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Sen. Bill Nelson diagnosed with prostate cancer

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida will undergo surgery on Monday to remove prostate cancer.<p>A statement released by Nelson's office said the doctor found the cancer early on in a routine check-up.<p>The 72-year-old Democrat said the diagnosis will not affect his future campaign plans and …

Debt vs. Retirement: How Much To Put Toward Each

Recently, a good friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “Laura, does it make sense to save for retirement while also carrying debt?”<p>The answer, however, is anything but simple and depends on a number of different factors.<p>“A lot of people are trying to figure out, how do I balance multiple …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Game of Thrones

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

The Only Basic Financial Advice You’ll Ever Need

If there’s one thing I am most proud of it’s that I became 100% financially independent (meaning I relied on no other entity or person for income or …

Financial Planning

It's Time to Get a Clue

Answer: Creating a U.S. workforce prepared to lead in a competitive, global marketplace. Question: What is corporate responsibility?<p>Do you recognize Jeopardy's Q&A model here? I begin with this phrase for a reason: Jeff Xie, a Jeopardy! Teen Tournament champion from New Jersey, is featured in the …

New Jersey

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Top 10 Gmail Labs and Features You Should Enable

As if Gmail wasn't powerful enough, you can find all sorts of goodies and extra features in Gmail Labs. The list is pretty massive, so we've narrowed …

Google could be about to destroy the language barrier

An update to Google's mobile apps will convert your phone into a universal translater that can take your voice and convert it into recognisable audio in 80 languages, allowing you to have a natural conversation with somone even if you can't speak their language<p>Google will launch a live translation …

Language

24 Free Apps To Help You Change Your Habits

When you’re starting a new habit, you need all the help you can get.<p>I have a lot of things I want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Some of them are really small things (like learning to make hash browns, a breakfast food that has confounded me for years) and some are really big, like learning to …

Obama May Have Just Dealt A Crushing Blow To Russia's Oil Exploration

The measures are "designed to effectively shut down this type of oil exploration and production activity by depriving these Russian companies of the goods, technology, and services that they need to do this work," a senior Obama administration official said Friday.<p>The official added the intention …

Oil Exploration

Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, And Other Top CEOs Name Their Favorite Books

For example, the third-richest person in the world, Warren Buffett, says he spends 80% of his day tearing through the written word.<p>We've pored over interviews with some of America's most influential execs — from Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos and Oprah Winfrey — to find out what they read.<p>Here are the …

Oprah Winfrey

How To Make Passive Income: 10 Expert Tips

In 2007, Pat Flynn making $38,000 a year when he created a blog to help him study for a professional exam. When he realized he had thousands of visitors daily, he put ads on the site. When he wrote an ebook and sold it on the site, he earned more in one month than he ever had in his life. Now, six …

Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, …

Budgeting | Saving Money | GOBankingRates

5 Ways Americans Sabotage Their Savings

While the latest news proclaims that the economy is rebounding, the truth is that most Americans are wasting their money. Spending is up, which is …

30 Ways to Waste Your Money

Almost all of us have holes in our budgets. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them. But those small drips can …

Personal Finance

8 Great Dividend Stocks You Never Heard Of

When you think of mighty dividend payers, some usual suspects may come to mind: Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, to name a few. These …

Democrats Seize on McConnell Shutdown Threat

Democrats are firing back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's suggestion that Republicans, if they win control of the Senate, would possibly threaten to shutdown the government to force policy changes from President Barack Obama.<p>"We're going to pass spending bills, and they're going to have …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Top 5 Business Longreads Now Free at the New Yorker's Archives

The New Yorker is making its archives free online for the next few months, starting Monday. Use that time to read some of its best business stories.<p><i>The New Yorker</i> lifted its paywall this week, making its vast trove of magazine articles available -- for a limited time only. This fall, after …

Bill Gates

The Black Entrepreneur Trying to End Startup Racism Is Almost Out of Cash

<b>Bill Cunningham is wearing the requisite hipster uniform</b> of thick black-framed glasses, a spring-tone plaid shirt and blue jeans. He’s sitting in a …

Can the world’s most promising electric-car battery be saved?

HALIFAX, Canada—Over the last half-dozen years, a swarm of companies from around the world including General Motors has snapped up licenses for a lithium-ion electrode that promised to deliver the next big step in making electric cars competitive with conventional vehicles. The companies and …

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

Obamacare decisions split

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.<p>First, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court of appeals ruled Tuesday against a key component of the law -- the federal subsidies for millions of people who signed up for …

4 Smart Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home

Here are four things you need to do years before you start house-hunting to prepare yourself financially for the biggest purchase of your …

Savings Accounts 101 | Choosing the Right One | GOBankingRates

Free Savings Accounts<p>A savings account is like a checking account — without the checks. A free savings account is a good place to start — you don’t …