Summer Vacation Ideas On A Budget

Summer vacation time is here and generally, that makes the wallet cringe. With the economy still on the slow rise people are traveling more, but are being a little more cautious. If you are in this situation, but want to…

A-10 Warthog: Budget Cuts Put Future In Jeopardy

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has come under fire for a decision to permanently do away with an entire fleet of A-10 aircraft. The choice to eliminate the A-10 aircraft was made as part of a series of budget cuts…

Military Pension Cuts Could Save The Budget

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a 20 percent cut in “burgeoning military personnel costs” in an effort to slim down the military costs plaguing the country. “We all know that we need to slow cost growth in military compensation,”…

Breaking News: Senate Ends Budget Debate

After weeks of concern that we were headed for yet another government shutdown, it seems that might not be the case at all. A bipartisan effort to bring the budget debate to a final vote suggests there’s a chance the…

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition

With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut…

Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price

The USPS is seeking to increase the price of stamps, which will certainly be disapproved of by American citizens. The postal service is planning a 3-cent increase, which would raise the price to 49 cents, in order to mail a…

Healthcare Law: Republicans Threaten to Shut Down Gov if Obamacare Isn’t Defunded

After the fiscal cliff crisis talks in late 2012 to early 2013, another budget crisis is the last thing anyone wants to hear about as we near the end of 2013. Unfortunately, House representatives are talking of a partial government…

Food Stamps Cut: $4 Billion Cut by House

Millions of people could see their food stamps benefits decrease or go away after the House voted for $4 billion per year for the next 10 years in food stamp cuts. House Republicans introduced the new legislation earlier this week,…

NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is…

McDonald’s Crazy Budget Blowback

Social media channels blew up last week over McDonald’s putting out some training materials for its employees that included a sample budget to help them learn how to manage their personal income. Why would everyone have a problem with one…

Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration

This week conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh embarked on a tirade during his show and ended up admitting that he is “ashamed” of the U.S. The host blasted the issue of sequestration, calling it a repeat of other “crises”…

Obama Says No Google Or Facebook Without Govt.

President Barack Obama is in full campaign mode. The one thing that he will preach to his supporters is that the Republicans are trying to gut the government. He said that under the Republican budget “the government is shrunk to…

Department of Defense Releases 30 Year Aviation Plan

The department of defense released their 30 year plan for the entire fleet of aircraft currently available to the Department of the Air Force (DoF), Department of the Navy (DoN-includes the Navy and Marines), and the Department of the Army…

NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years

NASA will be forced to operate on a budget of just over $17 billion next year after being asked to reduce their spending. This is their biggest cut in four years and Bill Nye, CEO of space exploration group, The…

Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response

It looks like the battle of the budget has claimed the state of Minnesota, or the government at least. But many on Twitter are quick to point out that although state parks are now shut down over the holiday weekend,…

How Much Should You Spend On SEO?

It’s a tough question, especially in a bad economy.

The question really begs another question – what is your goal for your site?

If you are operating it as a real business where you hope to either supplement your current income or rely on it as your sole source of income – then you need to be prepared to invest in search (it’s often the foundation of your marketing and a consistent source of regular traffic).

You can invest time or money and in most cases, you usually need to invest both.