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The Windows 8 Flop: What Does It Mean For Microsoft?

Windows 8 was the revolution that wasn’t. But don’t count Microsoft out just yet. In a lot of ways, the boring, button-down software giant was just a little ahead of its time.<p>After a storm of criticism from frustrated long-time Windows users, Microsoft announced that it would be making significant …

Auto Loan Tips & Advice| GOBankingRates | GOBankingRates

A car is a nonnegotiable purchase in a lot of cities. Finding the right car loan can mean the difference between a smart financial investment and a …

Five Years After A Brain Aneurysm, Fear Of Dying Can't Make Me Quit Living

As I sat down to write today, it dawned on me that this might come off as a touch self-indulgent. But then I realized that a blog, by definition, is inherently self-indulgent, is it not? So here goes…<p>Five years ago today was the single worst day of my life. Two weeks earlier, a three-month battle …

1. Use 100-Minus-Your-Age To Find Bond Allocation

You know the rule, right? Subtract 100 from your age and that’s how much you invest in equities. The rest goes into bonds.<p>Such cut-and-dry asset allocation no longer has a place in today’s low-interest rate environment. “100-minus-your-age as your stock-to-bond ratio is not the rule anymore. You …

IRS 2013 and 2014 Tax Tables (Federal Income Tax Rates)

The following article contains information about the federal income tax rates for 2011, 2012, and 2013. Use 2013 rates to prepare and file your 2013 …

Income Tax

New Rules for Converting to a Roth 401(k)

More plans now allow rollovers while you’re still on the job, but make sure you have enough money outside the account to pay taxes.<p><i>Can I convert</i> …

7 Personal Finance Experts Share The Best Advice They Got From Their Moms

When you consider that they must rear a human child and then condition him or her for survival in the crazy world we live in, the fact that some would only estimate their value at $66,000/year is startling.<p>Women are emerging not only as breadwinners in the home but money managers as well. Nearly …

Personal Finance

How to Create a Budget You Want to Stick With

It is easy to get carried away with spending money, especially if you have a seemingly secure job. But spendthrift habits can put you in a bind if an …

Why Do Different Banks Offer Different Interest Rates?

Ever notice that <b>different banks offer different interest rates</b>? Look at your statement and find out what the interest rate is on your savings …

Quiz: Are You and Your Partner a Good Money Match?

You’ve heard time and again that money is the main source of strain in romantic relationships, but just how problematic are finances for couples?<p>A …

Tax Planning for New Grads

After graduating from college, can you claim your own exemption?<p>You have a newly minted diploma and high hopes for landing your first job. But before …

19 Reasons Your Mortgage Loan Could Get Rejected

View Gallery<p>19 photos<p>sturti / Getty Images<p>If you’re buying a home, you’re also probably applying for a mortgage. A mortgage loan application can feel …

Associated Press News

Facebook Home Is A Flop: Employees Know It And Users Don't Like It

The phone launched less than a month ago.<p>Facebook Home is an Android app that adds a Facebook wrapper to your phone's home screen. Instead of the normal app icons, you see Facebook's Cover Feed, a moving slide show of photos and status updates from your Facebook friends. You can like or comment on …

US small businesses aren’t doing as badly as they think they are

via @Pawelmorski<p>Unemployment in the United States is still high at 7.5%. Big corporations are continuing to hoard profits. The youth are doomed. Yes, yes; we know.<p>But the reality may be rosier than anyone thinks. Although small business owners remain terribly insecure, they appear to be saying one …

Officials Aren't Linking Man's Arrest To Texas Explosion

Saturday's reports about the arrest of a former emergency services volunteer in the town of West, Texas, indicate the story has not moved much from where we left things on Friday:<p>-- "Federal authorities said they wouldn't speculate on whether the case has any ties to the deadly blast at the West …

Sandy Hook Elementary School To Be Torn Down And Rebuilt

"I think our message should be at that site that love can win over fear," said Steve Uhde, whose son is a Sandy Hook second-grader. Another Sandy Hook parent, Peter Barresi, said he was worried that if a new school were to be built at a different location: "We didn't just lose 20 children and six …

Guns

‘I’m not good at math’: The IRS’s public relations disaster

By Aaron Blake<p>, Senior reporter<p>About a half-hour into a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, senior Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner said something she will regret.<p>"I'm not good at math," she confessed as she tried to summon a statistic.<p>Lerner clarified that she is a lawyer …

How Cybercriminals Stole $40 Million From ATMs Worldwide In Just 10 Hours

Cybercriminals stole $40 million in about 36,000 transactions over a 10-hour period by effectively coordinating two common credit card schemes, Scott Neuman of NPR reports.<p>From NPR:<p>First, hackers gained access to bank computers and downloaded prepaid debit card data while erasing their withdrawal …

ATMs

Android powers 59% of smart mobile devices shipped in Q1, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 182 million smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. According to a new report by research company Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices (which includes notebooks as well as tablets …

Mobile