Business

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

A year ago I watched Fight Club, so now I'm watching Fight Club again as a reminder how much I've grown.<p>You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was …

Retirement Planning

MORGAN STANLEY: Here are the 4 industries Wall Street thinks Amazon will destroy the fastest (AMZN)

You've probably heard the term "Amazoned" recently. It refers to Amazon's power to erase billions of dollars of competitor market cap by simply announcing that it's entering a new sector.<p>It's an effect most clearly demonstrated by Amazon's recent acquisition of Whole Foods, which has sent …

Markets

All the asset bubbles in one humongous graphic - MarketWatch

It wasn’t always this way. We never used to get a giant, speculative bubble every seven to eight years. We really didn’t.<p>In 2000, we had the dot-com …

Meet Alice Walton: How the world's wealthiest woman spends her Walmart fortune

Alice Walton, the only female heiress to the Walmart fortune, is now the richest woman in the world.<p>The 67-year-old is worth an estimated $38.4 billion.<p>Walton was previously the second-richest woman — and 18th richest person — in the world, until the recent death of Liliane Bettencourt, the French …

Wealth

SEC hack is ‘bigger’ than Equifax, cybersecurity expert says

As consumers struggle to wrap their heads around the Equifax breach that affected 143 million Americans, the SEC announced Wednesday its electronic filing system was breached and one cybersecurity expert says these incidents are just the tip of the iceberg.<p>“From a cyber security perspective we …

Cybersecurity

Ethereum May Very Well Leave Bitcoin Eating Its Dust Over the Long Run -- The Motley Fool

Ethereum appears to have the preferred blockchain relative to bitcoin, but there's no guarantee either cryptocurrency has staying power.<p>Since the …

Bitcoin

Here Comes the Meltdown as Goldman Sachs Sees 9 Interest Rate Hikes by 2019

Investors better start being more afraid of the aftershocks from an interest rate hiking Federal Reserve.<p>That's one takeaway from a new note out of …

Economy

Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s

For some older people, just downloading an app or successfully navigating certain websites might seem like cause for quiet celebration.<p>But not Shirley M. McKerrow, a retired business owner and politician from Darwin, Australia.<p>Ms. McKerrow, who is 84, revels in the thought of learning to develop …

Programming

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to believe when it comes to the Republican health care bill?<p>An AP Fact Check finds that TV host Jimmy Kimmel's highly critical take is harder to refute than President Donald Trump's or Sen. Bill Cassidy's. None of the three has captured the complexity of the …

News (U.S.)

A disgusting viral video of KFC workers repackaging old food shows why a recent strategy has been vital to the chain's survival

A disturbing video of KFC employees slopping day-old green beans, mac-and-cheese, and fried chicken from 2013 is once again going viral.<p>And, it reveals something important about the chain.<p>In the video, workers take green beans and mac-and-cheese out of cartons and plop them into containers to be …

Advertising

Revenge porn site loses all revenue after exposé

The offshore Web site that hosts hoards of “revenge porn” — including illegal shots of underage girls — lost its sole source of revenue Friday …

Trump Slams the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars

When government fails to provide useful regulations, innovation suffers. Whoops.<p>What if your car could keep you out of an accident by knowing what was coming around the corner?<p>No, I’m not just telling you what you already know about self-driving cars. Most of the self-driving prototypes we’re …

Transportation

It's Not Too Late to Build a Following on Facebook and YouTube (Here's How)

Think you missed the boat on developing a following on overcrowded social media platforms like YouTube? These tips might cause you to reconsider.<p>Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn are getting more crowded by the day. However, just because you're up against stiff competition …

Social Media Marketing

The Latest: US: NKorea bomb test would draw tough response

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local):<p>2:40 p.m.<p>A senior U.S. diplomat says a North Korean hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific would be an "unprecedented act of aggression" by the communist nation.<p>Susan Thornton is acting assistant secretary of state …

North Korea

Currency Guru Gets His Head Around Bitcoin's Capital Flow Signal

One of the hottest prognosticators in the $5.1 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market says what’s key to bitcoin are the signals it gives on global …

Cryptocurrency

Scripts for Dealing With Rude, Demanding and Difficult Customers

Turning your worst critics into loyal customers, is as easy as 1,2,3,4.<p>Working directly with customers, especially in retail, is one of the hardest jobs there is. Pleasing a paying client -- while keeping your sense of self, your company goals, not to mention your sanity -- intact, is hard work. …

Customer Service

3 Stocks That Could Soar More Than Netflix

The video-streaming king has handsomely rewarded its shareholders in recent years, but these three companies could do even better.<p><b>Netflix</b> …

Stocks

In ruins? Europe ‘to return 30pc in three years’

Europe will grow faster than Britain and deliver 30pc returns to investors in three years, a fund manager has claimed.<p>Rory Bateman, head of UK and European investments for fund giant Schroders, said the fortunes for Europe looked promising, while Britain’s growth would be more muted.<p>He pinned his …

Investing

Apple Just Made QR Codes A Must Have For Your Strategy

Quick Response (QR) codes might just have gotten a jolt in the arm thanks to the Apple announcement. If history repeats itself and the same iOS instal rates are observed, upwards of 50% of the 1 billion iOS devices will very soon have gotten a stealth upgrade. Apple just gave everyone an <i>active</i> QR …

Entrepreneurship

This Ski Resort Turned One-Star Reviews Into a Five-Star Ad Campaign

Turning your haters into your most effective promoters isn’t the newest trick in the marketing playbook. Bars and restaurants have been at it for …

Advertising

The nightmare T-Mobile Sprint merger is close to happening

Sources have told <i>Reuters</i> this morning that T-Mobile is “close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint,” bringing us one step …

Consulting

Here's Why SingleThread Is Worth The $1,500-A-Night Splurge

At SingleThread, arguably the most interesting hotel-slash-dining experience in America, the pencil tells you the story. Placed atop a stack of paper on a side table, the Camel HB writing instrument, imported from Japan and selected after weeks of testing and deliberation, is as dark and smooth as …

Entrepreneurship

Death of World's Richest Woman Sets Stock Scramble in Motion

The death of the world’s richest woman may—eventually—trigger the unwinding of anachronistic cross-shareholdings between three of Europe’s largest companies. Investors are likely to end up with more money one way or another.<p>Liliane Bettencourt, whose father founded cosmetics giant L’Oréal in 1907, …

L'Oréal

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms - sources

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.<p>Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), which …

T-Mobile

Here's What Stocks You Want to Own in the Event of a War With North Korea

North Korea has fired off its latest threat to the U.S.<p>In light of theis development (and many others of late), the below piece from TheStreet's …

North Korea

This is (probably) how low Apple’s stock will go - MarketWatch

The Arora Report published a “sell” signal on Apple’s stock before the iPhone 8 and iPhone X launch.<p>At the time, Apple AAPL, -1.60% was trading …

Trading

11 Awesome Ways to Get Started on Social Media That Don't Involve Money

Ever wonder how to get started on social media the right way? Use these 11 budget-friendly tips.<p>Social media has gotten a bad rap. Many businesses view it as a waste of time, too costly, or not relevant. But most of that is excuses. Because the truth is, no matter your industry, social media is …

Social Media Marketing

Hundreds of thousands sign petition over Uber London licence loss

<b>Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber's licence.</b><p>More than 400,000 names have been added to the petition on Change.org after TfL said the firm would not have its licence renewed.<p>The regulator said the …

Uber

The healthcare bill could blow up in the GOP's face because of an obscure Senate rule

In just more than a week, the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill has gone from its introduction as a fringe proposal to a serious prospect for overhauling the US healthcare system.<p>Despite its rapid rise, the latest Republican attempt at repealing and replacing Obamacare faces challenges both …

ObamaCare

Bitcoin Cash's Death Spiral

This isn’t primarily about Bitcoin, but Bitcoin Cash -- the forked currency.<p>It's vulnerable to a 51% attack.<p>If you have money in it right now, …

Bitcoin