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The Simple Concept That Made Me $6 Million Last Year

On Monday morning, you get a message indicating there’s a new balance in your PayPal account. You check and see that — while you were at the beach …

Retirement

How to set up your Raspberry Pi in Mac OS X

Despite its air of point-and-click friendliness, and Apple's tendency to precede its own applications with the letter 'i', its OS X operating system …

Ready, Set, Power Up—Can the U.S. Win the Race to Create a Superbattery?

The stakes are high for the nation that invents the battery of the future.<p>Ever since the Italian count Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery in 1799, scientists have sought to ramp up its performance. Even though we have sent a robot to Mars and split the atom, it has proved …

How Blogger J. Money Socked Away $400,000 In 7 Years

Every month for the past seven years, a former graphic designer in Washington D.C., has publicly shared his net worth, and the world has gotten to watch its ascent from $58,000 in February 2008 to $470,000, ever so close to a major milestone.<p>The mohawked man who goes by J. Money (a pseudonym he …

Personal Finance

What Will Putin Do Now?

Last week, I wrote an article reviewing the events of the past year in Ukraine and laying out what we can expect in the future. As luck would have it, on Monday, the ruble crashed, prompting Russia’s central bank to hike interest rates up to 17%.<p>The proximate cause seems to have been a sweetheart …

Your 'Ten Buck' Decisions Add Up To Make Major Differences

Walking the thin line between cheap and frugal can be difficult when you're trying to save money. If you don't like fussing over every cent you …

5 Easy Ways To Lose Money With Your Investments - Investing Mistakes

Shares 108<p>Whether we are talking about investing in the stock market, real estate, material objects, or something else, I'm sure all of us have heard …

How to Use Coupons - 12 Simple Steps

If you know someone who’s an avid coupon user, you might have given the person a stash of magazines or newspapers to double the coupon collection. …

Personal Finance

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.<p>For instance, the chart below shows how much money you would have to save each month, …

Finding the Right Financial Advisor -- Where to Start?

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>While I've always managed my own money, it's getting harder for me to stay on top of everything. I'm considering a financial advisor, but I feel wary. Any tips on what/who to look for?<p>-- A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>Financial advice can come in a lot of forms and be delivered by a variety of …

Get Free Answers to Your Personal Finance Questions Today

Maybe you have a specific personal finance question, or maybe you could simply use some financial advice. Either way, today only, Kiplinger is …

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Martin Lewis: the eight questions I'm always asked about children's savings

From how to get the best rates to the painful issue of parents needing to dip into their child's accounts, here are my answers to the biggest questions about saving for children<p>Is it fair to take your children's savings to spend on yourself? With Christmas approaching, many parents' and …

Google's iOS App Just Got a Material Design Makeover And Much More

Google Search now has a completely new look for iOS, though it's one many Android users will be familiar with. The Search team is bringing Android …

Microsoft brings more exclusive Windows Phone apps to iOS and Android

Microsoft’s Android and iOS focus is continuing today with the release of a number of MSN apps. MSN News, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Sports, and Weather are all making their way to iOS and Android today, with the Weather iOS app coming soon. Microsoft is also releasing each app on Amazon's App …

Brushes with Greatness

Looking at the landscape of major museum shows last fall, the journalist Deborah Solomon couldn’t help but note that “this is an art season that could make you think that the feminist movement never happened.” Sure, plenty of women are enjoying booming careers (Cindy Sherman, Yayoi Kusama, and …

Why are these clowns winning? Secrets of the right-wing brain

Bush tanked the country. Now the right’s again running the show. Neuroscience explains incompetence of all sides<p>When George W. Bush became president in 2001, it marked the first time in 70 years that conservative Republicans controlled all three branches of government. By the time Bush left office, …

How To Make a 1000x Microscope With Your Phone and a Glass Bead

In the aftermath of our annual ritual for receiving the newest and shiniest iPhones, let's not forget that even our slightly outdated phones are …