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All Our Best Advice on Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

<i>For more personal finance tips, sign up for the Your Money newsletter here.</i><p>So you’re thinking of buying a home, perhaps your very first one. But you wonder whether you might be better off continuing to rent. And you have no idea how to figure out which choice makes more sense for you.<p>Well, join the …

50 things Millennials can do now so they can retire at 65

It seems like you’ll be punching a clock forever, right? Well, one day, you’ll likely stop spending 9 to 5 at a desk and will enjoy your golden years in retirement. But that’s assuming everything plays out nicely and you have enough money set aside to do so. Stressful, right?<p>Well, according to a …

Mark Cuban, David Bach, and other successful people share their best money advice for 2017

GOBankingRates asked 17 of the most well-known names in personal finance and entrepreneurship to share their No. 1 money tip for the year.<p>They offered their advice as part of our Best Money Expert 2017 competition in partnership with ImportantScore.com.<p>1. Eliminate credit card debt<p>Self-made …

‘Don't drink and walk': Pedestrians to be breathalysed in Namibia

Pedestrians in Namibia have been warned not to drink and walk after it was revealed police will breathalyse anyone involved in a collision with a vehicle.<p>In a bid to crack down on alcohol-related road accidents, the Windhoek City Police will start treating pedestrians in the same way as they would …

Your Magic Number: The Best-Kept Secret for Managing Your Personal Finances | Inc.com

I think that everyone I know--from family and friends, to business associates and clients and customers--wishes they could do a better job with their personal finances. Many of us are in debt up to our eyeballs, and according to U.S. government statistics, only 29% of households age 55 and older …

Personal Finance

Doctors see surge in men seeking surgery-free double chin solution

Even though Scott Kaiser had a healthy diet and stayed active with regular cardio and weight lifting, he realized he was developing a double chin, something that also seemed to plague other men in his family.<p>Sure, he would indulge in a glass of wine or a slice of pizza on the weekends, but “it …

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

How To Make A Good Impression From The Start Of A Job Interview

It takes just seconds to form a first impression, and a first impression at a job interview happens just as quickly. Since it’s so much easier when you start off strong, focus on making a good impression in those first few moments of the interview — while you’re waiting in the reception area, while …

Employment

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

They know more about their clients than the clients’ own wives. They are loyal in the face of appalling behaviour. They are the brains behind the most ingenious tax avoidance schemes. And there are more of them than ever<p>The Pritzker family is one of the wealthiest in the United States. Their …

British Virgin Islands

Five Reasons You're Probably Underpaid

It’s extremely common for working people to be underpaid. When you are underpaid, it means that another employer or even another manager in your current organization would pay you more for your services than you’re getting paid now. They would pay you more if they knew about you and if you knew how …

Employment

Weight Loss For Men Over 40 - Secret Diets and Workouts For 40 Plus Men to Burn Fat and Get Toned

Weight loss for men over 40 would be quite different from younger men. The process of metabolism in an older man is usually low. Due to the lack of …

40 Things That Are Worth The Money

The wise and very rich Warren Buffet once said that “price is what you pay; value is what you get.” And at a net worth of over 63 billion dollars, …

The 9 Things Your Online Professional Profile Must Have

This is what you need to get noticed<p>It’s not enough to have just a resume anymore; if you’re serious about your job search or your career, you need …

15 ways to guarantee you won't become a millionaire

We've cued you in on steps to take to get rich— but which choices will stunt your path to wealth?<p>Here, we rounded up habits, beliefs, and traits that self-made millionaires and authors have identified as inhibiting if you want to build wealth.<p>As always, no promises of future riches or predictions …

Why Do Humans Have An Innate Desire To Get High?

It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward centres. What’s less easy to explain is …

Why Is It So Hard To Save?

Just like planting rice, it’s never fun. Saving is no laughing matter.<p>You work hard all day, every single day, but when payday comes, you’re still a …

How to Get a Perfect Credit Score

What is a perfect credit score? Using the popular FICO scoring method, the magic number is 850, which is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. By learning how the FICO formula works, we can get some insight on how to get an 850 credit score, or close to it.<p>Unfortunately, the specific formula by …

How Two High School Friends Turned $25,000 Into an $80 Million Business

Company Profile<p>COMPANY:TaskUs<p>2017 INC. 5000 RANK: 370<p>HEADQUARTERS: Santa Monica, CA<p>YEAR FOUNDED: 2008<p>2016 REVENUE: $79.7 million<p>2015 REVENUE: $53.7 M<p>3-YEAR GROWTH: 1,177%<p>EMPLOYEES: 7286<p>TWITTER: @taskus<p>WEBSITE: taskus.com<p>Inc.<i>'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some</i> …

Startups

One Woman's Life-Changing Quest to Have Sex with 100 Different People

And what she learned along the way.<p>A few years ago, I uprooted my entire life on a mission to find happiness.<p>I had just quit a 15-year career in tech startups, moved across the country to New York, and enrolled in art school full-time. I went from spending my days (and nights) taking international …

Why you might not want to pay your debts as fast as possible

After all, debt, we're told, is bad. Carry it if you must, when you buy a house, car or take out student loans, but get rid of it as soon as you can.<p>But you shouldn't necessarily pay off your debts early, many experts say. You could end up fixing one problem only to create another.<p>So if you've ever …

7 Bad Habits Preventing You From Making More Money

Are any of these common habits putting a stubborn limit on the amount of money you earn?<p>Not all of us are materialistic, but we can probably all agree that making more money is a good thing. It's true that setting a strict budget, cutting your expenses, and saving more money can go a long way in …

Personal Finance

Calming Your Brain During Conflict

Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.<p>We have …

WeWork is raising a massive $780 million round to become a $17 billion company

Earlier on Wednesday, Fortune had pegged the deal at a $780 million investment at a $17 billion valuation, but a person close to the deal provided Business Insider with more accurate figures.<p>In a blog entry, WeWork shared that the investors leading the deal were Chinese firms Legend Holdings and …

A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions

Managers make about three billion decisions each year, and almost all of them can be made better. The stakes for doing so are real: decisions are the most powerful tool managers have for getting things done. Setting goals (another tool) is aspirational, but making decisions actually drives action. …

A new way to visualise the global economy

A new map by the folks at HowMuch.net provides a fascinating perspective on the worldwide economy.<p>The map represents each country relative to the …

The Fastest Cure for Heartburn

Do popular home remedies work? A heartburn specialist weighs in<p>You may have heard that eating or drinking certain foods—like milk, bread, or apple cider vinegar—will ease heartburn.<p>But when the burning sensation starts, will these home remedies <i>actually</i> work?<p>Nope, according to Patrick Hyatt, M.D., a …

Wellness

How to know if where you live is “up and coming”: fried chicken vs. coffee shops

Whilst searching for a flat in London, I lamented to hear my estate agent described the area we were in as “up and coming”.<p>Rather than believe the …

Isle of Dogs

The Guy’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

Cut out meat without going crazy, ruining your social life, or losing your hard-earned muscle.