill every other waking minute with other work, interests and hobbies. One such interest I have always had is missing persons cases. Most of you know that I co-founded a non-profit organization called FindJodi.com, Inc. It all centers around a missing anchorwoman named Jodi Huisentruit. She disappeared while on her...

I ditched cable for YouTube TV and I’m smiling

And it’s a big smile. I ditched cable for YouTube TV. If you read yesterday’s post about upgrading your AT&T devices, you may have noticed I can’t stand dealing with service providers like cable and phone companies. They survive by feeing you to death. Fee here, fee there, added fee, discounted but fee in 6 months and so on. It’s maddening. Surely you’ve been...

Read this before upgrading your AT&T device

Tis’ the season for sifting through the up-charges on your phone and cable bills. Spending time on the phone with a service provider of any sort – for any length of time – is about as fun as a appendectomy. So much to my chagrin, I felt like I should probably challenge the 100% increase on my AT&T phone bill that greeted me this month. Yes, we upgraded our phones. But we...

The genius of L.O.L. Surprise! dolls

I asked my daughter Bella (who’s almost 4 years old) what she wanted for Christmas this year. Without missing a beat, she said L.O.L. Dolls. What the hell is an L.O.L. Doll, I thought? Apparently, they’re the rage. And their proper name is L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls. Perhaps your kid asked for them this year? Upon further review, these dolls are ridiculous. Not in a good way...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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