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The last Nazi hunters

Since 1958, a small department of Germany’s government has sought to bring members of the Third Reich to trial. A handful of prosecutors are still tracking down Nazis, but the world’s biggest cold-case investigation will soon be shut down. By Linda Kinstler<p>The Central Office for the Investigation …

German Politics

Kick Start Your Productivity When All You Want To Do is Resist!

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

JetBlue Flights To Cuba Are Now On Sale, And They're A GREAT Use of Points

Now that sanctions between the US and Cuba have been lifted, US carriers will soon be flooding the Cuban market with capacity.<p>In March we learned the …

Best Books on Self-Improvement to Improve Your Skills

Since the birth of our human kind, we are constantly developing ourselves; development is a constant process it never stopped before, and it will …

Here’s How You Can Get a Flight to Europe for $150

If you’re already thinking about how you’re going to spend your time away from the office this holiday season, please allow us to offer up a few suggestions: Why not catch a show in London’s West End or take a wander along the picturesque canals of Amsterdam? Or maybe spend a few days totally …

Anti-RRSP arguments are merely financial urban legends

In a recent column, I wrote about an individual who had a large sum of cash and was planning to contribute part of it to a registered retirement savings plan.<p>Well, it wasn't long before the anti-RRSP crowd weighed in.<p>RRSPs are a terrible idea because "you lose the lucrative dividend tax credit and …

The Top 15 Cities in the United States

From food-loving New Orleans to artsy Asheville, North Carolina, Southern destinations continue to be big with T+L readers.<p>On the surface, the …

North Carolina

$99 Flights to Europe Just Became a Reality for New Yorkers

Newark is suddenly a magnet for low-fare airlines.<p>WOW Air, the Iceland-based upstart carrier that launched super cheap flights to Europe from a …

Fidelity Takes on Vanguard in the Fund Fee Wars, and Investors Win

An industry battle over lower fees is good news for investors.<p>There’s another entry in the race-to-the bottom to lower investing fees. This time, …

Investing

4 Habits Of Employees You Should Promote Immediately

You’ve probably already got high performers whose talents you could be developing more than you are. Here’s how to identify them.<p>High turnover is bad for morale, it’s expensive, and it can sink the performance of even your most loyal employees. But it’s become something of a new normal, and …

Employment

Investing ideas for your IRA

Don't skimp on growth. Invest your IRA money so it works for you.<p>Key takeaways<p>When choosing investments, think about how comfortable you are with …

Warren Buffett Owns These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks -- Shouldn't You?

Most investors know Warren Buffett looks for high-quality businesses trading at fair or better prices.<p>Few know the degree to which Buffett invests in …

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Apple might be Warren Buffett's next big mistake

There's a lot to learn from the mistakes of others - especially those who are otherwise extremely successful (like Carl Icahn, whom we wrote about here.)<p>Warren Buffett is the third richest person in the world, with a net worth of over US$66 billion. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns stakes in a …

Investing

Can You Name the 5 Richest Investors in the World?

James Simons is worth $15.5 billion.<p>When it comes to investing, there’s an obvious scorecard: accumulated wealth. The five billionaires below are the …

The 17 Biggest Budgeting Mistakes You’re Making

Don't deprive yourself of "fun money."<p>If you’re having a hard time making ends meet — and being able to afford the occasional splurge — you might …

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your Kindle

Make the most out of your device with these pointers.<p>1. You can get books for free—lots of 'em.<p>There's no need to spend money on new reads. Amazon offers many book options for free in a variety of genres, including thrillers, science fiction, romance novels, and classics, like <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i> …

Should you fear the ETF?

GRAPHIC<p>Exchange-traded funds have suddenly become scary—at least to some in the investment community.<p>“It may be time to re-examine the entire ETF …

Investing

An Extra Hour of Sleep Can Do More for Daily Happiness Than a $60,000 Raise

More and more scientific studies speak to the irrefutable benefits of sleep. A study published in <i>Science</i> even calculated that for the sleep deprived, an extra hour of sleep can do more for their daily happiness than a $60,000 raise. Arianna Huffington, <i>Thrive</i><p><b>A Good Night's Sleep</b><p>Few things can make …

Sleep

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

Personal Finance