Elena Buckner

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An NYC Wealth Management Firm Created A Super Cheap Way For Young People To Get Professional Investment Help

But it's still pretty high for young people just starting out or parents who want to start something small for their kids.<p>A number of so-called "robo-advisers" have been launched in recent years to help investors automatically allocate their portfolio.<p>But what if you want advice from a known …

Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere?<p>Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over …

How to Get Into Harvard

Simple advice from the president of America's most venerable university<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Everyone knows how to get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice. But what about how to get into the nation’s most venerable university?<p>For ambitious high-school students today, the formula for getting into …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like?

As we're detailing this week, teachers and school leaders have a lot of work to do to adopt curricula aligned with the new Common Core State Standards.<p>In the Internet era, the best resources should be able to easily leap political boundaries and get into the hands of teachers across the country. …

Make Bill-Paying Almost Painless

Setting up automated payments can save you time and money.<p>Paying bills will never really be fun. But making payments electronically makes it easier. …

One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

At a church in South Dallas, in one of the poorest parts of town, the room is packed with hundreds of couples. They're sitting, holding hands and staring into each other's eyes.<p>Their hosts, multi-millionaire couple Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, are on a mission: to save marriages. …

The real reason the French don’t get fat

<i>Timothy Bond is a television director. He divides his time between Toronto and his 1,000-year-old house in the Loire Valley.</i><p>Last month, I ate a strawberry. The taste exploded in my mouth as my throat was bathed in rich juices. The meat of the berry was soft and succulent.<p>I was in France.<p>Last week, …

Obama Says Malia's Prom Date Is 'Classified Information'

Obama addressed the prom during an interview on ABC's "Live! With Kelly and Michael." The president said it was nevertheless shocking to see 15-year-old Malia grow up so quickly and be dressed for the occasion.<p>"Malia did have her first prom ... I think it's fair to say that the first time you see …

Worst money mistakes you can make at any age

Everyone makes mistakes with money. We don’t save enough, or we spend too much on something frivolous. We sell shares in a stock too soon or not soon …

Wingnuts’ Common Core insanity: Newest, craziest attack on public schools yet

<b>Glenn Beck (AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>The serious debate we should be having is being drowned out by right-wing nonsense, education expert tells Salon<p>Elias Isquith<p>May 16, 2014 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Comedian Louis C.K. and public intellectual Diane Ravitch may be the most prominent critics of the Common Core, but …

5 Strategies to Save More And Spend Less

25 Shares<p><i>“What you make of your life is up to you;</i> <i>you have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you.” – Unknown</i><p>The …

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DEK/Lead: A common reason timeshare owners choose get out of their contract is hardship—both personally and financially. When hardship arises, it’s …

How well can you multitask? This test shows if you’re a ‘supertasker’

Only two percent of people can play Angry Birds, answer texts, and listen to NPR all at once without breaking a sweat. The rest of us can hardly multitask at all.<p>“The ninety-eight per cent of us…tend to overrate our ability to multitask,” claims University of Utah professor David Strayer. But in a …

How Much Do We Need to Retire?

When we did our taxes a couple years back, we were advised to contribute more to retirement.<p>She explained to us that it could lower our taxable …

20 Reasons I'm Not a Cool Mom

12. If you can put on no less than 14 different outfits a day a warp speed without a problem, you can most definitely dress yourself for school. I will, however, gladly help with tricky buttons.<p>Before I was a mom, I was convinced I'd be a cool one. I suppose I had big aspirations to not sweat the …

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The Surprising Truth About What Makes Happy Couples Happy

Happy couples don't always make "I-statements" or start every argument with a gratitude. They don't feel Fourth-of-July-fireworks each and every time they make love -- nor do they expect to.<p>They make it look easy, don't they?<p>You know, those cheerful couples you see chatting away in the grocery …

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Nike's World Cup 2014 commercial 'Winner Stays' is excellent, as always

Aren't these always great?<p>The new Nike World Cup 2014 commercial is here. It's called "Winner Stays", and it's just as good as every other major soccer campaign that Nike runs.<p>Nike has a history of putting together really excellent commercials. "The Cage" is one of the best ad campaigns ever, "Take …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Rent or buy a home? This map has the answer

Should you rent or buy a home? Depends on where you live.<p>To help make the decision simpler, RealtyTrac crunched the numbers and created an …

Your Baby Is a Racist—and Why You Can Live With That

You always suspected babies were no good, didn’t you? They’re loud, narcissistic, spoiled, volatile and not exactly possessed of good table manners. …