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The Surprising Reasons You Pay More for Car Insurance

In high school, car insurance is cheaper if you get good grades. When you turn 25, your premium changes again. Car insurance companies assign rates …

Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1220000/1220236_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658237_d7da365a592b3bb7dcbb1dbb3f8a7346<p><b>As soon as Binod Upadhyay arrives at a destination he immediately turns round to check if the customer is pulling out a wallet or a mobile …

Mobile Payment Platform Minkasu Raises $1M Seed Round

It faces several formidable rivals, but Minkasu believes it has developed the easiest way to make mobile payments. The startup’s iOS and Android app stores encrypted credit card information, does not need passwords, and lets shoppers complete transactions with one click.<p>Minkasu, which means …

eCommerce

An Education in Personal Finance

Everyone needs an education in personal finance. It’s one critical subject missing from classroom curriculums. When the transition from childhood to adulthood begins, personal finance—money management, investment advice, understanding the merits of a 401K—becomes essential to our development.<p>The …

The secret of great product managers: Balancing the worlds of ‘techie’ and ‘fuzzy’

Microsoft created the “modern” role of product manager 25 years ago, and the job holds an aura of myth even today. Two-and-a-half decades later, the role of product manager is still misunderstood and ill-defined, and the most important qualities in a product manager are often overlooked. As a …

Cars And Trucks With The Highest Resale Values

We’ve long preached the gospel of maximizing the value of one’s automotive investment by choosing a vehicle that inherently delivers the lowest long-term ownership costs, including fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance and repair costs and depreciation. The latter is an often overlooked, …

Which compact cameras are worth buying?

Plenty of people have switched to smartphones for their photography needs, but that doesn't mean standalone cameras are dead just yet. Companies like Fuji, Canon and Olympus continue to make great DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras for photographers who are serious about their picture-taking. …

What President Obama’s immigration announcement means for tech companies and entrepreneurs

There were two clear winners in President Obama’s sweeping changes on immigration executive action last week: undocumented parents of U.S. citizens …

Verizon brings free movies and apps this Thanksgiving, even if you're not a customer

What do you call the day before Thanksgiving? It's usually just Wednesday, but Verizon wants November 26th this year to be known as a pseudo-holiday called "Connection Day." Yup, it <i>is</i> gimmicky, but at least we're getting free stuff out of it -- and who doesn't like free stuff, are we right? On …

Car dealer lingo dictionary is filled with gold balls and green peas

Every industry develops its own slang – mastering it brings people together as part of a group and makes communication harder for outsiders to understand. Given the less-than-sterling reputation that car salesmen have among many consumers, it should be no surprise that they also have their own …

How to Talk about Beer (without Sounding Like an Idiot)

Learn the important lingo and you'll be able to carry a conversation with any snob<p>In a perfect world, you’d be able to enjoy every beer you drink in peace: sip it, love it, and swap it for another cold one once it’s gone.<p><b>Related:</b> The Best Fall Beers<p>But it’s not that simple: These days, lots of guys …

Beer

Motorcycles legal in HOV lanes, but what about FasTrak?

Most Southern California motorcyclists know they are allowed to ride in HOV and carpool lanes.<p>But what about Los Angeles-area FasTrak toll lanes?<p>Do motorcyclists qualify for those lanes? Regardless of time of day? Are they required to have a transponder, as cars are? Do they have to pay the same …