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How the Top 1% Keeps Getting Richer

The wealthiest invest less in housing and more in stocks, generating higher returns.<p>Why are people like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg so incredibly rich? Sure, they’re great businesspeople, and they had the right ideas at the right time. But most importantly, when their businesses …

Income Inequality

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Redundancy rights in the UK: busting the myths

Employees have a number of rights when employers try to wield the axe, but many are not entirely clear about what they are entitled to when …

Meet the man who's selling Canada short

Vijai Mohan has made an all-in bet against Canada.<p>The founder of a small San Francisco-based hedge fund called Hyphen Partners LP has staked 95 per cent of his investors' assets on a wager that the country's housing market and banking sector are about to come apart at the seams. Mr. Mohan has …

Business (Canada)

Four Excuses Prevent You From Investing

<i>This is a guest article by William Cowie, who writes at Bite the Bullet Investing. While I considered myself a late bloomer in the world investing,</i> …

Investing

Five ways companies can address a shortage of skills

A looming shortage of skilled workers in Canada has been top of mind for business leaders, who need to figure out how their companies can improve the situation, says Michael Denham, managing director for Accenture in Canada.<p>Forecasters say more than 500,000 unskilled workers "won't be able to find …

A bet against Canada is not so far-fetched

<i>ROB Insight is a premium commentary product offering rapid analysis of business and economic news, corporate strategy and policy, published throughout the business day. Visit the ROB Insight homepage for analysis available only to subscribers.</i><p>Our Saturday story about hedge fund manager Vijai …

In the U.S., wealth and whiteness increasingly go together

When it comes to wealth, the racial divides in the United States have widened, not narrowed, over the past generation, a new study says.<p>The Urban Institute, a Washington-based economic and social-policy think tank, issued a report Monday that found that white households in the U.S. average roughly …

Equality

Five reasons the dividend rally has (very long) legs

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>The doomsday dividend scenario goes something like this: Income-starved investors have pushed dividend stocks to unsustainable levels. As soon as interest …

Stocks

How to guarantee income in the last years of your life

The world of retirement income security is rapidly changing – and leaving most Canadians without a security net.<p>In 1986, 39 per cent of the labour force had an employer-sponsored pension, and most of these (92 per cent) were defined benefit (DB) plans, where workers knew clearly the income they …

Retirement

8 Mistakes Rookie Business Travelers Make

That may seem like a fortune to budget travelers, but there are plenty of hidden costs associated with traveling for work that have nothing to do with food or shelter.<p>Like any craft, learning the ins and outs of saving on business travel takes time. To help, we've rounded up a few of the most …

Small Business

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

15 DIY Gadgets You Can Make with Raspberry Pi

Nope, that’s not a misspelling in the title. Raspberry Pi has as little to do with raspberry pie as it does with giving someone a raspberry (you know, the kind you used to give people on the playground back in the day).<p>Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer – it can literally fit in your …

Raspberry Pi

Preparing for battle

TWITTER is blocked in China. And yet, the Chinese are probably the most active tweeters in the world. They share their banalities (and, on occasion, …