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This Calculator Will Tell You Whether to Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement

It’s a frequently asked personal finance question: should I pay off my student loans or save for retirement? It’s possible to do both, but this …

Personal Finance

How to set up single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS devices

Apple’s new single sign-on feature can be a serious timesaver. Just sign in to your cable, satellite or internet TV accounts — like Dish, DirecTV, Sling TV, etc. — via your iPhone or Apple TV. Then you’ll be automatically logged in to any app that’s compatible with your service.<p>No more fumbling …

A Dividend Growth Portfolio To Grow Old With

I recently changed jobs, and it has afforded me two opportunities. First, by rolling my 401K over I have gained access to a decent amount of capital …

Squire makes software for barbershops

Squire, a company that launched last week at Y Combinator’s Summer ’16 Demo Day, makes software for barbershops. Not salons or beauty parlors or wherever else you get your hair cut… just barbershops.<p>So what makes a barbershop so unique that it warrants its own software platform? A few things.<p>First, …

Oracle CEO: It takes 80 sales calls to close a deal and we've automated 30% of them

Or can more companies model themselves after Atlassian or Slack and grow into big companies without a salesforce? These companies use self-service and automated processes to make sales online. No high-pressure tactics.<p>Oracle's salesforce is one of the biggest, baddest, and most legendary in the …

Salesforce

5 Finance Industry Leaders Share Best Practices for Improving the Customer Experience | LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog

When LinkedIn asked me to moderate a webcast called "How Wealth Managers Can Thrive Amidst Digital Disruption", my only worry was that an hour would …

GOLDMAN: Here are 15 great stocks with fat dividends and huge buyback plans

According to David Kostin at Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies will spend $2.2 trillion in excess cash in 2016, and 46% of that will be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends ($432 billion) or buybacks ($608 billion).<p>Additionally, the stocks of companies returning large amounts of cash to …

Investing

Morgan Stanley Picks 13 Stocks to Grow EPS 15% a Year for Three Years

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Morgan Stanley</b> (MS) updated its "Secular Growth Stocks" list, deleting 24 companies and adding 18 companies to the 36-stock …

Wall Street guru who has been nailing the interest-rate story just made a jarring prediction for 2016

In a client note on Thursday titled "Yanking down the yields," the interest-rates strategist projected that bond yields would be much lower than the markets expected because central banks including the Federal Reserve were reluctant to raise interest rates.<p>Major sees the benchmark US 10-year yield, …

Markets

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Financial Services

Local theaters beef up security

Moviegoers will be barred from bringing backpacks and packages to National Amusements Inc. cinemas and should be prepared to be searched on the way …

Thinking About Having an Affair? Read This First

If you're suffering in your relationship and feeling lonely, you may be tempted to reach out to someone outside of your marriage -- with or without the intention of having an affair.<p>Perhaps someone at work that is paying attention to you.<p>You may be tempted to look up an old Facebook friend or chat …

Marriage Counseling

A hedge fund billionaire says there are only 2 things you need to remember about investing

For example, the idea of being on the right side of a predominant trend — bring a concept like this into the Church of Value Investing and you may see the holy water begin to boil. And yet, it can work if applied correctly.<p>Here's PTJ on his own chosen trend indicator, the 200-day moving average, …

Investing

This Week in World War I, May 30-June 5, 1915

The Italian Front<p>Italian Alpine Troops Advancing in the Dolomites, 1917<p>In the spring of 1915, Italy was moving towards war. Originally part of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, Rome had opted for neutrality when the war broke out. The long standing rivalry with Austria-Hungary …

War

We Put 4 Stinky Feet ‘Cures’ to the Test

What makes your feet smell so eyes-wateringly pungent? And is there a home remedy that could actually give foot odor the boot?<p>“Stinkfoot,” as Frank Zappa famously described it, is an easy condition to acquire. Your body has some two million sweat glands, and about 250,000 of them are in your …

This startup has an algorithm that finds discount flight tickets 'hidden' on airline websites

Some of these flights can be priced 50% to 90% lower than those booked via a regular flight ticket, according to Lucie Bresova, the CFO of the Czech Republic-based Skypicker. Skypicker is a flight-booking app that blew our minds when Business Insider discovered it on a visit to Prague last …

Flying

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Flying

Skiing's Hottest Trend Is An Uphill Battle

<i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>Fitness is hot, as evidenced by the explosion of ”smart” workout bands, increasingly varied gym classes, and a massive proliferation of races of every sort. Combine the desire to get a better workout with a passion for skiing and you get the hottest current trend on snow, the …

The Million-Dollar Income Stream

<i>Four recipes for getting $40,000 a year for 25 years</i><p>What’s the cheapest way to have $1 million coming in for your retirement spending—say, $40,000 a year for a quarter of a century? I looked at four schemes, with price tags ranging from $546,000 to $742,000. I have one favorite. You might, …

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com</i>.<p>“Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the …

Talking the Cloud Business with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels

Amazon's cloud business may be the second-fastest-growing software company after Google.<p>In its relatively short eight-year life-span, there’s a lot we’ve come to know — and yet a lot more that we don’t — about Amazon Web Services.<p>When it launched in 2006, the idea of renting computing capacity on a …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

New apps bring speed reading to iOS

Time is a precious commodity, arguably the most precious. Reading is one of the best ways to spend that time, so it stands to reason you'd want to squeeze in as much of it as possible.<p>Earlier this year, a speed-reading technology called Spritz debuted for Android, promising to help you consume text …

Lemnos Labs launches $20 million fund to support early-stage hardware

San Francisco hardware incubator Lemnos Labs is looking to expand its portfolio of early-stage startups with a new $20 million venture capital fund …