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Choosing Between a Condo, Townhouse and House | Investopedia

Housing choices abound, especially in urban areas, leaving many first-time homebuyers wondering what type of residence to buy. Each type of dwelling, …

Real Estate

5 Best Apps to Use for Personal Investing

It used to be difficult to be an individual investor, making one’s own decisions about trading on the stock market. The reason? The brokers and fund …

Investing

Uber’s $680 Million Gut-Punch to Google

Action in the self-driving car industry is picking up speed. In the month since <i>Fortune’s</i> cover story on the industry, the following has …

Lab team spins ginger into nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease

A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They …

Particles

I'm stunned by young people's reasons for 'investing' in a home

Now, as you know, I'm not a big fan of real estate for investment reasons, but because I'm not an expert, I've been researching it more and more (see my links here). So when she mentioned wanting to buy a house, I asked one question: "Why?"<p>This is where things fell apart.<p>Her responses included …

Binary Options Guide For Beginners

Can you make money with Binary Options? What are they and what do you need to know before you start anything? Today I’ll talk about the most common …

Google and LinkedIn property swap paves way for decades of Bay Area real estate hell

Longtime Bay Area residents concerned about the tech boom driving up real estate and rental costs often wonder: When will this bubble burst?<p>Here’s an answer that will bum them out: Never.<p>Yes, some startups are likely overvalued. And there’s bound to be a unicorn reckoning. But in terms of what’s …

What I Learned Buying a House

My wife and I bought a house last week. It's our first.<p>Buying a house is a big deal for everyone. It's especially big for us because I've spent years writing about the downside of home ownership.I've never been against home ownership, but I've always believed its financial rewards are overstated. …

Another Real Estate Market Ripe For A Bust

<i>By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at</i>Do you remember the movie American Psycho where nobody was afraid of Patrick Bateman? At least not until they …

7 'Disease Stoppers' You Need to Know About

<i>by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS</i><p>There's a pill for just about every condition on the planet. But did you ever take a look at the long list of side effects associated with conventional treatments? Luckily, your body wants to be well, and there are plenty of natural ways you can pump up your …

There's a Brilliant New Way to Pay Less for Your Flights

There are probably worse travel planners than me, but I doubt it. I’m a procrastinator, and always fretting that I didn’t find the best deal. So a …

Flying

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley

How To Invest In Fix And Flip Loans

Fix and flips became very popular a few years ago as the housing market recovered, and they continue to be a profitable business today. According to RealtyTrac, which tracks real estate data and analytics, the average return on investment for house flippers grew from about 20 % in 2011 to 35 % to …

Israeli Entrepreneurs Are Shaking Up The American Real Estate Market

There’s little doubt that 2015 will be remembered as a remarkable year in real estate technology. With more than $1.7 billion deployed globally across more than 190 deals, real estate technology reached record funding and deal levels never seen before. Two of the leading companies in this surge was …

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Jamba Juice Flees High-Cost California for Texas

Jamba Juice thinks the rent is too damn high.<p>The California-based smoothie retailer announced on Wednesday that it is relocating its headquarters to …

Report: San Francisco home prices fell, but only for the 1 percent

Wannabe home buyers, we hate to burst your bubble, but the San Francisco housing bubble may not be bursting.<p>A recent report by Redfin that "San Francisco housing prices fell for the first time in four years" undoubtedly gave hope to those wishing the city's overheated market may finally be chilling …

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

A Surge Of Startups Is Changing Life In Utah

In Provo office parks and Salt Lake City startup incubators, tech is increasingly making a home for itself in the Beehive State. But not everyone's happy about tech’s impact on the Utah way of life.<p>A troop of giddy engineers is barreling out of Instructure's headquarters and onto a parking deck …

Investors are fleeing hedge funds in droves

In September 2014, the $300-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest pension fund, announced that it would liquidate over the following year its investments totaling $4 billion in 24 hedge funds and six funds-of-funds; they were too complicated and too …

35+ Interior Designers Reveal Their Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors

From deep greens to cheerful yellows, experts explain their go-to paint colors for the kitchen.<p>A simple color change can update your kitchen in a major way. The right shade of grey, for example, can turn the room from drab to sleek and sophisticated. Finessing the right hue of red, meanwhile, can …

Home Decorating

How to Navigate the New Rules for Closing a Loan

The consumer watchdog agency has given mortgage shoppers new shopping tools, but they come at a price (for now).<p>It’s long been an uncomfortable rite …

Personal Finance

Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

In it, he's explained why the startup world is freaking out about a strange new idea they've never had to consider before: profits.<p>Gurley writes:<p>In Silicon Valley boardrooms, where "growth at all costs" had been the mantra for many years, people began to imagine a world where the cost of capital …

Silicon Valley’s unicorn fantasy is collapsing in on itself

Top tech dealmaker Bill Gurley has a dire message for Silicon Valley: The unicorn fantasy is unraveling. Fast.<p>“There has been a fundamental sea-change in the investment community that has made the incremental Unicorn investment a substantially more dangerous and complicated practice,” Gurley writes …

Venture Capital

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

1/<p>Robinhood lets you trade stocks without paying any fees.<p>Robinhood<p>Robinhood is an app built around one promise: no-fee stock trading. The app makes …

2 Oil Stocks Leveraged to an Oil Rebound

Source: Baytex Energy February 2016 Investor Presentation<p>The case to be made that oil prices are going to eventually go a lot higher is solid. Rig counts are plummeting, demand continues to rise, and social unrest in OPEC nations grows.<p>There is a chance to get a lot of leverage to rising oil prices …

This Stock Has A 14.39% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASD: AINV) has been named as a Top 10 dividend-paying financial stock, according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among shares of financial companies, AINV displayed both attractive valuation metrics and …

How OTC Markets Is Transforming Its Image And Attracting Entrepreneurs Like Paul Elio

Time was the pink sheets – those pink-printed pages for penny stocks – were a well-known sign of trouble, rife with fraud and promoted by boiler rooms. No one knows this better than Cromwell Coulson, chief executive of the OTC Markets, who acquired the pink sheets from Commerce Clearinghouse almost …

How to wire your garage for electric-car charging: what you need to know

<i>(Green Car Reports) –</i> One of the more daunting perceived obstacles to driving a plug-in electric car seems to be the need for a home charging station.<p>While plug-in hybrids can be recharged overnight using their 120-Volt charging cords, battery-electric drivers should really have access to a …