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11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

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If energy prices are crashing, then how are refiners raking it in?

Gasoline, a product that's derived from refining oil, is also seeing prices fall. But the pace of decline is not near what we're seeing in oil.<p>While there is a time lag between when oil is drilled and pumped and when it's refined into gasoline and delivered to consumers, the discrepancy between oil …

I'm a financial planner, and here are 21 ways I know you're financially unstable

Anytime I can help someone save for their financial future I get excited.<p>Unfortunately, after several minutes the excitement wore off.<p>The relative had just started his new job and hadn't even put a single penny into the 401k yet. He was reading about the benefits his 401k offered and the one that …

Personal Finance

Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans.<p>At Fidelity, the average 401(k) balance hit $91,300 by the end of 2014. While that's up just 2% from 2013, it's a jump of more than 30% from …

Retirement

25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?"<p>If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.<p>We know that managing your money can sometimes make you feel like you're learning a foreign language. So we compiled …

7 Tips to Become a 401(k) Millionaire

According to Fidelity, the average balance of 401(k) plan participants grew to a record high of $91,300 at the end of 2014. This data is from plans …

Retirement

How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of …

The Mind-Boggling Statistics Around Wasted Natural Gas

Oil drillers and landfill operators regularly admit that they know the natural gas they discover in oil deposits or generate as part of their operations has tremendous value. The problem has been a paucity of economical options to exploit it.<p>Still, the sheer volume of gas that gets flared or …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

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