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5 Stocks Yielding Up To 9.7% That Love Higher Interest Rates

We hear it every single time the Federal Reserve raises rates, or even merely hints at it!<p>“Higher interest rates will crush dividend stocks – especially high yielders.”<p>Sounds scary – but it’s simply not true. And we’ll highlight five picks paying up to 9.2% that will prove just that.<p>Many high-yield …

Investing

The 5 Best ETFs to Buy If You Want to Own Bank Stocks

Financial stocks — and bank stocks in particular — have been a popular trade throughout 2017, but almost to a fault. Hopes of a United States devoid …

What to Know About the Vanguard Total International Stock Index

Basic Facts About the Vanguard Total International Stock Index<p>A Detailed Look at One of the Most Popular International Indexes<p>Updated October 16, 2017<p>…

Investing

5 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement

With President Donald Trump into his first month in office, it’s time for investors to focus on how to navigate what likely will be a bumpy investing …

Windows 10 Creators Update: The 10 best new features

Microsoft wants to make you love your computer again. Our regularly updated list shows you the best Windows 10 features launching with the new update.<p>On April 11, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10. Dubbed Creators Update, the free download includes new 3D apps, VR capabilities …

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How to tell if you've got the right financial advisor

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I have met with a financial advisor, but he wants every investment to go through him. Although he is an advisor, he works for a company and wants me to buy their products. I'm a little resistant about this. What's your advice?<p><b>Answer:</b> Anyone can call himself or herself a financial advisor …

Personal Finance

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

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Forget Marijuana Stocks: Buy These 3 Biotech Stocks Instead

Why are investors so excited and intrigued by marijuana stocks? Some want to ride the wave of growing acceptance of cannabis-based products. Others like the momentum. I think, though, that investors can find better risk-versus-reward potential in three biotech stocks: <b>Organovo Holdings</b> (NASDAQ: …

Investing

3 ETFs to Help You Make More Money in Retirement

Most financial advisorswill tell retirees to put most of their savings in bonds, which offer fixed income without the volatility -- so long as they aren't sold before maturity. That might seem wise as interest rates climb, but retirees can still consider buying a few high-yielding ETFs …

Investing

How safe is your smart home? 4 best devices that will shield your house against hackers

Protect your smart home against all threats using these smart home firewall protection devices.<p>It's a whole new era for technology. People are …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Movies

How to Secure Your Home Before Leaving for the Holidays Photos

It’s an unfortunate truth that the holiday season often brings with it a slew of home break-ins and burglaries. Pricey gifts, package deliveries, and traveler-vacated houses make for a seemingly perfect formula for crimes of opportunity. With the rise of ever-more sophisticated home technology, …

You Don’t Need Big Data — You Need the Right Data

The term “big data” is ubiquitous. With exabytes of information flowing across broadband pipes, companies compete to claim the biggest, most audacious data sets. And businesses of all varieties — old and new, industrial and digital, big and small — are getting into the game.<p>Masses of social, …

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

Make Sure Your Employees Have Enough Interesting Work to Do

When productivity starts to slide, it’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause. Our first impulse is often to take a close look at how we can improve workplace processes. Is it a problem of time management? Could it be that the technology’s not up to the job?<p>Very often these are indeed the answers, …

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?<p><b>Observe, Accept, and Reframe</b><p>First, recognize that …

Hackers use decade old vulnerability to attack Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the opportunity to reinvent how we visualize the internet, but it also comes with a variety of challenges, including the threat of hackers devastating lives or destroying a business’s assets.<p>This chaotic future may already be upon us, according to researchers at …

Padmasree Warrior On The Future of Transportation & Tesla

One of the most well-known women in Silicon Valley, former Cisco chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior, hosted a coming out party this week for …

Cloud Computing Industry : Technology Models, Opportunity, and Share

<b>Cloud Computing Market: Technology Models, Opportunity, and Share</b><p>Research Beam added a report on “<b>Cloud Computing Market: Technology Models,</b> …

Your Embarrassing Cleaning Questions, Answered

Keeping your home clean can often be more than you bargained for. Sometimes the cat pees on the rug, you find roaches in your kitchen, or your shower …

The 20 Coolest Hotel Amenities You Don't Know About

When booking a trip, many travelers like to research the perks and bonuses that come along with their hotel stay. Luxury accommodations come with the …

How to Answer 10 of the Toughest Apple Interview Questions

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>The job search has never been easy — and it’s not meant to be.<p>With it being so competitive, especially …

How to Choose the Right Paving and Decking Material

While lawns have their place, at least part of the garden floor needs paving or some kind of hard surface to make it easy to move around in, and to create outdoor sitting and dining areas. In smaller gardens, every inch of space is valuable, particularly if you like to entertain outside. A hard …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

3 Types of Stocks You'll Probably Want to Own as Interest Rates Rise

The cat-and-mouse game between Wall Street and the Federal Reserve continued this week, with the Fed minutes from the central bank's April policy meeting showing that a lending rate hike in June may very well be on the table.<p>The Fed went into 2016 planning to lift rates four times during the course …

Investing

27 highly successful people share the best career advice for new grads

If clichés like "Follow your passion," "Give 110%," and "Be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, then we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "Don't work too hard" to "Relax," here's some of the best — and often unconventional — advice for you from …

Here’s How to Get on Your Flight Attendant’s Good Side

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4 Stocks With Bigger Dividends Than Procter & Gamble

PHOTO CREDIT SIMON CUNNINGHAM ON FLICKR.<p>Many income-focused investors look to the consumer-staples sector for ideas, since its products tend to be in demand regardless of economic factors. One of the most popular dividend-paying stocks from the sector is<b>Procter & Gamble</b> , which has a storied …

Investing

What is a VPN - Gary explains

A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a term you may have heard, especially in the context of privacy, as well as geolocation. But what is a VPN, and what can it do for you? Let’s take a look.<p>Before we jump into explaining what a VPN is, let’s explain a bit about how the Internet …

Information Systems