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How to Have a Conversation About Money (Without Making It Awkward)

Freelancers and full-timers alike often hate to talk about money. We’d much rather fiddle with optimization funnels or simply work extra hours if it …

Free Radicals: Don't Follow your Passion, Cultivate it

<i>“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”</i><br>— Seneca<p>We’ve entered a new phase of self-invention.<p>Thanks in large part to technology and …

Stop Being a Control Freak. Why You Need to Embrace the Chaos

There's a lot you can control in life, but how you handle random events will determine your success--and your happiness.<p>October's a big month around here.<p>It was 25 years ago that I met my wife. She'd decided to dump my roommate--who she'd been dating--and wanted to drop off some of the loser's …

Exploding Fuel Tankers Driving U.S. Army to Solar Power

The U.S. Army is spending billions of dollars shifting toward solar energy, recycled water and better-insulated tents. The effort isn’t about saving …

Learn to Code by Breaking Someone Else's Code

One of the best techniques to learn to code is to reverse engineer existing code. Code training company Treehouse explains how to "break" code to …

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

"Have confidence!" is one of the most essential pieces of advice you'll receive in life that makes no sense if you've never done it. You know what …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Practical Happiness Advice That Works

<i>“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”</i> <b><br>Buddha</b><p><i>“The best way to capture moments is to pay</i> …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Millionaire?

While only 12 percent of all Americans are millionaires, 100 percent of small-business owners actually want to be one. And with just 20 percent of …

All Of The Confusion Over Tapering QE May Have Been Because The Fed Was Looking At Inaccurate Jobs Data

However, a new paper by Johns Hopkins economist Jonathan Wright has sparked a lot of chatter about how the seasonal adjustments used by the BLS in the report have become seriously distorted in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, causing the agency to systematically overestimate job creation …

Tough times with algorithmic trading?: How systematic traders have under-performed during the past several years

During the past couple of years (2012 and 2013) we have seen some significant changes in the market that have made many previously profitable …

How the Average Investor Can Beat Billion-Dollar Hedge Funds

History has shown that in both warfare and investing, size is often a double-edged sword.<p>When large countries go to war against countries that are …

Five Best Personal Project Management Tools

When your to-do list becomes a monster, and an item next to a checkbox will actually take a long time and multiple people to complete, you need more …

The 22 Most Important Stock Market Charts In The World

Top portfolio managers, strategists, analysts, and economists sent us what they deem the most important charts in the world.<p>We received over 100 fascinating charts, and 22 of them were focused on the stock market.<p>Here's what Wall Street is saying about stocks:<p><b>Click here to see the rest of Wall</b> …

Markets

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Whales

The typical American family makes less than it did in 1989

By Neil Irwin<p>The Census Bureau is out with the annual report on incomes and poverty. And while you might think that after years of stagnant incomes and elevated poverty rates, we would be inured to the depressing facts contained therein, it still somehow has the power to shock.<p>For my money, the …

These 27 Napkin Sketches Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Money

Richards knows a thing or two about the subject.<p>Within a few years of purchasing his dream home in 2003, the housing crisis threw him into a downward spiral of debt. He lost his home and found himself living in his in-laws' basement while he and his wife scrambled to stabilize their finances.<p>"The …

Personal Finance

7 Things Fear has Stolen from You

<i>Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid;<br>courage means you don’t let fear stop you.</i><p>Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Don’t ever …

Global Equity Funds Record Biggest Inflows Since 2005

Global equity funds attracted the largest inflows since at least 2005 in the week ended Sept. 18 as investors piled into stocks before the Federal …