Selling the Hive: Social Media as Highlight Reel, Therapist and Ego Booster

The number of people who use some form of social media numbers in the billions. Whether it's Facebook or Twitter, or Tik-Tok, Tinder…

It's DOGE for the Win! Another One Gets Crypto — but not Like You Think!

Even though our kids — 30, 32 and 33 — are well aware that Mrs. Denmarkguy and I are involved in Bitcoin and the cryptosphere, they have…

The Emergence of Crypto Art: Auction Giants Sotheby's and Christie's Selling NFTs!

It certainly seems like NFT's are really hitting the big time these days! Because I've worked in the business end of art for a long…

How Did I Get to Hive, and Why Am I Still Here? A Challenge by @themarkymark

Every now and then, I feel inclined to look back and "formally" record a bit of history. So when @themarkymark recently asked…

How did you get here and why are you still here?

Do you remember how you found your way to Hive? Was it your first interaction with crypto? If not, what was? Why are you here…

The Psychology of Life and Working: Of Laziness, Inspiration, Motivation and other Buzzwords!

When I was maybe 12 years old, I declared to my mother — when she once again asked why I couldn't keep my room tidy — "because I'm just…

Money Talks: Early Lessons About Money and Investing — The Promise of Passive Income

As I have alluded to on past occasions, my dad ”inducted” me into the world of money and investing at an early age. We went to the…

"Not Your Keys, Not Your Crypto!" But Just Where DO You Put Your Trust?

Late last year my primary desktop computer suddenly "black screened," and its sudden failure got me to thinking about an issue we…

Cryptocurrency and the Utter Stupidity and Misperception of What People Consider a "Scam"

The other day, I mentioned to someone that part of the reason we were able to pay our property taxes this year was that we had sold some…

If Something is Really Important to You, Chances Are it Will Take Time to Create!

Business author Tom Peters — best known for the book "In Search of Excellence" — likes to use the phrase "Everything important in…

Self-Employment: Business Building — How Many Clients do you Actually Need?

Recently, I wrote a post about how being in excessively "esoteric" niches can become problematic in terms of actually being…

Backups and Contingencies: When You Pay too Much Attention to "Plan B," it Dooms "Plan A!"

It's always good to have a contingency plan, or "Plan B," right? Well, not exactly... The problems arise when those who lean…

Self-Employment: Scams and Faulty Assumptions — The World is NOT Set Up for Multiple Businesses!

After some 40 years of (mostly) self-employment, I have no choice but to conclude that the world is not set up for those entrepreneurs…

Curator Cat on the Power of Hive's Communities: Part 3 — What Makes a Community "Sticky?"

Greetings all you amazing Felines and Hoomans of LeoFinance and Greater Hivelandia! Hope this week has been going well for you... exciting…

Business and Investing: Are You "Building Wealth" or just "Making Money?"

Having spent the majority of my 40 years of adult life in some form of "business for myself," I find it baffling how little people…

DON'T PANIC! What Goes UP... Must Come Down... We Have Short Memories

I guess it's no secret that a lot of us have been in a positive frame of mind lately as the crypto markets started reaching for the sky.…

Business and Finance: Lowering Your Prices to get Buyers/Clients is Often a Mistake!

As a self-employed person for better than 35 years — and as someone who has also worked as a small business and "solopreneur"…

Commentary: The Extreme Cost and Disturbing Trends in Housing and Construction in the USA

On Saturday last I fell into one of the many "rabbit holes" of the www, this one related to a highly niche group of people…

Cryptocurrencies and Financial Markets: Predicting What Happens Next...

As we approach the $50,000 BTC level again, everyone is trying to figure out what Bitcoin — and the rest of the markets — are going to do…

Late Night Musings: What IS "Risk," Anyway?

Earlier today, I had an email exchange with a friend about life, money and such. She wanted to know whether I was "still doing that…