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5 New Rules for Today’s Designers and Creatives

There are certain truths that many people in the industry cling to like a child hugging a blanket. These are “rules” that were learned during college …

Cannes Lions

10 Financial Tips for New High School Graduates

When you graduate from high school, you have a variety of options available to you. You may be planning on going on to college in the fall or you may …

Personal Finance

11 Tips for Working Remotely While Traveling

Working from outside of the office, whether it's from home or while you're on the go, can be a key opportunity to figure out your work habits and …

Google Hangout

National Donut Day: Where You Can Go to Get a Free Donut

Updated for National Donut Day 2016<p>National Donut Day, or National "Doughnut" Day, was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor those who …

Are American Malls Dead?

My first retail job in 1983 was at a RadioShack store in a small Indiana town. We had no POS system or any other technology to help us outside of the …

eCommerce

Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day?

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of …

History

Generation Z Retail Shopping Behaviors

For awhile now, all we have heard about is Millennials and their desires in a retail store. And this is important, after all, Millennials make up the …

Millennials

The Most Important Things to Know About Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Balance transfers can be a great way to pay off your debt at a lower interest rate. But, before you apply for a balance transfer credit card, make …

Personal Finance

Top Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Boss

You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, …

This Simple Rule of Thumb Will Triple Your Money

Some of the most important math skills you need, it turns out, are the basic ones you learned in fourth grade. Simple double-digit multiplication and …

Money

Why You Should Stay the Course in Your Financial Choices

Do you let the economy influence your financial choices – particularly within your retirement accounts and other long-term accounts?<p>Maybe you …

Finance

Never Confuse These Two Retirement Rules of Thumb

How much money will you need in retirement? Two popular rules of thumb outline the answer.<p>The "Multiply by 25" rule and the "4 Percent" rule are …

Retirement Planning

Benefits of Living and Working in a Small Town

Here's an unusual money-saving strategy: move to a small town.<p>Everyone knows New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles carry high …

Cities

Going to Work Costs Money - How Much?

You think you know how much you earn. You make $35,000 or $50,000 or $75,000 or $95,000 a year, plus a 3 percent retirement match.<p>You've even …

Retirement

4 Negative Ideas About Money We Need to Rethink

Our society has plenty of clichés, images, and ideas about money that are detrimental to our financial well-being.<p>Here is a rundown of four of the …

Happiness

Want More from Your Money? Start Investing

Whether you're approaching retirement age, just starting out on your own, or somewhere in the middle, you've begun to think about your financial …

Investing

Is Value Investing Replacing Socially Responsible Investing?

While the contemporary practices of Socially Responsible Investing go back to divestment from South Africa and beyond, another trend is well underway …

How Does Actively Managed Investing Stack up to Index Funds?

Active investing is like betting on who will win the Super Bowl, while passive investing would be like owning the entire NFL, and thus collecting …

Investing

Terrorism Insurance: What Is It And Do You Really Need It?

Terrorism Insurance is something we hear more and more about these days. Chances are, before the terrorist attacks of 9/11, you had never heard of …

Insurance

Ever Wonder Why Competitions Are Void in Quebec? Here's the Answer

• Follow strict guidelines about the contents of the sweepstakes rules.<br>• Allow the Quebec government to determine if the sweepstakes may be changed or …

Quebec

Three Trade Deals Investors Should Watch

President Donald Trump has promised to overhaul the nation’s trade policy and pull out of free trade agreements as part of his America First policy. …

Economics

10 Life Lessons From Losing $6,537 on a Failed Business

<b>3. Focus on Your Strengths, Ignore the Rest.</b><p>You won’t go very far in business if you're relying on a skill that's not very strong or when you're …

Entrepreneurship

Here's What the New Investment Fiduciary Rule Means for You

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher attorney Eugene Scalia—son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia—has represented business groups in the fight to …

Finance

Should Restaurants Offer Employee Health Insurance?

The loudest voice from the restaurant industry is undoubtedly the National Restaurant Association (sometimes referred to as the other NRA) has been a …

Health Care

Best Credit Cards for People With Fair Credit

Since the goal for this card is to build your credit, all your timely payments made will be reported to the three credit bureaus and by so doing, …

Personal Finance

Free Stuff for Military Members and Veterans on Memorial Day

<b>Updated for Memorial Day 2017</b><p>If you're a military member or veteran, you'll find that there are several restaurants and companies out there that want …

Veterans Day

Which State Has the Highest Income Taxes?

Ever wonder how your state's income tax rates compare to other states? You'll find some of the highest rates in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New …

Equality

7 Must-Have Apps for Managing Your Credit

Smartphones make life so much easier. Entertainment and productivity apps get a lot of buzz and financial apps don’t get nearly enough shine. If …

Top 10 Ways to Make Home Buyers Hate Your House

Selling a Home? Avoid these Home Buyer Turnoffs Are you selling a home? Did you know that even though home buyers are all looking for something …

Home Improvement

Will Carrying A Higher Auto Insurance Deductible Save Me Money?

You may have heard in the past that a good way to reduce your insurance premium is to carry a higher deductible (the amount you pay in case of a …