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This 15-Minute Task Could Boost Your Paycheck by $200 a Month. Here's How to Do It

The IRS just unveiled a useful new calculator.<p>December’s tax cut means millions of Americans will owe less money when they file their 2018 tax …

Retirement

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Industries with heavy supply chains face major problems. Blockchain tech might be the answer

Supply chains are what make the world go round.<p>The food you buy at a grocery store was carried through a supply chain. Same with the products at your local corner store, and the clothes you buy in the mall. A supply chain is nothing more than the process of carrying goods from manufacturer or …

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

Brad Pitt

I studied millionaires for 5 years and realized most peoples' success comes down to an overlooked factor

Some of the most successful people in the world owe their success to the partnerships they forged.<p>In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of whom were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>According to my …

Self-improvement

14 things successful people do in the first week of a new job

For all those newbs hanging their coats on a new office chair, that means it's time to get to work.<p>"The first three months of any new job are an extension of the interview process," says Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume. "From the first day, you need to be on your game."<p>Here's …

Employment

How to Day Trade the Dead Cat Bounce Strategy

A stock just gapped down more than 5% on the open, relative to the prior closing price, and is continuing to fall. Soon the stock is down 8%, but …

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

A slowdown in the trucking industry is the latest warning sign for the US economy

Have been trapped on the West Coast for the last week. Freight has slowed to a crawl, with way too much time on the loads, and the truck stops are filling up too early in the day. I had to pay for a parking place in Castaic, CA, night before last because the Pilot was full at 4:30 in the afternoon. …

Trucking

An introduction to purchasing best practices

So…you’re in charge of the purchasing at your firm. You might be a purchaser, general manager, procurement officer or, in some cases, the owner of …

Better Procurement Means Sustainable Procurement | Blog | BSR

<i>This blog first appeared on Procurement Leaders and is part of a series of guest blogs for that publication.</i><p>Happy January, everyone. I’ve got good …

Energy
West Africa

Unlocking the Hidden Green Value in Mobile Devices

A good reverse logistics program offers mobile device retailers and OEMs a world of opportunity.

Manufacturing

The path to supply chain transparency

Article<p>The path to supply chain transparency A practical guide to defining, understanding, and building supply chain transparency in a global …

<b>Global companies are wasting more than $30 billion (£20 billion) a year because they do not share information about suppliers, according to business</b> …

Find Your SRM "Edge" With These Expert Insights

Brad Carlson is an industry-recognized supplier relationship management (SRM) master, most identified by his strengths in building strong internal …

Management

Diving into Data: A Lean Six Sigma Journey

Six Sigma helps electronic products company Jabil run like a lean, green manufacturing machine.<p>More to the Story:<p>Supply chain has welcomed big data …

Project Management

FAA seeking drone rules favorable to commercial operators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is readying rules largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones for commercial purposes, according to a federal analysis, potentially leading to the widespread flights by unmanned aircraft performing aerial photography, crop monitoring, inspections of …

Unmanned Aircraft

Top 6 Reasons Why Procurement Fails in Many Organizations

Procurement is not immune to failure. As practitioners, we know that Procurement is a valuable function. However, there are reasons why it fails to …

Meet Greenrail, The Startup That Will Make Train Travel Even More Sustainable

There’s a lot of talk about sustainable mobility nowadays, often in relation to a more environmentally friendly use of cars, or to its reduction in favor of other means of transportation. Trains, for instance. As conventional wisdom has it, travelling by train is a “green” option. Not everyone …

Trains

How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine

Highest quality. Lowest cost. On-time delivery. That's how companies typically view an effective supply chain.<p>But what if that thinking was replaced …

14 Meaningless Phrases That Will Make You Sound Like A Stock-Market Wizard

A handful of analysts speak English. But the vast majority don't.<p>Rather, they speak a language unique to the investment business.<p>This language consists of market phrases that sound intelligent but don't mean anything.<p>The phrases don't <i>sound</i> like they don't mean anything, of course. On the contrary, …

Stock Markets

Top 3 Entrepreneurship Lessons From Hedge Fund Billionaire Ray Dalio

I spent nine years at Bridgewater Associates in an executive role working closely with Ray Dalio. As a result whenever I meet fellow entrepreneurs at conferences, business meetings, or social events, they are curious to know about Bridgewater Associates and Ray Dalio. I get very poignant questions …

Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet

It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the US Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the US dollar, first shot from the US Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving.<p>There’s been little official fanfare. But the dollar itself has spent its …

Great Depression

Check out Apple and IBM’s new enterprise iOS apps (Gallery)

After first announcing a major partnership earlier this year, Apple and IBM unveiled today a list of new enterprise apps focused on various industries including retail, government, banking, travel, and more. This is the first glimpse of what the collaboration between Apple and IBM actually looks …

Five Trends That Will Drive Data Storage in 2015

1 of 6<p>by Darryl K. Taft<p>2 of 6<p>Hyper-Scalability Will Be a Growing Priority<p>Increasing data storage server-by-server is no longer an option for IT …

How to Create Encrypted Zip or 7z Archives on Any Operating System

Zip files can be password-protected, but the standard Zip encryption scheme is extremely weak. If your operating system has a built-in way to encrypt …

Encryption

Meet the Robots Shipping Your Amazon Orders

Across the country, laborers are hard at work lifting 700-pound shelves full of multivolume encyclopedias, propane grills or garden gnomes and …

eCommerce

Automation That’s Worth the Weight

October 2014 | Case Studies | <b>DC Solutions</b><p>When dietary supplement company Nature's Way wanted to trim down excess distribution space, it embarked on a …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …