Author Archives: Danny Harper

What the FPS Genre can learn from GTAV (Xfire News)

With the incendiary sales numbers of Grand Theft Auto V taking interactive entertainment to new heights, handily eclipsing the $1 billion mark in just three days, the King of Game Mountain is the three-headed Hydra of Michael, Franklin, and sweet, lovable, Trevor. This interesting turn-of-events places the traditional money printer genre, First Person Shooters, on […]

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Largest Battle in EVE Online’s Ten-Year History was Epic (Xfire News)

It has been dubbed the Halloween War, a galactic military campaign waged between two powerful factions, being played out on the biggest of virtual stages: EVE Online. Over the past four months, Pandemic Legion and N3 have engaged in several large-scale battles with their rival, CFC/RUS. This culminated in a Capital ship throwdown last week, […]

Use this Critical Concept to Pick Better Value Stocks (

People fear risk to such an extent, they tend to make the bulk of their decisions based on trying not to lose— which is often the sub-optimal strategy if your goal is to profit. Many of us fear downside without properly factoring in the upside. When driven by emotion or irrational forces, there is a […]

How Do Indexed Annuities Work

As you look for the best avenues to achieve steady growth and income during retirement, there are certainly no lack of options. With the glut of choices for where to put your assets to work, a vigilant and discerning eye is necessary in order to develop the proper strategy for your endgame. The classic term Buyer Beware […]

DFA Funds: Hard to Buy, Easy to Own

With uncertainty and volatility clouding the international financial markets as of late, knowing where to invest your money in order for it to grow can be a difficult proposition. There are thousands of avenues for individual investors to take, and the sheer amount of options can make anyone’s head spin. These reasons alone should prompt you […]

An Intro to Finance and Economics via The Ascent of Money

To many, finance and economics are like a foreign language, each with their own complicated lexicon of words that can seem indecipherable. Opportunity cost, capital gains, amortization, P/E ratio, inflation, deflation, stagflation…the list goes on and on. While the most effective way of learning would be to crack open a 101 textbook and start digging in, […]

10 Tips to Get Ready for Retirement (

Retirement….even saying the word during our current economic “cycle” invokes a sense of worry and trepidation from many nearing that age. Without a systematic plan, even financially vigilant retirees  run the risk of being unable to live at their preferred comfort level. Developing a smart and realistic retirement strategy is essential in giving you the best chance to achieve your […]

Tips for your 401k Retirement Plan (

In the early 1980’s, a fresh alternative to the quickly fading company pension arrived on the scene.  This new retirement supplement was called a 401k and enabled companies to help their employees save for retirement while concurrently reducing taxable income. In essence, workers can choose to deposit part of their earnings into a 401k account, and […]

Time For Retirement Planning – Annuities (

So, you are on the doorstep of retirement, the point in your life where everything is supposed to be smooth sailing from here on out.  The worries and stress of your professional career should fall by the wayside while you take the time to enjoy the finer things in life. Unfortunately, this is not reality […]