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29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

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Great Deal: $1450+ Business Class West Coast USA To Beijing, China - Round Trip!

Or just 98,000 credit card points, with some cards…<p>When you’re facing a at least 14 hours in the air each way, it’s natural to want a business class …

How to Read Airport Taxiway Signs

On your next flight, you might spend 25 minutes or more taxiing to the runway. Take a look out the window and you’ll spot a variety of signs — some …

Why American airports don’t sell anything you actually need

Woe betide the traveler who forgets her toiletries case, gets peckish, or has a headache at a US airport.<p>At best, she might find tiny container of Advil or $10 packet of almonds in a Hudson News outlet, sandwiched between a Cinnabon and an Auntie Anne’s Preztels. But why is there no CVS or …

Aviation

Back-to-Back Ticketing: A Frequent Flyer Trick

Back-to-back ticketing is when a passenger books two flights to get around ticketing restrictions like Saturday night stay requirements or to avoid …

RBC's top picks, BlackRock's advice for 2017, and why Canada has become irrelevant to your portfolio

Canadian investment portfolios are just along for the ride at this point – the major market drivers of recent weeks have little or nothing to do with anything happening within our borders.<p>U.S. Federal Reserve policy and bond yields are the best example of this. The Fed raised rates with the belief …

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Reach for the sky: five of the best drones

Discover your inner aviator, from the entry level Parrot Mambo to the high-spec DJI Phantom<p>We all have our own way of transcending the banality of everyday life. A good book, going to the gym, watching our football teams struggle to reach the heights or avoid the lows. Taking to the sky with a …

How to start investing if you have $1,000 or less

There are plenty of benefits to having cash in the bank.<p>But after you have paid off most of your debt and your emergency fund is set, investing some of your money can increase the chances that it will grow over time.<p>In a period when interest rates on savings accounts are near zero, taking some risk …

Retirement

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 …

I graduated from Harvard and MIT — here are the 7 best tips I can give you to ace a college application

For high school, I went to a small all-girls school where even applying to the Ivies was pretty rare, but I believed I could get in and at 18 years old found myself accepted to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Northwestern, and Washington University in St. Louis.<p>So how did I do it? …

Cash-strapped startups are turning to a funding tactic used by oil and gas companies in the 1900s

Software-as-service companies have a great business model. Instead of one-off payments for software, these companies charge subscriptions, monthly or annual payments for delivering software through the browser. It gives them a predictable, ongoing stream of payments with plenty of room for …

Startups

These websites offer reliable answers to common financial questions

You have questions about investing, and the Internet has answers.<p>Finding them is the challenge. So much of what you find through online searches is dated, uninformed or presented by banks and investment firms trying to sell you stuff. For reliable answers to 20 common financial planning and …

A look into how much it costs to fly America's military planes per hour

The US Defense Department's latest financial-management report on reimbursement rates offers a glimpse of how much it costs to fly America's Air Force and Navy planes per flight hour.<p>The annual report from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) lists rates for "other DoD …

How changing one tiny habit allowed me to build my wealth

In my teens and early 20s, social anxiety was wrecking my life.<p>I couldn't go out and feel comfortable around people without drinking, so I drank.<p>Now, alcohol can lead to a lot of cool stuff, but for me it was a crutch and I needed help.<p>So one day I drove to Barnes and Noble (this was before Amazon …

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

Am I ready to start investing? Take our quiz to find out

<b>Question from Andrew James, 30, in Toronto:</b> At what point in your life should you start investing money?<p>Ms. Simmons work with young people to help them navigate the new economic climate with personal finance, ethical investing and small business advice.<p><i>Shannon Lee Simmons is a financial planner and</i> …

How To Land A Fighter On An Aircraft Carrier On A Stormy Night

For Navy fighter aircrews, the toughest part of any combat mission can be getting home. Here's how they do it.<p>It’s dark—<i>scary</i> dark. Like when you are …

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

These high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks put money in your pocket

Slide 1 of 7<p>With bond yields offering little, income-focused investors have been turning to stocks to provide the regular cash they seek. The …

Investing

Why Swimming Is The Best Exercise Ever

Dive on in -- the water's fine.<p>Finding the perfect exercise regimen can feel like its own workout. Running might be too uninteresting, Crossfit could be too intimidating, spinning classes may be too loud.<p>Enter this tried and true workout you may not have considered: swimming.<p>Sure, the exercise may …

Google’s New “Plan A Trip” Feature Is Changing the Way You Search

Google is never one to miss a beat. To keep up with the trend in smartphone usage over traditional desktop searches, the company has unveiled a brand …

The greatest money manager of all-time says he's successful because of this one thing

But Druck made an even more poignant and timely point in that speech a year ago. He singled out specifically what he believes to be the most important factor behind the returns in risk assets, namely the stock market:<p>Interestingly, his further point in this regard was not the popular, "don't fight …

Oil prices crash to 11-year low

Jitters over global overproduction take toll on benchmark Brent crude, fuelling a third successive day of losses<p>The brent crude oil price has crashed to its lowest level in 11 years as traders fretted about global overproduction.<p>The global oil benchmark fell 5% to $34.62 a barrel at one stage, as …

The 16 most powerful people in finance

To determine the ranking, we considered more than 100 of the most influential players in business, politics, and entertainment and evaluated their influence using metrics in four major areas: economic power, command, newsworthiness, and impact — a subjective measure that captures how important they …

Here is what a trader learned from putting together his bank's most profitable trade ever

But miraculously, Bob Henderson, then Barclays' managing director and head of commodity index, hybrids and exotics trading, said he helped steer the firm away from enormous losses and into the bank's "best trade ever."<p>Through a lengthy article in science magazine Nautilus, Henderson explains in a …

Buying a used car? Here’s what you need to know

Used vehicles really can represent great savings, even for low mileage and almost new models. But shopping for one can be loaded with pitfalls, …

Man begs for money after risky bet implodes

Talk about a nightmare trade.<p>Joe Campbell had $37,000 in his online brokerage account when he went to bed on Wednesday night. By the time he woke up, not only had all that money vanished, but the amateur trader actually owed ETrade more than $100,000.<p>No, Campbell wasn't the victim of evil hackers. …

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