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  • Qualifications: Fluent in English, excellent writing skills, ability to wallow in luxury
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    MarketWatch12 hours ago

    Qualifications: Fluent in English, excellent writing skills, ability to wallow in luxury

    If you’re OK with getting paid $10,000 a month to travel the world and stay at “some of the most desired resorts and homes across the globe,” then there just might be an opening that suits your quirky tastes. But you’d better hurry! There’s only a couple of days left before the deadline to submit your resume for the “best job on the planet.” The gig is being offered by ThirdHome, a Tennessee-based luxury home-sharing club where clients have reciprocal access to posh retreats in places like Bali... Byron Bay, Australia... And the French countryside... The chosen one, as part of the job, will be tasked with visiting as many as 12 of these kinds of locales — all expenses paid on top of the $10,000

  • Google billionaire Eric Schmidt shares his top 3 tricks for building wealth
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    CNBC.com2 days ago

    Google billionaire Eric Schmidt shares his top 3 tricks for building wealth

    Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, is worth an estimated $11 billion. While a significant amount his wealth comes from stock he received as Google's CEO, the billionaire credits a few personal finance strategies with helping build his net worth. Here are the three tips Schmidt says any professional can use to make and save more money: 1. Take full advantage of your 401(k) "If your company offers matching 401(k), take it — all of it," the exec tells CNBC. "Maximize what you put into anything that's matched," he says. "That's a 50 or 100 percent return depending on your company's policy, instantly." This isn't the only piece of advice Schmidt has for professionals.

  • Amazon's latest venture goes after Wal-Mart where it hurts
    Finance
    CNBC16 hours ago

    Amazon's latest venture goes after Wal-Mart where it hurts

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s next foray into physical retail threatens to hit Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) where it hurts. It also contributed to Wal-Mart's U.S. division growing online sales by 29 percent over the holiday quarter. Wal-Mart last year expanded online grocery to more than 600 locations across 100-plus markets.