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Google does Hadoop and Spark as a service, with Cloud Dataproc

There comes a time when even the most ardent open source users might not want to manage their own servers and patch their own software. So goes the …

Economic Outlook, Indicators, Forecasts - Your Business

Regularly updated insights on the economy’s next moves.<p>2.9% pace in '18, up from 2.3% in '17 More »<p>A tight labor market will make hiring more …

Financial Planning | My Money | GOBankingRates

7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

You could be putting your finances at risk if you don’t put these things on your to-do list – and actually do them.<p>We’re all busy … with work, family …

Darden Restaurants To Slim Down

Activist shareholders are stepping up pressure on Darden RestaurantsRestaurants, owner of the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains, pushing for a broader breakup of the restaurant conglomerate. On December 19, 2013, Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI-$51.19, Market Capitalization: $6.7 billion), a …

How to avoid becoming a sheep of Wall Street – and getting fleeced

The rising stock market, with its record share prices, has ushered us into an era of “caveat emptor”: buyer beware. Last year was a great year for stocks. That means 2014 is likely to be a great year for extravagant marketing claims by folks trying to sell us investment products, ideas or services. …

Readers' 2014 fiscal fitness goals

Our savings expert Matt Granite gives readers' ideas for greater financial responsibility 2014.<p>Go to @MattGranite on Twitter for more details and deals.

How to Clean Up Your Finances for the Upcoming New Year

The new year is only a few short days away. Like many others, I have quite a few New Year’s resolutions that I’m ready to tackle. One of them is to …

7 Reasons Not To Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

Many people, including myself, dream of having a “mortgage burning” party the week they retire. The very thought of making my last mortgage payment makes me jump for joy. No mortgage payment means peace of mind, freedom and a strong sense of security. But is it a false sense of security?<p>Given …

The In-Plan 401(k) Roth Conversion Strategy

Presto! Turn your pre-tax 401(k) into a Roth 401(k). It’s done via an in-plan Roth conversion (also known as an in-plan Roth rollover). It used to be that just a handful of employees could make this bold tax move to build a tax-free retirement kitty, but thanks to an expanded law in 2013 and new …

1. Your Federal Rate Is Headed Up

You may be a young professional who's expecting that between federal tax hikes and your own real earnings gains you'll be taxed at a much higher federal marginal tax rate in the future. A Roth is a great hedge against those higher rates.

5 Money Moves to Make in January 2014

It’s a new month and the start of a new year, which means it’s the perfect time to make some money moves and set strong financial goals. Forget about …

Pocket Your Dollars: 5 Attitude Changes That Will Help You Pay Down Debt, Avoid Financial Stress, & Keep More of What You Make Kindle Edition

Popular Personal Finance Blogger Gives the Secret to Lasting Financial Health<p>Countless free budget plans are available for every possible income …

10 Helpful Financial Habits You Can Start Today

Many of the day-to-day things we do are just habit.<p>That $10 lunch habit? That $30-per-class spinning habit? While you may barely even think about them, costly habits have the potential to wreak havoc on your budget.<p>And, just like bad habits can get you into financial trouble, <i>good</i> habits can help …

How to Save Money on Accomplishing Your New Year’s Resolution

About 40 percent of Americans make a <b>New Year’s resolution</b>, according to Forbes. But what you probably don’t hear — and maybe don’t want to hear — is …

Long-term thinking: 1800 to 2013

50 years ago, the average stock was held over 8 years; by 2010, it had dropped to 5 days.<p>Long-Term Thinking died on Tuesday. His last true friend, Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, was at his side. He was 213 years old.<p>Long-Term Thinking lived an illustrious life since the start of the Industrial …

The first thing you should do in 2014

If you want to retire rich, an IRA is a vital tool to bring that goal closer to reality.<p>With 2013 come and gone, millions of people will resolve to make the most of their money in the coming year. Yet with the stock market moving sharply lower to begin the new year, many investors might well miss …

5 Mobile Apps That Cut Your Restaurant Bill in Half

View Gallery<p>5 photos<p>According to a study conducted by eMarketer, an estimated 73.3 million people in the United States own a smartphone. A separate …

Retirement Q&A: Best dividend ETFs?

<b>Q. What are the best exchange-traded funds for dividend investors?</b><p>A. Naturally, it depends on what you mean by "best."<p>Retirees love dividends because they offer regular income, something that your money fund or bank CD offers very little of. The average money market fund yields just 0.01%, …

Pound Foolish – A review

Opening scene, a dimly lit office with racks of servers visible to the right. A man in a very expensive suit leaving for the day, a suddenly the …

Markets

Dividends soar in 4Q as tech leads the way

Companies served up a heaping helping of dividends to investors in 2013, with technology companies leading the way. And 2014 should be an even better year for income-starved investors.<p>Companies hiked their dividend payouts by $12.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, vs. $8.4 billion the same …

Jim Cramer: How To Make Fewer Financial Mistakes And Get Rich

Jim Cramer is one of the most prolific and recognized men in the financial world. Very few people can boast his media resume and his investment acumen. He is also the founder of TheStreet.com, one of the most popular financial media websites, and serves as host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” television …

IRA vs 401k: Where Should You Invest First?

One of the best ways to boost your returns over time is to invest in a tax advantaged retirement account. With a tax advantaged retirement account, …

31 Easy Ways to Save Money

View Gallery<p>31 photos<p>©Shutterstock.com<p>You’re probably tired of hearing people — whether it’s your parents, friends or personal finance experts — tell …

Financial Planning | My Money | GOBankingRates

Financial planning involves much more than creating a budget, although that’s a great place to start. Your financial plan should mirror your life …

Why I’d Rather Put My Money in a House than the Stock Market

Do you want to spend your entire life living in someone else’s home, working 40 hours a week just so you can hand them a third of your salary and not …