7 Tips For Effective And Stress-Free Budgeting

Spending less than we make is often cited as the most important personal finance goal. It helps us get out of debt, save for emergencies, and stash money away for retirement. It’s the primary habit that enables us to achieve some level of financial freedom. It can also be really difficult to accomplish. In a recent … Continue reading 7 Tips For Effective And Stress-Free Budgeting

Amazon Customers Fail to Enjoy 65 Pounds of Weed Mistakenly Included in Their Order

Imagine how much Amazon Prime subscription numbers would soar if each order came with 65 pounds of weed, at no additional charge. That is, sad to say, not the reality in which we currently live. Still, 65 pounds of would-be free weed has shown up in an Amazon order on at least one occasion. Though … Continue reading Amazon Customers Fail to Enjoy 65 Pounds of Weed Mistakenly Included in Their Order

Here Are the New 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits for 2018

Workers can stash away $500 more in their 401(k)s next year. The IRS announced Thursday that it was increasing the 401(k) contribution limit from $18,000 to $18,500 — the first jump in that ceiling since 2015. The new limits, announced Thursday, also apply to 403(b)s, the majority of 457 plans and the federal government Thrift … Continue reading Here Are the New 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits for 2018

An Ohio restaurant owner hires former criminals

• The owner of Hot Chicken Takeover credits his company's success on the 'alternative resumes' of his employees. • 70% of employees have criminal records. • The company wants to give an opportunity to those with criminal records to prove themselves. At Hot Chicken Takeover, a popular fried chicken restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, 70% of … Continue reading An Ohio restaurant owner hires former criminals

5 ways to improve your credit — fast

Building good credit takes time. But sometimes, you need to improve your credit quickly. Your credit history might affect your ability to get a new apartment or a job. And good credit is key when you need access to funds for a new car or house. Sometimes we can't plan those changes. If you're already … Continue reading 5 ways to improve your credit — fast

This is the biggest mystery in the U.S. economy

Who killed inflation? It's the most puzzling problem in the U.S. economy today. Even Federal Reserve leaders are scratching their heads. Normally in a healthy economy, as unemployment goes down, workers earn more in their paychecks and prices for goods go up -- ideally more than 2% annually. But that's not happening, despite a very … Continue reading This is the biggest mystery in the U.S. economy

Why the world’s biggest tech fund isn’t investing at home yet

The Middle East has the world's biggest tech fund, but it hasn't invested a cent in the region yet. About 60% of the capital in the $100 billion Vision Fund comes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It has backed several companies across the world but none in the Middle East and North … Continue reading Why the world’s biggest tech fund isn’t investing at home yet