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5 High-Yield/Dividend Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

Stocks with high dividend yields can be alluring. After all, stock prices can move sharply up -- and down -- very quickly, and getting a steady paycheck can make it much easier to ride out the downturns and not sell when the stock price drops. This is especially true if you're near or in retirement …

Tools to Help You Paint Like a Pro

Tons of new painting tools hit the market every year, but many are unnecessary or don't work as advertised, so they quickly fade from stores shelves. The products here offer real benefits and can make your next painting or staining project faster and easier.<p>Graco TrueCoat 360DS paint sprayer<p><b>Price</b>: …

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Top Greek Films You Must See, from the Classics to Modern Day

There are some Greek films that are classics and should be viewed by everyone. They are the stories of a country that over the decades has seen …

A day in the life of a day trader | Investopedia

Traders participate in financial markets by buying and selling stocks, futures, forex and other securities, and by closing out positions with the …

How a computer the size of a credit card is changing education — and homemade GameBoys

For longer than I would like to admit, I thought Raspberry Pi was a dessert. I'm not proud of that. Fortunately, I eventually learned what Raspberry Pi actually is, and though it's not nearly as tasty, it's just as exciting: an affordable, customizable computer the size of a credit card.<p>Raspberry …

How to get started investing...for $5

Investing isn't just for the top 1%.<p>A new app called Stash that launched today allows people to invest for as little as $5. It's the latest app trying to make investing simple -- and accessible -- to everyone.<p>"The idea for Stash came from the weight-loss industry -- make it easy to take a small …

How to Build a Classy Concrete Countertop

Don't worry about choosing tile for you kitchen remodel, try DIY concrete countertops instead.<p>Concrete countertops are just one of the many kitchen countertop options to choose from. You can purchase precast counters from fabricators that are cured and finished in a workshop and which can be …

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Three deals to help total beginners master DIY electronics

With the rise of open-source electronics platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, DIY enthusiasts are able to build their own innovative, connected devices at a faster rate than ever before. The barrier for entry has never been lower, but it can be tough for someone with no programming or …

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4 Consistently High Paying Dividend Stocks With Growth Potential

The ‘holy grail’ of dividend growth investing is to find businesses that offer:<p>Growth potential<br>• High dividend yields<br>• Consistent and safe operations<p>This article takes a look at 4 businesses that have:<p>High dividend yields above 4%<br>• Above average total return potential<br>• Consistent operations backed by a …

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The ins and outs of planning and building your own home NAS

Come in knowing what you need and want, and you'll have lots of flexibility.<p>Recently I began outgrowing my home file server. It's an older Mac Mini …

The hedge fund manager who nailed the subprime crisis says China's problem right now is 4 times as big

The letter, seen by Business Insider, warns that China has a problem much bigger than the subprime crisis in 2008.<p>Bass was one of the hedge fund managers who correctly predicted and profited from the mortgage crisis in 2008.<p>The problem in China, according to Bass, is the banking system and its …

5 dividend stocks that have only gotten more attractive

It’s hard to find a silver lining in the worst start for U.S. stocks in eight years.<p>But long-term investors can take solace in the fact that …

Overlooked Rental Home Cash Flow

Cash flow, that monthly bank deposit of rent collected in excess of operating expenses is a major consideration when investors evaluate a rental property. Sometimes new investors forget one component of cash flow simply because they don't see it every month. Think of cash flow not as a calculation …

Get a Monthly Tinkering Kit With This Kickstarter Campaign

Looking to better understand electronics? New York-based company Thimble wants to send a monthly tinkering kit to help you learn how hardware and …

How the Plex Media Server Works - The Basics

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Refurbish Old Laptop Into New Secure Machine

Introduction: Refurbish Old Laptop Into New Secure Machine<p>About: I am a teenager, building since I was 4 (and soldering since I was 7). I enjoy …

The only funds you need in your portfolio now

<i>How many mutual funds do I need to have a diversified retirement portfolio? And what funds should they be? -- E.F.</i><p>A lot of people have the mistaken impression that to successfully invest for retirement you've got to assemble a portfolio of at least a half dozen or more mutual funds or ETFs.<p>That's …

Htpc News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great …

How did this Nail Get in the Wood - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Before you watch the video below have a close look at the picture above and guess how this was done. There are 3 slots cut into a piece of wood, …

Online privacy tools can curtail PRISM tracking

Powerful privacy tools you can use to curtail how big tech companies — and sometimes the federal government — track your every step on the Internet have been available for years.<p>Thanks to whistle-blower Edward Snowden these privacy tools have emerged from the fringes of the Internet into the …

The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Private messages really <i>aren’t</i> so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine …