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Mastercard’s new credit card has a built-in fingerprint scanner

Instead of using a PIN or signature to authorize a payment, you scan your fingerprint<p>The rise of mobile payments has made buying things with your fingerprint commonplace, so why not put that technology in a credit card? Mastercard thinks it’s worth a shot, and has built a credit card with a …

The Secret Of Successful Saving And Investing

<i>We all want to amass the financial portfolio that will give us a secure feeling about our lives. Does it take some special genius to do that? Not quite. JJ Sessions, a senior financial planner in the</i> <i>Twin Cities</i> <i>office of The Planning Center, tells us how: by setting goals. But just how to do that is</i> …

Jerry Seinfeld

8 Ways to Build Credit Even as a Student

Between classes, extracurriculars, and social activities, most college students have no trouble staying busy. Building credit may be low on their …

Passive Income Resources: Inspiring Examples of Making Money Online

Updated November 20, 2016<p>We here on the Entrepreneurs site love the idea of "passive income," that is, setting up a business that will make you …

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

13 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Solid time management habits don't come easily to everyone. Ultimately, however, how we organize our time can determine whether or not we're successful. It's definitely important to avoid behaviors that consistently doom your entire schedule or prevent you from getting important work done.<p>Here are …

The vast majority of my money comes from passive income, and I think it's an invaluable tool for anyone

I kept my expenses low, my savings were high as a relative percentage of my income, and I was avoiding self-inflicted financial wounds like loading up on a lot of fixed expenses (cars, rent, etc).<p>I still had an abundance of time, since my girlfriend was still in college, and so I started a blog. …

7 Career Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Success

Are you dreaming big enough?<p><i>What are the common mistakes people make that ruin their lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, speaker, and writer, on …

Fed tightening could lead to a dollar shortage and a new financial crisis

Trump's election has filled the dollar's sails with fresh winds. As Neil MacKinnon, economist with VTB Capital, says, "From the perspective of the financial markets, the immediate reaction to the outcome of last week's election has been a stronger dollar due to expectations of a loose fiscal and …

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What to consider when investing in target date retirement funds

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I have 100% of my 401(k) in a fund called "Target Retirement 2030." This fund is made of several other funds, so does that qualify as "diversified"?<p><b>Answer:</b> It does. Target date funds have become increasingly popular in 401(k) plans because they do the heavy lifting for investors. The …

Tiny Homes Banned in U.S. at Increasing Rate as Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, …

Philosophy once helped us make sense of our confusing, ever-changing political world. What happened?

This week, Slavoj Žižek, one of the most famous living philosophers, endorsed Donald Trump for president. As someone who cares greatly about philosophy’s role in the world, I was disappointed by this news, and not simply because I disagree with him. Žižek is an unusual philosopher. While he’s …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I get around tax penalties if I want to retire early?'

<b>Certified financial planner Jeff Rose answers:</b><p><i>My wife and I have recently made the decision to retire in 10 years. Over the next ten years, we plan to put $40,000 a year into a retirement account and withdraw 3%-4% percent annually to help supplement our retirement.</i><p><i>At the time of our retirement we</i> …

8 Horrible Habits That Are Ruining Your Productivity (and What You Can Do to Fix Them)

No better time to start than right now!<p>If there is one thing in life people underestimate, it is the impact of their daily habits.<p>Whether you want to admit it or not, the truth is that just about everything in life can be directed back to your habits. Long-term success is the result of good habits. …

10 Success lessons from Robert Herjavec – “Shark Tank Star” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share41<p>+11<p>Shares 54<p>Robert Herjavec is a leading businessman in North America and stars on “Shark Tank”. He is also the CEO of Herjavec …

There’s a science to getting people to vote

Americans need encouragement to make use of their voting rights. Only 54% of those old enough to vote cast their ballot in 2012. Even though politicians are calling on the public to get out and vote, it turns out that there’s more to encouraging civic engagement than a pantsuit-clad Beyoncé …

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What Modern Democracies Didn’t Copy From Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a model for the U.S. government, but the founders left a few things out.<p>“What Athens was in miniature, America will be in magnitude,” Thomas Paine wrote in 1792. Equal parts prediction and promise, Paine’s claim has been realized in many ways: Major aspects of the American …

Ancient History

DIY "junkyard battery" inspired by ancient blueprint stores energy cheaply

Inspired by a millennia-old blueprint and two of the most abundant scrap metals in the US, scientists have developed a battery prototype that could …

US military plane makes emergency landing on Russian airstrip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At the same time that political tensions between Washington and Moscow were raging this week, the US and Russia calmly handled the emergency landing of a US military aircraft in western Siberia, according to the Pentagon.<p>The incident occurred Wednesday when the landing gear of a …

Military

6 of the Most Spectacular Places to Stargaze in the United States

According to a photographer who captures the night sky for a living, that is.<p>When it comes to capturing stars in the night sky, landscape photographer Grant Kaye is a clear expert. After all, he's spent hundreds of dark nights shooting that very sight. And lucky for us, he's shared his six favorite …

'Someone is going to die': experts warn lawmakers over self-driving cars

The robot car revolution hit a speed bump on Tuesday as senators and tech experts sounded stern warnings about the potentially fatal risks of self-driving cars. “There is no question that someone is going to die in this technology,” said Duke University roboticist Missy Cummings in testimony before …

Autonomous Cars

In the last 115 years, only one thing has stopped a profit collapse from leading to recession

Corporate profits are tanking.<p>For yet another quarter, American companies have taken a hit on their bottom lines.<p>And while a drop in corporate profits hasn't yet led to a broad economic slowdown, history says that it is only a matter of time until we're in recession.<p>Unless something drastic happens.<p>…

Foods And Drinks That Energize You Just As Much As Caffeine

By: <i>Jacqueline Aizen</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Ivan Dervisevic</i><p>Still chugging those grande lattes and downing energy drinks to keep you from crashing at your desk? Well, caffeine can deliver a temporary buzz, but it won't provide the long-lasting energy your body craves. As it wears off, fatigue settles in, …

Artist Takes 20 Different Drugs And Creates 20 Illustrations To Show Drug Effects

Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, pusha-ed himself to the limit by doing a new drug every day for twenty days and making art. “The …

Psychedelia

You Will Find This Iraq War Story Very Hard to Stomach

A few words about the burn pits.<p>If you read no other interview, read the one in Salon with author (and former soldier) Joseph Hickman about his new book, <i>The Burn Pits: The Poisoning Of American Soldiers.</i> You once again will want to bury Dick Cheney in a fire ant nest. You once again will wonder why …

Obama Administration

Here's Why Ted Cruz's Face Is So Unsettling

We've already made note of the widespread contempt for Ted "Butt Sweat" Cruz among his opponents, his fellow party members, his college roommate, and probably also animals and inanimate objects. While the Texas senator's loathe-ability was once merely a widespread truism, now, thanks to <i>Psychology</i> …

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

21 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You Absolutely Shredded

These exercises strip away fat and reveal hard muscle. Here’s how to program them into your weekly workouts<p>Are you stuck in a workout rut?<p>Your first reaction might be to say “no.” But think about your routine for a second.<p>Are you excited to train every day? Are you losing fat? Are your exercises …

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