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The Usual Routine

Latest<p>You probably feel really bad about where you are in life right now. It hurts to be merely an option …<p>Do you happen to find yourself being the …

Relationships

What's gone wrong with the World Wide Web

More than 20 years after the first Web server started bringing the Internet into our lives, a recent conference in San Francisco brought together …

These statistics about Americans’ saving habits are staggering

If you don’t have emergency savings, you’re not alone. Over a quarter of Americans (!) don’t have emergency savings, according to Bankrate’s June …

Mideast indexes drop in first day of trading post-Brexit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stocks tumbled in the Middle East on Sunday, the first day of trading since Britain voted to leave the European …

Stock Markets

Here are some tips for divvying up your retirement investments

<b>Dear Liz:</b> With all the investment options offered in 401(k) plans, how as a contributor do I know where to place my money?<p><b>Answer:</b> Too many investment options can confuse contributors and lower participation rates, according to a study by social psychologist Sheena Iyengar of<p>Columbia Universityin …

British expatriates fear for their future after UK vote

BENIDORM, Spain (AP) — Tad Dawson's pub in this Spanish vacation town was doing a brisk business in the summer sun. The only dark clouds he saw were …

Europe

My Portfolio Update: I Have 83 Stocks Now - 9 New Including 3 Defensive Picks With Selling 4

In my December article here I presented my 2016 goals. I had 7 of them, which I will review. As the portfolio sits right now, I feel like a winner …

Investing

Scientists Just Discovered Where HIV Began

Birthplace of the disease that won't die.<p>Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one …

How a retired financial adviser invests his portfolio

<b>Pierre Pelland</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Retired investment adviser<p><b>Portfolio</b><p>Money-market account (10 per cent), preferred shares in established Canadian companies (25 per cent), common shares in mainly Canadian blue-chip companies (55 per cent) and common shares in U.S. blue-chip companies (10 per cent).<p><b>The investor</b><p>…

LinkedIn Releases New Data on Millennials [Infographic]

There's a heap of talk online about the importance of reaching Millennials, how Millennials will soon be the most lucrative and desirable demographic …

Google's Project Ara proves LG was right about modular phones

Project Ara, Google’s modular phone, will be available this Fall for developers. It’ won’t be the original modular phone moonshot we were sold on, though; in fact, it feels a little bit like a bait-and-switch.<p>Rather than a completely open framework, Project Ara hardware will have static RAM, SoC, …

Mobile Technology

3 of the Most Undervalued Tech Stocks Today

With indexes bumping along at record highs, it can be hard to find stock bargains these days. The challenge is tougher still in the tech sector, which isn't known for serving up screaming buy opportunities to investors.<p>But our Motley Fool contributors have identified a few promising prospects that …

Investing

Screw taxation without representation, what’s up with these weed laws?

It’s legal to grow it — six plants max, no more than three of which are mature. It’s legal to carry it — a whopping two ounces! — but it’s illegal to …

How one woman beat the big banks: The amazing, true story about how Wall Street’s mortgage fraud unraveled

<b>(AP/David J. Phillip)</b><p>Sued by a giant bank, Lisa Epstein didn’t have many options. Then she found the small print that changed everything<p>David Dayen<p>May 22, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud”<p>None of Lisa …

Learn a key negotiating skill from FBI negotiator Chris Voss

<b>Chris Voss:</b> You know, successful negotiation is not about getting to yes, it's about mastering no and understanding what the path to an agreement is. …

Self-improvement

5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

5 Warren Buffett Quotes About Wells Fargo

I recently came across a 2009 interviewof Warren Buffett in which the billionaire explained his thoughts on <b>Wells Fargo</b> , the second-largest holding in <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s stock portfolio. The interviewer teased out a number of interesting insights about the California-based bank that are just as …

Investing

How To Avoid These 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins

The life of an entrepreneur is full of excitement, action, and fun. It has a fast pace and it always changes. It also entails making a lot of …

Entrepreneurship

Maximize the marketing potential of any social media network

Over the past few years, social media marketing has shifted a great deal, and we’ve almost reached a point where what works to drive engagement and clicks on a social network one day, may not the next.<p>This fast paced movement and rapid change isn’t an accident. It’s an essential part of any social …

Marketing

How I Found the Confidence to Look and Be the Way I Want

My name is Laine Esperanzate, I am 17 and a creative laid-back free spirit. Having a history of low self-esteem, trust issues and identity issues led …

5 good reasons to start a business before 40

Or we get a job and realize we want more control over our work.<p>Or we hear about the multi-billionaires of the world and start fantasizing about making our own riches.<p><b>Related: How to Be Taken Seriously As a Young Entrepreneur</b><p>Whatever your own motivation, if you're going to start a business, there's …

Entrepreneurship

8 Great Tricks For Reading People's Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

Entrepreneurship

Top Success Lessons From The Best Personal Development Gurus

Hi, this is one of the best articles that you will have ever read in your entire life. Why? Because, it is filled with great words of wisdom that if …

Motivation

College grads enter job market burdened by record debt

MILWAUKEE — After four years at Marquette University here, Molly Mead is graduating Sunday with a bachelor's degree in women and gender studies and history — and student loan debt totaling more than $28,000.<p>In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where she expects to …

College & University