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15 Powerful Money Habits to Adopt Before the Year Is Over

Set yourself up for future success by adopting these habits now.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Holiday spending and end-of-year expenses can throw anyone's finances out of whack. That's likely why saving more and spending less is such a popular New Year's resolution.<p>But you don't …

Personal Finance

Lyft's latest move shows how serious it is about taking over cities

Lyft recently took some heat for its new Shuttle service.<p>The ride-sharing company launched in June a beta version of Shuttle: a carpool service that will travel along a designated route and make specific stops along the way.<p>If that sounds like a familiar concept, it's because it is.<p>The biggest …

Transportation

3 smart investments you can make with just $500

You don't need thousands of dollars to get started investing.<p>If you want to get started investing but don't have a ton of money to invest, don't let that fact discourage you. While it's true that you need at least a few thousand dollars to create a properly diversified portfolio of individual …

Investing

Here's what happens inside Amazon when one of its AWS hosting services goes down

Community-question-site Quora crashed, as did product management tool Trello, and Amazon's artificial intelligence assistant Alexa also struggled.<p>The outage lasted several hours — and Amazon's S3 hosting service was to blame. This is because all the affected sites made use of Amazon Web Services …

Cloud Computing

Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

Investors willing to buy now and hold these two companies for decades could get rich.<p>Investing in stocks is the best way for most people to grow …

Galaxy Note 7 coming back as Galaxy Note Fan Edition [Update: price revealed]

<b>Update 07/03/2017:</b> The Galaxy Note 7 FE will be priced at 699,000 KRW, roughly $600, when it goes on sale this Friday. The news arrives via The Korea Herald (and the image above via @samkimasia), which also noted that Samsung Bixby functionality has been added to the refurbished phones.<p>Bixby is …

10 ways to make money just by living your best life — literally

Snagging a side gig is a typical way to earn extra cash, but let’s be honest: A second job can be so time-consuming it could mean the demise of your …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay for the Rest of Your Life

8Point3 Energy Partners, Lowe's, and Pfizer are top dividend-paying companies that could produce long-term income for investors.<p><b>8Point3 …

How to Save More Money Without Any Hassle

Most people want to save more money, but rarely do they succeed.<p>Life interferes, money slips through the cracks, and before you know it, the end of …

Not a Smart Refrigerator!

Samsung announced today that they have a refrigerator hooked up to a computer to automatically order groceries.<p>Hmmmm.... I strolled into my kitchen, opened the door and did a quick scan.<p>Diet Coke, in assorted sizes.<p>Red and green Thai curry concentrate.<p>Industrial size jar of capers from Cosco. It's …

Warren Buffett's 15-Minute Retirement Plan

It's boring, but solid.<p>If Warren Buffett weren’t the world’s best stock picker, how would he plan for retirement?<p>Luckily for the rest of us, he’s …

New privacy-focused search engine promises to never sell or store your data

With an increasing number of people concerned by infringements of online privacy and how personal data is stored and used, a new UK-based search engine has launched with the promise that your privacy will never be compromised.<p>Oscobo, founded by Fred Cornell (ex-Yahoo) and Rob Perin (ex-BlackBerry), …

Galaxy S6 ranks first in a “real world” speed test

Knowing all about your future smartphone’s potential performance is a useful bit of purchasing information. However synthetic benchmarks have their issues, so perhaps it’s best to look to some real world speed tests to get a feel for how a handset performs in its day-to-day tasks.<p><i>Tom’s Guide</i> has …

Phones

7 Steps To Stock Investing Without Too Much Risk

Millennials are more likely than other generations to be risk-averse.<p>They hold 52% of their savings in cash and only 28% in stocks, according to a UBS study. For other generations, the weightings are nearly the reverse: 23% in cash and 46% in stocks.<p>A 2013 Accenture report found that 43% of …

How to Save When You’re Young

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing