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  • 8 sweet reward-card deals

    With the economy rebounding and consumers spending more, credit-card issuers are upping their efforts to snag you as a customer. According to the most recent data available from CardHub.

    Consumer Reports45 mins ago
  • Unexpected -- and brilliant -- ways these people made tons of money

    Some people wait for some kind of epiphany, that brilliant and extraordinary idea that no one would ever conceive that will lead to a real hit. But the key just might be to dumb it down a bit. People all over the Internet are coming up with brilliant – but simple -- ideas and making a lot of money…

    Yahoo Finance
  • The 4 most powerful salary negotiation tactics

    In fact, a poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn't like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms. "The worst thing that can happen when you push for more is that they say 'no,'" says Anne Devereux, chief…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • 7 really bad money habits you may be (accidentally) teaching your kids

    Kids watch everything we do. Here are some of the bad money habits you might be accidentally teaching them.
  • Money Minute: What's a smart way to invest my 401(k)?

    Yahoo Finance's Mandi Woodruff explains how to invest in your 401(k) in this week's Money Minute.

    Yahoo Finance
  • 5 reasons your budget isn't working

    Making a budget is the easy part. Figuring out why a budget is not working can be harder. Here's how to start — and to make adjustments.
  • Rich people rarely tell their kids how much money they make

    Some rich people might like to show off their money, but most of them don’t like to talk about it—at least, not with their kids.

    The Atlantic
  • You can't go wrong if you major in a STEM field and other myths about college

    Most of us know that people with college degrees make more money over their lifetimes than those with just a high school diploma. More often than not, college is seen as a costly yet necessary step for a successful future. Yet does the degree really outweigh the cost?

    Yahoo Finance
  • China-Focused Mutual Funds: Risk-Adjusted Returns as of June 10

    The Fidelity China Region Fund Class C (FHKCX) stands out as the clear winner in risk-adjusted performance. It continues to dominate its peers with a Sharpe ratio of 3.3.

    Market Realist52 mins ago
  • Byron Wien on 'Only Way to Make Serious Money'

    For the past fifteen years I have written annually about a person I have come to call “The Smartest Man in Europe.” For new readers, he is a finance person in his 80’s who has built his reputation by identifying important trend changes early and putting serious money behind his conclusions. …

    Barrons.com58 mins ago
  • The $2.6 Billion Gay Wedding Boom

    The study found that states in the Southeast could see a total economic benefit of $733 million in the first three years after legalization of gay marriage, thanks to pent up demand and increased spending on weddings and tourism. Researchers estimated that gay marriage spending nationwide could…

    The Fiscal Times
  • What's America's favorite fast-food restaurant?

    Chick-fil-A is No. 1; and, in last place, McDonald's.

  • This video game is so small it fits inside a tweet

    In the same way that people write words onto grains of rice, one programmer has managed to build a game with code that can fit into a single tweet. The 140-character opus is called Tiny Twitch and was ...

  • How to Master Your Facebook Privacy Settings

    Social media can put your personal data at risk. But you can manage your Facebook privacy settings to limit who sees your information.
  • The 10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever

    Few people realize these stocks exist. But many of the richest, most successful investors have been cashing in on them for decades. Now you can too...

  • Get a 5,000mAh mobile charger for $8.99

    With its compact design and glowing reviews, this dual-port charge may not last long. Plus: best deal to date on a Phantom quadcopter!

  • How Algorithms Can Beat Back Prejudice in Companies and Courts

    The way the justice system sets bail for defendants is far from a hard science, and the numbers bear that out: African Americans between the ages of 18 and 29, for example, are given much higher bail amounts than any other demographic, a 2012 study found. In a 2009 study published in the American…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Minecraft Teaches Kids To Use Bitcoin

    The online gaming sensation Minecraft has decided to make bitcoin a part of its in-game currencies. The bitcoin community took the news as a major step forward for cryptocurrencies as using bitcoin in ...