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A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

My Best Advice For Millennials Right Now

The stock market is very expensive now, don't invest blindly.<p>Max out your retirement plan contribution, but put the money somewhere safe for now - …

2 Cheap Stocks That Could Make Your Grandkids Rich

Here are two stocks you can buy and hold for decades.<p>The stock market has come off its all-time highs, but many stocks are still historically …

Cryptocurrency

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

Language Learning

Goldman Sachs has identified the stocks poised to crush the market thanks to tax cuts

Since the passage of Republicans' tax law, Goldman Sachs has been on a dogged quest to identify the areas of the stock market set to benefit most.<p>It's a more difficult task than it seems. After all, with the overall corporate tax rate lowered to such a degree, every company should theoretically be …

Markets

Can Cardano Replace Bitcoin and Ethereum?

The market's fifth-largest cryptocurrency is built on a third-generation blockchain.<p>The cryptocurrencies bitcoin, ether, and Ripple have attracted …

5 Words That Could Mean Billions of Dollars for Marijuana Stocks

A lot of money is riding on when recreational marijuana is legalized in Canada.<p>You've heard the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. …

A Blueprint To Building Wealth - The 4 Deadly Sins Of D.I.Y. Investors

Investor psychology prevents a lot of do-it-yourself investors from performing well in their investing endeavors.<p>A dividend growth strategy can be …

9 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy on the Dip

The market has experienced a meaningful rotation in recent months thanks to a combination of accelerating economic growth, corporate tax cuts and …

The Periodic Table of Blockchain

<i>Dr. Pavel Kravchenko holds a PhD in technical sciences and is the founder of Distributed Lab.</i><p>For many years, people used to believe that the Earth …

Blockchain

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

Bitcoin Will Fall To $1,000

Bitcoin has already dropped 50% from its high just a few short weeks ago, it will continue to drop.<p>The Bitcoin crash will bring down all …

If I Could Buy Only 1 Stock, This Would Be It

This one company truly has it all.<p>We Fools are huge fans of diversification and would never advocate putting all of your capital behind just one …

3 Great Stocks Under $10

Looking for stocks with low share prices? There aren't many worth your attention, with the possible exception of CEMEX, Cleveland-Cliffs, and Calumet …

7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Stock Markets

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

Renewable Energy

The average investor is making a classic mistake as the Dow marches to 30,000

Mom and pop are making a classic mistake in investing at this time. The purpose of this article is to show the average investor that there is a better way.<p>The mistake is being made as Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% marches to 30,000 and bitcoin BTCUSD, -21.11% falls to $10,000 and …

Michael Lewis says this book is the best ever written on stock trading

Wondering what you can read to become a better investor? Author Michael Lewis — who has chronicled the financial crisis and many traders’ undoing in …

Investing

1 GOP Tax Change You Can Use on Your 2017 Tax Return

A change to the medical expense deduction is retroactive to 2017.<p>The majority of changes coming from the recently passed GOP tax reform bill won't go …

Retirement

Facebook is trying to prove it's not a media company by dropping the guillotine on a bunch of media companies

Despite all the reports of fake news, fake Russian ads, and the overall abuse of its platform, Facebook has repeatedly refused to admit it's a media company.<p>Yes, it distributes content. Yes, it runs ads against that content. And yes, it even produces its own shows and other media. But Facebook …

Media Industry

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

Which Cryptocurrencies Will Survive A Crash In The Markets? | Investopedia

As valuations reach new highs, the mood in cryptocurrency markets is increasingly being compared to the craze for dotcom companies at the turn of the …

Cryptocurrency

Your 2018 Guide to Investing in Marijuana Stocks

What you really need to know about buying marijuana stocks this year.<p>It's no exaggeration: 2018 should be the biggest year ever for marijuana …

Cannabis

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

My 3 Top Growth Stocks for 2018

These three stocks are set to outperform in 2018 and beyond.<p>Welcome to the fifth year of my New Year's prognostications. Now that we're officially …

Investing