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Bernie Sanders struggled to explain his Wall Street plans in an uncomfortable new interview

Bernie Sanders had a difficult time explaining his biggest campaign platform in a tough new interview with the Daily News that was published on Monday.<p>The Democratic presidential candidate told the New York tabloid that he didn't know whether the Federal Reserve has the authority to break up the …

What I've gained from giving up half my income

At any given time, there are a few key numbers floating around in my head: Five months ago, my student loan balance was almost $14,000. Today, it's less than $3,000. In just two months — by the end of March 2016 — it'll be zero.<p>Each month, I hand over at least 50 percent — between $1,000 and $1,300 …

How two Googlers who left the company's top-secret lab sold their startup to Spotify

On Wednesday, Spotify announced it had acquired both New York City-based startup Cord Project and Dublin-based music discovery startup Soundwave.<p>In its announcement of the two new purchases, Spotify stayed vague, only saying it would use the companies it acquired to build "engaging and innovative …

With Every Twitch, Gesture and Sneer, Donald Trump is a Sincere Six Year-Old

Eventually people tell us who they are. Some politicians and performers obscure it with dramatic techniques, so we have to listen more closely. Not so with Donald Trump. With every movement and sound that he makes, Trump tells us the truth and reveals himself. He explained this to me in the five …

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”<p>Dell was responding to a 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs, a number of whom cited …

The core factor of success is focus, and here’s how to get it

Peak performance experts say things like, “You should focus. You need to eliminate the distractions. Commit to one thing and become great at that thing.”<p>This is good advice. The more I study successful people from all walks of life—artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists—the more I believe …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

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3 Secrets to Building Your Best Executive Team | Inc.com

While most CEOs know that effective leadership requires the help of a solid executive team, assembling that team can be tough. You need experts who can guide operations across key areas of the business, but you also need people who are capable of providing strategic and thoughtful counsel to each …

4 Traits of Selfless Leaders

<i>It’s difficult to find common ground with others when the only person you’re focused on is yourself. –</i> John Maxwell<p>You may have heard the story of …

13 Destructive Habits You Need to be Aware of

We are all guilty of self-sabotage at least one point in our lives.These behaviors often creep up on us, and before we know it, they’re habitual. …

Motivation

Can You Afford To Buy A House Right Now?

You’re tired of “throwing money away” on rent. You want to buy your own home. But you’re not sure if now is the right time.<p>You hesitate about “now” for two reasons: time and money. In term of time, you’re not sure if you’re committed enough to staying in one place. How long will you really live in …

CD Rates Tips & Advice | GOBankingRates

Finding the Best CD Rates<p>A certificate of deposit (CD) is a deposit account that works much like a savings account, with a few exceptions. In fact, …

40+ Passive Income Ideas and Ways to Make Extra Money

Do you want to earn $100, $1000 — or even more — on the side? You can start earning extra income today with the help of this list of ideas I’ve put …

Free Classes to Boost Your Career

Instead of taking on more student debt, continue your education with massive open online courses (or MOOCs).<p>Lifelong learning is part of many …

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Why Microsoft’s reorganization closes the books on an era of computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / ToddABishop<p>Nothing ever stays the same. On more than one occasion, it has taken Microsoft, one of the most …

Your Brain at Work

When Apple fanatics lined up to get the new iPhone in 2011, the New York Times published an op-ed titled “You Love Your iPhone. Literally.” It described an unpublished experiment in which the author scanned the brains of 16 people as they heard and watched audio and video of ringing or vibrating …

Money Challenge: Applying Lessons from ‘I Will Teach You to Be Rich’

For Financial Literacy Month, the editorial team at MyBankTracker read Ramit Sethi’s popular finance book “I Will Teach You To Be Rich.” We discussed …

Best Credit Unions Anyone Can Join

Some credit unions require members to meet strict criteria or pay high membership fees, but in many cases, it can be easy and cost-effective to join …

Weekend reading: Pay monkeys, get peanuts

<i>Good reads from around the Web.</i><p>The tensions between inequality, meritocracy, communism and the incentives of capitalism have been endlessly debated …

Saving Money: Ways to Save Money | GOBankingRates

About Saving Money<p>Saving money can be a frustrating endeavor, especially when it feels like the bills are piling up faster than you can pay them. But …

5 Fun and Easy Ways to Make Extra Money

Would you like to make some extra money? Of course, we all would. The problem is that we’re always so busy with our day jobs, families, and other …

The Best Investment Accounts for Different Asset Classes

Because of the different ways the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxes certain types of investment income, some investments are better held in tax …

Find a Better Bank: Higher Interest and Less Fees

You hate your bank. Admit it. There’s a bunch of fees you don’t understand. The online account options are <i>okay</i>, but not that great. You have to swing …

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 50-30-20 Rule Could Finally Fix Your Budget

So many things can distract you from achieving your goals — especially goals centered around saving money. Conflicting objectives like traveling more …

Anatomy of a Good Budget

Shares 24<p>The word “budget” gets a bad rap — probably because it ends up in sentences like “We can’t, we’re on a budget” all too often. But it’s an …