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Here is how much you need to save for retirement

While many Americans know if they’re putting money aside for retirement, few can tell with confidence how much money they should accumulate to …

Wall Street is pouring money into oil and gas

The abnormal crude stock increase took inventories close to 80-year record levels at 508 million barrels, and is another bit of damming evidence that should worry oil bulls. But the oil markets were not deterred. In fact, that has been a defining characteristic of the market in recent weeks - …

Warren Buffett: I bought $12 billion of stock after Trump won

(Reuters) - The failure of Warren Buffett's favored candidate to capture the White House has not dimmed the billionaire's appetite for stocks.<p>Buffett revealed that he has bought $12 billion of stock for his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc since the Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary …

Investing

How to slay your money fears and take control of your finances: 'The Payoff,' with Alexa von Tobel

Money guru Alexa von Tobel — known for dishing out millennial financial advice in her 2013 best-seller <i>Financially Fearless</i> — wasn’t always so smart …

The 50 Best Mutual Funds and ETFs, Period

Use these to build your portfolio.<p>Last year, investing was like being the proverbial duck in the pond. On the surface, everything may have seemed …

7 Wealth-Killing Risks That Threaten Your Retirement

You've worked hard to build your business and fund retirement account accounts. Make sure you're putting your resources in the right directions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you among the millions of American business owners who haven't saved enough for …

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

Lack of financial literacy hampering couple’s investment goals

Margaret and John are in their mid-40s with two children, ages 12 and 16. They have senior jobs in media and communications, earning a combined $244,000 a year.<p>"We're financially comfortable right now," Margaret writes in an e-mail. But they have little in the way of retirement savings beyond their …

How to Amass the First $100,000 of Your Portfolio

Updated December 27, 2017<p>No statement has better summed up the emotional and practical struggles confronting average people attempting to build a …

Personal Finance

8 Ways to Cure Your Procrastination Habit | Inc.com

If you are a chronic procrastinator, or your work partner is one, there is never enough advance notice to get things done without a crisis.<p>You can't get things done on time unless you get started on time. Otherwise, your business and your career suffers, and you may never even see it …

Procrastination

11 ways to trick yourself into working hard, even when you're not in the mood

When it's just you on your living-room floor, it's tempting to do a few push-ups and quit, even though you said you'd do 20. And when it's Saturday morning and you're supposed to be working on that novel you said you'd write, it's easy just to… not.<p>Over on Quora, there are more than 100 potential …

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

How to Become a Millionaire Earning $30,000 a Year<p>By Investing Starting at age 25 You can Become a Millionaire<p>Updated January 01, 2018<p>It may sound …

28 Secrets For Shopping Online That Will Blow Your Mind

All the tips and tricks you need to get the best deals during your next online shopping spree.

Algonquin Power Completes Transformative Purchase of Empire District

On January 1st,<b>Algonquin Power & Utility Corp.</b>(NYSE: AQN) announcedthat it had completed their acquisition of the <b>Empire District Electric Company</b>(NYSE: EDE). This is a transformative transaction for Algonquin, as it increases the Canadian utility's size by 50% and more than doubles its total …

Investing

Why Amazon is both tempting and terrifying, a utility stock to buy, and how to calculate a dividend return

Amazon.com is a terrific example of a company that might be simultaneously a tremendous growth story and a bad investment. Or maybe not. I am equal parts tempted and terrified by Amazon's stock.<p>Amazon is the unquestioned leader in two of the fastest growing industries on the planet, online shopping …

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't) | Inc.com

This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and we have developed all kinds of fads to combat it--from standing desks to smartphone alerts to get us up and moving.<p>Armed with that …

Parenting

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Air Travel

3 Top Stocks We Refuse to Sell

There's always a temptation to sell stocks that have done well, especially after a long market run that seems too good to last much longer. Yet the best investors have historically refused to give in to the pressure to sell, instead recognizing the long-term potential that top stocks have to …

Investing

Here's How to Spot the Difference Between Real and Fake Designer Bags

It’s all in the details.<p>Can you spot a fake Birkin above with just a glance? Natalie Wyll and Alexa Ridolfi, the sisters who run A Second Chance Resale, do that for a living, thanks to a $600 billion counterfeit industry. Along with their mother, who founded the Upper East Side store before …

More than 1,000 students to participate in stock-picking contest

Last year, McGill University finance student Charles Feng's big investment idea was buying stock in Tesla Motors Inc.<p>This year, he is searching for better investments, as the stakes are far higher, and a strategy that worked in the past may not pay dividends going forward: Tesla shares were down 11 …

What Will Drive Microsoft Stock in 2017? (MSFT, AMZN) | Investopedia

With 12% returns in 2016, which topped the 9.55% rise in the S&P 500 (SPX) index, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) was without a doubt one of 2016's best …

Microsoft Corporation

Oil and gas bankruptcies may be nearing the end

Many oil and gas companies were able to weather the storm at the end of 2014 and for much of 2015, only to run out of room this year. According to Fitch, one in three U.S. oil and gas exploration companies defaulted on high-yield bonds in 2016. Taking a broader measure of energy companies rather …

The year of Yahoo's undoing

It's not often that we're able to quantify the crappiness of a particular year, but Yahoo's 2016 was so tragic that it ended with a hefty, widely publicized price tag: $1 billion.<p>That's the size of the discount that Verizon requested on its purchase of Yahoo, just three months after the $4.83 …

Science says these are the men who will make you orgasm

Are you on the hunt for a man who is guaranteed to give you an orgasm every time you have sex?<p>Well, we have good news! A team of scientists have been …

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots

China’s iPhone factories are being automated<p>Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant behind Apple’s iPhone and numerous other major electronics devices, aims to automate away a vast majority of its human employees, according to a report from <i>DigiTimes</i>. Dai Jia-peng, the general manager of …

The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

This is not a drill.<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will pay you to take a vacation …

US Virgin Islands

The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2016

<i>Flickr: Mysza831</i><p>The most consistently striking aspect of this year's top workout songs is their consistently slower tempos. For many folks, "workout music" is interchangeable with "club music." To that end, it's natural that--as club music's emphasis has transitioned from high energy beats to …

Top 10

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Venture Capital

OxyContin creator expands into Canadian pot industry

When Emblem Cannabis Corp was cleared by the federal government to sell medical marijuana in August, the company set out to attract new investors, vowing to "change the face" of the industry.<p>In company materials, Emblem touted the wealth of experience its top executives brought to the fold, …

Medicine

43 per cent of people are shy: An introvert’s guide to surviving the holidays

My friend Michelle can strike up a conversation with anyone. I've often watched her in awe at parties as she flutters around the room, eagerly chatting with bigwigs to busboys.<p>My idea of a good time is staying in and opening a bag of ketchup chips. I recoil whenever "network" is used as a verb.<p>I'm …