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You've probably been flossing all wrong — here's the right way to do it

Flossing: typically the dreaded "chore" that we promise our dentists that we do daily.<p>Whether the doing-it-daily part is a little white lie or if you are a dedicated cleaner, make sure that you are doing it the correct way.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Understanding Investor Behavior

When it comes to money and investing, we're not always as rational as we think we are – which is why there's a whole field of study that explains our …

25 Car-Selling Secrets Only Dealers Know

Get a mechanical inspection, make minor repairs and be prepared to negotiate.<p>Selling a car can be difficult. Without the proper knowledge, you could …

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

5 skills you should master if you want to be successful — no matter what your field

Nor is years of experience on the job.<p>That's because the most in-demand skills that employers crave are the elusive "soft skills"— the intangible but important qualities that enable you to work and interact with the people around you effectively.<p>These traits include leadership, self-awareness, …

Costco Returns $1.5 billion From Canada Tax-Free (COST) | Investopedia

Retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) made an SEC filing yesterday that stated the company was able to bring back $1.5 billion to the U.S. over two …

Brexit + deep uncertainty = Market chaos

In case you missed it, one of the foundations of the political world was thrown into disarray when U.K. voters made the momentous decision to leave the European Union.<p>Financial markets around the world promptly went bananas. Investors and businesses hate uncertainty. But that's what they have now. …

Here's How Brexit Will Hit the U.S. Economy

The key is how financial markets impact business and consumer confidence.<p><i>This article first appeared on Fortune.com.</i><p>The United Kingdom shocked the …

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How to Evaluate a Company's Balance Sheet

For stock investors, the balance sheet is an important consideration for investing in a company because it is a reflection of what the company owns …

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BUFFETT: This is the most important investment lesson in the world

Nearly a decade ago, Warren Buffett made a million-dollar bet: that by investing in a completely unmanaged, broad-market low-fee index fund, he could …

The Class of 2016 Will Graduate With an Average of $37,172 in Debt

Average student loan debt has increased with every class for more than a decade.<p>In terribly unsurprising news, student loan borrowers in the class of …

How I went from speech therapy to speaking in front of 100 people

There's going to be moments when you will meet that wall in your professional skills, if you're an artist or a designer or a writer  —  and there's going to be moments when you will meet that wall in your business.<p>The true test of anyone on this earth is not whether they can begin a journey, it's …

Why Do We Keep Buying Vehicles at Dealerships? – Feature

From the October 2015 issue<p>Two 20-somethings walked into a car dealership . . .<p>No, that really happened—this isn’t a setup for a joke. More than a quarter of the 16 million new-car purchases in the United States last year were made by that tech-savvy, marketing-averse group known as millennials, …

Last-minute filer? Check out these commonly overlooked tax-savers

I'm trying to teach my kids to be active and hard-working. There's no question that hard work pays off later. The problem is that being lazy pays off now. If I can encourage you in one thing: Don't be lazy when it comes to filing your tax return on time, although you're in good company if you …

Don’t Assume Index Funds Will Always Save You Money

Some index funds are expensive for the type of exposure they provide<p>Frugal investors often assume that index funds will save them money.<p>But that’s not always the case.<p>On average, index-tracking funds are indeed a lot cheaper than funds whose managers select individual securities. Among diversified …

Popular Money Advice That Is Actually Terrible

Don't fall for these money myths.<p>Your friends and family members are probably great resources to turn to if you have questions that relate to certain …

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How to Sound More Confident in Conversations

Whenever I interview subjects for stories, I always record the calls. In the beginning, when I’d play back these conversations, I would cringe almost …

3 New Warren Buffett Quotes You Can't Live Without

<i>Editors' pick: Originally published March 15.</i> <b><br>Berkshire Hathaway's</b> (BRK.A) (BRK.B) Warren Buffett is known for his straightforward and insightful …

This is how Taco Bell, Starbucks, and other fast-food chains are using mobile to boost order values

Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — also known as …

Warren Buffett explains why a good business is one 'your idiot nephew' could run

Brilliant and well-educated CEOs and managers sometimes become synonymous with their company.<p>Whether it's Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, or Jeff Bezos, it's hard to separate the man from the operation.<p>However, investing in a company simply based on its leadership might not be the best …

Tony Robbins’ 10 Tips for Living Rich

Master the strength within yourself so that you can conquer the outer world around you.<p>Over the past few decades, life and business strategist Tony …

A star Wall Street banker who breaks the mold reveals her 3 pieces of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

Harris is the vice chairman for global wealth management and a senior client advisor for Morgan Stanley.<p>A former mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets banker, she's landed some major deals over the years, including the initial public offerings of UPS and Martha Stewart Living. In …

Warren Buffett signals shares are undervalued in annual letter

Berkshire Hathaway released its annual shareholder letter this weekend, revealing that the company is still on the hunt for large deals. In the letter, Warren Buffett also signaled shares are undervalued.

'Billions' For The 99%: Catching Up On The Conniving World Of Fictional Finance

‘Billions’ is on repeat this week — the Showtime thriller will return with new episodes on Sunday, March 6 — which means there’s no better time than the present to catch up on what has transpired in the first half of the season.<p>So, to borrow some television-speak: Previously, on Billions… a …

Warren Buffett’s annual letter -- 7 things that will have everyone talking

Warren Buffett released his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) Saturday morning. Every year it is one of the most widely …

The Completely Absurd (and Infuriating) Reason CEOs Get Paid So Much

Options are confusing.<p>For years economists—not to mention everyday Americans hanging out on bar stools or on Twitter—have argued about why even …

Everything You Need to Know About Mutual Fund Fees

Your questions, answered.<p>Many mutual fund companies offer different types — or “classes” — of the same investment fund. Every share class has the …