MiraCosta College Business Department

Accounting, Business Administration, Real Estate

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t.

Watch at http://www.ted.com/talks/david_pogue_10_top_time_saving_tech_tips

Lone Flag is a man-centric boutique designed to outfit a guy who’s outgrown his Billabong shorts and graphic T-shirts. He’s turned 30, and feels ready for his more updated look — classically rugged with upscale boots, raw-denim pants, and a well-fitting shirt.

MORE AT…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/08/fashion-boutique-del-mar-menswear/

 — Treasure hunters don’t have to go far to indulge their dreams of a lavish strike. A commercial gem mine in North County opens its doors a few days a week to folks ready to pay $60 per person to spend hours sifting through rock and sand for bits of precious stone.

MORE AT…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jul/05/gems-pala-mine-swanger/

Using IRA funds to invest in real estate can be a very good idea. Well, at least I know one person for whom it worked out. It did not, however, work out very well for Guy Dabney, who recently represented himself in Tax Court. Every once in a while, people will ask me questions about what their qualified plans or IRAs or 1031 intermediaries can or cannot do. Although I will often look into it, I always caution them that it does not really matter what I think, regardless of how thorough my research. What is important is how the custodian reads the rules and chooses to enforce them. Unless you are in a position to get a different custodian, it does not matter whether they are being too strict, you are stuck with their rules.

More at…http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2014/06/09/real-estate-in-your-ira-how-not-to-do-it/

Highs in the 60s and 70s? Lows in the 40s and 50s? This time of year, those temperatures may sound too good to be true. But while the mercury climbs this summer, these beautiful destinations stay refreshingly cool. Here, the 10 best places to beat the summer heat!

Read more: http://www.budgettravel.com/slideshow/coolest-summer-getaways,40041/#ixzz36uZK6YqJ

Low cost of living

The cost of living is a key factor when businesses decide where to set up shop. That’s why Cost of Living is one of the categories we measure as we rank America’s Top States for Business. The lower the cost of living, the higher the score. Click to see America’s least expensive states to live in, as ranked by CNBC, as well as a sampling of the prices you’ll pay for some basics in the most expensive area of the state.

MORE AT…http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/americas-cheapest-states-to-live-in-2014-1

Eat out these days and chances are you’ll find plenty of your fellow diners, heads bowed, engrossed in their smartphones. Turns out, those mobile devices are a potential treasure trove for restaurants and their patrons.

An increasingly competitive food service industry is wooing tech-savvy consumers with digital apps and software that will do everything from summoning a waiter to texting you when your wait-listed table is ready. Not only is technology easing the dining out process for patrons, it’s also giving restaurants a leg up by simplifying the ordering process, tracking sales and demographics, and marketing their brand.

MORE AT…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/may/29/apps-technology-help-restaurants-diners/

It’s that time of year again — time for strange foods, oceanview Ferris wheel rides, pig races and an overwhelming urge to buy a Jacuzzi.

The San Diego County Fair opens on Saturday, bringing summer favorites like farm-animal displays, cookie-decorating contests, late-night concerts and endless fried food choices.

Now in its 78th year, the fair attracts more than 1 million visitors to the Del Mar Fairgrounds over 24 days.

Here’s what you need to know to navigate through it all:

San Diego County Fair

When: Opens at 10 a.m. Saturday. Continues 11 a.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 6. Closed Mondays and June 10 and 17.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

Cost: $8 to $14; free for kids age 5 and younger. Parking is $10; $20 for RVs (cash only)

Phone: (858) 755-1161 or (858) 793-5555 for 24-hour recorded information

Online: sdfair.com

MORE AT…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jun/05/sandiego-county-fair-2014/

If you have a job in San Diego County, on average you make 12 percent more per hour than those who hold the same position across the nation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week that the average hourly rate in San Diego County in May 2013 was $24.95, an annual salary of $51,896. That beats the U.S. average of $22.33, or $46,446 a year.

MORE AT…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jun/05/bls-wages-economy-pay-helpwanted-jobs/

VEDC

Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

San Diego, CA

Same Day Loan Pre-Approvals!

Here’s the Money! Access to Capital Business Expo is coming to San Diego

Join us in bringing education, resources, and business development opportunities to new, existing and growing businesses throughout San Diego.

At “Here’s the Money!” Access to Capital Business Expo you will learn about the different sources for funding, how to grow your business capital, how to expand and/or improve your existing business, and much more!

Event Includes:

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Six Workshops To Choose From (Financing Options for Start-Up Businesses, Financing Stragies for Existing Businesses, Marketing Strategies, Alternative Financing, Your Resource Partners, The Truth About Running A Small Business)
  • Business Luncheon
  • Small Business Expo
  • Loan Pavilion 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER