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Increasing Retirement Savings Should Top Boomers' List

According to Capital One Investing’s Financial Freedom survey, while most Baby Boomers know the importance of saving for retirement, building their nest egg is not at the top of their list. The survey found that only 16% named increasing their retirement savings as their top priority in 2016 and …

Retirement

Know your cycles - a guide to Kiwisaver investing when interest rates are low

Stuart Williams, head of equities at Nikko Asset Management says lower expected returns may prompt some to contribute more to KiwiSaver.<p>Cyclists know …

10 Simple Edits That'll Instantly Improve Any Piece of Writing

Check out these 10 simple editing tips that'll help you transform dull copy into persuasive, actionable content.

Marketing

This Upstart Gives Intuit a Run for the Money in Cloud Accounting

Intuit is racing to convert its existing small-business customers to using cloud editions of its accounting applications. Xero, a fast-growing cloud …

Wall Street's getting crushed by a form of financial engineering you've probably never heard of

On August 6, billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman took the unusual step of dialing into an earnings call for one of his fund's holdings and asking a question.<p>It was a second-quarter earnings call for SunEdison, a solar-energy company that went public in 1995. At the time, Omega was the …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

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The super-rich are taking us for a ride: The obscene concentration of wealth at the top

A nauseating new IRS report reveals just how much money the top one-thousandth of the 1 percent is hoarding<p>Why are our seniors paying higher taxes on their social security benefits than billionaires pay on stocks?<p>The IRS released a new report that reveals the staggering amount of money that the top …

There's an incredibly simple way to find the lyrics to any song you're listening to on Spotify

There's a way to see the lyrics for any song you're listening to right on Spotify, without ever having to open a browser to Google song lyrics. It takes only a couple clicks.<p>Just make sure you're using Spotify on your desktop, as opposed to your phone or tablet.<p>Spotify recently partnered with a …

Music

Swiss central bank defends franc move despite turbulence

"This was not an easy decision... (but) we are convinced it is the right one," Swiss central bank chief Thomas Jordan said in an interview published in Swiss dailies Le Temps and NZZ on Saturday.<p>The head of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has faced widespread criticism both at home and abroad after …

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How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment