Sears at Christmas in 2021

UPDATE: Since publishing, it's been announced that this store will close in March 2022. Two years ago, we checked in on two Sears stores around Christmas in 2019. We skipped last year but we are back at it this year. The difficulty, first, is to find a Sears store. As we have documented, there are … Continue reading Sears at Christmas in 2021

Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWGHP4t7PU A video with some footage of our April 2021 visit to Sears in Greensboro, NC. This piece is the second in our series from visiting various remaining open Sears locations across the United States. We started with Frederick, Maryland and now we go south. The Sears at the Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina … Continue reading Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.

How Many Sears Stores Are Left?

This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they, unfortunately, fade into the rearview. This list is solely for full-line Sears stores, Sears Grand, Sears Appliance & Mattress, and Sears Home Life stores. This list does not include the typically owner operated Sears Hometown Stores. As we noted … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?

How many Atlantic City casinos are left? A list of casinos in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey, is an oceanside town on the Jersey shore known for its iconic boardwalk and, of course, gambling. But, in recent years, the 'Las Vegas of the East' has been characterized as having fallen on hard times. However, gambling and tourism is still a big moneymaker in this exciting beach town.2014 was … Continue reading How many Atlantic City casinos are left? A list of casinos in Atlantic City

A Kentucky cafe where it’s Christmas every day

When you were young, you may have had the wish that every day could be Christmas. One Kentucky entrepreneur has turned this dream into a reality. I stumbled upon the Christmas Morning Cafe driving through the Louisville, Kentucky area and decided to make a stop. As a child, I always loved Christmas decor and going … Continue reading A Kentucky cafe where it’s Christmas every day

Dead Malls: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

We continue our series on dead malls with the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, colloquially known as Pittsburgh Mills, opened in summer 2005 to great fanfare as the second-largest shopping complex in western Pennsylvania. It started out with three anchor stores JCPenney, Kauffmans (which eventually became Macy’s), and … Continue reading Dead Malls: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

What is Dogecoin (DOGE)? A history and timeline of the ‘joke’ currency

Dogecoin (DOGE) has recently had a spike that has increased the intrigue in the cryptocurrency that was once considered just a meme. Investopedia describes Dogecoin as: "...a peer-to-peer, open-source cryptocurrency...considered an altcoin and an 'almost sarcastic' meme coin." The name comes from its shiba-inu breed dog mascot. Investopedia also notes that while the coin was … Continue reading What is Dogecoin (DOGE)? A history and timeline of the ‘joke’ currency

Is OfferUp legit? How to avoid scams and stay safe on OfferUp

I have been a reseller for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the early days of the Internet, the concept of being able to sell something sitting around the house to an eager stranger on the web was the coolest thing to me. OfferUp serves a unique niche, so let's learn more … Continue reading Is OfferUp legit? How to avoid scams and stay safe on OfferUp

How Does Robinhood Make Money?

Photo from Robinhood.com Originally inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 (doesn't that seem like forever ago?), Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt set out to create a no-fee trading to "democratize access to the financial markets." A generation of new millennial investors have been lured in by the ease of access and ability … Continue reading How Does Robinhood Make Money?

Who is Chamath Palihapitiya? A different type of populist billionaire

This piece was originally published April 20, 2020 and updated January 31, 2021 to reflect recent calls by Chamath Palihapitiya. "You keep saying propping up zombie companies...are you arguing to let airlines, for example, fail?""Yes."A stunned Scott Wapner, a longtime CNBC host, stammers and stutters..."why? How does that make sense in the broader scheme of … Continue reading Who is Chamath Palihapitiya? A different type of populist billionaire