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How To Create A Pitch Deck

The pitch deck is a presentation that entrepreneurs put together when seeking a round of financing from investors. On average pitch decks have no more than 19 slides.<p>Ultimately founders need two different sets of pitch decks. One version will be with a lot of text and information which will be …

Venture Capital

How to fix broken Christmas lights

Don't throw away that strand. There's a simple fix.<p>If your holiday lights aren't lighting, there may be a simple fix. One broken bulb or fuse can stop the glow show and leave you with a dark strand. Here's how to identify the problem and how to replace it.<p>Find a broken bulb<p>First, look for any …

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes (and Win)

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes<p>Updated September 25, 2016<p>Feel like you're paying more in property tax than you ought to be? You're probably right. …

Here Is a List of the 3 Best Stock Market Apps for Your Android

The Best Stock Market Apps for Android<p>Updated December 31, 2017<p>Whether you check your portfolio more than once a day or you just do quarterly …

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Employment

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

Have an old monitor and Raspberry Pi lying around? Put them both to great use with this DIY wall-mounted display.<p>So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it …

The only S&P 500 Index funds you will ever need

More money is indexed to the S&P 500 than to any other benchmark. With some 49 S&P 500 Index funds available with 145 different share classes, …

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Top 5 Must-Read Investment Books for Beginners

Top 5 Investment Books for Beginners<p>Here's how to get a read on the stock markets<p>Updated January 07, 2018<p>If you want to bone up on your investment …

These Are The Top Dividend ETFs

Last week I reviewed ten dividend ETFs. The objective of that exercise was to identify a core equity fund by using moderate dividend yield as an …

Investing

Dividend Newbies: 8 Tips For Better Investing

A little over a year ago, I wrote an article titled "Dividend Newbies: 5 Tips for Avoiding Common Mistakes." It turned out to be a very popular …

Investing

How To Get Rich In Real Estate - Without Being A Landlord

Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.<p>Don’t worry—you won’t have to leave your computer. Instead of hitting the streets to buy a four-plex or apartment building to rent out, we’re going to purchase a recession-proof real estate income …

Real Estate

3 Dividend Stocks to Buy for 12 Months of Income

Income. It’s what retirement is made of. Increasingly — thanks to stubbornly low interest rates — that income has been derived from a hefty dose of …

Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS

In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link – but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work, it required that both parent and child use Android. That has now changed, as the parents’ app for configuring …

What Is The Internet Of Things -- A Complete Beginner's Guide In 2017

Amazon Echo. FitBit. Even your coffee pot.<p>While you might be thinking “one of these things is not like the other,” they are all examples of the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>They are all everyday objects that can be connected to the internet and be recognized by other devices and contribute info to a …

Internet of Things

3 Great Dividend Stocks That Could Double Their Payments

Finding a high-yielding dividend stock trading at a good value can be a great investment. That's especially true if you plan to start tapping those dividends for income in the near future.<p>But investors with a longer time horizon may be better suited finding companies with low to average yields, but …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: Is it worth taking a salary cut to get stock options at a hot startup?

<i>I'm in the process of considering a new career opportunity with a well-known privately held startup rumored to go public in the next year/year and a half.</i><p><i>Part of the compensation package will include equity, or stock options. Based on preliminary conversation, the salary they may offer would be</i> …

How to Value an Investment Property

The most important thing you should do before deciding to invest in a certain income property is to value this property. So, you wonder HOW TO VALUE …

Real Estate

9 Dividend Stocks To China-Proof Your Portfolio

China’s financial grease fire has officially spread to American stocks. If your portfolio isn’t yet “China-proof” then you’d better protect yourself now. Sell your dividend-paying disasters and get your capital into issues that do pay yields but aren’t hooked on dragon dust.<p>I get it – you probably …

The 10 best sites to search for scholarships

<b>Peterson’s</b><p>Peterson’s is a one-stop scholarship resource — not that we recommend this strategy — with a number of great (and free!) resources. The site boasts $10 billion in scholarship awards and has an impressive collection of articles, test prep resources and more.<p>But it’s not just a stockpile of …

If You Want a Deal, These are the Best Days to Buy Christmas Gifts

Missed out on the deal you were hoping to grab on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Good news! You still have time to save. But to save the most money, …

The 7 Best Personal Finance Apps

Budgeting your money may be one of the least enjoyable things ever. And let’s be honest: most of us are much better at spending than we are at …

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

Get Strong Legs

A few quick exercises are all you need to get a strong lower body<p>At mile 20 of the 1993 world championships marathon, mark plaatjes was trailing the leader by more than a minute. Then he kicked into overdrive and overtook Lucketz Swartbooi to win the race. Plaatjes, now 45, credits his surge not …

Buy These 4 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Take Advantage of the Health Care Boom

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The last year has been good to health-care investors.<p>Health care stocks are up 33% over the last 12 months as measured by the</b> …

Dumbbell Complexes for Faster Running

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>Build strength and power for running with these short weight circuits.</i>Running faster race times requires more than just …

How To Invest Your $600,000 IRA

Nagging question for someone departing from a job, at retirement or in midcareer: where to roll over the 401(k). Inertia, memories of the 2008 crash or misgivings about managing a large pot of money may lead to a bad answer. Good answers are readily at hand.<p>What you do with a retirement account …

Retirement