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10 things that used to be free but now cost money

They say the best things in life are free — but the list of such things seems to be getting shorter by the day.<p>Businesses are constantly coming up with more ways to nickel and dime customers, and many items that used to be gratis now come with a fee.<p>We can only imagine how much longer this list …

New York Times

A Pentagon budget like none before: $700 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can foot the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else.<p>And next …

Military

Market Tumble Wipes Out Almost $100 Billion From World's Richest

Swooning markets Thursday cost the world’s 500 richest people $93 billion in net worth, and 20 of them lost at least $1 billion each.<p>Jeff Bezos, the …

Amazon.com Inc

At the open: Dow extends plunge as global equity rout deepens

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Monday as rising bond yields continued to fuel the sell-off in equities and hints of inflation pickup triggered concerns that the Federal Reserve might have to raise interest rates more quickly.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 282.86 points, or 1.11 per …

Stock Markets

Retirement savings: Guess how many Gen Xers and Baby Boomers fall short?

Hint: It's not a small percentage.<p>We're all told time and time again how crucial it is to save for the future. But unfortunately, a large chunk of workers in their late 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s continue to put their retirement at risk.<p>In fact, 41% of Gen Xers and 42% of Baby Boomers have yet to start …

Retirement

The best cities and countries to retire abroad

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>If you’re considering retiring abroad in 2018 or just curious where the best places might …

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition

In business, storytelling matters. Here's how to make it work for you.<p>Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to …

Storytelling

San Francisco's housing market is so dire that renters are paying $1,100 a month to live in converted living rooms

<b>HomeShare, a startup based in San Francisco, converts living rooms in above-market-rate buildings into bedrooms so tenants can save on rent.</b><p><b>The company pockets a cut of the rent, like a finder's fee.</b><p><b>Each of HomeShare's customers gets their own bedroom, a closet, and a private or shared bathroom.</b> …

Housing

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace

Lifetime Income: Retirees Need It, and Here's How to Get It

Think of your retirement savings as a future income stream, not as a big lump sum. Here are several ways to get the income you need.<p>More than half of …

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

Learn. Grow. Retire. (Earlier)

The Roadmap to Early Retirement One of the main reasons of this blog is to study and develop strategies for Financial Independence/Retire Early …