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Eliminating the Black Box: How We Automated ETF Selection

The 30 funds we use in our portfolio were selected on merits so clear that we codified it. Here’s how we narrowed our ETFs down to 30 from more than …

Investing

Find out if your housing market is over- or underpriced

Is your market over- or underpriced? Here is a map of our over/underpriced conclusions today. We explain our methodology and the opportunities this creates below.<p>To answer this question for our clients, we have studied the ratio of housing costs / income over time in every major market in the …

The 22 books you should read before you quit your job to start a business

I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with.<p>He's still in the field of architecture, and it was the first time we'd seen each other since I'd given up on the industry in favor of entrepreneurship.<p>During his visit we talked a lot about the Architecture industry as a whole, our …

Intuit says goodbye to an old friend: Quicken

Financial software company Intuit dropped a bomb while reporting its latest quarterly numbers Thursday: It will be selling off Quicken, its original …

Welcome To The Oligarch Recovery: 82% Of US Construction Is Luxury Units

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,<p><b>Here is good news for the plutocrat who wants to try out Manhattan’s ritziest neighborhoods</b> …

Taking On Robert Reich And The Myth Of The 'Non-Working Rich'

In his <i>Huffington Post</i> essay The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich, Robert Reich complains that: “America’s legendary ‘self-made’ men and women are being fast replaced by wealthy heirs…The nation’s assets (are being put) into the hands of people who have never worked.” Reich’s …

Economics

10 questions to ask before taking a new job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you’d fill the given role and meet the expected …

Rich People Are Great at Spending Money to Make Their Kids Rich, Too

The poor spend relatively more on what will keep them alive, because they must, and the rich spend more on what will keep them rich, because they can.<p>Each year, the U.S. government tells Americans how much money the country spends on stuff, like houses, cars, and alcohol. Organizing this …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …