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How To Avoid The Goldilocks Syndrome

Former <i>Good Morning America</i> host Joan Lunden is used to researching facts and digging for answers. But when it came to finding the best living facility for her mother, Gladyce, who had a diagnosis of dementia, the seasoned journalist admits she did not do her homework. As a consequence, her mom …

‘The Budgetnista’: ‘My Parents Were Open About Money’

Tiffany Aliche, or The Budgetnista, started her personal finance journey when she wanted to get a bike for her 11th birthday, and her father rejected …

The Bitcoin Boom

On March 16th, the Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who’d been in office for about a month, announced a strategy to solve the country’s banking crisis. This plan, which would be funded in part by confiscating money directly from every single bank account in Cyprus—even the very smallest—met …

I moved all my Second Life Linden dollars into bitcoin

With all the chatter lately about bitcoin’s surge in value, I figured it was time to try it out for myself. But rather than setting up a “mining” operation to create new bitcoins or investing US dollars, I realized I could transfer some money from one virtual currency into another.<p>As an early user …

Bitcoin

The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency

A few days ago, the value of all the bitcoins in the world blew past $1 billion for the first time ever. That’s an impressive achievement, for a …

Six reasons why Chinese people will drive the next bull market in bitcoin

Whatever the case against bitcoin as an alternative currency, there’s one country where people probably won’t need much persuading to join the craze. Here’s why China could drive a further bit-boom:<p><b>1. They’ve already done the whole virtual currency thing—with Q Coin.</b><p>Or at least 100 million of them …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Explained

Brazil's Multi-Billion Dollar Education Industry: Shaping Futures, Changing Lives, and Minting Billionaires

Post co-written with Luke Barbara, an American entrepreneur based in São Paulo, Brazil.<p>Brazil’s role as a global superpower is on an upward trajectory and the country will make numerous important contributions to the world in the 21st century. Many of these contributions will come from, and almost …

Oil recoups most of day’s loss, scores weekly gain

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Crude-oil futures recovered most of their Friday losses to score a modest gain for the week, but pressures from a …

Oil

Jack Ma Steps Down As Alibaba's CEO During Epic Taobao 10th Year Anniversary Party

It was such a big event that Alibaba booked an entire stadium for it. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Friday gave an epic party in a stadium in …

Associated Press News

Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

Who will be the sole provider of all that you desire? Which company’s services will you “hire” to address your every internet-enabled whim? It sounds absurd, but this is the essence of the battle between the big four tech giants—oh and Microsoft too, but these days Microsoft is mostly an enterprise …

Set-Top Boxes

Gold futures tally a weekly loss of nearly 2%

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures on Friday suffered a weekly loss of nearly 2% as a rally in the U.S. dollar and a continued decline in the …

Stock Markets

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …