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8 hacks to help you keep your resolutions

<b>This article is by staff writer April Dykman.</b><p>When I was in the first stage of personal finance, I had two obvious goals:<p>Pay off my credit card<p>Save …

How I built an income safety net

<b>This guest article was written by Kimberly Palmer. Kimberly is the author of the new book “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and</b> …

Personal Finance for Dummies, 5th Edition

<i>This post is by staff writer Honey Smith.</i><p>There are many personal finance books and tools out there, useful to people in all stages of personal …

7 Ways to be Frugal Without Being Cheap

<b>There is always a bit of a battle between being frugal and being cheap.</b>I’ve learned that one does not necessarily imply the other.<b>People, especially</b> …

Personal Finance

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …

Microsoft’s Next CEO Reportedly Will Be Its Cloud Boss Satya Nadella, Gates Could Be Replaced On Board

After a search that stretched for months, reports are out today that Microsoft will select internal candidate Satya Nadella as its next CEO. Nadella is known for his work with cloud computing at Microsoft and deep technical knowledge.<p>The company kicked off its hunt for a new head last year when …

Leaked Samsung app aims to catalog everything you do on your smartphone

Samsung could become the latest company to jump aboard the lifelogging bandwagon with its new "Life Times" app. Judging by leaked screenshots shared with <i>SamMobile,</i> Samsung wants to automatically log phone and app usage on Galaxy smartphones, cataloging photos, emails, location, music, messages and …

Yahoo Mail resets user passwords after discovering an attempted breach

A bad month for Yahoo Mail just got worse. The company said today that it has detected "a coordinated effort" to hack into Yahoo Mail accounts, and reset passwords for the accounts that are affected. A spokeswoman declined to say how many accounts were affected, and said the company is working with …

Amazon’s Stock Price Stumbles After Hours On Revenue, Earnings Miss And Weak Guidance

Today after the market close Amazon reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $25.59 billion, and earnings per share of $0.51. The company has operating income of $510 million in the period, up 26 percent year over year.<p>The street had expected Amazon to report revenue …

Microsoft will reportedly name enterprise chief Satya Nadella as CEO

Microsoft still hasn't announced who will succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO, but <i>Bloomberg News</i> is reporting that the company is on the verge of naming a replacement. Satya Nadella, the current enterprise chief, will reportedly take over the chief executive job; additionally, Microsoft is considering …

An Economist Explains Why Wage Growth Is Poised To Take Off

Capital Economics' Paul Ashworth is taking the view that wage growth is about to pick up.<p>In a new research note, Ashworth argues that "the current rates of wage and price inflation may be unusually low, but we are becoming increasingly concerned that the dwindling slack in the labor market will …

Economics

The Story of Globalization in 1 Graph

A crystal-clear picture of the world's winners and losers in the last generation<p>Imagine you lined up every human being in the world by income, divided them into 100 groups ("percentiles") ranging from lowest to highest, and asked: <i>How has the last generation of economic growth been for you?</i><p>This is …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

City Identity in Subway Maps by Zero Per Zero - The Fox Is Black

Many budding designers cut their graphic design teeth redesigning a metropolitan subway map because of the challenge it presents. Usually the …

This Week in 3D Printing: New Ways to Make Babies, Candy, etc.

Baby steps, as the saying goes. This week saw one of the wackier 3D-printing news items in recent memory: Expecting parents now have the option to …

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