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Category Archives: Internet Resources

Trends in Mutual Fund Investing

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Internet Resources
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According to the Investment Company Institute’s official survey of the mutual fund industry, the combined assets of the nation’s mutual funds decreased by $215.2 billion, or 1.4 percent, to $14.800 trillion in January. To learn more, check out their:

 

A new year, A new beginning…

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources
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It’s a new year! It’s the perfect time to pick up good habits or learn something new. Actually, any time is a good time to do those, you just need the right tools and the drive to do it.  Luckily for you, the Boston Public Library and the web have some great resources to help you kick off your new year right.

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Commercial Buildings of Boston – Past and Present

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library
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Did you know our Boston Pictorial Archive holds photographs, prints, and drawings documenting Boston-area commercial buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries? The bulk of the material covers the years between 1855 and 1970 and offers views of banks, coffeehouses, stores and markets, taverns, and more.

For a look at buildings from today, two websites worth checking out:

redcheckEmporis
Detailed information on Boston buildings, the world’s 200 tallest buildings, and the USA’s top 20 buildings.

redcheckSkyscraperPage
Detailed information on Boston buildings, features skyscraper diagram illustrations, timeline chronologies, and a buildings database.

Both resources offer profiles on each building’s architectural style, architect, façade material, height, floors, and construction dates.

 

‘Tis the season for donation giving

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources
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It’s that time of year again. Many organizations are vying for donations from consumers using ads and street teams. But there are so many charities and nonprofits, how do you know they aren’t a scam? Here are some resources you can check out to make sure you are donating smartly.

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A virtual piggy bank for your kids

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources
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There are plenty of products out there that can help with reaching your goals. But what about for kids and teens?

Introducing Oink.

Oink aims to teach kids and teens how to spend wisely and save money all within a safe environment. Founded in 2008 as Virtual Piggy, the company recently re-branded itself as Oink and rolled a new suite of products to expand services and attract teens along with their parents.

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