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Why Starwood Didn't Sell to Highest Bidder - And Neither Should You

If someone offered you $14 billion to sell your company, would you accept it? Should you?<p>That’s exactly what happened to Starwood Hotels. The chain, which includes brands such as Sheraton and Westin, was offered that amount from Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese company amidst a bidding …

Hospitality

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

How to Increase Your Self-Esteem

It’s human nature to compare yourself to others. That’s life. But when it feels like you don’t stack up…well, that really sucks.<p>For example, have you …

This Cheat Sheet Shows You How to Prioritize Your Savings and Debt

People always seem have questions about their financial priorities: <i>Should I invest or pay off debt</i>? <i>Save in my work 401(k) or open an IRA</i>? This cheat …

Things no one should ever do with their money

Start here.Thomas Lohnes / Stringer / Getty Images<p>Surely the list of things you should never do with your money is longer than these 12 recommendations. But you have to start somewhere.<p>To give you some guidance, we asked financial experts to share their take on how to protect your financial …

Here's How Much to Spend on Life's 3 Biggest Milestones

Do you feel like spending two months' salary on an engagement ring? How about buying a house that requires a mortgage payment equal to 28% of your …

Personal Finance

How Much Debt Is OK?

Avoiding debt completely may not be as important as you think.<p>Most of us will take on debt at some point in our lives. Whether it is a mortgage, …

Clever Ways to Save Hundreds Each Month -- Savings Experiment

Are you on a tight budget? Finding ways to cut back on spending can be tough, but with these clever tips you can save hundreds each month with …

Personal Finance

6 Things You Should Always Buy at Department Stores

<i>By Andrea Cannon</i><br>Have you been avoiding the department store because you thought it was just too expensive? Well, there are actually some occasions …

Personal Finance

13 simple ways to improve your finances in an hour or less

Managing your money successfully to start accumulating wealth doesn't require a financial planner or MBA.<p>In fact, there are several actions you can take today to set yourself up for future financial success — and many of them aren't even time intensive.<p>We rounded up 13 simple strategies that won't …

Save or Splurge: 7 Items That Are Worth the Extra Money

Sometimes, an extra dollar or two can go a long way. That’s especially true for stuff around your house.<p>Spending ten extra dollars could make a big …

12 things everyone should know before investing

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert to start investing.<p>You don't even need to be rich to invest, yet so many of us fail to get started managing our money because we're intimidated or don't know where to start.<p>But investing is crucial. Inflation lops an average 3.87% off your …

Top 30 Gateway Anime Shows

Are you able to remember the first show that really got you hooked into anime? Well, find some junk food and your nostalgia glasses because we’re …

The Best Anime Of 2014 – Part 2: Genre and General Story Awards

Characters, even the most excellent, need something to happen around them to give them an opportunity to be excellent. So, as we build towards the …

Five Must-Watch Anime For Q1 2015

We are now half way into the Q1 2015 anime season. But with 35 new shows on the air it can be more than a little difficult to know which ones to …

Anime

The 6 Best Mexican Islands That Aren't Cozumel

By: Meagan Drillinger<p>There's a decent chance if you went to college, you ventured to Mexico for spring break and made enough bad decisions to fill up a carry-on bag. That's what a place like Cozumel is for, after all. It's like an oasis of irresponsibility.<p>But believe it or not, there's more to …