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18 Crazy Jobs You Probably Did Not Know Existed

Looking for business inspiration -- or a moonlighting job? Considering one of these well-paying professions nobody thinks about.<p>Over a decade ago, a very good friend and I set out to start a company. The problem was that we did not have a new or unique business idea between us. Instead, we did what …

Work-life Balance

I Spent $400 on a 'Game of Thrones' Dinner Party Featuring Rattlesnake and Locusts

It was so worth it.<p>Two years ago, my now-boyfriend Marcus made an odd request for our fifth date: would I give watching <i>Game of Thrones</i> a try? He …

Recipes

Common Ways Scammers Get Your Info and Your Money | Investopedia

Sometimes when I read about scams I think, “How could someone fall for that?” Then I clicked on a fateful email myself and realized how easily it …

Personal Finance

This Is the Best Meal-Kit Service on the Market Right Now

We ranked the six most popular and here's what we found.<p>Dinnertime is being disrupted.<p>Upstart companies are challenging your weekly treks to the …

Blue Apron

Should You Pay In Cash?

Articles and books on personal finance generally pack in as many tips as possible in an effort to make at least a couple essential ones stick. This …

Personal Finance

Money Management Tips: 6 Reasons Why You'll Never Be Rich

Most people on on this planet yearn to wake up rolling in a pile of cash. The concept of getting ahead has long been the fragment of modern society, …

Wealth

10 genius things to do with $100

Finding a spare $100 in your bank account or back pocket can make even the most stoic saver feel giddy. That rush from extra “unexpected” cash might …

Money

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

You have a great idea for a small business and you're ready to go. But you may be thinking there are some things you need to get started. Some of …

Small Business

Stop wasting money: How to cut back on “convenience vices” — but still have fun

You know perfectly well that eating out and hitting Starbucks more than a few days a week can wreak havoc with your budget. And while anyone can tell …

Avocado Toast

Before you open a credit card for the perks, here are 4 things to double-check

Americans are hooked on credit cards, thanks to the ever-enticing perks and benefits touted by lenders.<p>But before you get overtaken by the enormous sign-up bonuses, annual travel credit, or Uber VIP status, there are a few crucial things to consider.<p>Ahead of opening a new credit card, especially if …

Credit Scores

San Francisco is paying people $10 a month to save money

Leslie Albrecht Nearly half of San Francisco households don’t have enough cash savings, so the city is trying a new approach -- paying people to save money. Justin SullivanWith nearly half of Americans lacking enough cash savings to cover even a $400 emergency, the City of San Francisco is trying a …

San Francisco

Majority Of Millennials Believes Money Can Buy Happiness

More than half (53%) of Millennials agree that the more money you have, the happier you are, according to new research from Mintel. That compares to …

Millennials

Don’t Have Kids Until You’ve Hit These Money Milestones

Raising children comes with a price tag — a hefty one. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the average cost of raising one child, from birth …

Parenting

One of the world's fastest growing fintech platforms started as a side project — now it's coming to the UK

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A German fintech business backed by Silicon Valley VC Peter Thiel is planning to launch its investment platform in the UK.<p>Max von Bismarck, Chief Business Officer and Managing Director of Deposit Solutions, told Business Insider at the Money2020 conference in Copenhagen this …

FinTech

Fintech lingo explained

The world of financial technology — also known as fintech — involves lots of buzzwords, jargon and often obscure terminology.<p>Here's a list of some of the industry's main lingo.<p><b>FINTECH</b>: Or financial technology is the industry known for championing software and technology in the financial sector. A …

FinTech

The Pros and Cons of Investing in a Cryptocurrency ICO

Pros: Some people are getting rich. Cons: You probably won't be one of them.<p>"Initial Coin Offerings" are all the rage these days. A project called Bancor raised $153 million within a handful of hours. This week, another called Status.im raised at least $64 million. Both evoked so much enthusiasm …

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

If you want the excitement of working in a growing industry, like renewable energy or artificial intelligence, you could try to strike out on your …

Machine Learning

Where Your Net Worth Needs to Be at Every Age

Wondering if you’re on track for a solid financial future?<p>If you’re just stepping into adulthood, you may be worrying about your job and student loan …

Retirement

Do-It-Yourself Projects to Save You Money

Learn how to make your own fertilizers and homemade soil amendments, so you don’t have to buy them. Find creative ways to rid your garden of pests …

13 Awesome Tips From Ecommerce Experts

Top tips from some of the best ecommerce entrepreneurs in the field.<p>In today’s world of ecommerce, there are dozens of ways to scale. While some businesses focus on high ticket items, others focus on dominating hyper-specific product categories, and neither way is necessarily right or wrong.<p>I spoke …

eCommerce

GOLDMAN SACHS: Bitcoin is looking 'heavy'

Bitcoin has had a blistering start to 2017. It's up about 180% so far this year. However, its near-term outlook isn't looking so hot, according to a note released on Monday by Goldman Sachs head of technical strategy Sheba Jafari.<p>"The market has come close (enough?) to reaching its extended (2.618) …

The 7 Best Lessons From the 7 Best Business Books of 2017 (So Far)

Self-reflection fuels growth. Unfortunately, not all self-reflection is created equal. Too often, what we call “inventory taking” is little more than …

Success

5 Fascinating Things About Money and Happiness That You Probably Didn’t Know

The last one may change the way you think about financial goals.<p>When I was in high school, I looked at the upper-middle-class adults in my …

This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services

MADRID, SPAIN — Fintech startup R3CEV raised $107 million from a consortium of the world's top banks last month, one of the largest funding rounds for a startup working with distributed ledger technology.<p>The company was founded in 2014 by Wall Street veteran David Rutter to try and bring the …

Almost half of Google's management team is made up of women — here they are

Fortune 100 companies have never been great at putting women in charge, and tech companies aren't an exception — only three of the top 10 US tech companies have women at the helm.<p>And while Google has a male CEO in Sundar Pichai and a male chief executive at its parent company, Alphabet, it's made …

Google

12 real women explain the side gigs that help them earn extra cash

<i>Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent reported feeling stressed out about</i> …

This free service scours the internet to find you deals on dirt-cheap international flights

Few things are better than finding a great deal.<p>When it comes to air travel, though, travelers that are determined to find the best possible prices on a trip are often left digging through Google Flights, hoping they're looking at the right dates, times, and airports. But one website is trying to …

3 of the smartest strategies I used to help me retire at 40

Learning how to achieve financial independence and retire early (FIRE) is pretty simple in theory. I’ve covered some key technical concepts is past articles. These include the math behind building wealth quickly and simple tax planning strategies common in the FIRE community.<p>While the concepts are …

Forget fancy cars and yachts — these are the symbols of the new American elite

In Veblen’s now famous treatise <i>The Theory of the Leisure Class</i>, he coined the phrase ‘conspicuous consumption’ to denote the way that material objects were paraded as indicators of social position and status.<p>More than 100 years later, conspicuous consumption is still part of the contemporary …