how to invest stock market 8 basic concepts

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 […]

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 […]

Retire Young

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 […]

Home Repairs

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 […]

billionaires battle for space-internet-wars

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 […]

winter homes

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 […]

understanding your paycheck

Everyone is happy when payday comes around. If paid by the hour, most people have a general idea of how much that paycheck will be based upon how many hours have been worked in the pay period. For those with jobs based upon an annual salary, there is also an expectation (based on the monthly […]

Holding Money

In a world full of scammers and hackers, it is hard to believe that there may be money somewhere out there just waiting for you to claim it. Most of us would think this is just another prank. But in reality, the possibility that you may have unclaimed property is quite real. Unclaimed Fortunes ABC […]

How do credit cards work

With the rise of large-scale data breaches involving sensitive consumer and financial data, the public has become increasingly aware of the potential vulnerability of the credit and debit cards that so many people carry.  The weak link? The magnetic strip on the back.   EMV  (Europay, Mastercard and Visa) cards using microchip technology were developed for […]