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MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

Warren Buffett Just Came Out With 4 Great Pieces of Investment Advice (and a Rudyard Kipling Quote)

His annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (but read by everyone) published on Saturday.<p>At the beginning of every year, the legendary Warren Buffett publishes his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. By now, it's become more of an annual letter to the world, and in it, …

Investing

The Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo tears it apart

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff brought receipts.<p>Late on Saturday afternoon, House Democrats surprised the country by releasing their rebuttal to the so-called Nunes memo — the document, prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), that has become a key part of the conservative argument that the FBI is biased …

Donald Trump

10 hard truths no one tells you about buying a house

Being a homeowner is part of the American dream, but that white picket fence comes with a side of unexpected realities.<p>While buying and owning a home can be fun and rewarding, it's not all HGTV makes it out be. From hidden expenses to housekeeping demands, it involves a lot more mental and monetary …

Real Estate

Boost Your Retirement Income With These 10 Tips

You may be surprised by some of these ways to increase your retirement income and your future financial security. Some are quite powerful.<p><i>"Every day</i> …

Innocence Is Irrelevant

This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.<p>It had been a long night for Shanta Sweatt. After working a 16-hour shift cleaning the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, in Nashville, and then catching the 11:15 bus to her apartment, she just wanted to …

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

Do I need a will? How to write a last will and testament, DIY templates and when to prepare one.

Death. It’s unavoidable, at least for now. And though you may be young and healthy now, if you are older than 18, you’re an adult — so it’s time to …

Retirement

Understand Linux Load Averages and Monitor Performance of Linux

In this article, we will explain one of the critical Linux system administration tasks – performance monitoring in regards to system/CPU load and …

Introduction to functional programming with C#

It is no surprise that one of the biggest challenges in the enterprise software development is complexity. Change is inevitable. Especially when a …

Programming

How to Get a Mortgage Once You Are Retired

Yes, You Can Buy a Home in Retirement<p>Updated March 17, 2018<p>I frequently hear stories of upcoming retirees who, planning to move after retirement, …

How $5 trillion fund manager Vanguard is killing competitors

by Landon Thomas Jr<p>The Vanguard trading floor is the epicentre of one of the great financial revolutions of modern times, yet it is a surprisingly …

Investing

How to Use an LLC to Build Family Wealth

How Families Can Invest Together With an LLC<p>Pooling Money and Investments to Build Family Wealth<p>Updated August 27, 2017<p>One of the best uses of a …

We Weren't Living in a Fool's Paradise. America Has Changed.

<i>In a strong post-election piece titled "Farewell, America," on billmoyers.com, Neil Gabler wrote this:</i><p>If there is a single sentence that characterizes the election, it is this: "He says the things I'm thinking." That may be what is so terrifying. Who knew that so many tens of millions of white …

President Obama to Bill Maher: 'If I watched Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me either'

President Obama has participated in plenty of unconventional interviews during his time in office: He sat in podcaster Marc Maron's garage, spoke to YouTuber GloZell Green and went on Zach Galifianakis' "Between Two Ferns."<p>And yet Bill Maher, who has hosted his long-running political talk show …

Comedy

Don’t guess on election day. This site is your guide to the other 40,000 people running for office

After a presidential campaign that has seemed interminable, voters in the United States are tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But Aviva Rosman, COO of BallotReady, an online voter guide, estimates that there are about 40,000 other candidates running for local political office …

Government

Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attack symptoms typically follow a classic pattern. This list includes several common signs and symptoms of heart attacks. The patient does <i>not</i> …

Reports warn of explosion in cancer deaths among women

1 / 4<p>The mutation targeted by the Chinese team can cause humans to be born with beta-Thalassaemia, a potentially fatal genetic blood disorder<p>The …

3 States to Avoid in Retirement

These are the worst places to live based on living costs, taxes and other factors important to retirees.<p>Nearing retirement? Think twice about where …

Retirement

4 Ways to Buy a House Without a Mortgage

Think outside the box.<p>Although mortgages are a common way to purchase a home, you can only get one if you qualify. The qualifications include an …

Personal Finance

Ways to Turn Retirement Savings into Income for Life

As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, many are concerned their savings will not last for the rest of their life.<p>According to the Society of Actuaries, a 65-year-old man today has a 41% chance of living to age 85, while a 65-year-old woman has a 53% chance of living to age 85. If the …

Airfare hacks: 5 ways to fly for less | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in September 2016.<p>(CNN) — Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.<p>In this episode of Business Traveller, we meet with bloggers and aviation …

Costco tips that will save you time and money

Paul Sakuma/AP Images<p>Costco is a goldmine for bargains.<p>But the opportunity to save can be overwhelming, as you face seemingly endless free samples and bulk deals.<p>There are great bargains at Costco — even Morgan Stanley analysts say the retailer offers some of the best deals in the industry. …

What Differentiates a Good Investment Property From a Bad One?

What differentiates a good investment property from a bad one? Whether you have a vacation rental or a home for lease or an Airbnb rental, there are …

35+ HTML & CSS Resources for Beginners

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>In case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS, here’s a quick …

5 Skills Needed For Real Estate investing

One of the most common questions asked regarding real estate investing is, “how do I get started?” or “what do I need to know?” Real estate investing …

5 Home Improvement Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Whenever something in the house needs fixing, fitting, or replacing, there is always a temptation to call in a professional, but many of these jobs …

Walabot lets you see inside your walls or floors

Anyone who has ever done a DIY project around their home that involved having to drill into the walls has had the fear of hitting something important …

A Hail Mary retirement plan for those with nothing saved

Let’s be clear: You can’t make up for lost time. But don’t give up — you do have options.<p>You’re rounding the corner toward retirement age with not …