MiraCosta College Business Department

Accounting, Business Administration, Real Estate

San Diego’s real estate scene has become even more of a seller’s market over the past year, says a study released Wednesday by Trulia.

The real-estate tracker reports that only a third of the homes listed in San Diego in February remained on the market in April, the fourth fastest pace in the nation. That speed has picked up from the same period of 2014, when 44 percent of the homes listed in the region in February remained on the market in April.

“If you’re selling a home, things look great,” said Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s housing economist. “If you’re a buyer it’s not such a great thing, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer.”

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/apr/15/trulia-housing-inventory-real-estate-mortgage/

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! 

http://www.vedc.org/

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 
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015

    8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Only $10 to Register! 

    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego,  7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

Forcing yourself to be productive is tough, but it’s not just willpower and self-control that help you to get things done. You can also pull little tricks on your brain to make it work harder, like adjusting the temperature or looking at cute pictures of animals. Here are a few scientifically-backed ways to boost your productivity without even trying.

http://lifehacker.com/5987548/six-lazy-ways-to-trick-your-brain-into-being-productive

Movies are made to entertain, inform, and occasionally teach us lessons. They can be inspirational, or meant to re-instill one’s faith in humanity, but the message seldom has to do with that which dictates so many aspect of our lives: money. But ever so often, there comes along a movie that teaches real money management, finance and business advice – if only as a byproduct of the movie’s major storyline. Here are some lessons learned, from ten movies that have taught us all about money, even if we didn’t realize it at the time:

http://blog.mint.com/how-to/10-movies-that-can-teach-you-about-money/

While Game of Thrones has its share of dragons, swordfights and sorcery, it’s the political maneuvering and shifting power dynamics that anchor much of the HBO television series and “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the George R.R. Martin series upon which the show is based.

From Jon Snow’s reluctant rise to become the lord commander of the Night’s Watch to Littlefinger’s backdoor machinations, characters take different approaches to leadership—with varying degrees of success.

More at…http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/05/04/game-of-thrones-leadership-lessons-for-the-office/

Want to make a good living? Go to college. Just be careful what you major in.

On average, college graduates earn about $1 million more in their lifetimes than do adults who only completed high school. But long-term earnings prospects vary widely by subject, and the income differentials across certain majors dwarf those between graduates and non-graduates, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce based on an analysis of Census Bureau data.

More at…http://www.wsj.com/articles/college-majors-figure-big-in-earnings-1430971261

 

Vacationers longing for a coastal getaway in Coronado but who can’t afford pricey hotel rates may inevitably find their way to Airbnb where there are plenty of private rooms to rent, yet without the budget-busting price tag. Trouble is, many of those rentals are also skirting the law.

In Solana Beach, cottages, bungalows and “cozy” bedrooms are advertised online, but don’t even think about a weekend stay. Local regulations forbid short-term rentals that are fewer than 7 days.

Then there’s San Diego, where the law doesn’t expressly prohibit vacation rentals nor clearly define what they are. Nevertheless, hundreds of homeowners are now being advised they’re scofflaws for having failed to pay thousands of dollars in required room taxes.

Blame all this confusion on the rapid rise of a sharing economy that has spawned savvy matchmaking enterprises, at the ready to pair consumers with everything from a vacation abode through Airbnb and a ride home from Uber to temporary lodging for a pet via DogVacay.

More at…http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/mar/08/airbnb-vacation-rental-growth-causing-confusion/

How does an all-inclusive resort for under $100 a night sound? Now, imagine eight of them along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where infinity pools and swim-up bars meet the ruins at Tulum and the glittering, warm Caribbean. We rate them, you pick the one that best suits your style.

Read more: http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/8-amazing-all-inclusive-caribbean-resorts,21496/#ixzz3VF0Z9AMo

 

Relax — a cheat sheet is not really cheating. It’s a checklist to make sure you stay focused before, during and after the interview. Creating a cheat sheet will help you feel more prepared and confident. You shouldn’t memorize what’s on the sheet or check it off during the interview. You should use your cheat sheet to remind you of key facts. Here are some suggestions for what you should include on it. More at…

http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/interview-cheat-sheet/article.aspx

When shopping for plane tickets, we won’t settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We’ve got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we really found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?

Yes, there is. ITA Matrix is probably the most efficient flight-finding site on the Internet, and yet you probably haven’t heard of it.

More at…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/18/ita-matrix-cheap-flights_n_6471244.html