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Identity Theft Company LifeLock Once Again Failed To Actually Keep Identities Protected, Must Pay $100M

Five months after federal and state regulators accused identity theft protection company LifeLock of violating a 2010 settlement in which it paid $11 …

Amazon Launches Mobile App Referral Program Offering Users $5 (In Coupons)

Amazon thinks the future of shopping is in your hands, literally. The company recently launched a referral program that offers users of its mobile …

eCommerce

The Top 7 Mistakes New Landlords Make

If you’ve recently become a landlord or are considering purchasing a second home for renting purposes, you’ve likely been introduced to a large bevy …

Housing

Amazon Drops The Price On Prime This Weekend

<b>Update:</b> Amazon announced today that it's dropping the price of its Prime membership from $99 to $73 starting at 9:00 p.m. PT tomorrow, Friday, …

I Tried to Save Money and Eat Healthy and It Nearly Ruined My Life

I ate homemade gruel and "nutritionally complete" meal replacement snacks for a week. It only cost $10, but I was completely destroyed by the end of it.<p>With the exception of rent, I spend most of my money on consumables. Lunches I bought because I'm too lazy to make myself a sandwich in the …

Nutrition

Why New Belgium Brewing's Employees Once Turned Down A Bonus To Invest In Wind Power Instead

More and more companies of every size and from every industry have begun to take the topic of sustainability more seriously these days, which you can define as the practice of cutting back on the environmental impact of running a business.<p>At New Belgium Brewing, that kind of sustainable thinking …

New Belgium Brewing

Costumes, Toys, And Soup Add Up: Star Wars Stuff May Be Worth More Than $9B To Disney

Yes, <i>Star Wars</i> soup. Yes, really.<p>Hey, have you heard of this little movie coming out on Friday? It’s a <i>Star Wars</i> installment. Barely anyone is talking …

Consumer Protection

Clothing Retailers Lost $185 Million In November Because The Weather Is Too Nice

As the weather continues to be great in much of the country, the situation is getting worse for retailers. Now we can put some numbers on that: a …

Consumer Protection

7 things to teach your kids in kindergarten if you want them to grow up to be rich

"At the end of the day, kids are not being taught the fundamentals in school. As much as we think or hope they are, it's not happening," says Gregg Murset, certified financial planner and founder of MyJobChart.com, a free tool that teaches kids about money.<p>That means parents are the ones that have …

Personal Finance

This Is Social Security's Magic Number

When you turn 66, you'll receive some special birthday surprises.<p>You probably know you get a bump in monthly Social Security income for each year you …

The 7 Biggest Mistakes People Make With Their Money

The biggest of all? Doing nothing.<p>Financial gurus Warren Buffett, Suze Orman, Tony Robbins and Dave Ramsey boast net worth figures in the millions — …

4 Ways To Make The Most Of Mark Zuckerberg's $45 Billion Gift

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg earned his wealth by creating value through innovation. He is a example of capitalism at its best. Millions of entrepreneurs and business leaders can only wish they could achieve a fraction of his success. He has just pledged to donate 99% of his Facebook …

Leadership

Over 30? You Will Be Surprised How Millennials Use Their Phones

Entrepreneurs must stay abreast of how their users are interacting with technology, especially when such interactions can lead to increased sales. To this end, the way millennials are using their phones may surprise you.<p>For instance, who do you think makes more calls per day? The average millennial …

Demographics

Data Shows Borrowers With Less Student Loan Debt More Likely To Default

When you hear about someone defaulting on their student loans, you might assume this borrower took out several tens of thousands of dollars to pay …

Personal Finance

Samsung Agrees To Pay Apple $548M To Settle 5-Year Patent Battle

It’s been a long time coming, but Samsung and Apple’s ongoing patent battle has finally come to an end: a little under five years since the two …

Consumer Protection

Tax Death When Selling A Subchapter S Corporation

As a business form, corporations have been around for a very long time. The term corporation stems from the Latin “corpus” in ancient Rome, which was used to mean a separate “body” or a separate “person.” For a while, trusts were popular. We will hear about Massachusetts business trusts or Delaware …

Finance

Bernie And Hillary Beware: Something Is Rotting In Denmark

While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds up Denmark as a model for the U.S. to emulate, it looks like <i>Hamle</i>t was right: something is rotting in the state of Denmark. Thousands have been in the streets protesting 2% per year budget cuts in education, while a commission says they …

Middle-class

Pharma Biggie Hit With $125M Penalty For Illegal Kickbacks To Doctors, Falsified Insurance Forms

A subsidiary of multibillion-dollar international pharmaceuticals company Allergan has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of healthcare fraud …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

14 Signs Of People Who Advance Rapidly In Their Careers

Have you ever wondered why some people advance rapidly in their careers and others don’t? Would you like to climb the ladder of success but don’t …

Motivation

Why Walgreens Is Spending a Whopping $17.2 Billion to Gobble Up Rite Aid

<i>Updated to include details and additional comments now that the deal has been confirmed.</i><p>To better serve aging U.S. baby boomers and the growing …

17 Retailers Keeping Their Doors Shut for Thanksgiving

<i>This article has been updated from Nov. 15, 2015 with additional stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving.</i><p>Mass retailers such as <b>Target</b>, <b>Walmart</b>,</b> …

Apple Sets Up for an Enormous Holiday Season - What Wall Street's Saying

<i>Updated from 8:30 a.m. to include comments from S&P Capital IQ.</i><p>An iPhone (or more) a day, will keep the bears away.<p><b>Apple</b> (AAPL) ended its fiscal year …

New Campus Banking Rules Hope To Protect Students From High Prepaid & Debit Card Fees

Back in May, the Department of Education proposed rules to govern college prepaid and debit cards in order to afford students proper protections from …

Higher Education

Amazon May Launch Its Own Clothing Brand To Offer More Options For Customers

Back in May, Amazon announced it was toying with the idea of creating its own house brand for everyday items like cereal and diapers. Not content to …

eCommerce

6 Reasons Apple Pay Will Overcome Slow Start

Judging from a lot of coverage lately, you’d think Apple Pay is a failure. You’d think wrong.<p>As I wrote in a recent opinion piece, nobody who was paying attention should have expected Apple’s mobile wallet to take off like wildfire. Too few retail stores have the new checkout terminals needed to …

FinTech

Wells Fargo Reportedly Under Federal Investigation Related To Student Loan Servicing

According to a new report, Wells Fargo is the latest big-name bank to be scrutinized as part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ongoing …

Why Millionaires Think They’re Middle Class | Investopedia

A majority of the wealthy class actually believe they are middle or upper-middle class, not rich and wealthy.<p>While there are many contributing …

Demographics

21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …

Self-improvement