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Investing in the stock market can feel like trying to play a game of chess without being taught the rules. You know the general goal of the game, but you need someone to explain the position and legal movements of the pieces. Then you can learn how to combine them into a coherent strategy. If […]

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The United States is falling short in its production of brainiacs, according to a report provided by the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee. Well, it didn’t call them brainiacs, but that’s what it meant. Specifically, America ranks poorly in comparison with other industrialized countries in STEM-related fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Even allowing […]

Looking for budgeting ideas? Forget discounts. The best way to save money is to not spend it in the first place. Here are 6 things you should never have to pay for. 1. Water Although the debate continues regarding bottled water versus tap water, a lot depends on where you live and how well the […]

Ellen-DeGeneres humanitarian of the Year

Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation describes this award as follows: ‘The Humanitarian award was created to recognize outstanding individuals who dedicate their time to fighting indifference, intolerance and injustice and whose accomplishments are consistent […]

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With the recent advent of crowdfunding companies, such as Kickstarter and Crowdrise, inventors and entrepreneurs are coming up with new gadgets and innovations faster than ever. Check out these recent innovations that are becoming commonly used items. Laser Keyboard Finally, a keyboard that you don’t have to lug around with you. reported about this new […]

Once upon a time, the word ‘retire’ was associated with becoming inactive and getting old. Today, retiring no longer carries those connotations. Instead, having the drive and discipline to save enough to retire early is seen as a sign of success. We explored the lives of 10 people who were retired before 40 and are […]

It’s only been 50 years since the roles of men and women began to change. For centuries, women cared for children and household chores, while men were gainfully employed and took care of home repairs. Things have changed dramatically in the past 20 years. In 1999, DIY (Do It Yourself) appeared on Cable Networks encouraging […]

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger, billionaires are in a battle to provide internet access to the 3 billion people who can’t connect to the “worldwide web.” This project is so ambitious even billionaires are looking for investors to help foot the bill. Space billionaires As Ashlee Vance reported on, Greg […]

Utility bills are something that cannot be avoided, no matter how hard we try. During the winter months, these bills can climb to seemingly impossible amounts, sometimes setting us back in our budget for months to come. And of course, the colder the weather, the higher the bills seem to climb. Fear not! We have […]

With the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, it’s no surprise that online trading is now at your fingertips. Online apps have grown exponentially in recent years and can be accessed on anything from laptops to iPads, iPhones and Android devices. If you plan on trading in the financial markets, check out these 10 […]