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5 Beach Destinations You've Never Thought Of Visiting

Forget the Maldives and the Seychelles. In this list I pick 5 beach destinations for 2017 that you’ve never thought of visiting. Let me inspire you …

8 Frugal Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

While becoming a millionaire rarely occurs overnight, it's still an achievable dream if you work hard and use these habits.<p>There are approximately 35 million people who are millionaires in the world. As Robert J. Samuelson states so perfectly in <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i>, "That's about 5 percent of the …

Personal Finance

HSBC offers voice and fingerprint ID system to customers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1227000/1227419_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522367086_114cbb3008bbd5fc51667c4fc63837ec<p><b>HSBC is launching voice recognition and touch security services in the UK in a big leap towards the introduction of biometric banking.</b><p>The bank says …


5 Stovetop Steak Recipes for When It's Too Cold to Grill

There's no beating a juicy, charred steak that's been kissed by live fire on the grill. But when temperatures drop below freezing, the idea of …


How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

Andrea Stewart and Jerimiah Honer bought their house on a 0.10-acre lot in Sacramento for nearly $300,000 in 2008.<p>The idea behind paying off a loan …

Personal Finance

A Millionaire Says Getting Rich Means Making One Decision Most People Don't Make

It doesn't seem like the obvious thing to do. Until you think about it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whoever said becoming rich was going to be easy?<p>Actually, it was pretty much everyone who's written one of those self-help, …

Credit Cards

Here’s What Can Crush a Startup CEO

I am someone who typically overanalyzes things and thinks through all of the consequences. But when I left Goldman Sachs five years ago to start …


11 Things to Know When Filling Out Your Tax Return This Year

Tax season news you can use.<p>Tax season is almost here, and with it comes all the usual issues of paperwork and confusion. But this year might be …

Identity Theft

U.S. businesses refocus on investment, profits

In 2015, the American corporate landscape was dominated by activist investors, buybacks, currencies and deals.<p>This year, the question is whether U.S. …


This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Qatar Airways

This JPMorgan memo shows the bank is 'aggressively' investing in blockchain tech and robotics

A note sent to employees by Daniel Pinto, head of JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank, shows that the lender wants to ensure its $9 billion (£6 billion) investment in technology continues in 2016.<p>Blockchain, big data, and robotics are the focus for JPM. Working groups are also being pushed to …

Tech Industry

These were the 18 most controversial stocks of 2015

The companies dominated the news cycle with stories that will give us fond or miserable memories many years from now.<p>One CEO was arrested on securities-fraud charges a few weeks after taking financial control of the company and naming himself to the top spot.<p>A fake buyout offer filed on the SEC's …