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How Tech is Moving from Silicon valley to Africa

With venture capital flowing in and home-grown businesses building up, Africa is in the midst of a tech boom that’s luring entrepreneurs away from …

This Startup Makes It Easy For Entrepreneurs To Raise Capital, Pitching Data To Attract Investors

In 2015, startups generated $98.4 billion in venture capital funding, increasing from $88.7 billion in 2014. Last year, funding rounds exceeding $100 million rose 125% from 2014, with a staggering 23 companies achieving a $1 billion valuation by the third quarter.<p>These growing statistics, coupled …

Venture Capital

4 critical (and common!) 401(k) mistakes to avoid

Relatively few workers in America have pensions these days, so it's increasingly up to the workers to provide for their own retirements. Employers help to some degree, often by providing workplace-based retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s. It's great to have a 401(k), but that's not enough. You …

Retirement

Renewable Energy Has Arrived

By Peyton Fleming<p>Sierra Leone dropping import duties on household solar appliances. Foundations putting up millions of dollars to kick start India's …

Renewable Energy

The Bible You Have in Your Hand is Probably Useless

Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p><i>This sponsored post was prepared by The Word One to One.</i><p>The Bible You Have in Your Hand is Probably Useless. While this title …

Faith

The top 6 reasons rich people lose their money, as told by a veteran accountant

1. They watch their pennies, but blow their dollars<p>Many millionaires are frugal. By frugal, I mean they penny pinch dry cleaner costs, bank fees, …

Personal Finance

Loot raises £1.5 million to build a bank for 'Generation Snapchat'

The London-based startup has raised the Series A round from Austrian early stage fund Speedinvest, which backed Finnish startup bank Holvi before it was acquired by BBVA, and Global Founders Capital, the VC fund headed by Rocket Internet founders the Samwer brothers.<p>Business Insider first reported …

Can You Really Start Over After Hitting Rock Bottom After 50?

I am not going to answer this question because it is pointless. There are many people, such as myself, who have to start over anyway, no matter what their age.<p>Life seldom asks you questions. It pushes you into situations where you either swim or sink.<p>So, what did I do when I found myself jobless, …

Drones take on the great indoors

Video captured from drones has become the must-have money shot when selling high-end real estate.<p>Equipped with a camera, the unmanned aerial vehicles soar over homes, giving prospective buyers a bird's-eye view of the property along with sweeping vistas and skylines.<p>Recently, however, intrepid …

Here's how much a tiny house really costs

Ethan Waldman wanted to cut his living expenses. He already shared a two-bedroom rental house with a friend, but Waldman, 31, suspected he could save more living alone in an untraditional space — a tiny home.<p>"I saw it as a way to reduce what I spent on rent, a way to own a home for not too much …

The virtual open house is available 24/7

Open houses aren't confined to Sunday afternoons anymore. In fact, these open houses don't even require stepping through the front door.<p>Real estate marketing has caught an early virtual-reality buzz, with some homes bought sight-unseen after property walk-throughs done while lounging in bed.<p>"When …

How to Cook Rib Eye Steaks on a George Foreman Grill

You planned to grill steaks on your outdoor grill, but now it is raining. You might think that you can't grill those thick, juicy rib eyes on your …