Money

The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000

DETROIT -- Tom and Gail Wise disagreed about whether a broken-down car should be stored in a family garage for 27 years or sold for junk. He insisted they keep it because, he promised, one day he would find the time to fix the vehicle himself.<p>It was her skylight blue convertible Ford Mustang, …

Sports Cars

10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

Emotional Intelligence

47 Dumbest Things Salespeople Say All the Time

Every time a customer hears or reads these common words or phrases, they're less likely to buy from you.<p>Over the years, I've reviewed and rewritten hundreds of sales and marketing emails. I've also received thousands of them and, since it's my radar, I immediately notice what they're doing …

Money

15 things on Amazon that lazy people absolutely need in their lives

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>We get it—life is …

Kitchens

7 Tactics to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine (That You Wouldn't Use on a Resume)

Seven smart strategies that will work on LinkedIn, but not on a resume.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned/digital resume, you're doing it all wrong. Although it's tempting to create a profile by copying and pasting your resume quickly, you're missing …

LinkedIn

Only 2 Percent of the World Embraces These 11 Risky Mindsets. Here's Why Everyone Else Doesn't (But Should).

Sometimes, all you have to do is take a calculated leap.<p>We've all been told before to 'get out of our comfort zone", to "not let life pass us by," and most definitely to 'follow our dreams', right (that's my personal, overused favorite)? Once upon a time, those bits of advice weren't ubiquitous of …

Self-improvement

10 Common Home Insurance Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands

If you haven’t considered these potential insurance options, you could be in danger of losing a lot of money. Here’s how to avoid the traps.<p>Home …

Home

When Retirees Should Not Pay Off Their Mortgages

Many homeowners dream of hosting a “mortgage-burning” party as they approach retirement. But paying off the mortgage isn’t always the best strategy.<p>Sometimes, it’s better to keep that money in the bank for other purposes, such as building retirement savings or paying down higher-interest debt. In …

Retirement

The Best Budgeting Apps to Get Your Family Finances In Order

Managing a family budget doesn't have to be a massive time suck.<p>Raising a kid is expensive. And it’s becoming more costly every year. It’s also …

Personal Finance

What Are The Best Distribution Retirement Strategies? Part I

Welcome to the jungle of retirement planning and going from an accumulator investor to a distribution one. This is probably the most difficult shift …

Investing

This Genius Hack Will Save You Money on Amazon — Every Time You Shop

Plus 10 more tips to find everyday deals.<p>Amazon has upended the retail world by offering shoppers the magical combination of nonstop deals, endless …

eCommerce

Want to Be a Great Leader? This Smart Executive Nails It by Doing 3 Rare Things Daily

The "Chief Coffee Maker" at ThoughtSpot has crafted a unique company culture that employees love.<p>In my interviews with prominent executives and thought-leaders around the globe, I'm always tuning in to fresh perspectives that fall outside the lines of traditional management thinking and …

Coffeemakers

9 Money Moves to Level Up Your Personal Finances | Investopedia

Figuring out how to manage your personal finances can seem like a daunting task, but there are actually simple steps you can take to master your …

Personal Finance

When should seniors stop driving? Most never talk to anyone about giving up their car

Most older drivers never talk to a medical professional or family members about their ability to drive safely, according to a new study.<p>But that needs to change, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a nonprofit research and educational arm of insurance and travel giant AAA.<p>The …

Traffic Safety

How To Buy a Home On a Single Income

I saved up $30,000 in five years on an income that never exceeded $42,000.<p>About a year and a half ago I bought a house. I did it on my own, in my 20s, without a ring on the fourth finger on my left hand, or even so much as week-long Bumble relationship.<p>I paid $355,000 for this house — a detached, …

Personal Finance

Important Age Milestones As You Plan for Retirement

Readers who have kids—or who remember being one—know the importance of coming-of-age birthdays. Turning 13 means shedding the kid stuff and acting …

Retirement

4 ways to use automation to improve your finances

Financial planning is a complex topic with numerous moving parts, and many aspects of it are best tackled with a professional by your side. However, …

Personal Finance

Science Has Just Confirmed That If You're Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You're Not Learning

Stability shuts down your brain's learning centers, new Yale research shows.<p>Not knowing what's going to happen next is generally stressful. Uncertainty signals that you're unsure of your environment, your skills, or both. But uncertainty also signals the brain to kickstart learning, new Yale …

Monkeys

What the Tumbling Yuan Means for Markets

US equity markets feel so 2017, trading close to record highs amid low volatility. But this month is stirring memories of 2015, when the People’s …

Stock Markets

15 Tips From People Who Paid Off an Incredible Amount of Debt

(c) wundervisuals / iStock.com<p>Despite the booming economy and healthy labor market, most Americans just can't shake their debt. According to the New …

Personal Finance

Here's the Salary Millennials Need to Be Happy

Many workers don't reach their peak earning potential till their 40s or 50s, or even beyond. But that doesn't mean younger workers can't think big. In a recent <b>TD Ameritrade</b> survey, millennial employees aged 21 to 37 said that an average salary of $80,000 would make them happy. That's $30,000 more …

Retirement

Banks on alert from FBI about potential 'unlimited' ATM heist worth millions

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned banks in the U.S. of an impending cybercrime, a heist called an "ATM cash-out," in which thieves seek to swipe millions of dollars by using cloned ATM cards for fraudulent withdrawals.<p>This globally organized effort could be instigated soon, the FBI …

News (U.S.)

Did Musk Inadvertently Admit a Top PE Firm Doesn't Want Tesla?

By David Marcus<p>Elon Musk pronounced himself "excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisor ... on the proposal to take …

Tesla

5 Apps That Will Help You Save Money for Your Dream Vacation

Budgeting for travel can be tricky, but there are some helpful apps out there to guide you (and your bank account) to the best vacation ever.<p>Many …

Personal Finance

How America's foreclosure capital came back from the dead

Whenever he wants to see his old house, Nezam Juman walks to the edge of his waterfront property and peers around the river's bend. Hecan just see the roof behind some trees. It was his dream home, paid for with a cash-out refinance just as housing prices were peaking in Fort Myers, Florida.<p>"I felt …

Personal Finance

Could Your Cash Savings Hurt You?

For Millennials and Gen-Xers, having too much in cash may be a good problem … but it’s a problem nevertheless. Here’s why, how much you should have …

Retirement

19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.<p>When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. And intentions are great, but it's the actions you take that decide your outcomes. Need some ideas on ways you can improve? Here are the habits 19 …

Business Strategy

Stagnating salaries: Real US wages are essentially back at 1974 levels, Pew reports

Forget the chatter about tight labor markets, low unemployment, and vastly improved productivity. Purchasing power for most Americans has stagnated for decades.<p>If you get a $1,200 annual raise on the same day that your rent goes up by $100 a month, you don't need an accountant to tell you that you …

News (U.S.)

This is what happens when your boss expects you to be online 24/7

The expectation that employees will monitor work email during non-work hours can negatively impact both the worker and their significant other, new …

Employment

Avoid Checking Into Booking Holdings

Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) was mentioned on "Mad Money" last night. Jim Cramer said he would avoid the stock and favored Expedia Inc. (EXPE) . …

Booking Holdings