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A financial planner with a decade of experience shares 4 tips for mastering your money

In the midst of my procrastination, I decided the endless hours of practice he must have endured were more amazing than his ability to play. (And that's saying something!)<p>In his book, "Outliers," Malcolm Gladwell talks about the 10,000-hour rule. It takes roughly 10,000 hours for someone to master …

Personal Finance

Here's how George Soros broke the Bank of Thailand

Across this ten-part series, I'm taking a look at Soros' life, trading career, and political involvements. In part one, I covered the fund manager's early career and the beginnings of the Quantum Fund. In this part, I'm going to look at the Quantum Fund's rise to fame and some of the best trades …

Markets

Tesla Co-Founder Creates Self-Charging Garbage Truck

Regenerative braking makes garbage collection cleaner<p>At WasteExpo this week, Mack demonstrated its new electric hybrid garbage truck. The truck is the first of its kind to incorporate a new powertrain technology called Route. This makes the truck particularly efficient because it uses regenerative …

Trucking

You Can Win a Lunch With the Manager of the World's Biggest Hedge Fund

Ray Dalio is the manager of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, but that doesn’t mean he can’t profit from taking a lesson …

Markets

This Website Can Teach You to Count Cards Like an MIT Math Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be an idiot savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in <i>Rain Man</i>, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. …

A $19 billion hedge fund has put one theme at the heart of its investment strategy ― and it should strike fear into 'middlemen'

Also known as intermediaries, middlemen help facilitate transactions between companies and customers. They can be agents, brokers, or wholesalers.<p>These go-betweens can in some cases be cut out of the equation, or disintermediated. Companies can save the money they otherwise would have paid out to …

Customers

The Complete Ethical Hacking Course: Beginner to Advanced!

A hedge fund that makes money when markets go crazy has identified the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse

Investors have fled risky bets, hammering banks' share prices.<p>But not everyone loses money when turmoil hits. Some, like 36 South, are set up to profit from it.<p>The London-based hedge fund's Black Swan strategy gained 234% in the chaos after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.<p>The fund …

Stock Markets

Uber Hails Wall Street's Richest Clients for Funding — Again

Wall Street investment banks Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are offering their high-net-worth clients a chance to invest in Uber, <i>Fortune</i> has …

Wall Street

This presentation tells you everything you need to launch a career in asset management

But tougher regulations, lower pay, and a work culture of long hours are making that a less attractive prospect.<p>If a career in a bank doesn't sound attractive but you still want to manage other people's money, then asset management could be for you.<p>The firms are smaller, leaner and can have a more …

Venture Capital

These tips are the combination of years of blood, sweat and tears. Follow them to the letter, and I promise that you will feel an enormous amount of momentum backing you up on a day to day basis, the likes of which you have never felt before. I’m not a guru & I don’t mean […]

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A crash course in the life of a Silicon Valley startup founder

<b>Ever wondered what the life a startup founder in Silicon Valley felt like? Here is a short illustration of a founder’s life cycle in The Bay.</b><p>1.Found …

7 of Yale's super-elite secret societies ranked by wealth

Yale's secret societies often seem shrouded in mystery. They are bastions of influence and intrigue that hold among their members some of the world's most powerful people.<p>But some information about secret societies isn't as clandestine as some might think. Yale's "landed societies" — those that …

Secret Societies

A hedge fund has laid out why it is closing — and it is enough to chill investors everywhere

The fund isn't closing because of bad performance. In fact, Nevsky did just fine in 2015, finishing the year up 0.39%.<p>In comparison, hedge funds on average fell 3.49%, according to Hedge Fund Research. Nevsky has also posted annualized returns of 18.4% since inception.<p>Nevsky said it made the …

Investing

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Venture Capital

Nasdaq to delist company run by drug price gouger Shkreli

One of the biotech companies run by Martin Shkreli, the reviled drug price-gouger charged with securities fraud last week, was informed Wednesday that its stock will be delisted by Nasdaq because of Shkreli's arrest and other issues.<p>Meanwhile, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. also is dealing with the …

Five easy solutions to slashing your heating bill

Winter temperatures are setting in quick, which means it's once again time to fire up the heater. But that isn't cheap.<p>According to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the average U.S. household spends just over $2,000 a year on energy, and as much as $2,700 if you live in New …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Bill Ackman is saying this could be his firm's worst year ever

"If the year finishes with our portfolio holdings at or around current values, 2015 will be the worst performance year in Pershing Square's history, even worse than 2008 during the financial crisis," Ackman wrote in a 17-page letter that was seen by Reuters.<p>Investors in funds operated by Pershing …

Markets

Online Car Startup Vroom Raises $95 Million And Buys A Competitor

Online used car sales startup Vroom has raised $95 million in equity and is using some of those funds to acquire Texas Auto Direct, a competitor …

Startups

Meet the new Bansal making waves in Indian ecommerce

Abhishek Bansal, 24, comes across as a guy next door.<p>Wearing a untucked black shirt, worn out black jeans, a pair of toe-covering sandals, and a …

Startups

Hometown Glory: Get Startup Grants and Seed Investments From Your City

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>After earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Ashrit Kamireddi was prepared to go wherever he had to in order to raise seed money to grow VeryApt, his apartment-review platform. But thanks to …

Startups

Canadian Battery Startup Is Succeeding Where U.S. Startups Have Mostly Failed

Corvus Energy, a lithium-ion battery company based in British Columbia, Canada, took the third spot Deloitte’s most recent ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, communications, life sciences and energy technology companies in North America.<p>The Technology Fast 500 ranking are based on …

British Columbia

We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine—In Theory

<i>New Scientist</i>’s fledgling Explanimator series on YouTube has already explored the burning questions of how many friends you can have, and when you …

CircleUp Raises $30M For Its Consumer Brand Crowdfunding Platform

CircleUp, an AngelList-style crowdfunding platform that consumer retail businesses like food companies use to raise money from outside investors, is announcing some funding of its own today. The company has raised a Series C round of $30 million — growth money it intends to use to build out its …

Venture Capital

Tiny Machine Paddles Water, Eats Pollution, Spits Out Electricity

Row, row, row your bot<p>Inside these tiny machines is a colony of hungry bacteria, yearning to eat. The row-bot, as this charming little device is named, paddles about on the surface of water, funneling waste and pollution into its bacteria-rich stomach and receiving electrical power in return. It’s …

Arcimoto Electric Vehicle Moves Closer to Production

“The lighter you make it, the more fun it becomes.”<p>Since 2007, Mark Frohnmayer and his team at Arcimoto in Eugene, Oregon, have been working to create affordable personal electric-powered transportation for the masses. They knew the numbers: most trips are just one or two people in a vehicle …

Carbon Emissions

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Engineering

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

This $100 million venture capital fund says making money is a 'minor' concern

Belinky, the boss of Santander's $100 million (£64.8 million) fintech investment arm InnoVentures, was asked about how his fund goes about investing at LendIt Europe conference in London on Tuesday.<p>He said one of the last thing he and his colleagues think about is financials.<p>Belinky said: "We don't …

Venture Capital