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The Archaeology of Wealth Inequality

When the last of the volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius settled over Pompeii in A.D. 79, it preserved a detailed portrait of life in the grand Roman …

Economics

Inside the Fed’s January Meeting: The Annotated Minutes

In January, the Federal Reserve emphasized that monetary policy continuity would endure even as Chair Janet Yellen’s term came to a close. The Fed …

Economics

How to Easily Create Videos From Blog Posts

Shares 4<p>Want to add more video to your content mix?<p>Have you considered repurposing your blog content into video?<p>There’s no need to spend hours …

Tutorials

The shocking things Americans don’t know about filing their taxes

If you’re confused about the finer points of filing your taxes this year, you’re not alone. Americans are receiving failing grades on their tax …

Retirement

The IMF doesn’t share the government’s heroic growth prediction

While employment prospects are good, wages and other areas of the economy aren’t expected to grow at the rate the treasury hopes<p>The latest review of Australia’s economy by the International Monetary Fund has a much less rosy outlook for the next few years than does the government’s budget papers. …

Economics

Four Simple Steps to Personal Branding Success [Infographic]

As necessary as it is in today’s job market, personal branding can be a confusing, anxiety-inducing chore. After all, there isn’t a person on the …

Personal Branding

My father is moving to a retirement community — what do we do with his $1.8 million home?

<b>Dear Moneyist,</b><p>My father has been retired for 30-plus years and owns a home worth $1.8 million outright. He is 84 years old and ready to move to a …

Retirement

The Adobe digital report predicts AI will come of age in 2018

A survey of 13,000 marketing, creative and technology professionals conducted by Adobe has distilled the key digital and technology trends which look …

Customer Experience

My secret tax weapon costs 99 cents

Want to know what my 99-cent secret weapon is this tax season?<p>A plastic three-ring binder.<p>Organization is the key to successfully filing your taxes, …

Personal Finance

6 ways to boost videos’ reach and longevity

Many companies today are investing in video, yet most fail to get optimum bang for their buck.<p>Resharing video content across social media platforms …

Public Relations

Retirement Savings Plans for the Self-Employed

Own a business? Save more for retirement. Popular plans for the self-employed include the solo 401(k), the SEP IRA and a SIMPLE IRA.<p>As an employee of …

Retirement

Inside The Brits' extensive social media strategy to drive viewers to the TV broadcast

As The Brit Awards returns to television tonight (21 February), the BPI and its social and digital agency Somethin' Else are doing everything they …

Dua Lipa

5 things you should never eat before a workout

It goes without saying that your choice of pre-workout fuel can play a major role in making—or breaking—your performance. (Case in point: There …

Nutrition

Asia stocks slip as U.S. rate risk lifts bond yields

© Reuters. A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo<p>By Wayne Cole<p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on …

Stock Markets

Onward helps businesses automate their customer service

How much can customer service be automated? Onward has some straightforward targets — 40 percent of tickets and 40 percent of messages should be automated, and average response times should be 40 seconds on average.<p>Founders Rémi Cossart and Pramod Thammaiah describe this as Automate40 — basically, …

Customer Service

Five ways people try to cheat on their taxes

If you've thought about squirreling away cash from your side gig and hiding it from the Internal Revenue Service, you are not alone.<p>A recent study by …

Retirement

5 Ways to Tap into an Endless Wellspring of Creative Content Ideas - Copyblogger

We start out with the best of intentions.<p>We’re going to publish more content. Stick to a schedule. And, of course, make sure all of it is …

Content Marketing

How to Report Offshore Foreign Financial Assets - Part II FBAR, FinCEN Form 114 | FAS CPA & Consultants

This is the sixth article based on the IRS podcast: Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers. We are continuing the topic of reporting foreign financial …

Finance

12 Digital Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses in 2018

It’s 2018, and if your small business doesn’t have a digital marketing strategy by now, you’re already behind the competition.<p>That’s why we put …

Marketing

6 Keys to Email Marketing Success

Use these smart strategies to improve your email success.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | …

Marketing

27 Must

Scroll through Amazon, and you’ll find thousands of books on business and marketing, all of them vying for your attention—and quite a few of them …

Entrepreneurship

How to get your children interested in the simple lesson that can set them up for life

Welcome to the third week of our four-part Savvy Savers series to help give children the very best financial start in life.<p>We’ve teamed up with Rob …

Personal Finance

Most Common Questions about Overseas Tax Filing for U.S. Citizens and Expats | FAS CPA & Consultants

This is the ninth article based on the IRS podcast: Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers. We’ve covered various areas of filing requirements for U.S. …

Retirement

The Most Successful Guy on the Internet Really Made His Millions Doing This

Don't listen to what business gurus say. Watch what they do.<p>The other day I came across an interview with celebrity entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk where he said that all he did between the ages of 20 and 30 was work. No social life. No outside interests. Every single hour of his life was dedicated to …

Gary Vaynerchuk

Avoid These 4 Mistakes When You Are Going Through an External Audit | FAS CPA & Consultants

Having your company audited can be very stressful experience but it is extremely important for staying out of serious trouble in the future. Just …

Small Business

8 Meditation Techniques to Try

Learning how to meditate can be very simple, and it's one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. Meditation is an …

Meditation

The serious financial considerations of marrying later in life

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I swore I would never remarry after my wife died from complications related to …

Retirement

Plan your strategy for a comfortable retirement

Retirement is not what it used to be. When the National Assistance Act was introduced in Britain in 1946, men could expect to live only 15 months …

Retirement

Stocks close lower as Fed minutes trigger volatility

Wall Street suffered wild swings Wednesday, ending the day lower, even as the Federal Reserve dampened expectations of an accelerated timetable for interest rate hikes.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166.97 points, or 0.67%, to 24,797.78. The S&P 500 lost 14.93 points, …

Stock Markets

A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating an Online Portfolio

A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating an Online Portfolio<p>Updated February 21, 2018<p>The gig economy is a fast-growing employment option. According to Intuit …

Employment