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Opinion: Don't make this second classic stock-market investment mistake

The media is full of reports of investors acting out of FOMO — “fear of missing out.”<p>Many investors suffering from FOMO are making a classic mistake. …

Edward Snowden is campaigning against the world’s largest biometric ID programme

American whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency employee Edward Snowden has joined the campaign against Aadhaar, India’s 12-digit unique identification number programme that has been under fire for its security and privacy systems.<p>On Sunday, Jan. 21, Snowden backed KC Verma, former …

Surveillance

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple Price Drops Follow Routine Pattern

The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a notable price dip across the board. According to OnChainFX, bitcoin sold for around $10,709 on Monday …

Top 10 tips for swimming with Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch loves getting wet (provided you own a Series 2 or 3). But when you start a swimming workout, the waterproof mode kicks in automatically, which means the Apple Watch touchscreen stops working. So how are you supposed to use it?<p>Swimming with Apple Watch certainly takes a bit of …

Top Non-Bitcoin Altcoins for Your Portfolio in 2018 | Investopedia

Though investors are sharply divided about the viability of cryptocurrencies over the long term, there is no denying that some savvy individuals were …

Cryptocurrency

A New Jersey suburb wants to fine you $200 for driving through during rush hour

<b>(CNN) —</b> A New Jersey suburb is getting tired of out-of-towners using navigation apps that send them through its narrow side streets on their way to and from the George Washington Bridge.<p>Its solution? Hitting nonresidents with a $200 fine during rush hour.<p>The borough of Leonia, just west of New York …

CNN

Bitcoin currency operators slapped with lawsuits alleging fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says three separate cryptocurrency-related companies defrauded customers.<p>If that Bitcoin investment company's claims seem too good to be true, maybe they are.<p>The U.S. government regulator in charge of futures markets, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission …

Here’s How Much the Average American Collects in Social Security at Age 62, 66, and 70

Retirement planning is hard if you don't know how much you'll get in Social Security benefits.<p>Are you financially prepared for retirement? Probably …

5 crucial questions a financial planner asks clients before they even consider retirement

I recently read that many Americans spend more time researching their next car purchase than planning for retirement. At O'Brien Wealth Partners, we talk frequently with our clients about issues of "retirement readiness." Often these discussions focus on the more quantifiable aspects of retirement …

Retirement

Meet Ripple, the Currency That's Running Laps Around Bitcoin

The price of the digital currency XRP, also called Ripple, surged 50% on Friday, pushing its market valuation to a record $85 billion, second only to bitcoin among crypto-assets.<p>The sharp one-day move, which brought the price of XRP to $2.17, is the latest outsized swell for virtual currencies in a …

Cryptocurrency

What the heck is Ripple? A brief look at the hottest cryptocurrency of the moment.

Move over ethereum and litecoin — ripple is suddenly the hot new cryptocurrency.<p>But ripple is different. It can't be mined. It can't be used to go …

Bitcoin

Japan's FSA approves 11 companies as operators of crypto-currency exchanges

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Financial Services Agency said on Friday it has approved 11 companies as operators of cryptocurrency exchanges, in a move that sets the country apart from its neighbors which are tightening their grip on virtual money.<p>The Japanese government recognized bitcoin as legal …

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

Computer Hardware

Elon Musk presents his vision for colonizing Mars by 2024

Elon Musk unveiled exciting changes to his vision of establishing a colony on Mars, and surprised us with a plan to use rockets to transport people …

Why Bitcoin and Ethereum will soon be everywhere (for reals)

Airbnb also challenges the status quo to provide worldwide accommodations for its users. Not only has it reinvented the way people think about traveling, but it’s been an absolute game-changer when it comes to bringing more money into various communities.<p>Currently, initiatives like Open Money are …

Cryptocurrency

Hacking a computer through DNA is now a reality, researchers claim

Sci-fi becomes reality as University of Washington lab uses strands of DNA to hack into a computer, but experts say there’s no cause for concern<p>Researchers from the University of Washington say they have successfully hacked into a computer using custom strands of DNA for the first time.<p>Akin to …

Genetics

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of …

Elon Musk

Explainer: how internet routers work and why you should keep them secure

Most of us would be bereft without Wi-Fi but give a little thought to the technology that beams us the internet.<p>The device we pay so little attention …

Wi-Fi

3 Best Tax Avoidance Strategies

Want to reduce your tax bill without breaking the rules? Try one or more of these tax avoidance strategies.<p>Tax avoidance and tax evasion are not the …

3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

Why start collecting Social Security benefits at 62? Well, you might want to, you might need to, and it can be a wash, anyway. Learn about these and …

Retirement

Egypt 'worse off on every indicator' since 2013 coup

After a revolution and a military coup, Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years, analysts say.<p>Four years ago today, Egypt witnessed the overthrow of its first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in a military coup.<p>The Muslim Brotherhood member had been in office for …

Coptic Christians killed in Minya bus attack

At least 28 Coptic Christians have been killed and dozens more wounded by armed men who attacked them while they were travelling to a monastery in Egypt's Minya province.<p>The Christians were headed on Friday to the Saint Samuel Monastery, located outside Minya city, about 220km south of the capital …

Extremism

3 Smart Roth IRA Moves

Your Roth IRA can play an incredibly important part of your overall retirement plan. By following these three moves with yours, you can potentially …

The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Own Smart Home In 2017

What does life imply? It’s a question that has bothered scientists since the beginning of time. Is it the existence of a certain intelligence or autonomy, a consciousness, or something more? Does it require the inclusion of an entity higher than is currently measurable by scientific systems, a …

How-To's

Here's How to Become a Millionaire on $56,000 a Year

You don't need to bring in the big bucks to end up a millionaire. Here's how to do it on an average salary.<p>When many of us think of millionaires, we …

10 Growth Investing Tips From Master Investors

Their wisdom can help you earn a fortune.<p>A successful growth investor can generate enormous wealth in the stock market. To help you in this regard, …

The most important thing Warren Buffett said Saturday

Buffett's view on dividends suggests he's getting much more comfortable with Berkshire being just too big for its own good.<p><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s pile of cash is so large that Warren Buffett is willing to go so far as pay a dividend if he feels it's the right thing to do.<p>At the annual shareholders …

There's an incredibly risky new way to bet on stocks

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the two new ETFs on Tuesday.<p>The ForceShares Daily 4X US Market Futures Long Fund (ticker: UP) is designed to deliver four times the return of the S&P 500, while the ForceShares Daily 4X US Market Futures Short Fund (DOWN) will return four times the …

Investing

3 IT Stocks to Buy Now

Although massive in size, Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon remain some of the top IT stocks for long-term investors today.<p>In case you missed it, …

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Elon Musk thinks his robot software can make Tesla Inc. worth as much as Apple Inc. He has the chance to prove it very soon.<p>In three different …

Tesla