We compared the best college textbook rental companies, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Campus Book Rentals, and eCampus for 2018.
eCampus offers a variety of services similar to a bookstore: online book rental, used books, selling back your old textbook.
Amazon textbook rentals might be the right choice for you. Get the details here along with answers to important questions about the service.
Christmas is over! Now it’s time to handle all of the gifts that you’re stuck with. Hopefully you have a family full of awesome gift-givers, and you want to keep everything you got. But the fact is, most of our families are terrible gift givers, and you probably have a bunch of Christmas gifts you […]
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Amazon Student is a game-changer for college students who are looking to glean the benefits of Amazon without having to pay the high yearly fee that comes with Amazon Prime. Amazon Student costs $59 per year, a 50% discount from the normal Amazon Prime fee (which is $119/yr). Amazon Student has roots from back in 2010 when the e-commerce […]
I’m a firm believer that anyone can earn an extra $100 per month. Anyone. And for most people, that will just be the starting point. But where do you start? As I mentioned in my post about the Most Common Multiple Income Streams, creating a side business is a great way to create a secondary […]
If you’re looking for a super easy way to lower your everyday expenses here’s how to save money with Amazon Subscribe and Save.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) continues to make changes at the organization and there have been some positive trends. The stock is up over 35% over the past year and we have written positively about it before here. However, there are increasing concerns that upside is limited and challenges remain. First, declines in PC sales have hurt […]
Yahoo was upgraded on Monday, June 30, 2014 by PiperJaffray to overweight based on the current share price undervaluing its interest in Alibaba. In addition, Yahoo continues to look for ways to turn around its core business through innovation, acquisitions, and other changes. Marissa Mayer has led Yahoo for over a year now and has […]
It is heavily rumored Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will unveil a smartphone on June 18th to compete with offerings from the other tech giants, mainly Apple’s iPhone (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google’s Android devices (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Microsoft’s Windows Phone (NASDAQ: MSFT). The possible introduction creates a lot of questions and concerns for investors. It could contribute to […]
Activist investor Carl Icahn is making another push at another company within technology. This time he has eBay in his sights, specifically he wants to spinoff the PayPal business into a separate entity. Most recently Mr. Icahn has made noise over at Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) where he would like to increase and accelerate its buyback […]
Pier 1 Imports has had a dramatic turnaround since 2008 and should continue to outperform other retailers. It has found an answer to online competition like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and is utilizing a strategy that takes advantage of its core competency, offing consumers unique merchandise not available elsewhere. In addition, Pier 1 and company’s like […]
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has built itself into the leading internet retailer while becoming one of the key players in other areas, primarily tablets and the cloud. The company has and should continue to innovate to drive growth in its businesses. Management has positioned its core retail business for sales growth and margin expansion which will act […]
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is in the midst of an earnings recovery driven by improving end markets and new product offerings. Atmel is exposed to touchscreens, and can gain market share with new device wins in that market. It has an opportunity with its XSense business that is not fully accounted for in the share […]
The shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are up 25 percent year-to-date, in line with the NASDAQ. This is actually a dramatic shift after years of underperformance. Its share price is up by 21 percent and 18 percent over the past 5 and 10 years, respectively, versus the NASDAQ, up 73 percent and 111 percent. Investors are becoming […]
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an e-commerce giant. The company was launched about two decades ago, but it is still considered a growth stock given the explosive growth opportunities. Amazon’s sales have registered a CAGR of about 31 percent over the past five years. The company’s customer base falls into four sections: consumers, enterprises, content […]
Reed Hastings set out to build a service that would destroy traditional video rental. Irritated with late fees from a popular rental store, he began work on what would be one of the most interesting growth stories in the 2000s: Netflix. Hastings guided the company with unusual focus. His forward-looking approach led him to launch […]
Pet’s are great – they bring love, companionship, happiness, teach responsibility, and in general have all sorts of other positive benefits. However, the fact of the matter is, pets cost a lot of money. Now, the expense varies from type of pet – a goldfish costs less than an exotic fish, and a small dog can […]
I was on Amazon.com the other day, and A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel came up in my recommended readings. I had briefly seen this mentioned on another personal finance site, so I decided to check it out myself. The fun premise of this book is that it suggests that a “blindfolded […]
Millions of people love Amazon.com for many reasons – tons of products, free shipping, and in most cases, no sales tax. If you buy from an Amazon Marketplace seller, there is usually never any tax charged. Amazon Marketplace sellers are the products that you see “New and Used From…”. The Laws of California […]
Every year, I have to ask myself why people act the way they do for Black Friday sales, and if it was even worth it. For the retailers, it seems like Black Friday was a huge success, at least according to the media. People were lined up at 4pm on Thanksgiving (or sometimes even earlier) […]