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These Major Companies Hold The Most Blockchain Patents

This article originally appeared in Motley Fool.<p>If you've been waiting for the greatest thing since sliced bread to come along, cryptocurrencies …

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

The True Value of a Financial Advisor | Investopedia

When asked to give the first words you think of when someone says “financial advisor,” you may say retirement, investments or planning. As a client …

Retirement

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

Retirement

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

These Shape-Shifting Solar Panels Can Be Disguised As Tile Or Shingles

The technology would let historic or protected buildings install “invisible” solar panels.<p>Solar panels can drastically bring down the energy footprint of any building on which they are installed. But existing solar panels can’t be used just anywhere. These flat, fragile, and transparent panels are …

Clean Energy

Millennials could be millionaires – if they start investing instead of saving

In a new poll, 64% of working millennials said they couldn’t see themselves ever becoming millionaires – but it’s a much more reasonable goal than many realize<p>Pity the poor millennials.<p>The 83 million or so members of this generation – a quarter of America’s population, the largest age cohort – have …

Personal Finance

Personal Finance 101: 6 Things Everyone Should Know

Whether you're single, married, new to the workforce, or near retirement, it's important to have a good handle on your money. Here are six personal finance tips you should always make sure to follow.<p>Image source: Getty Images.<p>You never know when you might lose your job, fall ill, or encounter a …

Investors being misled by earnings, wisdom from Coxe and Rosenberg, and why 20 stocks are all you need

What would investors own if they were only allowed to make 20 investments in their lifetime? Warren Buffett believes their portfolio returns would improve by following this strategy because, "Under those rules, you'd really think carefully about what you did, and you'd be forced to load up on what …

Investing

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Sustainability

20 Health Disorders Illustrated Through Typography

Slovak graphic-designer Igor Kupec imaged the names of health disorders and other mental illnesses such as anorexia, Alzheimer’s or schizophrenia in …

Mental Health

How Much Money Do You Need for Retirement?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Your retirement may not be as comfortable as you expected if you approach saving for retirement in a haphazard manner. For example, are you simply saving money here and there and hoping for the best? That may not yield great results. It's much more effective to spend some …

The 3 Best Media Stocks You Can Buy Now

The past few years have been a bit dicey for media companies, making it more challenging to pick the best media stocks to buy now.<p>It's no longer just a case of current results making the best media stocks -- long-term prospects matter more than ever before. Since it's unclear exactly how movies and …

More seniors nurturing their nest egg with frequent trading

With free time on their hands, the dismal returns of fixed-income investments and the ease of trading online today, retired Canadians have likely considered taking a more active role in managing their investments.<p>But before you conjure up images of stressed out day-traders sitting at their …

Investing

Parents Urged To Place Retirement Above Paying For College

Those looking at retirement as an event coming sooner rather than later may also be looking at another consideration; their children (or even grandchildren) have reached college age. These parents may be tempted to take on some or all of their children's student loan debts or to use some of their …

Elon Musk aims to refit 5m homes with solar roofs

SolarCity is talking up the look and longevity of solar roofing but potential costs pose questions about whether it can succeed where others have failed<p>Elon Musk’s solar company has its sights set on replacing 5m rooftops in the US with traditional roofing materials integrated with solar cell …

Clean Energy

How to use time to potentially double your retirement income in five years

<i>(Editor's note: The following column is an update of the first Retirementors column Mr. Merriman wrote at MarketWatch on Nov. 14, 2012.)</i><p>Today’s …

Retirement

Hydroponics: can you really grow without soil at home?

Until recently, hydroponics – or the practice of growing plants in water instead of soil – were largely known to two industries: that of large-scale produce farming, and large-scale marijuana farming.<p>It’s a way of gardening that relies on science and measurements rather than instinct and trial and …

Ask Matt: Which airline stock is the best?

<b>Q: Which airline stock is the best?</b><p>A: Airline stocks have been descending this year as investors worry about valuations, the strong dollar and demand for travel. But that’s creating an opportunity where most the big airlines’ stocks look attractive to analysts at least.<p>Analysts on average rate …

Delta Airlines

This Man Repopulated a Butterfly Species in His Backyard — and You Can, Too

He's singlehandedly brought the California pipevine swallowtail to his city.<p>Tim Wong was first inspired to raise caterpillars in elementary school, when his class raised painted lady butterflies. "I was amazed at the complete metamorphosis from caterpillar to adult," Wong told Vox in a recent …

To the horror of millennials, baby boomers are still getting rich

Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement years.<p>The timing could not have been better for older …

A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases

What the heck is a bumwad?<p>Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like "spatiality," it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most …

6 innovative ways to harvest and harness rainwater

From perennially parched California to unseasonably dry Massachusetts, from sea to salty sea, rainwater is a precious resource. As drought rages in …

Process

2. Meet with a Project Manager<p>Let’s plan together<p>Our Design Project Manager will be your main point of contact with BONE Structure throughout the …

Home Improvement

A Lottery Lawyer Explains What You Should Do if You Hit the Jackpot

If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>In middle school, we had to read Steinbeck's <i>The Pearl</i>, which is about how awful getting rich quick is. The …

Rhode Island

12 conversations about money to have with kids of all ages

It's important that children start learning about money earlier than later.<p>"Our children are watching how we spend, save, invest, and give money," writes Kimberly Palmer in "Smart Mom, Rich Mom."We can seek out opportunities to talk about money with our children, even if it's awkward at times or …

Kids

Fidelity's John Sweeney talks rebalancing your portfolio

Like many things in life, investing is all about balance.<p>As the market moves and other forces take shape, different investments will grow at different rates. Over time, this may leave investors with a higher percentage of money in one type of investment than originally intended, such as more stocks …

Investing

7-Point Checklist for Making Sure You Can Afford to Invest

You don't become an investor overnight. It's a process, and it can take some doing to reach the point where you have the financial foundation to take on investing. But if you're starting to feel like it's time you take the plunge, here's a seven-point checklist for making sure you can afford to …

This infographic shows the best time to buy and sell stocks

Is it possible to time the market cycle to capture big gains?<p>Like many controversial topics in investing, there is no real professional consensus on market timing. Academics claim that it's not possible, while traders and chartists swear by the idea.<p>That said, one thing that everyone can probably …

Stock Markets