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After being laid off, this 35-year-old founded NerdWallet with $800 — now it’s worth $500 million

Today, Tim Chen is CEO and co-founder of personal finance website NerdWallet, which sees 10 million monthly visitors and is valued at more than $500 …

Personal Finance

Amazon executives sat through a brutally uncomfortable 4.5-minute phone call that showed them just how much Jeff Bezos cares about customers

Jeff Bezos takes customer service seriously.<p>That's the lesson former global VP of customer service Bill Price learned during a meeting of 30 Amazon executives years ago, according to an excerpt from Brad Stone's "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon."<p>When Bezos asked Price how …

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Are the Best-Dressed Team in the NBA

James called on Thom Browne for some custom threads that make a big statement.<p>It's the Red Wedding of the NBA Style Wars. Tonight, before Game 3 of their playoff series with the Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers turned up wearing Thom Browne—all Thom Browne. It wasn't just a few of the team's star …

This company made a $150 iPhone X ripoff and called it the S9

So you can’t afford the iPhone X – or the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9; welcome to the club. Or, you know what, screw that. Just get the best of both worlds for $150, from Leagoo.<p>The oddball Chinese gadget maker unveiled its S9 handset at MWC 2018, complete with narrow bezels, a familiar name, and an …

Wildly popular mattress-in-a-box startup Casper just opened its first store in NYC — here's why it thinks it can defy Mattress Firm's curse

Casper wants to create the Disneyland of mattress shopping.<p>Since launching online in 2014, mattress startup Casper has become one of the biggest disruptors in the industry. Customers can order the product online, trial it for 100 days, and return it if they don't like it.<p>In the past few years, the …

The next big threat to consumer brands (Yes, Amazon's behind it)

Big brands would rather shoppers not ask Alexa.<p>The growing popularity of voice-search assistants poses a threat to the biggest makers of household staples. Already grappling with upstart rivals, changing consumer tastes and the rise of e-commerce, personal-care and packaged-foods makers have yet to …

Amazing Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Southern California From Between the 1940s and 1960s

Charles Phoenix is a dude who has done a great service to mankind. He has traveled to countless thrift stores and estate sales rescuing abandoned …

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

networth

11 Amazon jobs that will let you work from anywhere

<b>• Amazon released its short list of the 20 cities that might be the site of its second headquarters.</b><p><b>• The retail giant also came in seventh place on FlexJobs' list of the best companies when it comes to telecommuting, meaning the offer a ton of work-from-home jobs.</b><p><b>• We've listed some of the best</b></b> …

7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Stock Investors Will Benefit Most From Corporate Tax Overhaul

Inequality will worsen because the wealthy are by far the largest owners of equities.<p>One of the worries about the large tax cuts for corporations is that stock-market investors will benefit more than working-class wages. There is a growing concern that much of the savings will be used for dividends …

How to Make Money With an Online Drop Shipping Business

When starting an online business, one of the key elements is having products to sell. In fact, without products… you don’t have a business at all. …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

Intellectual Property

7 Changes to Social Security in 2018

Benefit, tax, and even qualifying guidelines are changing for America's most important social program. Here's what you need to know.<p>Though debatable, …

The Future of Luxury Goods is in eCommerce, Not Brick and Mortar

Content is becoming the currency of the digital economy, since it is the best way to provide real value to consumers before they decide to make a purchase. It’s also the best way of developing an audience that loves a brand, which is why more and more companies are developing content strategies to …

How Much Will I Get From Social Security if I Make $100,000?

If you have a six-figure salary, what Social Security retirement benefit should you expect?<p>Social Security benefits are or will be a major part of …

What's the Difference Between J-Pop and K-Pop?

Though at times they get lumped into the same category, K-Pop (Korean pop), and J-Pop (Japanese pop) are as different from each other as they are …

Watch this Russian guy hack his grand piano to play a Metallica guitar solo

Ron Minis has green facial hair and a pit-black heart.<p>Here, then, is the ultimate act of rebellion. A Russian guy’s parents wanted him to learn …

Guitar

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

People Are Losing A Bunch Of Money From These Scams On Amazon

Consumers and legitimate sellers are getting screwed by fake sellers on Amazon, which ends up paying refunds for these fraudulent sales.<p>Shoppers on Amazon may find Sony headphones at 46% below retail price, or orthopedic dog beds at 50% below retail price, but as many have learned, some of those …

If You Have Any of These Records, You Could Be Sitting on a Gold Mine

They could be worth thousands of dollars.<p>When's the last time you looked at your record collection? In recent years, vinyl has made a serious comeback, which means you may want to dust off those old LPs, or keep an eye out at thrift stores for hidden gems.<p>"The antiques market seems often heavily …

Music

Shark Tank Stars Mark Cuban and Sara Blakely Tell Us How They Got to Their First $1 Million – And How You Can, Too

Here's their advice for how to save, earn, and invest your way to real wealth.<p>What does it really take to become a millionaire?<p>A big, game-changing …

Entrepreneurship

The Guide to Getting into Miles Davis

In his own words, Miles changed music "five or six times." That might even be undercutting it. So where do you begin?<p>From the day he left St. Louis for New York as a teenager to the day he died, Miles Dewey Davis III was the coolest motherfucker on the planet. I don't say "motherfucker" to be …

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36 Essential Albums To Add To Your Record Collection

Do you have all of these?<p><i>If you haven't heard some of these classic albums you can check *most* of them out by streaming them with an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription — sign up here.</i><p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated March 09, 2018<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

打工与创业残忍的区别

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马云和马化腾吵架,只有他能摆平,因他“输”掉了一个市值70亿美元的商业帝国?

先给大家看张很有趣的照片:<p><b>本文由邦哥的好朋友毒舌科技(ID:dushekeji)为你推荐</b><p>在一场饭局上,马云和马化腾似乎产生了不愉快,而站在中间的这个大胡子像个老大哥似的搂住两人,明显发挥着“和事佬”的作用。<p>稍微理解江湖的人都应该知道,和事佬不是谁都能当的。在两方发生冲突的时候,和事佬要不然自身实力雄厚,要不然就是辈分和资历更深。否则的话,鬼才有空理你。<p>所以,这个大胡子究竟是谁?为什么他就有资格在马云和马化腾之间充当和事佬?<p><b>原来,他叫吴鹰,被称为“小灵通之父”,</b>互联网圈子的第一代,而且还是马云的伯乐。<p>外表其貌不扬,浓眉小眼大胡子,如果不是戴着眼镜略显书生气,他绝对给人感觉就是一个大老粗。<p><b>吴鹰曾经</b> …

Sony to start making records again 30 years after abandoning vinyl

Factory south-west of Tokyo will be pressing records by March as demand for format surges<p>Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony will start making records again amid surging demand.<p>A factory south-west of Tokyo will churn out freshly pressed records from March, Sony Music …

Sony Music

凭一己之力,他把烂摊子,变成全球五百强,市值8000亿…

<b>只要与生活相关,都有塔塔的影子</b><p>“塔塔”对于很多人来说是个陌生的公司,但实际上,它是“路虎”和“捷豹”两家汽车品牌的主人,更是印度最大的集团公司。<p>数据显示,<b>在孟买证券交易所上市的所有塔塔旗下公司市值高达1212亿美元,占整个交易所总市值的8.4%。</b>而其在六大洲40多个国家经营业务,产品更是出口到140个国家。<p><b>有人说,塔塔之于印度,就像三星之于韩国。塔塔集团接近150年的发展史,就如同印度崛起的一个缩影。</b><p>而在塔塔集团150年的发展史中,身为其第四代领导人的拉坦·塔塔,更是让塔塔在其执掌的22年里,一次次成为全球媒体的焦点。这其中就包括,收购全球第二大茶叶公司,收购英国最大钢铁企业,收购捷豹路虎,甚 …