Oliver Steiner

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On Writing Software Well

I’ve begun a new YouTube series called On Writing Software Well where I explore the real Basecamp codebase in search of interesting programming …

Programming

Ten Reasons Why I Don't Like Golang

Go uses capitalization to determine identifier visibility. Those that start with a lower case letter are package-private, and those that start with a …

Microservices

5 Dirt-Cheap Index Funds That Invest in Dividend Stocks

Dividend investors typically rely on their regular income payments to either pay the bills or grow their nest eggs via reinvestment. Either way, it’s …

Investing

3 podcasts that could make you better with money

"Your personal finance is so much more than what's in your bank account — it's what you feel about money," says Meghaan Lurtz, president-elect of the Financial Therapy Association.<p>Some podcasts may help listeners feel more confident with their money, which can enable them to make smart, proactive …

Personal Finance

Buffett explains how to invest in stocks when inflation spikes

Warren Buffett has always been a firm believer that staying invested in stocks is the only course.<p>If anything, Buffett, the chairman and CEO of …

Investing

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

Clojure Tutorial

Learning to work on existing codebases.

Working with legacy code is probably the most common part of a developer’s job in the software industry. Unless you’re only going to work in super …

Zach Galifianakis

Mark Notation

<i>Objective Markup Notation</i>, abbreviated as Mark Notation or just <b>Mark</b>, is a new unified notation for both object and markup data. The notation is a …

JavaScript

Use this checklist if you’re doing your taxes yourself

<b>If you’re planning to file your own tax returns this year, you’re in good company. Approximately 33% of Americans file their own taxes each year.</b><p>As …

Retirement

4 personal finance rules you should know by heart

These are four of the most important things you can do to live a financially healthy life.<p>There are tons of personal finance tips, tricks, and rules that can greatly improve your financial well-being. However, some are more important than others. Here are four personal finance rules in particular …

Personal Finance

Equifax extends deadline for free credit freezes through June 30

Equifax has extended its offer of free credit freezes through June 30. Equifax made freezes free late last year in the wake of a data breach that compromised personal data on about 145 million U.S. consumers.<p>The offer was set to expire on Wednesday.<p>If you’re looking to keep your credit data from …

Identity Theft

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

Personal Finance

4 Tax Breaks for High-Income Households

If you're fortunate enough to belong to a high-income household, you'll definitely want to look into these tax breaks.<p>Of the many tax deductions and …

Retirement

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market continues to break new highs, which is very good for retirees, not so much for younger investors or anyone who needs to put new …

Investing

Opinion: Paying off your mortgage could be the smartest investment of 2018

What’s the best investment you can make in 2018? Three considerations—taxes, risk and the economic cycle—point to one conclusion: Paying down debt …

What's the Deadline to File Taxes in 2018?

Here's when your 2017 return is due. Pay attention!<p>Taxes have certainly been hogging the news lately, especially in light of the recent changes that …

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Data Science

How Much Do You Need to Save to Retire on Time and Send Your Kids to College?

See if you're in one of the lowest-cost states or if you should think about moving to one.<p>Most of us aren't independently wealthy, so we need to be …

Have you heard of the 4% rule? Most Americans haven't

We all know we're supposed to save a decent chunk of money for retirement so we have the ability to live comfortably once we stop working. But how much savings is enough?<p>One good way to know is to see how your balance looks and figure out how much yearly income it can give you under what's known as …

Retirement

An AI for AI: New Algorithm Poised to Fuel Scientific Discovery

Deep learning is performing wonders, automating everything from driving to recognizing speech to composing music. Now, it’s poised to fire up …

Deep Learning

3 Ways to Deal With a Huge Tax Bill

If you owe the IRS a scary amount, you have a few different options for resolving your debt.<p>The IRS may be the most frightening creditor a person can …

What are Microservices and Can this Architecture Improve Your Application Development?

The software products we use every day for both business and leisure are going through a quiet transition behind the scenes. A decade ago, it was the …

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing

Make sure you understand the tax issues associated with LLCs before you dive into your next business venture.<p>You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one …

Everything Freelancers Need to Know About Their Big New Tax Break

They're in line for a new 20% deduction.<p>It’s not easy making your way in the gig economy. But the new tax law should take out some of the sting.<p>The …

Semantic Web and Semantic Technology Trends in 2018

There have been some exciting developments of late in the Semantic Web and Technology space. Semantic Technology trends in 2018 will continue to …

5 surprisingly simple investing rules that real people say will help preserve your wealth for your entire life

The baby boomer generation is starting to approach retirement.<p>And with that, they are getting into the retirement mindset.<p>In a recent report, investment management firm Capital Group shared its "Wisdom of Experience" survey, which looked at the changing dynamics for boomer investors, aged 53 to 71, …

Retirement

25 days of Clojure

For the past couple of years, I have tried to learn and evaluate one new programming language each year. One nice way I've found is by solving the …

This one weird trick lets blue states avoid Trump’s tax hike

It could give middle-class families a tax cut, too!<p>Now that the Republican tax reform bill is officially law, blue states are scrambling to figure out ways around one of the law’s few actual tax increases: its new limit on deducting state and local taxes.<p>Under current law, taxpayers not claiming …

A new era in IT architectures

This year microservices, containers, and cloud were extremely prevalent. In June, a survey conducted by Evans Data Corp revealed that almost half of …