Victor Boctor

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Will your expenses stay the same in retirement?

One of the trickiest things about saving for retirement is estimating your future living costs. After all, it's hard to predict the extent to which inflation will rear its ugly head and how lifestyle changes will cause your budget to shift.<p>Interestingly enough, 44% of workers aged 50 and over think …

Retirement

Tesla's Ridesharing Network Could be a Game-changer

Imagine that owning a Tesla could make <i>you</i> money. It turns out that Elon Musk laid out an exciting new vision for ridesharing back in 2016 as part of …

Tesla

Best Buy takes $350 off MacBook Air, entry-level model hits all-time low at $650

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Best Buy is currently taking <b>$300 off</b> Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air. Better yet, if you sign-up for Student Deals, you can save an</b> …

MacBook Air

​Anti-H-1B ads targeting foreign tech workers swamp San Francisco mass transit

The ads are part of the overall attempt to safeguard the interests of the American tech worker and strangulate the foreign worker H-1B visa, even …

Immigration

If You Drive a Gas-Powered Car, the End May Be in Sight

New lithium-ion batteries can solve the only real problem with driving electric. Your smartphone will be better too.<p>Lithium-ion batteries are going to get better--a whole lot better--over the next few years. As they do, the only real reason for driving a gas car will gradually disappear.<p>As an …

Electric Vehicles

The power of compounding: How your wealth snowball grows with time

Shares 372<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Retirement

How to build a SaaS with $0

Building products without spending thousands of dollars.<p>Last October I launched ipdata.co — an IP Geolocation API — and my first SaaS. My plan at the …

Cloud Computing

The first Tesla Model 3 reviews are coming in — and one thing stands out

We recently tested the Tesla Model 3, for a brief period — about three hours. Myself and Business Insider's senior transportation reporter Ben Zhang came way impressed. But we were impressed with the Model 3 as a car, not just a piece of advanced technology with four wheels.<p>We think this is …

iPhone X Beats Samsung Galaxy S9 in Benchmarking Tests

Early evaluations of Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9+ have ranked the S9 display and the S9+ camera above the iPhone X, but when it comes to performance, the iPhone X is still the clear winner.<p>In benchmark testing of the Samsung Galaxy S9 equipped with an Exynos 9810 chip, the iPhone X, and the …

Phones

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

Time Management

Top 10 Apple TV Remote Tips and Tricks

When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, it also included a new Siri Remote with the set-top box (although in some regions Apple kept the original name "Apple TV Remote" due to Siri not working in those territories).<p><i>Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.</i><p>The …

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

The first Tesla Model 3 reviews are coming in — and there's one thing everyone is talking about

Since the Tesla Model 3 launched in July and started its uneasy path as a mass-market vehicle, Tesla watchers have been carefully scrutinizing the vehicle's quality.<p>Last April, Reuters reported that Tesla skipped the "soft tooling" phase, which is a pre-production process that helps automakers work …

Energy storage leap could slash electric car charging times

Development of new material for supercapacitors has potential to raise range to that of petrol cars<p>Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars to be driven as far as petrol and diesel vehicles, and recharge in minutes rather than hours.<p>Teams …

Clean Energy

Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast

Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community. While in the past, Anchor was carving out a niche for itself in the short-form, social audio space, the new version – Anchor 3.0 – aims to be …

Apps

Tesla Model 3 reservation holders invited to order, cars to come in ‘about four weeks’

Some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have reserved the twice-delayed Tesla Model 3 sedan are being invited to order and configure their …

Mortgage rates are rising — Kevin O'Leary says follow these tips to buy a home that will appreciate

<b>Mortgage interest rates are on the rise</b>, so the cost of borrowing money to buy a home is becoming more expensive for many Americans.<p>And that can have …

Best and Worst Cars for Tall and Short Drivers

Consumer Reports took a closer look at test scores of recently tested vehicles for seat comfort, driving position, access, and the view out to find …

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Comment: Ex-Googler says Google doesn’t innovate anymore, except when it does

Yesterday, a recent long-term ex-Googler by the name of Steve Yegge posted on Medium about his time at the search giant and why he decided to leave after working there for over a decade. In short, Yegge discussed how Google supposedly no longer innovates and is now only competitor-focused. You …

If you own bitcoin, here’s how much you owe in taxes

Whether you've used bitcoin as an investment or as a currency, you owe taxes on it.<p>As far as Uncle Sam is concerned, bitcoin is not currency. It's property. That means whenever you buy something with bitcoin, it's two transactions, not one. What you're actually doing is selling a property (bitcoin) …

Retirement

The 10 towns where it's cheapest to buy a beach house in the US

As winter drags on you may catch yourself wondering if summer is ever coming back. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of towns across America where it's possible to spend a few weeks or, if you're retired, a few months soaking in some warm weather. But, as that year-round warm …

19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months

How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months — and then leaked out<p>When Graz University of Technology researcher Michael Schwarz first reached out to Intel, he thought he was about to ruin the company’s day. He had found a problem with their chips, together with his colleagues Daniel …

3 Potential Reasons Tesla's Stock Is Rallying in December

Tesla Inc. (TSLA) shares have done a bit of a U-turn recently.<p>After dropping over 20% from mid-September to early November and going sideways for …

Investing

Tesla: Model 3 Ramp Gearing Up For Takeoff

<i>Source: fortune.com</i><p><i>Model 3 Ramp Gearing Up For Takeoff</i><p>Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has had a rocky ride over the past few months, as Model 3 setbacks have put a …

This bill could change the way Americans pay for college

House Republicans want to completely overhaul a federal law that governs higher education in the U.S.<p>On Tuesday, lawmakers began debateon the PROSPER Act -- which would drastically change the federal aid system and reverse some Obama-era rules aimed at holding colleges accountable.<p>"We cannot allow …

Fuelly MPG, Mileage & Service gets a rare price drop on the App Store: FREE (Reg. $6)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>The popular Fuelly MPG, Mileage, Service app for iPhone is now available for <b>free</b>. Regularly $6 or so, outside of a one day sale …

10 Essential Customer Service Tips To Make Your Business a Winner

Set yourself apart with great customer service.<p>Guest Writer<p>CEO • C-Suite Advisor • Speaker • Life Coach • Lumix Photographer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fast, reliable, efficient and effective customer service can be the difference between your company being a winner …

Customer Service