Pierre A. Douge

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A man paid off $100,000 in debt by doing these 5 simple things

Making a good salary, buying a home, and starting a family has long been a description of the American dream. Unfortunately, things such as student loan debt, mortgage payments, and living expenses can make that dream a nightmare.<p>That's what happened to Michael Hambrick, founder of The Ate Truths …

Personal Finance

The budget breakdown of a couple that makes $500,000 but only ends up saving $7,300

Americans of all income levels are falling short when it comes to putting money away. As money expert at Intuit Kimmie Greene tells CNBC Make It, …

Personal Finance

What Is the Difference between 'Call' and 'Put' Options?

Call and Put Options, Definitions and Examples<p>Descriptions of call and put options<p>Updated March 30, 2018<p>Call and put options are derivative …

Investing

Cyber consultants earn $150,000 a year working from home—here are 7 other high-paying remote jobs

With major companies like IBM, Aetna and Yahoo calling their remote workers back in the office, the idea of finding a well-paying, stay-at-home job …

Employment

15 Budget Apps That Are Basically a Financial Adviser in Your Phone

Budgeting was once the stuff of meticulously detailed spreadsheets and carefully organized notebooks. But technology has come, conquered, and …

Apps

How Much Should I Have In My 401k At 50?

Art by Colleen Kong at KongSavage.com<p>Summary: The above average 50 year old who cares about their retirement should have at least $500,000 in their …

Retirement

The rise of Patreon – the website that makes Jordan Peterson $80k a month

In five years, online membership service Patreon has attracted two million patrons supporting 100,000 ‘creators’ to the tune of $350m – including nearly $1m a year for rightwing psychologist Jordan Peterson. So what’s the secret of its success?<p>The internet has transformed creative industries. …

Jordan Peterson

How to delete your Google history

You can delete some of it, or you can delete all of it.<p>Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy …

Maps

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

Spotify stock plunges after reporting earnings for the first time

Spotify shares fell nearly 8 percent in extended trading Wednesday when it reported its first quarterly earnings as a public company and gave a …

Apple Music

How To Build A Culture Of Innovation And Turn Every Employee into an Innovation Powerhouse

Nothing will propel a company further than a culture of innovation: an atmosphere that inspires employees, every hour they’re at work, to seek out innovative opportunities. I make establishing such a mindset a priority as a company culture consultant working on culture change.<p>Here’s why: Although …

Innovation

Fort Lauderdale is Booming: Here's Why

Fort Lauderdale is booming with development. It’s become a city of choice for savvy investors both commercial and residential. Once known as the mecca for spring break and teenage beach movies. Think, <i>Where The Boys Are</i> with Connie Frances and <i>Girl Happy</i> starring Elvis Presley. Fort Lauderdale has …

Real Estate

Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigation

In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is losing local business.<p>On April 21, the women were told by owners and …

African-American News

Only 8% of Americans Are Making This Smart Retirement Move

It's shocking how few Americans take advantage of this.<p>The IRS recently released Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) data for the 2015 tax year, …

Retirement

Who Needs Malware? How Adversaries Use Fileless Attacks to Evade Your Security

Learn how fileless techniques work and why they present such a complex challenge<p>The arms race between cybersecurity vendors and determined …

Cybersecurity

These 8 books are required reading for anyone who wants to change the world with tech

"Changing the world," the rallying cry of the technology industry, sounds like a concept bursting with optimism. But in reality, it's …

Humanism

Lynching memorial leaves some quietly seething: 'Let sleeping dogs lie'

The brutal new memorial to the south’s dark side has left some in Alabama frustrated and angry at its insistence on confronting the past<p>Black men were lynched for “standing around”, for “annoying white girls”, for failing to call a policeman “mister”. Those are just a few of the horrific stories on …

Black History

Free things on Craigslist everyone should be taking advantage of

If you search for '(your city) free stuff' on Craigslist, you're likely to get hundreds of posts every day made by people trying to get rid of things. More specific searches for electronics, furniture, toys and more will yield even more results. That's pretty enticing for frugal DIYers who like to …

Craigslist

96% of Americans are not taking advantage of this Social Security benefit

Boosting your monthly Social Security check is easier than you may think.<p>One of the biggest advantages of the Social Security program is its flexibility. You can start claiming retirement benefits as early as age 62, or you can wait and receive fatter checks each month.<p>The amount you'll receive in …

Retirement

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Weight Loss

You're Doubling The Glycemic Index Of A Sweet Potato When You Bake It

But there's actually something you can do about it, and it involves your microwave.<p>A baked sweet potato is one of those rare things in life that’s both good for you and intensely satisfying, kind of like watching multi-episode TV crime dramas. In terms of nutrition, a baked sweet potato is high in …

Healthy Eating

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

Microsoft created tens of thousands of millionaires after going public. Can these three stocks do the same?<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has …

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Productivity

F-Droid v1.1 update brings full-screen app screenshots, search results sorting, privacy preferences, and more

F-Droid, the most popular open-source app store, got a rather significant facelift last May and was further refined with the release of v1.0 in …

Hacking it: a peek into the life of a cybersecurity professional

The 2017 news cycle was inundated with headlines about high-profile, large-scale data breaches. In their wake, millions of Americans were left wondering if their sensitive information—social security numbers and credit card details—had been compromised.<p>The apparent uptick in breaches is …

Cybersecurity

3 Reasons I'm Paying My Mortgage Off Early Even Though It Doesn't Make Financial Sense

The math isn't the only thing that matters when it comes to money.<p>Paying off your mortgage early really doesn't make financial sense. Your mortgage …

Personal Finance

The 9 Travel Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew All Along

Already taking a trip or just planning your next one? These tips will help you save time, money and sanity.<p>Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much …

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 …

An Emerging Cryptocurrency May See Its Price Dust Bitcoin's Growth in 2018

Finder's March Cryptocurrency Predictions Survey has arrived, featuring bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and even Dogecoin (DOGE).<p>In short, it shows …