Crystol Dawn

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Is Your College Degree Worth It? Find Out

College has never been more expensive to attend. Now you can check if your degree is worth the cost.<p>As the number of students enrolling in college has increased, college costs have climbed as well. Between 2000 and 2011, the average cost of attending a private, not-for-profit, four year degree …

Paying For College: A 21-Step Guide To Preserving Wealth

If you are the parent of a college-bound child—of any age—you should be thinking right now about how your family will finance the degree. The difference between doing it right and not doing it right could easily be worth between $10,000 and $200,000.

$12 Million Punitive Damages Award For Bill Koch Will Prolong His Wine Fraud Case

<i>Updated April 14, 2013 to reflect the award of punitive damages.</i><p>For nearly a decade William I. Koch, the billionaire coal and petroleum magnate, has spent millions of dollars waging a legal crusade against wine counterfeiting. On April 11, he scored a major victory when a federal jury in Manhattan …

Where U.S. Real Estate Might Be Getting 'Bubbly'

<i>This is a guest post by Glenn Kelman. Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, a technology-powered real estate broker, and</i> <i>one of only six housing forecasters, according to the Wall Street Journal, to have</i> <i>called the U.S. housing bottom. Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@glennkelman</i><i>.</i><p>Sliding into a seat for lunch last month …

13 Must-Have Apps For Your Next Trip

Picture this: You’re spending a week in your dream city of Paris, when you decide to hop a train at the last minute to see Monet’s Garden in Giverny.<p>But where will you stay and eat? And is there anything else you shouldn’t miss while there?<p>This is where the new guard of smartphone apps comes in. …

The Money Talk

Bethany and Scott Palmer, authors of First Comes Love Then Comes Money: A Couple's Guide To Financial Communication, believe couples can't afford not to ask the following 20 questions before saying, 'I do.'

The Best Ways To Get Free Help Starting A Business

Ready to trade in your corporate or nonprofit job for life as an entrepreneur? Regardless of your industry or background, it’s likely that you’ll need to learn a variety of skills to run a successful business of your own.<p>Fortunately, these days you don’t have to invest a lot of money to get your …

Andy Warhol's Former Townhome Hits The Market

Looking for an artist’s studio? Andy Warhol’s former townhome doesn’t exactly fit the starving artist profile. The home, located at 1342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128 is priced at $5.795 million. However, for the Warhol admirer, the place may be the ultimate collector’s item.<p>According to the NY …

Girl, You Know You Better Watch Out: Singer Lauryn Hill To Be Sentenced On Tax Evasion Charges

The miseducation of Lauryn Hill continues.<p>As you may have heard, Hill – the eight-time Grammy award winning singer – failed to pay federal income taxes totaling over $1.5 million from 2005 through 2007. Hill was charged with tax evasion, and in her defense, floated a rather unique argument claiming …

Our Take On The 10 Biggest Frauds In Recent U.S. History

We looked at investor losses, Securities & Exchange Commission and Department of Justice enforcement actions and private lawsuits, as well as societal impact, to come up with our picks for the ten biggest frauds in the U.S. of the past quarter century.

Federal Reserve Beige Book: The State Of The U.S. Economy

Tracking the direction of the U.S. economy can be a challenge, especially during periods of weakness. This is due to the overwhelming amount of available data and the conflicting nature of many indicators. One authoritative economic source is the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, which is published …

Location, Location, Location!

This screen shot is from a villa in France. It probably costs a few million euros to own that living room. But when it comes to real estate values around the world, this villa might be in a great part of the planet, but France's overall real estate values have fallen by 1.6% in the 12 months ending …

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Apple Getting Very Oversold (AAPL)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …

When Investors Aren't an Option: 10 Alternatives to Finance Your Business

I am often asked about options to finance a start-up business. Of course, investors and bank loans are a common solution. However, in some cases, a budding entrepreneur simply might not want to bring on investors or can’t secure a bank loan. For those business builders who need to follow another …

20 Brands That Help You Start A Business

New technologies and social media continue to reduce the costs of starting and operating a small business. These major brands make it quicker and easier to launch a company. Many of them also consider start ups to be one of their core constituencies. For the full story, see "How To Make Money …

Can Netflix's Subscriber Growth Support The Stock?

Netflix will report its Q1 2013 earnings on April 22. We anticipate solid quarterly results as we expect Netflix to grow its overall subscriber base while reducing international losses. Last quarter Netflix added over 2 million domestic streaming subscribers taking its full year net subscriber …

Microsoft Shakes Off PC Slump As Office And Servers Sales Swell

Microsoft announced its earnings for Q3 FY13 and posted encouraging growth in Microsoft Office division. The quarter was a solid one on most fronts as total revenues increased to $18.8 billion during the quarter, 8% higher than the $17.04 billion the company posted during the same period last year. …

10 Questions Startups Use to Make Change Happen

Change is hard. I see entrepreneurs every day who are trying to change the world with a new idea, and startups that are trying to survive their hyper-growth phase by changing processes to meet demand. In both cases, it’s easy for them to become frustrated and give up, since most have never been …

The Best- And Worst-Performing Biotech Stocks, April 12 to April 19

These are the best and worst-performing medical and biotech stocks from April 12 to April 19, 2013. This screen includes biotechnology and medical companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq or the American Stock Exchange that had market capitalizations of more than $300 million as …

Kevin Smith Gets His Game On With Jason Mewes Playing Injustice: Gods Among Us

NetherRealm Studios’ new fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, is already getting rave reviews from gaming sites. It’s the second time the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment-owned studio, NetherRealm, has worked with some of the most famous DC Comics super heroes like Superman, Batman, …

Always On: Microsoft Xbox Live Subscriptions Up to 46M, Will Never Be Free

There’s been some debate about whether or not Microsoft will try to compete with Sony on a more direct level by going after one of their competitor’s best features: free online play. PSN has always been free while Xbox Live Gold is a dramatically more pricier option at $60 a year. Might Microsoft …

How To Boldly Go Where No Entrepreneur Has Gone Before

<b>‘To boldly go where no one has gone before’</b><p>I’m a huge Star Trek fan. Like millions of fellow trekkies around the world, I love Captain Kirk and Commander Spock. I’m super excited about the next J.J Abrams Star Trek film Into Darkness and it got me thinking about the leadership qualities of Kirk and …

As Many Celebrate 4/20, Feds Still Won't Budge on Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana

Today is April 20 or 4/20.<p>If I get a blank stare with that proclamation, then you’re among the millions of Americans who are outside of counterculture. You see, 420 is famously (or infamously, depending on who you ask) associated with the celebration of marijuana.<p>While there are dozens of theories …

Giant Gains For 2nd Day As New CEO Liu Wei Rises Among Chinese Businesswomen Elite

Shares in online gaming company Giant Interactive Group of Shanghai rose for a second day in New York trading on Friday as investors embraced newly named CEO Liu Wei.<p>Liu, who will succeed billionaire Shi Yuzhu to the post, has become one of few women to run a prominent Chinese Internet company as …

Modern Monetary Theory Means We Shouldn't Have A Progressive Tax System

Just a small thought here about one of the implications of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Which is that if we do accept that this is the way the world should be run then we almost certainly should not combine it with a progressive tax system. Indeed, the implication is that it would require a deeply …

11 Perfect Paris Picnic Spots

<b>1. The end of Île de la Cité</b><br>Anywhere you sit along the Seine is going to be great. I like it here because it makes me feel like I’m at the edge of Paris. There’s a nice garden, and the Batomouche stops nearby.<p><b>2. Lac Inférieur</b><br>I recommend cycling through Bois de Boulogne because it is immense. You …

Provo, Utah's Response To Google Fiber: +1

<i>Update: Last night, April 23, Provo’s City Council approved the Google Fiber purchase of the iProvo network in a unanimous vote. Google Fiber is coming to Provo, with first implementations in place by the end of 2013.</i><p>If reactions to the first public meeting following the Provo and Google …

On National Weed Or Cannabis Day, Time To Go To The Mattresses

National Weed Day isn’t an official holiday. Not yet. Federal law still outlaws marijuana even in states that have legalized it. Forget even medical use. And while that may make you think of federal charges and drug raids, perhaps you should think of the IRS. After all, taxes brought down Al Capone.<p>…

Google Glass Has One Year To Change Your Behavior or Fail

The wild success of mobile phones is down to their achievement in transforming the way we spend our time. Before mobile we used to meet in pre-arranged venues and talk to each other. It almost seems a quaint idea now not to be present in a variety of venues all at the same time, tapping away on a …