Mike Salerno

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KFC Introduces a Bucket That Can Only Be Paid for in Bitcoin

The Colonel is embracing cryptocurrency.<p>KFC Canada has rolled out the Bitcoin Bucket, an offering that can only be paid for using Bitcoin.<p>“Sure, we …

Bitcoin

Three deals to help total beginners master DIY electronics

With the rise of open-source electronics platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, DIY enthusiasts are able to build their own innovative, connected devices at a faster rate than ever before. The barrier for entry has never been lower, but it can be tough for someone with no programming or …

Preserve Your Sleep Cycle with a Red LED Night Light

If you’re an insomniac, falling asleep is only half the battle. Staying asleep can be difficult, too.<p>Arizona sleep specialist Vincent X. Grbach believes that if you wake up in the middle of the night, any source of white light can cause the brain to think that a new day has begun. This means that …

Arduino

How Smart Can You Make Your Home?

You'd be surprised how much you'll get for a few hundred dollars.<p>Carlos Espinosa, a design professional based in Boulder, Colorado, has a completely …

Home Automation

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

Credit Cards

Opinion: This is the single best reason to buy U.S. stocks now

Another day, another half-trillion-dollar panic in the U.S. stock market.<p>At some point, even the most hardened bear has to consider whether the …

Stock Markets

The 12 hottest tech products expected in 2016

But 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for tech launches too. Virtual reality, drone and robotic technology, and new smartphone innovations are all under development at big players like Apple and Google, as well as at smaller startup companies.<p>Here are some of the top products on our radar for …

Augmented Reality

Does White Noise Really Help You Sleep Better?

Anyone who sleeps with white noise is likely to tell you they can't fall asleep without it. And when you count up all the apps and white noise …

Sleep

Six of the most memorable, new local craft brews from 2015

Craft breweries in Los Angeles had a banner year in 2015, with scads of newcomers offering exciting brews alongside favorite brands from veteran breweries. It was difficult to keep track of all the new breweries opening around town, let alone stay on top of all the new beer releases. But the …

The Truth About 7 Food Myths

Throughout my years as a sports nutritionist, several athletes have asked whether they should avoid eating turkey on game days because it might make …

Wellness

Why Gold Isn't a Good Investment

Is gold worth its own weight as an investment?<p>As a general rule, gold is not a good investment.<p>It doesn’t earn income. And because it doesn’t earn …

Retirement

7 things everyone needs to know about their money

"You cannot change what you do not acknowledge," snipped Dr. Phil, who was desperately trying to counsel a broken family on coming together.<p>Later I learned this was one of Phil's "life laws," or principles he goes back to often and actually lists on his website. In case you were wondering, life law …

Personal Finance

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Dividend stocks are often the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Dividend payments not only put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any downward move in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividend payments also …

Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone<p>If the holiday season has been kind enough to bestow upon thee a shiny new smartphone, here’s what to do to get the best out of the first few hours and set it up right.<p>Sort out your sim<p>First things …

Apps

Download these money apps to help you achieve your 2016 financial resolutions - TODAY.com

As you’re reflecting back on 2015 this week, don’t forget to factor in the financial goals you set for yourself at the start of last year.<p>Shutterstock<p>appliance; backdrop; background; blank; business; button; close; communication; computer; connection; contact; contemporary; design; desktop; …

Personal Finance

How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Stock Markets

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

AP<p>Comcast announced this week that it has successfully tested the world's first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia.<p>That probably sounds like a …

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

That probably sounds like a mumbo-jumbo to you, so let's put it in simple terms. This means Comcast has figured out how to use its existing cable lines to deliver superfast gigabit-internet speeds without having to do major work on its current infrastructure.<p>Gigabit internet is broadband that …

Breakthroughs

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Apps

3 Biotech Stocks Under $5 That Could Explode Higher in 2016

Source: Wikimedia Commons.<p>As we head into the close of 2015, investors are starting to dump their laggards for tax purposes. While that may be a smart move for some investors depending on how their portfolio is structured, this wave of tax-selling often creates great long-term pick-ups for bargain …

Opinion: Try this simple savings plan to keep more money in your pocket​

For many people, success is moving from one list of unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions to the next without losing either your shirt or your …

Personal Finance

7 Toxic Money Habits You Need to Quit Now

Ignoring financial problems will only make them worse.<p>Bad money habits can be exceptionally hard to break, whether they’re ingrained from your …

Personal Finance

GE is undergoing the most radical transformation in its 124-year history

While this change could mean a relatively high degree of risk for longstanding investors who have viewed GE as a quasi-financial-conglomerate income play, it also looks set to rejuvenate the company's bottom line and make it a much greater success.<p>A key reason for this potential is GE's focus on …

Innovation

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Small Business