Cassandra James

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Top 5 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Have you ever been frustrated by your weight? You cut your calories, log your food intake and diligently work out, sweating through spin classes and …

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and …

Painkillers

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading countless stacks of books. Yet, despite all these little things, nothing we try really seems to …

The Brain

15 Best Places to Live If You're Trying to Save Money (and 15 Worst)

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Some cities offer higher-paying jobs, but if the cost of living is also higher, a big paycheck still might not go that far. The best combination for your budget would be a city with plenty of high-wage employment opportunities and a low cost of living so you can have …

7 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Get results on demand.<p>Shutterstock<p>Muscles aren't built in a day—but that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to 12 reps—you force a ton of blood into your muscles’ fast-twitch or power fibers. Long story …

Small Business Saturday Touted in Cities Across America by Both Chambers of Commerce and Elected Officials

Small Business Saturday is being touted across Towns, Counties, and States across America. One regional chamber of Commerce in NY State Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. recently installed its Suffolk County Director Kimberly Grant-Bynoe and hung a large banner as a photo …

Join us in cruising into a great retirement

You’re invited to join MarketWatch’s star retirement and investing columnists Mark Hulbert, Chuck Jaffe and Robert Powell for an enriching, enjoyable …

7 Easy Ways To Get Your Financial Life in Order

For lots of people, it’s hard to think of anything less enjoyable than taking stock of their finances. From monthly bills to saving for retirement, …

Wall Street Pay Has Doubled Since 1990--and Yours Has Not

Wall Street compensation is 5 times as high as private sector.<p>Some bankers aren’t all that happy lately. Goldman Sachs cut its executive pay by 4% to …

65 Part Time Side Businesses To Start

Not all entrepreneurs are able to jump right into full time business ownership. Some would rather start small or just stick with business ideas they …

Small Business

How this family of 4 traveled across Europe for 75 days — on a budget

Traveling with a family can seem like a daunting task, especially the costs associated with taking a trip. That’s exactly why Cliff Hsia, writer and creator of LiveFamilyTravel.com, recently took to his blog to break down exactly how he traveled on a budget with his wife and two children for 75 …

What to teach kids about money at every age

You might be financially literate, but are your kids? If you’re not doing so already, this is as good a time as any to start teaching them about …

Are Small Businesses Growing? The Short Answer Is... - Small Business Trends

Yes! Economic slump notwithstanding, small businesses in the United States are doing much better than expected.<p>According to the latest Store Front …

Wall Street banks are undergoing an important shift with $62.2 billion they’ve spent on tech

U.S. banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co are spinning out or selling a range of tools that pertain to data security, mobile applications and "systems integration," the process of flattening layers of aging technology.<p>So far, the banks are not making much …

Next Insurance secures $13 million to sell insurance to small businesses

Next Insurance today announced a $13 million seed round led by Zeev Ventures.<p>The startup said that it plans to use the funds to launch its insurance sales platform for small businesses this spring — in a market in which “99 percent of small commercial insurance is sold offline through agents.”<p>“Next …

10 Dumb Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

Be honest with yourself about your finances.<p>When it comes to personal finance, honesty is the best policy. Be honest with banks, be honest with your …

These 3 Things Are Secretly Ruining Your Hair

Step away from night showering.<p>Color and heat are hell on hair (duh). But these unexpected offenders are just as killer when done again and again. Here's how to get back to sexy.<p>1. Switching Up Your Style<p>"I can tell just by seeing short, spiky strands at the crown or nape that a client frequently …

5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

<i>By Peter Daisyme</i><p>As the saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." When it comes to creating and implementing a marketing strategy for small business owners like myself, this couldn't be any more true. When I first launched my company, I had daily fires to put out, and I found it …

Hey, Homeowners! These Little-Known Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands

You probably already know that owning a home comes with some sweet tax benefits, like the mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions. But did you know there's a whole list of other homeowner-related tax breaks that you might be leaving on the table?<p>We're not talking chump change, either. …

How 1% of Pay Can Save Your Retirement

It works best when you start early<p>One in four 401(k) savers increased their contributions last year. This additional saving will translate into …

Small Business Snapshot: Castagra

Credit: Nigel Horsley<p><i>Our Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are</i> …

Small Business

Wall Street Watching Oil, Consumer Confidence

The U.S. consumer will be in focus Tuesday as Wall Street eyes some related economic reports and earnings. Investors also will watch for indications on oil prices and the path of Fed tightening, with key policymakers scheduled to speak throughout the day.<p>Jeremy Klein, chief market strategist at FBN …

Stock Markets

IRS examines more small business tax returns -- S corporations and partnerships; overall enforcement activity declines - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Kent Hoover <br>– Washington Bureau Chief,<p>Feb 23, 2016, 6:16am PST<p>The Internal Revenue Service increased examinations of business tax returns last …

Report: Americans Still Don't Have Enough in Emergency Savings

According to a new survey from Bankrate (NYSE:RATE), 52% of Americans have more in emergency savings than credit card debt. That number, though,is the same as it was in 2011, showing that over the last five years, no progress has been made in increasing emergency savings.<p>However, the percentage of …

Personal Finance

Obama to focus on expanding access to retirement accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when …

Retirement